‘Orphan Black’ Season 2, Episode 1 Reaction


Orphan Black remains the only show on television that is worth watching on the strength of its lead actor alone.  Let me be quite clear here: I love the concept of the show, the writing, overall production value, and supporting cast (especially Jordan Gavaris) are all of high quality.  But even if I weren’t an incurable SciFi geek endlessly fascinated by the science and ethics of human cloning, I would still watch this show strictly because of Tatiana Maslany.  This episode was actually pretty weak in my opinion, but it didn’t feel that way because Maslany’s so much fun to watch.  Each one of her characters is so unique I continually forget that she’s playing each of them. It seems almost secondary to mention how good an actor she is on a basic level, never mind the juggling act

I don’t have much more to say on this other than I’m glad its finally back and that I’m exceedingly glad Helena is still alive.