TV Show Review

Sense8


The story of Sense8 evolves around eight individuals, Sun (Doona Bae), Will (Brian J. Smith), Wolfgang (Max Riemelt), Riley (Tuppence Middleton), Capheus (Aml Ameen), Lito (Miguel Ángel Silvestre), Kala (Tina Desai) and Nomi (Jamie Clayton), who start to have visions of the death of a woman called Angelica (Daryl Hannah). Spread across the globe and from various backgrounds, and whom even thought were strangers to one another find themselves suddenly able to connect to each other mentally and emotionally. While miles apart, they are still able to connect through shared visions, thoughts, and actions. This ability to link within their cluster helps them with situations in which they are alone that they would not have been able to manage otherwise.

Soon they find themselves being hunted by an organization whose goals seem to be the neutralization of sensates, and whose leader has the same abilities as them. Refered to as the Whispers (Terrence Mann), he is able to connect with any cluster after making eye contact with any of its sensate. This ability of his to link himself mentally to them forces the sensates to try to survive.

As the the plot develops we get to know why these people are connected and learn more about their individual backgrounds and see them evolve. The story unrevels slowly which of many may result in them losing their interest. However, as the episodes progress and you get acquainted with all the characters, you will start to feel more drawn into the show.

Released in June 5th, 2015, Sense8 is a great science-fiction drama and a Netflix original series, written and created by The Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski. Season one had a total of 12 episodes and another season currently being made.

It is beautifully done and worth seeing as it also takes us on a trip to different locations around the world including Berlin (Germany), Seoul (South Korea), Reykjavík (Iceland), Mexico City (Mexico), Nairobi (Kenya), Mumbai (India), San Francisco (USA), London (UK) and Chicago (USA).

Have you seen the show yet or seen any previews? What do you think?

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Due to the fact that the show touches on the subjects like sexuality, religion, politics, identity and gender, it may not appel to many, especially the conservative viewers. But overall a well written and produced series. Very well crafted.

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