When Orphan Black, an original series from BBC America, debuted in 2013, the verdict was in: THEY’VE DONE IT AGAIN. Another hit series under the belt. Viewers followed the beautiful and talented Tatiana Maslany, as she juggled a football team of characters, all identical clones with dramatically different personalities, trying to discover the truth about their conceptions. Last season gave us 10 action-packed, suspense-filled episodes that had me hyperventilating between each one and impatiently waiting.
The official countdown has begun. If you didn’t know, please come from beneath the rock you have been residing under and take your place among the rest of the word! Orphan Black’s second season begins on April 19, 2014 with an episode entitled “Nature Under Constraint and Vexed.” I’m not sure if I can make it, so the plan is to control my excitement with an OB Premiere Survival Guide.
Season One Must Be Devoured. Catch yourself up! Whether you’re a well established member of the #CloneClub or strutting down Newbie Street, there’s less than a week standing between you and season two. What better time than now to refresh or build your obsession with Orphan Black?
Episode Recaps Are Your Friend. Don’t have a spare ten hours? No problem! Hopefully, you have internet! ANYTHING is Google-able (it is too a word!), including Orphan Black season 1 episode recaps. There are sooooooooo many great bloggers that kept me sane in between episodes with their entertaining reviews. Let them give you a play-by-play of everything that happened in the first season, so you’re ready for the 19th.
Go on BBCAmerica.com! Don’t want to Google? BBCA’s got you covered! Their Orphan Black page is stocked with loads of goodies to calm your heart palpitations, but my personal favorite are the clips where Tatiana Maslany and the creators of the show give an inside look on the individual clones and their story lines. There are also blog posts, episode guides, and wallpapers, as well as photos from each episode and cast appearances at Comic-Con. DEFINITELY worth a browse!
Spread the Word! Get online and tell as many people as you can! Tumblr, Twitter, even FaceBook can be used to bring you closer to OB fans all across the globe, as millions break windows, throw TVs, and burn down houses from an excess of excitement waiting for the season premiere. Misery loves company! Get to hashtagging and posting all over! I’ll lend you a few! #CloneClub #OB #Feeisms #OrphanBlack #GoInsaneWithTheHashtags #ItsNeverTooMuch
OB Party At My House! No, you can’t really come to my house (you never know who the killer is), but you can invite people to your house! When you watch TV in a group, it’s as if whatever you’re watching has reached a Super Saiyan level of awesomeness that cannot be surpassed when you watch alone. They may not know this, but every single one of your friends and family want to watch this show. They’re dying to see it! How can you just let them live their lives without helping to bring them closer to OB? You’re not a monster. It is your duty to sit them down (even if by force) and get them on board with the series.
There Are Not Enough Snacks in Your House. No need to peek in your pantry. I already know. You need to do some mega-grocery shopping before the 19th. Load up on favorite post-traumatic event foods because I know that the season premiere will send you on a binge. Go crazy, but don’t forget the ice cream (Ben & Jerry’s Milk & Cookies)!
Disconnect. Prepare your friends and family, who aren’t members of the Clone Club, for your distance. They need to know ahead of time that you will not be available April 19th, most likely all day, but most definitely 9/8c. Tell them that you’re leaving the country; you dropped your phone in the pool; your dog chewed the wires connected to your router; you’re not home; you’re in the hospital; you don’t know where the hospital is; the hospital is in another country; there’s a tornado; there’s a hurricane; there’s an electricity outage in your neighborhood; your house burned down; the zombie apocalypse started; a tree fell on your car; a tree fell on your house; a tree fell on your dog; your cat’s stuck in a tree; you’re protesting deforestation in South America; no they can’t come; you don’t remember where you are; every few minutes say, “Oh look, a lion!”. You know what? It’s probably best you just not answer.
Join the Cloneversation! On Saturday, April 12th, fans, guests, and the cast of Orphan Black gather to discuss the first season of the show, while giving viewers a taste of what to expect in new season. The cast will answer fan questions and a show an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming season.
You Need to Look at This Immediately. It sums up everything perfectly.
- Keep the Trailer on Repeat.
You can do make it through! Hopefully, this guide will tide you over and get you super TURNT (sorry, couldn’t help myself) for the season premiere!
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