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Old March 16 2014, 06:52 AM   #211
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Re: Orphan Black kept my Attention.

I can't comment too much, as I haven't done a rewatch yet (I still need to purchase it, actually). But one thing I loved about the show was the intro theme, it really put me in the right mood for the show.

I've heard they are using a different theme for the second season, which is kind of a shame, but I suppose shows have to grow and change from time to time.
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Old March 16 2014, 07:04 AM   #212
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I can't comment too much, as I haven't done a rewatch yet (I still need to purchase it, actually). But one thing I loved about the show was the intro theme, it really put me in the right mood for the show.

I've heard they are using a different theme for the second season, which is kind of a shame, but I suppose shows have to grow and change from time to time.
Maybe it might be a good thing and they are taking the Babylon 5 approach. The various themes represent the attitude of the season as a whole.
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Old March 16 2014, 10:26 PM   #213
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I loved the homemaker clone. She reminded me of an edgier LaToya Jackson.
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Old March 17 2014, 07:45 PM   #214
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I loved the homemaker clone. She reminded me of an edgier LaToya Jackson.
Alison's my favorite too.
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Old March 18 2014, 07:07 AM   #215
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Re: Orphan Black kept my Attention.

I apologize in advance if this sound immature, but I can't help it.

I was watching episode 3 tonight and man does Tatiana Maslany look so attractive as Sarah playing Beth. It's incredible how she changed playing this punk rocker to playing this young woman flirting with Raj trying to get up to speed on being a cop.

I was reminded of one of the reasons I gave up watching Agents of Shield tonight too. With Maslany, she's attractive, but she's written so well that it almost does come across as empowering (And Orange is the New Black had this too) for woman in the lead role, something TV needs more of. With AOS, I was distracted by Sky, as she was attractive but the actress wasn't all that great in the first place (And I stopped after the 3rd episode so I don't know if it got better).

This was the episode too that we meet Helena for the first time. Man did the clones come fast and furious at the start. 3 Episodes in and Maslany has 5 characters, all with unique distinct personalities. How the hell did she not even get nominated for the Emmy again? Yeah, ok maybe the plot leaves something to be desired (Personally, I love this story) but when you have a lead that is as talented as her, it makes a show like this a lot more worth it. Almost thinking about buying this series, and I don't buy much stuff in the first place.
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Old March 20 2014, 06:19 AM   #216
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Re: Orphan Black kept my Attention.

In doing this rewatch, I still forget it's Maslany who is portraying these characters. I just watched episode 5 and the scene where Sarah was in the Car and talking to Cosima, it was as if two different actresses were talking, but it was just Maslany talking to herself. Also, Episode 4 and 5 are some great game changers. We find out about the monitors, Paul finds out that it's not really Beth, and this is the start of Allison going batshit crazy. The second time around is just as good, if not better than the first. Also, considering what we know, to see Donnie on the phone and know who he is talking to this time around is all kinds of creepy.
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Old March 20 2014, 01:47 PM   #217
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Re: Orphan Black kept my Attention.

I'm through 5 eps on my rewatch.

I agree with you, Tatiana does an amazing job of playing a character trying to be one of the other characters. Alison pretending to be Sarah was another great moment.

But what I've noticed, aside from the great acting, is, along with the makeup on the different clones, how well her movements and facial expressions convey that these are wildly different people.

They way she moves and looks as Helena gives an eerie impression of someone who is completely mentally unbalanced.

Cosima really comes off as a sweet girl.

Alison comes off as a paranoid soccer mom.
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Old March 20 2014, 05:26 PM   #218
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I'm through 5 eps on my rewatch.

I agree with you, Tatiana does an amazing job of playing a character trying to be one of the other characters. Alison pretending to be Sarah was another great moment.

But what I've noticed, aside from the great acting, is, along with the makeup on the different clones, how well her movements and facial expressions convey that these are wildly different people.

They way she moves and looks as Helena gives an eerie impression of someone who is completely mentally unbalanced.

Cosima really comes off as a sweet girl.

Alison comes off as a paranoid soccer mom.
And I've completely fallen for that paranoid soccer mom!

i'll just add to the kudos Tatiana's getting for her acting. She's a real find, and the show's creators were lucky to snap her up.
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Old March 20 2014, 05:52 PM   #219
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Re: Orphan Black kept my Attention.

Now we can only hope the writers can keep up the great storylines for a few more seasons.

Hard to tell from the promo exactly what's going to happen in S2.
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Old March 20 2014, 06:30 PM   #220
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Re: Orphan Black kept my Attention.

I am sure that Cosima is going to be a minor bad at some point.

I do not trust her.

He glasses have clear lenses.

Super douchey.
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Old March 20 2014, 06:40 PM   #221
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I am sure that Cosima is going to be a minor bad at some point.

I do not trust her.

He glasses have clear lenses.

Super douchey.
And she's already slept with the enemy...

But then, so has Sarah...

So obviously, we must all make Alison our champion!
She only sleeps with neighbors. In cars.
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Old March 20 2014, 08:38 PM   #222
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I was reminded of one of the reasons I gave up watching Agents of Shield tonight too. With Maslany, she's attractive, but she's written so well that it almost does come across as empowering (And Orange is the New Black had this too) for woman in the lead role, something TV needs more of. With AOS, I was distracted by Sky, as she was attractive but the actress wasn't all that great in the first place (And I stopped after the 3rd episode so I don't know if it got better).
Forget the writing, it is Mazlany's towering perfomances that have made this show.

Comparing Tatiana's performances with Chloe Bennett's on AoS is really unfair to Bennett. She is not even close to the acting ballpark in which Mazlany plays. Bennett is not even in the parking lot. And as snarky as that may sound, it's not really a knock on Chloe. That is how much I think of Mazlany as an actor.

Imagine if Tatiana had been cast as the female lead in Dollhouse instead of Eliza Dushku. But then we might not be seeing her in Orphan because Dollhouse might have gotten a full 7 season run. So, things do happen for a reason I guess.
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Old March 20 2014, 10:47 PM   #223
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Re: Orphan Black kept my Attention.

^ It's both acting & writing really. A great actor or actress wouldn't go as far without someone writing to their strength and a cohesive and interesting storyline.

This show has all that so far. Some shows, like Lost (which I never really got into), can overdo the mind-fuck aspect.
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Old March 21 2014, 12:23 AM   #224
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Re: Orphan Black kept my Attention.

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I was reminded of one of the reasons I gave up watching Agents of Shield tonight too. With Maslany, she's attractive, but she's written so well that it almost does come across as empowering (And Orange is the New Black had this too) for woman in the lead role, something TV needs more of. With AOS, I was distracted by Sky, as she was attractive but the actress wasn't all that great in the first place (And I stopped after the 3rd episode so I don't know if it got better).
Forget the writing, it is Mazlany's towering perfomances that have made this show.

Comparing Tatiana's performances with Chloe Bennett's on AoS is really unfair to Bennett. She is not even close to the acting ballpark in which Mazlany plays. Bennett is not even in the parking lot. And as snarky as that may sound, it's not really a knock on Chloe. That is how much I think of Mazlany as an actor.
I think I was a little unfair to Bennett, but I remember my reaction to seeing her in those first three episodes was because the show needed an attractive young female actress. I was thinking a lot about the various procedural that CBS has and how distracting it is when the actresses are only there because of how they look. That was the same vibe I got for AOS, and it really wasn't the actress's fault. It is very much the writing that helps that acting along.

One thing is for sure, being in a show like this gives you some amazing job security. I was thinking earlier today that in Season 2 the writers might kill off one or a few of the clones, and I'm almost afraid the unlucky one will be Cosima. Still, if they do kill off Cosima (Which will suck), it's not like Maslany is out of a job. She just has 3 more roles, that we know of, instead of 4.
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^ It's both acting & writing really. A great actor or actress wouldn't go as far without someone writing to their strength and a cohesive and interesting storyline.
I'm not certain what you mena by "wouldn't go as far", but great acting trumps bad writing any day. A really great acting performance will make you forget bad writing.

And lets just say that Eliza Dushku had been cast as the lead in Orphan, you think this show would be anywhere near as great or as popular having to depend on it's writing and Dushku's acting? I don't. The writing isn't bad but it sure isn't the draw in this series.
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