Kieran’s Korner: Orphan Black

Kieran Daly, Entertainment Editor

What would you do if you noticed someone who looked like you? They jump in front of a train and leave you with an opportunity to take a completely different life, what do you do? Welcome to world of BBC America’s Orphan Black, where seeing a lookalike clone of yourself is somewhat normal.

Orphan Black starts off when a streetwise hustler, Sarah Manning, is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her. After trying to absorb the life of her lookalike, Sarah stumbles upon more clones, some more dangerous than others. This causes her to delve deeper into the mystery of her own past.

Sarah Manning, Cosima Niehaus, Alison Hendrix and all of the other clones are played brilliantly by Tatiana Maslany. Every clone looks so different but at the same time, so alike that it is scary. Maslany’s performances are amazing and she gives each clone such different types of life, some of the best parts of the show are the moments when two or more clones are on the screen communicating with each other.

The show airs on BBC America every Saturday at 9/8c, and like every other show I write about, it’s a must see. It is currently in its second season. As of right now I’m not sure if it’s available on Netflix, but BBC America often shows reruns of its top shows, and they may even have it on their on demand channel.