Emmy voting is underway! This week, voters will be checking off names and shows they think are worthy of getting a nomination come July 10. We at TVGuide.com have a few selections in mind ourselves. Next up: our dream ballot for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
When John Fawcett and Graeme Manson first set out to make Orphan Black, all they had was an idea Fawcett has originally pitched in 2001: A woman bears witness as someone who looks exactly like her jumps in front of a train. They didn't know she would be a clone, they didn't have anything planned beyond that simple premise. But the idea would eventually become the exhilarating opening scene of a series that has transfixed fans all over the world since its premiere in March 2013.
What they've developed over the course of nearly two seasons has evolved into an addictive mystery thriller that is progressive in its exploration of subjects and topics that most other TV shows tend to shy away from.
It's no coincidence that the first clones are women on Orphan Black.
On the series, the female body is a battleground, with the women literally reduced to objects. The more easily controlled or useful the clones' bodies are (read: able to be reproduced), the more they're worth to the government-supported scientists and religious fanatics who continuously lay claim to Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) and the rest of Clone Club.
Breaking Bad, True Detective, The Good Wife were among the shows that received nominations for the 30th Television Critics Association Awards.
The final season of Breaking Bad will have to defend its title as Program of the Year in an impossibly tight race against True Detective, Game of Thrones, The Good Wifeand Orange Is the New Black. Bryan Cranston, Matthew McConaughey and Julianna Margulies are nominated for Individual Achievement in Drama, alongside The Americans' Matthew Rhys and Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany.
Everybody join the Clone Club!
It's Binge Saturday and this week's pick is Orphan Black. This exciting BBC America original stars Tatiana Maslany as Sarah, a woman who adopts the identity of someone she witnesses committing suicide only to later learn that they are actually clones of each other — and there are more out there.