We all have that friend who, through bad taste or mere ignorance, cannot be trusted to make their own TV-viewing decisions. They won't even make time for a show as gripping and mind-blowing as Orphan Black, which is a travesty. Here's a guide for convincing your resident Luddite to bite the bullet and join you in the pursuit of good television.
Appeal to Your Friend's Sense of Equality
Not until you've watched the first several episodes of Orphan Black does it occur to you that it's not just another sci-fi show about a girl on the run. It's a fantastic, speculative fiction thriller about a cast of diverse clones, all played by the insanely talented Tatiana Maslany. The clones build relationships with each other, teach each other, and love (and hate) each other. What they don't do is fight over boys or jump out at each other in sexy catsuits. They form the kind of complex relationships featured in dozens of other thrillers — where the cast is predominately male. The men of Orphan Black aren't portrayed as villains or demons, but they are supporting characters — appearing occasionally and often sexualized. Kind of the way women appear on most shows of the same genre. Neato.