Orphan Black: Echoes: Full Season
November 13, 2023 6:19 PM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

Set in the near future, Echoes takes a deep dive into the exploration of the scientific manipulation of human existence. It follows a group of women as they weave their way into each other’s lives and embark on a thrilling journey, unravelling the mystery of their identity and uncovering a wrenching story of love and betrayal. Spinoff of Orphan Black.
posted by Kyol (10 comments total)
I haven't actually watched this yet, but I figured I could drop in a placeholder for when people figure out where AMC+ is in their streaming landscape since Orphan Black was pretty well received on FF. The whole season looks like it was released at once on November 3rd, which doesn't usually lead to useful episode-by-episode posting when viewers are likely to binge it and forget which episode had any given plot point.
posted by Kyol at 6:23 PM on November 13

AMC effectively ding dong ditching the whole season sans promotion doesn't sound very promising, and the original show kinda fell apart halfway through. Still, I will eventually check it out, I guess.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 6:34 PM on November 13

Yeah, I first found out about it from someone else's "recent tv and movies" dump, and when I went looking all the fansites were still showing the release date was TBA, so AMC just stealth releasing it is.. uh. Yeah. But IMDB claims it was released on the 3rd of November, so I guess it's out?
posted by Kyol at 6:38 PM on November 13

I have AMC+ through Amazon Prime and this definitely isn't available there. Has anyone in the US managed to watch it? According to Wikipedia it was only released on the 3rd in Australia.
posted by mmoncur at 7:53 PM on November 13 [1 favorite]

The entire season is available on arrrrr in quality formats.
posted by porpoise at 1:38 AM on November 14 [1 favorite]

Tatiana Maslany was by far the best thing about Orphan Black. The writing started out good to decent and ended up decent to barely acceptable, but it was always a treat to watch the clones and marvel that it really was all one mega-talented actor. Without her, I don't think I'm interested.
posted by rikschell at 3:17 PM on November 14 [7 favorites]

This does have Krysten Ritter so I'm interested. I'll watch it even though the original Orphan Black was ultimately a mess (I'm due for a rewatch, though, and I own the box set).
posted by edencosmic at 5:56 PM on November 14

This show is quite bad, but hits the sweet spot for a hate watch, or maybe a mock watch. On paper, maybe the idea that having a bunch of people play genetically identical people at different ages sounded good, but it is nothing like the party trick of having one person play many people so convincingly. There is very little progress between iPhone 15 and 42. On character convinces another that an elaborate sonic fence around a gigantic property is operated with a “clicker.”
posted by snofoam at 4:33 PM on November 20

Still watching, still mocking, pretty fun. Somehow, despite there being almost no effort to make anything in 2050 look more advanced than what is here today, there is a flashback to 2009, where a teenager has a home that is maybe technically possible, but totally unrealistic for a teenager to have. The fanservice cameos have been less than serviceable, though I feel like Felix got one good line after two episodes, I have just forgotten what it was. Teenage printout of billionaire somehow has a memory of a previous printout, despite the fact that he was not a scan of that printout, so couldn’t possibly have that memory.
posted by snofoam at 5:59 PM on November 22

Does it have clones-impersonating-clones-impersonating-clones farce episodes, and if not why not.
posted by polytope subirb enby-of-piano-dice at 7:02 AM on November 28 [1 favorite]

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