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Title: Orphan Black (Season 4 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 23, 2016, 06:31:06 am
Orphan Black (Season 4 - 2016)

Ugh. I hate Rachel. How can I hate her when she is played by the amazing Tatiana Maslany? That's the brilliance of her acting. She is so good in her portrayal of Rachel at being evil that it's kind of a mind f*ck for me because on the flip-side I have nothing but compassion for characters like Cosima and Helena. But getting back to Rachel, her arc has been really interesting, but the thing that fascinates me is that she isn't the Big Bad of the series. We are led to believe she was when her character was first revealed. She's not. We are led to believe that it's her mother Susan. She's not. We are led to believe that Evie Cho is. She's not. Now we are left with P.T. Westmorland as the 'Man behind the Curtain', who we never see and is the cliffhanger that ends Season 4. Overall, this season was good, but there was a slight slip from previous seasons because of a couple of factors. First, the pacing was a bit slower than I'd like it to be. It took awhile for things to get going. Second, very little Helena this season. For me, this was an even bigger issue than the pacing because she was and is my favorite clone character. Love her. But, with that said, the return of Krystal more than makes up for her disappearance. She is by far the funniest of the bunch. I'm so glad they didn't kill her off last season.

Since this is the first time I've been able to watch the series as it aired, I got a bonus in discovering that there was / is an after-show called After The Black. The format is exactly like that of Talking Dead. It's only 30 minutes long, but it airs immediately after each episode where stars come on and talk about it, etc....Turns out that this is the second season they did this with. So, I just read that Orphan Black has been picked up for a 5th and Final Season. Can't wait to see how this all ends. Highly recommend checking out Season 4 before it all comes to a dramatic conclusion. Season 4 of Orphan Black and After The Black can currently be found on On Demand. All episodes for both are available right now.
Title: Re: Orphan Black (Season 4 - 2016)
Post by: Neumatic on July 22, 2016, 05:51:02 pm
Orphan Black season four blooper reel.