TV Review: “Sense8”

Sense8 show poster

Last shot of all main 8 characters in Sense8. A trimphant moment.

The 8 in Sense8.

Sense8

OVERALL: Holy Toledo Blades people, this is a production made by J. Michael Straczynski (JMS) and The Wachowskis (or as I like to call them The Wachowski Sibs).

This means that the creator of Babylon 5 and The Matrix combined forces and made this show! OMG PEOPLE GET EXCITED!!! It is a masterpiece of story telling showing the power and passion of these giant storytellers. Huzzah!!!

And HOORAY! Sense8 has been renewed for a second season!!! Hooray for Netflix!

POINTS: Where to begin? Both storytellers – JMS and The Wachowskis – explore diversity, otherness, culture, and spirituality. Plus they both love Sci-Fi/Fantasy. So Sense8 gives you a beautiful banquet of all of these elements.

PITFALLS: Oh my. Well this isn’t really a pitfall – it is more of an observation about myself – but I must warn that the love scenes in this show are HAWT, intimate, and graphic. They are tasteful and honoring and oh my, I often have to look away! (Who’d a thunk I was prudish?!) This is NOT a criticism – I think other film makers should take note. I just get embarrassed for the actors and then well, for myself. 🙂

Ok, ok, one incredibly minor pitfall: I think the beats in the show could be shortened a bit. IMHO.

FEMALE CHARACTER(S): Yes yes a thousand times yes! Wonderful female and male characters. So many and all so good.

CULTURAL PITFALL(S): Wellllllll….. I’ll let ya’ know.

HIGH POINT(S):

1.) “Help me/I got this.” These lines and concepts are used a lot in  Sense8 as the Sense8 begin to reach out and help each other at different times in the show. LOVE it. LOVE IT!!! The concept is  played out often and I love it each time. I love how the characters begin to rely on and enjoy each other as the season grows. 🙂 To see examples check out the SPOILERS below but you have been warned!

2.) “You are no longer just you. You have seven other selves now.”

BECHDEL TEST (Website): 3 of 3 – all the time!

RACIAL BECHDEL TEST (Website): 3 of 3 – all the time!

IMDB: Sense8 (2015-)

OFFICIAL  WEBSITE:  Sense8 on Netflix | Sense8 on Twitter | Sense8 on Facebook. Plus check out all of the LINKS below!!!

DVD/BLU-RAY WORTHY: Yes!!! When and where?!?!?!

LION PAW PRINTS:  4.5 of 5.

Sense8 – Official Trailer – Netflix [HD]

Sense8 – Concept Trailer – Netflix [HD]

LINKS:

Oh and bingebox on WordPress is right: Sense8 is Simply Sensational.

 Renewal Links:

Birthdays are just the beginning. is reborn.

*SPOILERS!!!! Watch at your own risk!!! Or enjoyment. 🙂 ***

Below are some examples of “Help me/I’ve got this” and the Sense8ers helping each other.

sense8 | Lito & Wolf Badass Moments

sense8 | Sun | Best Fight Scenes

But it isn’t all fighting. This scene where the characters help each other figure out similar situations they are both going through.

sense8 | Nomi & Lito | Emotional Conversation

Ooooo GoogleChat!! WARNING!!! Might be SPOILERY! Sense8 Cast Google Chat

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