Orphan Black: Season 1

Orphan Black: Season 1

Orphan Black: Season 1

In an Emmy-winning role (or roles), Tatiana Maslany plays a streetwise hustler who investigates the death of a woman who looks just like her - a mystery that pulls her into a mind-bending conspiracy - in this five-season sci-fi series.

2013Canada, BBC
MysteryScience Fiction

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1

Natural Selection

Sarah, a streetwise hustler on the run from a lifetime of bad decisions, witnesses the suicide of a stranger who looks just like her. Sarah assumes her identity, hoping that cleaning out the dead woman’s bank account will solve all of her problems. Instead, the street smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. After taking on the new identity, Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy and must race to find answers.

Reviews & comments

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It is, flat out, one of the most intriguingly entertaining new series of the year, and it’s so much more than pure entertainment. For a sci-fi series, there’s some real heft to it.

Variety

Variety

press

Other than enjoying Maslany in multiple characters, wigs and accents, there’s nothing so distinctive about the plot as to provide an incentive to hang around long enough to sort out all the gory details regarding who might want to eliminate them.

Vulture

Vulture

press

Orphan Black is a cool, clever show, and I don’t discount the possibility that it could become great, or at least excellent; but for now, both its tone and its premise seem worrisomely limited.

Huffington Post

Huffington Post

press

Orphan Black is a quite watchable thriller that plunges its heroine into a murky world that almost seems designed to drive her mad.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

It's just as ridiculous as it sounds, chockablock with clichés, predictable exposition and some fairly whacked-out plot twists. But it doesn't matter because Orphan Black isn't so much about plot as it is performance, and as the series continues, the performances are pretty astonishing.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

By the end of the second episode, this tasty show starts to reveal that it is not just another identity-swapping story. Something creepily sci-fi is definitely going on.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It is, flat out, one of the most intriguingly entertaining new series of the year, and it’s so much more than pure entertainment. For a sci-fi series, there’s some real heft to it.

Variety

Variety

press

Other than enjoying Maslany in multiple characters, wigs and accents, there’s nothing so distinctive about the plot as to provide an incentive to hang around long enough to sort out all the gory details regarding who might want to eliminate them.

Vulture

Vulture

press

Orphan Black is a cool, clever show, and I don’t discount the possibility that it could become great, or at least excellent; but for now, both its tone and its premise seem worrisomely limited.

Huffington Post

Huffington Post

press

Orphan Black is a quite watchable thriller that plunges its heroine into a murky world that almost seems designed to drive her mad.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

It's just as ridiculous as it sounds, chockablock with clichés, predictable exposition and some fairly whacked-out plot twists. But it doesn't matter because Orphan Black isn't so much about plot as it is performance, and as the series continues, the performances are pretty astonishing.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

By the end of the second episode, this tasty show starts to reveal that it is not just another identity-swapping story. Something creepily sci-fi is definitely going on.

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