DVD Review: Orphan Black Season 1
We fist meet Sarah, the main character in BBC’s Orphan Black, as she wearily gets off the train, into a new city, a city that she hopes will be her escape from the past, and bring her a brighter future. She argues down the phone as she slowly walks the platform towards the way out. Then she notices a nervous, well-dressed woman down the platform always. As Sarah gets closer, the woman in black slips off her high heels and neatly folds her jacket on the ground. Sarah, still walking towards her with interest, watches as the woman turns. The woman isn’t what Sarah had expected to see, she see’s herself. And then her doppelgänger, who doesn’t seem the least be concerned that she’s just seen her own double steps off the platform directly in the path of an oncoming train.
At first Sarah isn’t quite sure what to do, but then she notices that this strange look-a-like has left something else on the platform, her purse, Sarah swoops in and takes the purse, hoping only to be able to raid the unfortunate ladies bank account, but unintentionally jumping head first, down the rabbit hole.
I can’t really say much more about this Canadian production for BBC America, because he strength of the programme is in the developing story, about the slow reveal and the unexpected twists.
One thing I will say is that Orphan Black is smart, a little bix sexy, very original and 100% addictive.