CHICAGO – The awesomeness of history loses any of its stuffiness with the incredibly fun, indeed educational show “Drunk History” from Comedy Central, its two seasons now released on DVD. Hosted by its creator Derek Waters, the show is a celebration of various historic figures and their under-appreciated true tales, as expressed by funny people narrating in the universal language of inebriation; their recounts are then reenacted by famous actors working with their given dialogue, dressed with the comic cheapness of a bloated biopic.
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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