shooting-star-summit asked: Is Orphan Black worth watching?



it would take me probably days to extol all the virtues of this show but in a nutshell:

  • LADIES IN SPADES. the show eats the bechdel test for breakfast lunch and dinner. it also fails the reverse bechdel test in pretty much every episode. as one of its creators, graeme manson, put it: “women in their multitudes is something that needs to be seen more than men in their multitudes.”
  • EXCELLENT PLOTTING. you’ll get this right from the pilot - episodes are fast-paced, exciting and complicated. you have to pay attention, but you’ll love it.
  • IMPORTANT THEMES. orphan black is centered around the concepts of women, their bodies, and their identities. they’ve done an excellent job in crafting a story that allows them to bring women’s agency and body ownership into the collective consciousness. 
  • TATIANA MASLANY. she’s the lead actress, who plays several main characters on the show and is probably one of the best actresses i’ve ever had the privilege to watch. this has been talked about and talked about so i don’t want to bore you to death with it, but as the excellent tom and lorenzo put it: "Once you settle into the show (and we obviously recommend that you should), you’ll have these truly revelatory moments where you realize you’ve been watching one person play an entire multiple-character scene by herself and you totally forgot about it. You really have to work to remind yourself that Cosima, Sarah, Alison, Helena and Rachel are all played by the same actress." (that link goes to their review of the season 2 premiere, so don’t scroll too far down if you don’t want to be spoiled.)
  • DIVERSITY. which you wouldn’t really expect from a show about clones, but it’s true. there’s is exactly 1 straight white dude on this show and they call him “big dick paul” which… is really all you need to know to be honest.

watch away, friend. you will be delighted.



I AM A STRONG INDEPENDENT awkward teenage girl who sorta wants a man but can’t really get one 

i feel this spiritually

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I’m gonna go with the couple that’s actually showing some chemistry in these pictures.


in honor of Mean Girls’ 10th anniversary, here’s an incredibly subtle but completely extraordinary joke that you’ve probably never noticed from the movie (I saw it at least a dozen times before it dawned on me): Regina George started a rumor that Janis Ian was a lesbian in the 8th grade, but it wasn’t out of malice… it was because Janis told her that she was Lebanese

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oh, .

Avengers + iconic lines

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"you were named after two of the bravest men i ever knew" "you never gave me a name" "exactly. men are cowards"

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do you ever just get a vibe that someone has a crush on you and then you’re not sure if they actually do or if you’re just really really self-absorbed

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This is the reason gifsets were invented

friendly reminder that this wasn’t in the script - they were just messing around on set one day and this happened.

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yes, rizzles, .


when your teacher talks for an extra 30 seconds after class is supposed to end

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I’m just a girl from dust I came and I’ll return

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hp, .


bad people shouldnt be allowed to have clear skin or good hair or nice jaw lines or green eyes

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omg, .


affection is dumb and gross 
drown me in it

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