Review of Sense8

60 minutes

Sense8 is centered around eight characters that live in different cities around the world who experience a violent vision, and soon find themselves mentally connected by this experience. They are suddenly able to see and talk to each other as though they were in the same place, and have access to each other's deepest secrets. Not only must these eight adapt to this new ability and to each other, they must figure out what happened and why and what it means for the future of humanity, while being hunted by an organization out to capture, kill or vivisect them.
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Jun 20, 2015 8:50PM EDT

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I was really looking forward to watching the show and, as I am about to watch the final episode of the season, I must say I was not disappointed!

The brilliantly complex and creative intrigue is of course a trademark for the Wachowskis! I will continue to be a big fan of their work!

In this project, their greatest success in this show is, perhaps, to have created and cast 8 lead characters that manage to engage the audience throughout the show. The main intrigue, as well as the individual stories, are well thought out and exciting!

Having read other reviews, I will agree that some of the topics can be considered "mature" (even controversial according to some) but I'm really glad they worked to portray a really wide array of human experiences. Some aspects of the characters are a bit stereotypical at times but they manage to avoid falling into clich├ęs.

One main criticism: although very colourful, the opening sequence is too long and simply too reminiscent of the House of Cards opening. It could use some editing...

I vote for a 2nd season!!!


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