A podcast for fans of Orphan Black, the sci-fi thriller sensation that combines crazy science with heartfelt sisterhood. Jean MacDonald, who has obsessively watched and rewatched the series, is joined by Kathy Campbell, who is watching it for the first time. We review and analyze one episode per week, looking at what makes this show so emotionally and intellectually satisfying. Watch (or rewatch!) Orphan Black with us!
Series Wrap-up: Sestras Are Forever
Jean and Kathy get together for a look back at their experiences of the series Orphan Black. We have had such a lovely time getting to know each other through our shared love for this show and its characters. Did the show live up to Kathy’s expectations? What’s it like not to binge watch this show? How do we introduce this show to others? This may not be goodbye forever. We have a couple ideas for some fun one-off shows to do for Orphan Black fans. And after we recorded this, AMC announced they have a new Orphan Black series...
"To Right The Wrongs Of Many" (S5E10)
It is as perfect a series ending as we have ever watched and we enjoyed every minute. We also reflect a bit on our journey. Kathy: “This is the podcast that really got me podcasting.” Jean: “Same here. Who knew? I had no idea. Just like our sestras didn’t know what would happen next, when Sarah stepped off that train.” We’ll do a proper wrap up as the last installment of SestraCast, but we’ll need a little time to compose ourselves....
"One Fettered Slave" (S5E9)
The tagline of this watch/rewatch podcast is that “we make sure not to spoil any storylines beyond the episode we are currently discussing.” We are down to the last two episodes of this show we love, but we keep our promises. Spoiler alert: we are getting a bit emotional about the whole thing....
"Guillotines Decide" (S5E8)
The antepenultimate episode of the series, i.e. the third last. We talk about how it’s nearly impossible to avoid spoilers, and how that has affected Kathy’s experience watching the series. Felix’s Gallery Opening is the Clone Dance Party equivalent of this season, and we enjoy every fun detail, giving us strength for the very emotionally challenging parts....
"Gag or Throttle" (S5E7)
An eye-opening episode. We learn about Rachel’s childhood as the “pro clone,” which means we get a flashback with the long-gone Dr. Leekie (Matt Frewer). And Alison’s back, with a new haircut and a new laid-back attitude. We also ask the question: martini or not? Rachel pours the spirits liberally, but not one drop of vermouth....
"Slim Manacled Wrists" (S5E6)
Krystal is back! It’s another mid-season fun episode, a breather as we hurtle down the path to the series finale. Krystal takes charge, in her quest to unmask Big Cosmetics’ evil plan. (Check out Kathy’s Krystal voice!) Plus, stuff goes down on the Island of Dr. Westmorland....
Customer ReviewsSee All
Great Orphan Black recap show with no forward spoilers (co-host Kathy is watching for the first time while co-host Jean is a rewatch veteran). The hosts have good chemistry and love the show and characters.
This is a great way to remind yourself what happened in early seasons if like me you’re coming back to the show after a hiatus.
The excitement continues!
I enjoy hearing new people enjoying the best show of the last 5 years. Jean and Kathy help share the OB fun