Kathryn Graham: The Best Sci-Fi Show You (Probably) Aren’t Watching

Or, to put it another way, a good “TVWriter™ bud Sees ORPHAN BLACK.” Thanks, Kate!

Orphan Blackby Kathryn Graham

“Alison: Fine. She wants in? We’re clones! We’re someone’s experiment and they’re killing us off! Is that helpful?” 

Orphan Black from BBC America. An orphan turned con artist finds out that she isn’t as alone as she thought. She’s actually one of many. Clones, that is.

The lead actress, Tatiana Maslany, who plays (to date) seven clones is reason enough to watch Orphan Black. But give the show a chance, and you’ll find it also has the most important element: a phenomenally written story with vibrant, gripping characters.

It has all of the makings of our favorite cult sci-fi shows. Which, if the past is any indication, means it might be on the chopping block much too soon (though, I sure as hell hope not). So get out there and give it a shot! Let’s not have another Firefly on our hands.

As an added bonus – the actors and the writers engage regularly with the fans. So you could always follow the writers’ blog at their site: Orphan Black.

Author: Kathryn Graham

Los Angeles-based television writer, TVWriter Contributing Editor, and lover of women. e-mail: kathrynagraham@gmail.com

One thought on “Kathryn Graham: The Best Sci-Fi Show You (Probably) Aren’t Watching”

  1. You’re wrong! I am watching it! I have been since the beginning. I don’t know exactly how BBC America decides what shows to continue, but I hope that they are less cancel-happy than the US networks. I haven’t heard any ratings numbers but my circle on Facebook generally likes this show.

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