TV: Sense8 – Season 1 (Review)

A confusing but entertaining Netflix gem…

The Wachowskis are no stranger to playing with our minds but their brilliant new series, Sense8 is on a whole other level!

Sense8 revolves around 8 different individuals from different continents, backgrounds, sexualities, cultures etc. who suddenly become linked to one another after a strange woman sacrifices her own life to create the bond. Throughout the course of the series viewers are then in turn connected to the characters as we get enthralled and attached to their lives no matter how confronting it may be.

While The Matrix, Cloud Atlas and Jupiter Ascending were already tough films to digest, Sense8 is much more based in reality and deals with issues of identity, sexuality and human suffering. It’s the very reason in which makes this series so engaging and relevant to today’s audience.

Warning though, as it is filled with sex scenes and a few violent sequences that are necessary in making the experience an all-in-all detailed and confronting account of human-life. There’s even a detailed birthing and orgy sequence which may be a little too much for certain viewers but a treat on nailing the concept of being truly connected, following in suite with the idea of “I becoming a we.”

But with any Wachowski story (with the help of J. Michael Straczynski) comes confusion as the season goes out with only a tad bit of resolution. There is also at times little explanation to events that go down throughout the season, which demands the show to have another season in clearing up more details on the thought-provoking concept already intact.

VERDICT: Netflix has done it again and given viewers a remarkably entertainingly and meaningful new series.

Overall Rating:
8/10 

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Sense8, season 1 is available to stream in full on Netflix.

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2 Comments

  1. You refer to this as “a Wachowski story”…did you notice that three people created and wrote the whole show, not just two?

  2. Sorry about that, I did know that beforehand and added it in. What I was going for is that it has a lot of Wachowski ideas in it (judging from their previous work) which make the series really their concept while also collaborating with J. Michael Straczynski.

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