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Old April 8 2013, 12:49 AM   #31
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Re: Orphan Black kept my Attention.

That's a good sign?

Shows that are too accessible are made for idiots.
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Old April 8 2013, 03:09 AM   #32
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Re: Orphan Black kept my Attention.

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Came across the second episode while I was bored and channel surfing.

Couldn't figure out what this episode was suppose to be about. (Didn't see the first episode).
Do you normally read the second chapter of a book first as well?
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Old April 8 2013, 03:19 AM   #33
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Re: Orphan Black kept my Attention.

Would you buy a book if the first chapter had been extracted?
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Old April 8 2013, 07:16 PM   #34
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Re: Orphan Black kept my Attention.

This show is rapidly plummeting toward the land of the silly.

So next time, she has to fake being a detective? Excuse me, but she lived up to her part of the bargain. Why isn't she demanding her cash back from whiny detective boy and running?

And is it just me, or is the Bitchy Soccer Mom clone the most interesting one so far?
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Old April 9 2013, 01:09 AM   #35
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Do you normally read the second chapter of a book first as well?
For non-fiction books, frequently yes. Though more generally, I read chapters of non-fiction books in non-sequential order, or even partial sections of chapters.

For fiction books, generally no.
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Old April 9 2013, 01:13 AM   #36
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Would you buy a book if the first chapter had been extracted?
I've picked up some used non-fiction books with pages missing from the first chapter. Generally these tend to be technical books where the first chapter is mostly introductory content, a general overview, or stuff that isn't too interesting. In such books, the details are in later chapters.
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Old April 9 2013, 02:53 AM   #37
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That's a good sign?

Shows that are too accessible are made for idiots.
Perhaps.

Though if I was looking for something that requires high intelligence and/or intellectual effort, tv shows and movies are the last place I would look for it.
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Old April 9 2013, 03:20 AM   #38
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I was watching Touch the other day...

"It's a cypher!"

"What's a cypher?"

"A cypher is a machine that makes codes."



Seriously?

The writers/producers think that their audience is so pigignorant that they did not know what a cypher was, or that they couldn't have worked out what a cypher was form the context of the story?

Who hasn't among us explained the story of the Enigma Code to their children while polishing off the washing up?

Water finds it's own level.
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Old April 9 2013, 03:44 AM   #39
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I didn't know what the Enigma machine was, until I was in college. I first read about it when I came across the book "The Codebreakers" (by David Kahn) in the college library.
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Old April 9 2013, 03:51 AM   #40
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Re: Orphan Black kept my Attention.

The Batman Villain:The Riddler's real name is Edward Nigma... E. Nigma.

Meanwhile... On Archer last week reminded me of who Archer called "the Gayest X-man eveaaaah!": Cypher.

Cypher is a common every day word meaning mystery or code, it's not hard to figure out that it also is the name of machine that makes cyphers. Well actually, a cyphergraph (or cryptograph) makes cyphers but that's just getting far too clinical.
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Old April 14 2013, 03:13 AM   #41
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Re: Orphan Black kept my Attention.

One more week, one more version. And I thought soccer mom was a psycho.

The question now is, why is this one killing the others? Tortured to the point of murderous rage?
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Old April 14 2013, 06:08 AM   #42
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Re: Orphan Black kept my Attention.

Driven insane upon learning there are copies of her? <must destroy imposters!>
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Old April 14 2013, 06:20 AM   #43
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Re: Orphan Black kept my Attention.

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One more week, one more version. And I thought soccer mom was a psycho.

The question now is, why is this one killing the others? Tortured to the point of murderous rage?
I have no clue...but won't it be fun to find out? I love this show!

Btw, does anyone else love how the theme song is a kind of calm psychedelic tune? It is in stark contrast to the intense nature of the show. I love that contrast.
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Old April 14 2013, 08:05 AM   #44
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Re: Orphan Black kept my Attention.

Last week I was amazed at how much they've been revealing, but this week it seems like the show is moving at fast forward. I still love the pacing, but I wonder if things are moving too fast. I mean we have the crime scene, meet the killer, the killer turns out to be one of the clones, and a pretty creepy one at that, and now Sarah realizes she can't get out of this.

One of the things I'm loving about this show is Maslany's subtle acting and just the subtlities in general. That scene at the beginning between Cosima, Alison, and Sarah was probably the best scene in the episode, and Maslany has given each clone a unique style. You've got the geeky one, the vigilant one (Sarah), and the protector (Alison). Each one is different but fun all the same. As for the killer, like I said, she was freaking creepy. Looking forward to next week to find out more about her.

This was also the episode where I really got to like Felix. In the previous episodes, he was just "There", but he shined here, especially when he was taking care of the kids. He's providing comic relief, which is a good balance to the seriousness of the rest of the show.

Right now, this is probably my favorite Drama (With Parks and Rec being my favorite comedy).
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Old April 14 2013, 08:20 AM   #45
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Fist I think that on her back was from whipping.

Autoflaggerlation, or part of some programming kick where she was abused into complete obedience probably by another clone.

Then I'm wondering if that's an advanced case of clone degeneration.

Lesions from her body falling apart?

Why isn't blondie dead?

Advanced healing abilities?

Sarah had a baby.

The Doctors would have noticed
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