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What’s on TV Saturday: The Last Season of ‘Orphan Black’ Debuts


Tatiana Maslany in “Orphan Black.”

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Tatiana Maslany and her clone sisterhood fight one last battle in the final season of “Orphan Black.” And Ben Affleck plays a mathematics savant with a wicked skill set in “The Accountant.”

What’s on TV

ORPHAN BLACK 10 p.m. on BBC America. The endgame is on as Sarah Manning — just one of the identical-looking but subtly distinctive characters conjured up by the Emmy-winning Tatiana Maslany — fights to the death with her clone Rachel, who is out to destroy her and everyone she loves.

CRAFT A LEGACY MARATHON 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Create. Need a new profession? Two six-hour blocks of episodes from “A Craftsman’s Legacy” follow Eric Gorges, a metal shaper, as he apprentices with people who make tools, buckets, furniture, quilts, baskets and stained glass.


Anna Kendrick and Ben Affleck in “The Accountant.”

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THE ACCOUNTANT (2016) 8 p.m. on HBO. Ben Affleck stars as Christian Wolff, an enigmatic mathematics savant with special-ops-caliber skills who moonlights as a numbers cruncher and launderer for drug cartels. Anna Kendrick is a corporate financial type who spots a discrepancy requiring his expertise. “You may anticipate scenes of Christian consorting with international outlaws and leading a glamorous double life,” Stephen Holden wrote in The New York Times about this thriller from Gavin O’Connor. “But no — there aren’t any first-class jaunts to exotic foreign capitals, and no scenes of him being wined, dined and entertained by strippers amid piles of cocaine. He is a tormented loner.”

What’s Streaming


Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady.”

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THE IRON LADY (2011) on iTunes and Amazon. Meryl Streep chalked up her third Oscar as the former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, the grocer’s daughter from Grantham who rose to leadership of the Conservative Party and beyond, in this biopic from Phyllida Lloyd. Jim Broadbent plays her husband, Denis, whose ghost an aged Mrs. Thatcher converses with while recalling her glory years. “Ms. Streep provides, once again, a technically flawless impersonation that also seems to reveal the inner essence of a well-known person,” A. O. Scott wrote in The Times.


Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Scarlett Johansson in “Match Point.”

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MATCH POINT (2005) on Amazon and iTunes. Chris (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), an Irish tennis pro, climbs the British social ladder after befriending Tom (Matthew Goode), an heir to a business fortune, and wooing his sister, Chloe (Emily Mortimer). But when Chris meets Tom’s fiancée, the scrappy American actress Nola (Scarlett Johansson), the temperature of his life suddenly increases from a polite simmer to a full sexual boil. In The Times, A. O. Scott described this Woody Allen drama as “a Champagne cocktail laced with strychnine.”

Make yours a double with “VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA” (2008), also on iTunes and Amazon, about two summering AmericansRebecca Hall as the sensible Vicky, and Ms. Johansson as the dreamy Cristina — savoring Catalan delicacies amid the splendors of Gaudí’s Spain. The tastiest morsels: the celebrated painter Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem) and Maria Elena (Penélope Cruz), his unstable former wife. Mr. Allen’s comedy, Manohla Dargis wrote in The Times, is “bathed in light so lusciously golden and honeyed that you might be tempted to lick the screen.”

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