Hello and good day to you, fine sir or madam! Random Rambles is a non-regular feature at Words in a Teacup where we take the time to talk about those things on our minds that are (often) unrelated to books but desperately need voicing. This time, as you can glean from the banner above:
© i don’t know who made this :(
DUN DUN DUN
You’re all rolling your eyes now, I can pretty much feel it pouring through the ether of the internet, yes. You’re asking yourself why…
© i don’t know who made this :(
BECAUSE! Orphan Black is just that good.
(7:38:38 PM) Isa: for now i must
(7:38:40 PM) Isa: put all my OB feels
(7:38:42 PM) Isa: in a post
(7:38:43 PM) Isa: and cry
That is totally what happens on any given day. I’ve spent countless hours trying to convince others to watch it — by which I mean I spent countless hours yelling at people in chat windows “HAVE YOU STARTED WATCHING ORPHAN BLACK YET” until eventually they surrendered and did and boy, I’m so glad that my favourite yelling buddy FINALLY CAUGHT UP AND WATCHED IT THE OTHER WEEK BECause now I can yell at her in my emails about dumb things. I’d yell at Ren, you know, but she’s only seen s1 and is too bloody lazy to start on s2. *glares*
Now let me emote for a moment.
Just kidding, I’m not crying, there’s just a branch in my eyes or something. >.>
Orphan Black is my favourite show on television these days. I used to watch so much television and now that’s the only show I still watch (until Orange is the New Black comes back, that is). Nothing else comes even close and you should all be watching it!
“But Isa, I don’t like scifi! And I heard there was some gore! And also lesbians! Why should I watch it?”
Indeed, it is scifi and there is some gore, but you can close your eyes or watch through your fingers like I did. It is only a very small part of the show. As for the lesbians… ALL THE MORE REASON TO WATCH IT. There’s lesbian and gay representation and there’s science representation (I mean look at the title card, there’s a piece of DNA sneakily woven into the H! such sneakiness! and they have an actual scientist on board of the show and she shares a name with a sciency character, so it’s not all just made up fake science) and there’s scary people representation!
But aside from all of these wonderful things, the single most amazing thing is TATIANA MASLANY. You see, I have this friend that I can always count on… to hate female characters. I think we can count on one hand the female characters that she doesn’t despise. And wonder of wonders, this friend actually likes Orphan Black (though maybe that’s because of Hot Paul? it probably is…), which was rather surprising. CUE MORE TEARS FROM ME.
I’VE FALLEN AND I CAN’T GET UP
I mean. Sorry, I don’t care if you’re not interested in this kind of show, because you should be watching it anyway. Tatiana Maslany is an amazing unicorn actress who, at any given time, is almost definitely on screen in this show. If she’s not on screen, something shady is going on. That’s one way to determine whether or not something shady is going on, by the way, because as a general rule: TRUST NO ONE. Unless they are played by Tat. And even when Tat plays a character, be careful with your feelings. You might end up crying over shady bitches.
The show isn’t perfect, the plot is often a bit… well… lol, sorry I can’t always take it seriously, and a certain police officer comes across as incredibly thick and stupid (though I love him, bless his heart), but yeah, it’s not perfect. TATIANA MASLANY’S ACTING HOWEVER IS. I mean. Really.
“The Art of Mindfucking” » Orphan Black – Season 1
(7:55:58 PM) Ren: sometimes i forget she’s not different ppl
It happens to all of us. Orphan Black cast at an event? BUT WHY ARE THERE ONLY THREE OF THEM? Oh. Wait. I forgot that Tatiana plays like 90% of the characters. It happens. All. The. Time. HER CHARACTERS DON’T EVEN LOOK THE SAME FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE. Her acting is superb (as is her body double, Kathryn Alexandre, for stand-ins! never seen but doing so much work, holy shit!) and that alone should make you want to watch. BUT ASIDE FROM THAT THERE IS ALSO THE PROMISE OF SHENANIGANS AND HOT PEOPLE AND CUTE CHILDREN AND MAKESHIFT FAMILIES AND THERE IS NO PAIN WHATSOEVER EVERYONE IS HAPPY AND REALLY HOT.
Are you convinced yet? Have you accepted Tatiana Maslany as your lord and saviour? Have you started questioning how you survived without this show until now?
tl;dr: Watch Orphan Black. Join the clone club. Have all the feelings.