mainly a lost girl blog
So we now know how all this Wanderer stuff started and we got to see the Wanderer himself (who’s hot)! It looks he used some type of power on Bo, so I’m not really worried about them having an actual relationship, unless something changes.I hope we get more questions answered in the next episode.
BBC America || Orphan Black Season 2 Trailer
Let’s talk for a moment about the absolute masterclass in advertising being put on by Orphan Black. It understand its audience - what its audience wants, how to give it just a tiny taste of how it wants, where its audience congregates, how its audience uses social media - and it really, really understands a trailer.
Within the first eight seconds, the trailer has given anyone new to the show all the information they’ll need to process what the show is about (clones from an illegal experiment, here are all the main ‘good’ ones, the name and the channel), while not boring the old audience (lightening flashes! beloved scenes of clones interacting! Sarah looking like she does!).
Then it moves on to the new material:
Stuff which doesn’t mean anything specific, but looks cool.
Sarah is running in the rain! Guns are being fired at something offscreen! Blood is dripping off a knife in shallow focus!
More glimpses of a Season 1 Mysterious Character
Rachel overseeing body disposal, Rachel schmoozing, Rachel confronting various characters which conversations were touched on in prior tiny teasers: Sarah, Paul, Cosima)
Talk about ‘not being owned’ and ‘no more games’ and ‘having only just begun,’ along with hints at conspiracy, all delivered obscurely enough and in such a way as to confuse the newbies, who are probably thinking ‘ok, so blonde clone and bald guy are devious and maybe working together, maybe playing each other … ‘
Cosima: “What are you gonna do? Just start shooting people?”
Deadpan Sarah: “Yeah.”
Sarah is kissing a new, bearded guy! Delphine and Cosima are also kissing!
Sarah tied and terrified in a shower.
Paul seemingly talking Sarah into giving herself/information up.
Delphine (presumably, though it could also be sneakily cut from two different scenes) examining a dead clone, which could be a bald/shaved Katja or Helena or could be unknown. This could mean she’s undercover in a morgue, sneaking into Leekie’s lab, or just trying to treat a sick Cosima and someone *else* is looking at a dead clone.
And now this one minute trailer aka as The Perfect Length, with its hashtags and its easy shareability, goes all over the interwebs for free.
The marketing and social media folks that BBC America has assigned to cover this show do their jobs very well. They’re engaging, humorous, they get the show, and are not annoying in the least