Okay, I initially began watching this show just so I could make fun of the pseudoscience, but I ended up actually loving it. For the most part, it doesn’t get too involved into the actual technical science, which makes it easier to ignore the slip-ups and the plot is just super fun. I don’t want to give anything away but here is a rundown of the main characters and reasons you should watch season II of Orphan Black when it premiers on BBC America on April 19th. (Also watch season I; it’s on Amazon Prime and some other networks)
The main character. A British “punk rock ho” who is just trying to earn some extra bucks for her and her daughter, Kiera.
Paranoid soccer mom who will do anything to protect herself and her family. Anything.
Totally my favorite clone - ahem - I mean character. Cosima is an awesome evo-devo (a term I’ve never heard before, but you know rolling with it) geek with an awesome sense of style. I want to steal her hair and her clothes and y’know basically her whole personality.
Who even knows about Rachel except that that haircut is maybe the only one I’ve seen so far that has really not worked for Tatiana Maslany.
She kills herself in the first episode, so it’s a bit hard to get a feel for her, but from what I can tell she was a very anxious person who was just unable to make sense of her surroundings.
Yeah, I know I’m supposed to hate Helena and I kind of do, but I also don’t. Crazy religious fanatic with an odd personality and strange quirks.
Katya Obinger “The German”
German. Killed. Not much else known about her.
I lied, Felix is my favorite character - no, Cosima - no Felix - never mind. Felix is Sarah’s self-proclaimed “gay friend” and foster brother. Also he’s awesome.
I debated whether or not to include other characters, but ultimately decided against it. I don’t want to ruin the story for you guys. Yeah so watch season II on April 19th BBC America.