Netflix – Sense8 – Review, No spoilers

Wow! What a refreshing change to find a TV series like this. It ticks so many boxes it’s fascinating. Andy and Lana Wachowski have done an amazing job here.

On one hand it’s devastatingly alluring with colours throughout the series that suggest a great deal of artistic and directorial talent.  On the other hand, the story is captivating if not a little slow at times. The way it’s filmed screams ‘quality’. You feel emotionally full, like you’ve just eaten the most amazing meal.

The characters are what make this series for me. Practically every character was endearing. The overriding story is simple and not overly complicated, (sometimes they try to hard with the main story at the expense of the characters), but it’s the characters and their arcs and how they come together that keeps you hooked.

It’s geeky, it’s intelligent, it’s horrific, it’s romantic, then extremely sensual. There is a character we can all associate with in Sense8 and if there isn’t, then there will be one you want to be.

Script was a joy to listen too. I love writing character speech myself, so it was simply amazing to hear characters talk realistically and with the talent of these actors… wow I was really impressed.

It felt like I was watching different shows at some points. As mentioned, it got drawn out in places, but thankfully they would introduce something that would bring it all alive again. It was at times a very personal and intimate thing to view.

It was equally fantastic to see gay men and women in realistic relationships that are attractive, intelligent and socially skilled. Many English TV drama’s don’t do this and I’ve always had an issue with it.

I loved how romance was handled. It was done so well, so subtle at first and then we watched it grow in many characters throughout the series. Not once did I think it was false or forced, which illustrates how well this was written.

I know this is a good series because, after watching the season finale, I wasn’t asking the question; “Where can this go from here?”  I can see from a writer’s perspective where this can go for season 2 and that’s a really good place to be.

What did you think of Sense8?

Please leave a comment I really enjoy hearing from you.

Spencer

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2 thoughts on “Netflix – Sense8 – Review, No spoilers

  1. Hi there! Stumbled across your blog while doing a tag search, hope you don’t mind that I pop in to comment. I LOVE Sense8!!! It’s one of my favorite shows. (I don’t think the Wachowskis are even capable of doing anything badly.) It’s so refreshingly diverse on all fronts, and it’s such a fantastic story. I’m looking forward to the next season!

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    1. I’m with you on SENSE8. They have a hard task to follow season 1. Speaking with others, they felt the ending was a bit weak and less memorable that the rest. If you look at recent NETFLIX series, there have been extremely strong first seasons e.g. Daredevil and Jessica Jones. It’s hard to imagine second seasons will match them, but I think they will.

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