Your March Madness Sweet 16: Orange Is The New Black VS. Orphan Black

Our right quadrant has taken some odd, but near turns. Orphan Black has defeated Dr. Who, and Black Mirror; both are beloved, British science fiction shows. Fighting Dr. WhoOrphan Black received 68 percent of the vote. Paired with Black Mirror it was triumphant with 85 percent of the vote.

Orange Is The New Black has defeated Daredevil, a fellow Netflix drama, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., an ABC superhero drama. Facing off against DaredevilOrange Is The New Black took 64 percent of the vote. Against Agents… well, it received all of the votes.

As for the race in the Sweet 16, both shows could win a similar number of votes, if not an even number of votes. Orphan Black is critically beloved and has a loyal following (including this site’s editors). Orange Is The New Black also has a critical fervor and a strong fan following. Both shows feature a mostly-female ensemble cast, though it’s worth noting that Orphan‘s female characters are played by Tatiana Maslany (who hasn’t taken home an Emmy or Golden Globe yet, because the world is cruel and unfair).

Voting begins tomorrow, giving you plenty of time to hem and haw over your favorite female ensemble.

Orphan Black returns April 16, on BBCOrange Is The New Black returns June 17 on Netflix. Episodes are available online.

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