25 Nearest and Dearest 19/25
The Clone Club (Orphan Black)
Orphan Black is the gift that brought us the Clone Club and then later introduced us to a word that’ll perpetually be in all of our vocabularies: “sestra”. I have a sestra. You have a sestra. Sarah, Helena, Cosima, Alison, and Felix all have sestras. There are a bountiful of great relationships on Orphan Black, but the Clone Club is special. The Clone Club took five incredibly different individuals and created an extraordinary unit culminating into something irrevocably profound and life changing. Sarah and Helena may have been cloned without their consent, but it was their choices to not only befriend one another, but their sisters as well. It was Sarah’s choice to take not only pretend to be Beth for a while, but it was her choice to remain in her sisters’ lives and watch over them. And though members of the Clone Club don’t always agree, one thing’s for certain, their love for one another shines brighter than Helena’s hair.
“Transgressive Border Crossing” | Orphan Black
Best of Television
It’s truly been one of the strongest and most inspirational years of Television and because of this, we’ve decided the best way to pay homage to it, is to reflect on the scenes that are now perpetually engraved in our memories. These are the scenes that have not only inspired us, but they’ve moved us beyond words leaving us with hope and wonder.
“The Weight of This Combination” | Orphan Black
“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternative – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”
Aristotle said it best in the quote above, the significance of choices has not only been an ongoing theme in all our favorite series, but it’s what we feel has been the most noteworthy message this year.
2013 was a great year for television, but 2014 was indescribable – with far too many astounding moments to choose from, television this year inspired us in ways we never thought possible. From superlative performances to exquisitely written scenes and character arcs, we’re proud to say that our choices are ones we feel we’ll adore for years to come.
June 15 – 21
“By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried” | Orphan Black
Orphan Black tied up its second season with enough twists and turns that’ll leave viewers dreading the year long wait, but with the perfect amount of heartfelt scenes that’ll never stop being discussed.
“Things Which Have Never Yet Been Done” | Orphan Black
Tatiana Maslany | Orphan Black