Orphan Black Season 2: What Are Critics Saying So Far?
We can’t say enough good things about the adrenaline-pumping premiere of Orphan Black Season 2, which — spoiler alert — revealed one clone is less dead than we thought, while the rest continue to risk their own lives searching for the truth about themselves. Turns out, we’re not alone in thinking the show’s sophomore effort is definitely not a slump.
Over at The OnionAV Club, critic Todd VanDerWerff commended the show as “TVs most subversively feminist show.” But aside from delving into meaty themes about science, religion, agency, and identity, the show also has the fun and excitement one would expect from an action/sci-fi thriller.
The fashion and TV experts over at Tom and Lorenzo applaud the astonishingly effortless, virtuosic quality of Tatiana Maslany’s acting. Currently playing five recurring characters at once, Tatiana inspires “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.”
Forbes writer Merrill Barr comments that this season seems to be avoiding the sophomore slump in part because of the pains it took with exposition and character development in the first season, such that Season 2 “has the benefit of hitting the ground running.” (Literally.)