Have You Seen Orphan Black?

Half of these people are the same woman, and she's incredible as all of them.
Half of these people are the same woman, and she’s incredible as all of them.

Have you seen Orphan Black?  How can you call yourself a geek and not have seen Orphan Black?  Tatiana Maslany is outright incredible playing roughly five different regular roles plus a handful of others (the only misfire being a pre-op transgender, but nobody’s perfect)  This BBC America cult hit should be appointment television for the geek crowd.  It’s actually rather impressive on all levels, and aspects of the show act as domestic comedy, medical show, paranoid suspense yarn, and police procedural all at the same time.  And seriously, this show would not work without a fantastic lead actress in the main role(s).  Amazon Prime has the first two seasons streaming for free right now, and the third comes to BBC America sometime this spring (and, like Justified, I can’t see the new episodes right away dangit!).

Trailer for season three below the cut.

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Podcast Reaction: The Recommendations Edition

You should read this.
You should read this.

Let’s hear it for peer pressure.  After Watson, myself, and a podcast listener told them so, the crew of Gabbing Geek will be reviewing Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

In light of people giving and getting recommendations, here’s my recommendations for reading, watching, and playing.

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