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While replaying episodes before the new season, wish they'd organize things better. A week or so back they played non-sequential episodes picked by a fan club. Hard to track what's going on story-wise. Now they're running season 2, apparently at early morning weekend hours. And VOD lists nothing for the miniseries. My preference would be all episodes, arranged in sequence, on VOD. -- John
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While replaying episodes before the new season, wish they'd organize things better. A week or so back they played non-sequential episodes picked by a fan club. Hard to track what's going on story-wise. Now they're running season 2, apparently at early morning weekend hours. And VOD lists nothing for the miniseries. My preference would be all episodes, arranged in sequence, on VOD. -- John
This show must be watched sequentially. What provider do you have? Comcast has both seasons available for free via their OnDemand VOD product. I see Amazon also has both seasons though they cost about $20 per season. Can't you just record all the episodes and then watch them in order?
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This show must be watched sequentially. What provider do you have? Comcast has both seasons available for free via their OnDemand VOD product. I see Amazon also has both seasons though they cost about $20 per season. Can't you just record all the episodes and then watch them in order?
Watching NYC's FIOS (Ultimate program subscription, with access to all non-specialized program sources). That initial fan-club-chosen (favorites) sequence, jumping forward several episodes each time, turned me off trying to review everything--via FIOS. Might try the Blu-rays one of these days. -- John
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I just finished watching season 2 on regular DVD from Netflix (the only disc format they carry for this show), and OMG! Four-clone dance party! Are you kidding me?! I watched the making-of featurette on how they did it afterwards, and I'm still amazed. There was also a great making-of featurette on the Rachel/Sarah smack down from earlier in season 2 (when Sarah pistol whips Rachel in her office). I don't remember being so amazed at the time I originally watched that scene, only because I had totally forgotten it was the same actress. The creators joked how for next season they want to do a five-clone dinner party, which would be much harder to do than the dancing.

I don't currently carry the channel package that includes BBC America (it would add $10 to my cable bill), but I may have to re-evaluate come next spring.

Regardless, I'd like to thank everyone again who recommended this incredible show a few pages back in this thread.
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There was also a great making-of featurette on the Rachel/Sarah smack down from earlier in season 2 (when Sarah pistol whips Rachel in her office). I don't remember being so amazed at the time I originally watched that scene, only because I had totally forgotten it was the same actress.
That's the pinnacle of visual effects, IMO. It's easy to make a scene with people shooting lightning bolts from their hands where you think, "Yeah, right," but if you can make a scene where the audience doesn't even recognise that VFX were used, then you've done the best job possible as a VFX artist.
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Maslany is so good that the fact it is one actress portraying different characters doesn't even cross my mind anymore. Each character stands so strongly on their own. And I'm a person who generally HATES movies and shows where one actor plays twins.
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This is why I think the introduction of male clones was a mistake. I doubt they could have found another actor with as much talent as Tatiana, and even if they did, the story was supposed to be about Sarah's search for answers. I don't care about Mr. Hairoil's search for answers.
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Agreed.
Sadly, most admired writing teams get full of themselves seeking to one up what they've done successfully until they "jump the shark". Introducing "Tony" last season was one such moment, forgivable in part because it was a 1st offense and so brief. However a season full of male clones smells like over the top hubris. There is only ONE Tatiana. I eagerly await being proven wrong as I love this heretofore excellent show.
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Agreed.
Sadly, most admired writing teams get full of themselves seeking to one up what they've done successfully until they "jump the shark". Introducing "Tony" last season was one such moment, forgivable in part because it was a 1st offense and so brief. However a season full of male clones smells like over the top hubris. There is only ONE Tatiana. I eagerly await being proven wrong as I love this heretofore excellent show.
Agree. Tony looked like Tatiana at a Halloween party.
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Agree. Tony looked like Tatiana at a Halloween party.
Tony was just one of the clones with the "treatments".
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Ah, you gotta love trailers that don't tell you anything. I wonder how much money BBCA spent making that little uninformative gem.
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Tony was just one of the clones with the "treatments".
Exactly. I'm not sure what people expected "Tony" should have looked like. He is just one of the clones that had sexual reassignment work done and testosterone treatments. Plenty of regular dudes can't grow more than a skimpy chin patch of facial hair. Testosterone is not going to completely alter anyone's looks...


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‘Orphan Black’ Season 3 Premiere To Air Across All AMC Networks
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This sounds great since I don't sub to the package that includes BBC, but I guess that means I'll only be getting the first episode on AMC if I'm reading this correctly.
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Shout-out to Orphan Black. That is all.

Actually, that's not all.

Just skimmed the last page of this thread so maybe others know something that I don't but it seems like people are jumping to the conclusion that the male clones will take on the same importance and "search for answers" as the female clones. I think this will always be a Tatiana-clonage driven series. The male clones were needed to expand and complicate the ongoing story, but they'll never take equal billing with the female clones in terms of being a sympathetic, ongoing concern. If it turns out that they do, sure, I won't be too thrilled either.


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On another note, I do feel sympathy for the situation the writers find themselves in going into the 3rd season. They're in a bit of a bind in terms of story development, moving forward with the existing Tatiana characters. The audience have their clone favorites, with seemingly equal fan camps split amongst Helena, Alison and Cosima. Many of whom would be angry or disillusioned if their favorite clone were to die. But I can see how it might raise the stakes and move the story forward if one of those 3 were to die off. But are the writers brave enough to follow their creative instincts at this point or has the audience become the proverbial elephant in the writers room? {rhetorical question, mostly}

I like all three of those clones, but I would accept if any one of them were to die off. But success is in the execution, of course. It's got to be handled well and done for a good reason and not just to create a cheap momentary emotional impact.


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