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Orphan Black (2013) and Black Mirror (2011) – Prime Flix Podcast

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This is the week when things turn dark. Oh sure, it starts all peppy with yet another discussion of the opening theme. But then things take a turn as Dean and Ed try to figure out just who is in The Outsiders, you know, for planning purposes.

Orphan Black is a Canadian show, so… pretty good. It stars Tatiana Maslany and Tatiana Maslany and Tatiana Maslany (etc.) playing her own various clones. Is it nature versus nurture? Who’s the real one? Will we find out in this episode? No, to that last one, but the guys do determine that Tatiana Maslany is a huge talent! Big fans.

Black Mirror is a British show, so… also pretty good. It’s an interesting anthology type, science fiction, thriller ala The Twilight Zone. The first episode is very grounded and very disturbing. The other eps are less disturbing, but still provocative. If you like Downton Abbey, it will give you no context for how to feel about this show – but lots of the same actors!

Orphan Black is currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime and Black Mirror is currently available for streaming on Netflix.