CHICAGO – Different isn’t bad and might be great, but you’d better have an irrefutable reason to change what was never broken. Campy being the only word to accurately convey this alternate-reality version of Sherlock Holmes with an original script, writer Greg Kramer and director Andrew Shaver try too hard to be different without ever figuring out why.
Blu-ray Review: Smart, Fascinating World of BBC’s ‘Orphan Black’
CHICAGO – Sorry “Sharknado” fans, BBC America has been the go-to place for science fiction fans for years and they have delivered time and time again. The world of “Doctor Who” gets the most attention but genre fans have also devoured shows like “Torchwood,” “Primeval,” and “Being Human.” The latest bullet in this genre arsenal is the truly impressive and increasingly popular “Orphan Black,” recently released on Blu-ray and DVD.
Led by a stunning performance from Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black” is one of those increasingly rare sci-fi programs that gets more interesting as its complex story unfolds. So many shows (ahem”Revolution”ahem) start promisingly and then dissipate. “Orphan Black” just gets better and better, making it a perfect fit for Blu-ray binge viewing. Pick it up and get on board this bandwagon now because “Orphan Black” just keeps growing in popularity, even making a presence at San Diego Comic-Con this week. BBC America has another hit. Watch it before your friends tell you to.
Orphan Black: Season One was released on Blu-ray and DVD on July 16, 2013
Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Smart, sexy and pulsating with suspense, Orphan Black is the new action thriller featuring rising star Tatiana Maslany (The Vow, Picture Day) that The Hollywood Reporter calls “so much more than pure entertainment.” Sarah (Maslany) is an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. Sarah assumes her identity, her boyfriend and her bank account but quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy and must race to find answers about who she is and how many others there are just like her. Filled with surprising twists and turns, this addictive new series will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
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