Welcome to Clone Club

I don’t really know how many of you out there like to read about the TV shows I find with LGBT characters on them, but I have a new obsession, so I thought I’d share πŸ™‚ I know I like to get new ideas, so what the heck?

What have I been obsessing about now?


Orphan Black*!! If you know this show, you’ll know I am late to the game a bit since it aired last year. D* and I have been binge watching it On Demand, and the new season starts on April 19th – so this is actually perfect timing!

Oh my goodness, do I love this show or what?! I won’t give away too much of the storyline, but basically it starts out with Sarah Manning:

This is Sarah

This is Sarah (and she has an English accent – swoon πŸ˜‰ )

She witnesses a woman jumping to her death in the first scene of the show. Before the woman jumps, they lock eyes and Sarah realizes the woman looks just like her:

This is Beth

This is Beth (well, sort of)

Since the woman (Beth Childs) is dead, Sarah, who’s been down on her luck, steals her purse and her identity. I won’t tell you what it is that Beth does for a living, since that was a great twist to me, but I will tell you that there are others. Many others who look just like Sarah:


Why?Β  Because they are clones! Okay, I know, you are probably thinking this is the silliest storyline, but let me tell you, I am HOOKED! One actress (Tatiana Maslany) plays 8 characters! She does it so well, you know who they are right away in each scene, even when they are talking to each other – she is AH-MAZING!! I can’t say enough good things about this show.

Oh, and one part that doesn’t hurt at all:

This is Cosima

This is Cosima

Cosima. Cosima is the geeky scientist of the group, and I have no idea why she is the one I am most attracted to, but her character is a lesbian. My gaydar could just be dinging overtime, but I almost always love the geeks. πŸ˜‰

I am so glad they included a lesbian character. It was a little bit of a shock because there was no indication, but then again, that’s the amazing thing about it! They don’t treat it like it’s something unusual or anything. It’s just a normal thing. I love that so much!

In conclusion, if you are looking for something that is action-packed, will keep you on your toes, has excellent acting, and a little lady-loving – then you must see this show!! You won’t regret it!

* If D is watching this with me, you KNOW it’s good! She won’t watch a lot of my favorites. 😦

** I don’t know why I am so attracted to Sci-fi shows right now: The Walking Dead, Lost Girl, and now Orphan Black. I’ve never liked Sci-Fi before, but these three shows are my top three favorite shows of all time! I must also love Canadians because Lost Girl and Orphan Black both are from Canada!



About thelesbiannextdoor

I am a 41 year old lesbian, living with her wife in a small town. I have a 23 year old step-son. Who knows, I could be your neighbor ;) (Unless you know for sure your neighbor is not a lesbian - then I'm probably not!)

Posted on March 28, 2014, in Lesbian TV. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. It’s in my queue of things to watch, just I have a lot to get through before it. BTW geeky scientists are where it’s at.

  2. I watched a few episodes and enjoyed it, but didn’t stick with it.
    Sarah’s best male friend is also gay.
    As someone in the US, I love that English and Canadian television doesn’t care at all about the gender or sexual orientation of its characters.
    Plus, the BBC gave us Dr Who, so…

    • Ah yes! Felix! (He’s actually her foster brother) He is so gay and so funny πŸ™‚ He also is not really British in real life, but you wouldn’t know it!

      I know, isn’t it the best that in SOME places in the world these things simply do not matter? πŸ™‚ Hope the US gets there someday.

      • I’m straight, and a supporter of gay rights. I really don’t understand how people get bent about how other people want to live their lives in ways that don’t affect them at all.
        But that’s probably a conversation for a different thread.
        Tatiana also does great accents in that show.

      • I always love our straight allies! Thank you for being one! πŸ™‚

        And yes, she does do great accents…especially the English one πŸ™‚

  3. Just put this on my watch list on Amazon prime.

  4. I just binged watched that myself! I can’t wait for the new season. I absolutely love it. AND Cosima is my favorite too πŸ˜‰

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