This letter comes just in time for the premiere on Saturday. If you aren’t watching this show, you need to stop what you are doing (after reading this) and go watch the show.
Last year when the show premiered I was like meh, there is nothing on after Doctor Who, let me see what this one is about. Within the first 10 minutes of the show we watch a woman, who looks just like our main character ever so calmly take off her shoes, coat and walk right into an oncoming train. (and that’s where I became hooked) Shortly thereafter, our heroine, Sarah falls deep into the rabbit hole.
“So often the male perspective is our default perspective.” ~Tatiana Maslay on why the show is so unique. It’s so very true, our perspective is from Sarah Manning as she tries to figure out what’s going on. Having a complicated, flawed yet strong heroine is so rare. Likewise, she is an amazing actress. She plays all the clones and they are all so different and is so believable that you forget it’s the same actress. It’s refreshing to see more female characters like this. It totally blows that whole women can’t lead action movies theory right out of the water.
However, she doesn’t carry the show on her own. She is surrounded by a cast of well drawn out characters. From Mrs. S to Felix to Professor Leekie to the lovely Delphine Cormier they bring a depth that you don’t see in other shows on television.
Felix (above) is the best brother a girl could ask for.
Dr. Leekie, such a great bad guy!
I for one will be spending my weekend rewatching season one in preparation for Season 2. I hope you join the Clone Club!