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  • espnfan
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    Please consider this the official thread for the upcoming season 3 of BBC America’s acclaimed Sci-Fi Drama Orphan Black.  Please post all discussion, reviews, and information concerning season 3.

    Season 3 of Orphan Black debuts Saturday April 18, 2015 at 9/8c on BBC America.

    Just a quick reminder, but for those of you who do not get BBC America do not fear.  For the third season premiere, Orphan Black will be broadcasted across all members of the AMC family, including BBC America, AMC, Sundance TV, IFC, and We TV.

    I do not know about anyone else, but I am awfully excited to have Orphan Black back.  I am also very excited to see the addition of male clones and what the means for the show.

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    Handprintsandgoodgrips
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    I’m looking forward to seeing it.

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    Soccer Mom
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    I’m really excited about it! And I’ve done a great job of staying away from spoilers, didn’t even watch interviews with the cast. Saturday can’t come soon enough.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    I caught up on this series last summer, by basically marathoning through it over a weekend. I’m really excited to see new episodes, and can’t wait to see if they can keep up the intensity. After the first season had such a perfect arc, I wasn’t sure where the second one would go, and it’s the same for this season. I have no idea what’s coming.

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    espnfan
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    ^I kind of feel the same way, and that worries me and excites me at the same time.  The scope and ambition in which the writers have created the universe of Orphan Black is truly impressive.  The fact they are able to juggle so many storylines simultaneously is pretty astounding.  They expanded what was a pretty simple premise, clones, into a vast and far reaching conspiracy rivaled by few shows on TV.  And it seems like that universe will only expand further with the arrival of new male clones and various other characters. 

    All the above has been impressive and enjoyable, but it does leave me with some concerns.  Or I worry that Orphan Black might be a little too ambitious and end up being consummed by their own mythology.  Similar to what happened with the X-Files in later seasons.  At times last season the show was a little too ambitious.  Orphan Black tends to move at 100mph all the time and could benefit from slowing down a bit.  Sometimes they need to let the character and plot developments breath a little.

    No matter what, Tatiana Maslany has been everything on this show.  And I am very interested to see if Ari Millen can keep up with her as her male clone counterpart.  What Tatiana Maslany does is pretty special and they really did catch lightning in a bottle with her.  I am worried they are trying to do that twice by introducing male clones.  A role like hers is a lot to ask of someone and I’m really hoping Ari Millen is up to the ask.

     

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    espnfan
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    Did anyone else catch the season premiere of Orphan Black this past Saturday?  Sadly judging from the lack of activity in this thread it looks like I might be the only one.  That is kind of a bummer.

    On a happier note, this was actually a pretty good episode.  It combined the bits of humor and intense dramatic moments that help make Orphan Black so great.  The male clones were pretty cool upon initial introduction.  And Tatiana Maslany absolutely killed it when she played Sarah as Rachel and Allison as Sarah.    

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    Lord Freddy Blackfyre
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    You’re not alone but this site is for Mad Men and girly comedic show’s fanatics, many seems not being watching anything else. It was a good premiere, specially that dream scene. Tatiana Maslany need an Emmy ASAP.

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    Riley
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    The show fell off a cliff in its second season for me and I was not thrilled with the direction that the show was heading with the last finale, so I am not sure if I should continue.

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    espnfan
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    Apparently I enjoyed season 2 a lot more than you did.  Season 2 certainly had some issues and less than great moments, but not enough to deter me from watching the show.  I feel this way about any show I am watching, but I am willing to stick with a show as long as the positives outweight the negatives and it’s still enjoyable.  And Orphan Black more than does that for me. 

    In all reality I might still watch no matter what as Tatiana Maslany gives such an incredible performance that Orphan Black is almost worth watching just for her.  Good and bad, she has been exceptional from day one and that only continued in the season premiere.

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    Webly
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    I really loved the season 3 premiere. It was a little too chaotic for its own good, but I feel that Orphan Black is slowly starting to maintain its ground again. And of course, Tatiana Maslany’s performance is stilll phenomenal. I’m just really curious to see where it’s going to go. Grade: B+.

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    The show fell off a cliff in its second season for me and I was not thrilled with the direction that the show was heading with the last finale, so I am not sure if I should continue.

    Same. This show should have just stayed a lite weight meshing of genre cliches. Instead, they had to get all ambitious with the plot or whatever you call a mix of random twists and reveals that go no where. And they went for pathos and meaning, reaching for things these writers don’t appear able to pull off. The second half of season two was simply a mess. I’m hoping this is the final season so Maslany can move on. I’ll probably watch the season’s first few installments in one sitting at some point to determine if there’s still any fun factor here. 

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    espnfan
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    ^I would love to take your posts more seriously, but it’s really hard to as you don’t seem to like or more importantly enjoy anything on TV.  I have never seen someone who is so critical and negative about nearly everything that they watch.  Sometimes I wonder why you even bother watching anything as nothing seems to be up to your impossibly high standards.  Oh well, I will keep enjoying this show and many more.  Your loss.

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    Icky
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    Haven’t you said that to me like two times in the past six months? It is true that I look at everything with a critical eye. And I haven’t enjoyed much that TV has had to offer over the past two years. I was pretty enthusiastic about quite a few shows a couple of years ago (including this one). Most shows can’t get a handle on serialized storytelling right now and are incredibly inconsistent. TV as of this moment is more about great moments than quality seasons. Rectify and Getting On are the only two shows from this season I’m really willing to ride for, though I’m five episodes into Justified’s final season and am enjoying it very much. Furthermore, DemonSmog has been just as critical of recent television as I have. His critiques are just briefer.

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    Soccer Mom
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    I liked this episode, but I didn’t love it. I guess it’s because I was expecting something shocking like it happened on S2 premiere with Helena coming back. That was awesome!

    It was a solid episode. I wonder what will happen with Rachel, will her personality change? Will she become one of the good ones, like it happened with Helena? Will she recover?

    So Delphine is the HBIC now. I hope she doesn’t turn into Rachel.

    Anyone else thinking that Alison and Donnie will end up killing Marci Coats? This family seem to enjoy murder.

    All in all, I think the episode did a good job at raising questions for the rest of the season.  

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    KyleBailey
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    Looks like the creators have an end point in site. 2 more seasons after this one it’s looking like 

    P.S. I enjoyed the premiere 

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