TV Shows Watched -- Sense8

Added on by C. Maoxian.

My buddy Theo recommended this one to me.  A Netflix Original series. Whoever did the opening credit music also did the House of Cards opening credit music, more or less exactly the same song, maybe a two-for-one deal for Netflix.

This is by the Wachowski brothers, you know, the Matrix guys. It's a similarly mend-bending alternate reality, parallel reality, time twister, whatever kind of deal. Features eight! different people on eight different continents (I know, I know) who all share this bond with Darryl Hannah, their "birth mother" of sorts. I love D. Hannah because she's exactly my age (ok, ten years older) and still looks great, though she doesn't have much screen time here.

The show is intriguing enough to watch another episode, though I have a sinking feeling.

 Blonde lady from The Ring

Blonde lady from The Ring

OK, the eight guys on eight continents thing is a little overwhelming. Why didn't the Wachomatrix brothers make it six or even four? There's a black character and an Asian character and a transgender character and a gay Latin lover character (talk about Sesame Street), but all the gay sex doesn't grate too badly ... it's the gratuitous violence I can do without. I will soldier on to episode three.

 Great package (stuck a sock in it)

Great package (stuck a sock in it)

One of the characters is a Korean woman who is corporate chieftain by day (her Dad's company) and cage fighter by night. Somehow the eight linked characters can zap around the globe taking one another's places. Another character is in Kenya? maybe and the Korean girl takes his place in a fight. Time space flipperoo just when you need it. Not sure how many more of these episodes I can get through, but season one ain't 22 shows long at least! To be continued...

 Nice sheen of sweat but she ain't ripped

Nice sheen of sweat but she ain't ripped