Hey gang! Jeff here. I just finished watching the first season of sense8, Neflix's new sci-fi series about eight people who share a telepathic link with one another, and loved it so much I needed to share how awesome and it is and why you should be watching!
1. It's Smart Character-Driven Science-Fiction
We need original sci-fi concepts and this totally delivers. The story is weaved so intricately and wonderfully over the twelve episodes that you can't help but feel elated at the end. And this is a show all about the characters. Eight completely different characters who all find each other somehow connected. It's no easy task to weave together that many story arcs together but sense8 does it in such a way you care about every single one of them. So instead of watching the next movie reboot or the next police or courtroom drama clone, check out this original sci-fi series!
2. Creator Cred
With The Wachowskis (The Matrix) and J. Michael Stracyznski (Babylon 5) at the helm, sense8 has amazing sci-fi cred in its creators. Anytime I see the Wachowskis name on something, I want to watch it. And while they haven't had a lot of commercial success of late, they're visionary creators and it's great to see then at the top of their game here teaming with Stracynski.
3. A Fantastic and Diverse Cast
You probably haven't heard of any of the actors in sense8. But hopefully you'll make a not of them as the cast delivers across the board. The series is filled with amazingly believable and touching performances. It's also probably the most diverse series on TV or online right now. The characters come from all over the world and the show does a tremendous job of representing different races, cultures, and LGBQT characters.
4. You Won't Have to Watch Porn
Okay so that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but sense8 isn't shy about showing very graphic, real sex scenes. What I do like is they're shot very tastefully and artistically and not for gratuitous reasons. So put that porn away and watch a series with an actual story instead!
5. It May Be the Best Show Out There Right Now
It's rare to find a show that fires on all cylinders in its first season, but sense8 does just that. Even shows I totally love, there's usually some things I don't like about them. But I'm hard pressed to find anything like that in sense8. Some may say it's a bit of a slow-build in the beginning but I think you'll find that all pays off by the season finale. And that finale is so well done and will leave you with an amazing feeling. There are plenty of great series online and on TV right now, but this may be the best of them all. So please watch it, because we need to support original sci-fi like this. And I really, really want a Season 2!
Have you guys seen sense8? Who are your favorite characters? Let us know what you think of the show and the characters by clicking on "Comments" below! Thanks for reading!
JEFF - I love Star Wars, Star Trek DS9 and TNG, The Flash, Arrow, Equilibrium, anything Christopher Nolan does, The Terminator, Back To The Future, RPGs especially Mass Effect and Dragon Age, martial arts movies, and Bantha Milk!