Orphan Black Season 4: Bringing the past to life

A cast of people spread out in a dark room, the words "Orphan Black" written over the image.
Image: BBC America

Genre: Sci-fi/thriller

Synopsis:

S1: Grifter Sarah Manning happens to meet a woman who looks exactly like her in a train station, right before the woman commits suicide. Naturally, Sarah uses the opportunity to take her identify and steal all her stuff. But while pretending to be the now-deceased Beth Childs in order to access her bank account, Sarah finds herself thrust deeper into Beth’s life than she imagined. But there’s a reason Beth killed herself. There’s a reason why the two of them look so alike. And Sarah’s walked right into a dangerous trap. Continue reading “Orphan Black Season 4: Bringing the past to life”

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Orphan Black, and the Art of the Likable yet Deeply Flawed Anti-Heroine

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Image: BBC America via Collider

Genre: Sci-fi/thriller

Synopsis:

S1: Grifter Sarah Manning happens to meet a woman who looks exactly like her in a train station, right before the woman commits suicide. Naturally, Sarah uses the opportunity to steal all her stuff. But while pretending to be her in order to access her bank account, Sarah finds herself thrust deeper into the woman’s life than she imagined. She learns there’s a reason why the woman looked like her, and she’s walked right into a dangerous trap. Continue reading “Orphan Black, and the Art of the Likable yet Deeply Flawed Anti-Heroine”

Roundup: The Catch and Wynonna Earp

The Catch

Genre: Thriller/mystery

Synopsis: Alice is PI and a partner at an investigative firm. Her life is looking good–she’s got a great job, great friends, and an upcoming wedding. Until her fiance, who she’s been with for a year, disappears. Alice learns that he’s a conman who’s been using her to get information from her firm. Feeling used and betrayed, she decides to take him down. Continue reading “Roundup: The Catch and Wynonna Earp”

Hold on, I’m Changing My Stance on Quantico

[Personal note: I’ll be traveling next week. I intend to schedule a post to come out then, and should have that finished in time–just be aware that if it’s not up, that’s why, and if it is up, I won’t be checking up on it until the following week.]

I know I just gave an initial impression on the show last week. But I’ve thought over the things I was unsure of since, and seen the second episode, and decided that maybe I tried too hard to come up with a uniform reaction. And I’m remembering what I thought about How To Get Away With Murder last year, and it was better than this show. More polished, more well-thought out. Continue reading “Hold on, I’m Changing My Stance on Quantico”

Pilot Season: Minority Report and Quantico

Minority Report

Borrowed from movieweb.com

Genre: Sci-fi/crime-solving

Synopsis: A decade ago, the Precrime Unit was dismantled. It had been an agency using three precogs–children–to foresee crimes before they happened, enabling the arrest and incarceration of criminals before they’d ever committed their crimes. But the flaws of the program were revealed, and it was put to an end. Continue reading “Pilot Season: Minority Report and Quantico”