Review: Sense8, Season 1, Episode 3: “Smart Money is on the Skinny Bitch” (Odds On Favourite?)


“I wish I was a zebra”

‘Smart Money is on the Skinny Bitch’ built on the framework of episode 2 by delving into the histories of the ‘fringe’ characters of Sense8, such as the so-far under-utilised Sun and Van Dam. The plot developments are still little more than overtures to explore the eight Sensates, rather than progressing the over-arching storyline. However, when we are given an episode like “Smart Money is on the Skinny Bitch,” it’s hard to pick flaws in the overall direction of Sens8. It builds up to a superb finale that crystallises the connection between our Sensates, that delights and thrills in equal measures. Continue reading

Review: Sense8, Season 1, Episode 2: ‘I Am Also A We’ (We’re All In This Together!)



“It’s not hacking if you get paid for it”

Episode 2 of Sense8, “I Am Also A We,” would have done little to win over people who were not impressed with the slow pace of the first episode. Indeed, these first two episodes are more about developing the characters than explaining virtually anything about what is happening to them. However, those with patience will appreciate the care and brilliance of the editing, bringing our eight ‘sensates’ together in more ways than one. It’s novelistic approach to storytelling will surely reap big rewards in the future, but there’s more than enough to appreciate in “I Am Also A We.”
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Review: Sense8, Season 1, Episode 1: Limbic Resonance (Mind-Bending!)


“I see them”

The latest Netflix Original Series is Sense8, a TV series developed and devised by the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski. The concept sold the show to me immediately. Eight people from around the world being connected? Coloured me tickled pink! A science-fiction TV series that spans the globe? Colour me tickled pink again! After watching the first episode, ‘Limbic Resonance,’ I can say two things about it: I’m intrigued, very intrigued…but I’m not sure whether or not my intrigue will be rewarded… Continue reading