As librarians, we put the priority on what you, the members of our community, will like and not just on the things that we like. That said, when I really, really like something, it can be hard not to gush about it to everyone. So it's possible that if you've asked me for a TV recommendation in the last year that I handed you the first season of Orphan Black.
a good opportunity to gush about my admiration for Tatiana Maslany yet again. Tatiana Maslany is unquestionably the star of Orphan Black as she plays five of the series' central characters (in addition to several other characters who appear once or twice). That she manages to make each of these characters so distinct is nothing short of remarkable. Of course, there is a fair amount of technical wizardry to create scenes where two, three, or more of Maslany's characters interact, but the truth is Orphan Black's success comes down to Maslany's own skills as an actress. The only thing surprising about Tatiana Maslany's Emmy nomination for Best Actress in a Drama Series is that this was her first nomination.