Tatiana Maslany. Do I even need to elaborate? Tatiana Maslany has become a goddess because of Orphan Black. She plays all… Um… Wait, let me count… Sarah, Alison, Cosima, Helana, Rachel… Yeah, she plays about 100 characters, all clones, but all with their own personality and traits. It’s quite marvelous to watch the physical transformation between all the clones; it’s so easy to forget it’s the same actress playing all the leads.
I think the only point I need to make about the direction of Orphan Black is this: Tatiana Maslany hugged Tatiana Maslany. Not going to lie, that blew my mind. But besides the freaking awesome special effects team, the cinematography and editing was one of my favorite things about this show, specifically on the final episode of this season.
I know everyone on is going to hate me for saying this, but I was not captivated by this seasons plot. It fell very flat for me. The premise of this show, illegal genetic cloning, is such a fantastic idea for a series, but I feel the pressure of the success of season one got to the creative team. This season felt targeted towards the fans, rather than for a genuine substantial story arch. I honestly didn’t enjoy the character development or the plot. I was quite frankly bored. If it wasn’t for Maslany’s fantastic performances I would have given up on this show.
Originally Posted on Actor.Nerd.Fashionista on August 22, 2014
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