Wednesday, April 22, 2015

My TV Meme

Dear Diary:

It was a difficult decision for this Monday Meme.  I don't watch a lot of tv but I do have a few favourite shows that I like to see.  I decided to pick a Canadian production and a popular sci-fi show Orphan Black, now into its third season.

The story line is based on the aspect of cloning.  Tatiana Maslany plays the part of several different people who seem identical but in reality are clones.  The story started with Sarah Manning, a con artist, witnessing the death of a detective, who looks identical to her.  Sarah assumes the detective's identity.  During the first season, Sarah realizes she and others identical to her are clones and people are trying to kill all of them off.  She starts to search for every one of them to warn about the harm.  Three clones are already dead, and 2 will follow. 

There have been almost a dozen clones in the story, all played by Tatiana Maslany.  All have different looks and different personalities.  Most are female but one is a transgender male.  Often she has to play 3 or 4 different clones in an episode.  I have shown 4 of the characters: Sarah Manning; Alison Hendrix; Cosima Niehaus; and Helena, Sarah's twin sister.

The third season has started with promises of more twists and turns.  The story does get complicated at times but if you like sci-fi, it's a good one to watch.  It also gets one thinking of all the implications, moral, ethical and political, of cloning.

There is an end in sight to the show.  The co-creator, John Fawcett, has said the series will end after the fifth season.

If you live in the United States, you can see this program through the BBC America network.

Good Night for now.

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