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Thanks everyone.  

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Thanks everyone.  

And have you started watching it yet?

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Not yet, running through Travelers first.
post #304 of 437
Just starting, almost done episode 1. Not sure what the hell is going on, but it's got my attention!
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You couldnt be more right.  After that scene, it all pulls together.  Right on!

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You couldnt be more right.  After that scene, it all pulls together.  Right on!

Are you talking about Ep. 4  What's going on?

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The hospital escape
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Season 2 Trailer

 

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Is it out yet?

 

What about now?

 

Now?

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Holy shit CHILLS!!!!!!!

 

 

Can't fucking wait!

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Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! 

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Not too long if a wait, awesome
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3.5 days to go until we get our minds blown again. I paid the 2 bucks to upgrade my Netflix to HD and everything. cool.gif

What will be the next pop song to get redeemed via psychic orgy? Perhaps something by Spin Doctors?
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Reviews have been outstanding my body is ready.
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STOKED.

Time to rewatch a few scenes...
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It's up! Of course I won't be able to watch it for umpteen hours!
post #317 of 437
Burned my way through 6 eps so far, Im loving it, having a blast.

Episode 5: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
IRREVOCABLY!
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McCoy! 

 

This show makes me so fucking happy. 

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Damn it, Sense8. I like so much about you, but do you have to have your characters literally high five each other after they give a BIG THEMATIC SPEECH that immediately bowls over their vocal critics? Or could you at least build up to that so it's the dramatic climax of an episode, and not just something that happens 20 minutes into the season premiere?
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10 minutes in and there's a global telepathically linked analysis of LIONHEART and how it relates to courage, society and growing up.

It's cheesy as fuck but I love it.
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Damn it, Sense8. I like so much about you, but do you have to have your characters literally high five each other after they give a BIG THEMATIC SPEECH that immediately bowls over their vocal critics? Or could you at least build up to that so it's the dramatic climax of an episode, and not just something that happens 20 minutes into the season premiere?

Yeah.

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This show is pretty much a power fantasy for the disenfranchised. If you don't like that, that's your business but I wouldn't change it for anything.

 

And the way they've built on the world building this season has been utterly fantastic.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
That Cluster vs. Cluster fight in Episode 6 was fucking BOSS!
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Its like stepping back into a house filled with your most favorite people.  Character flaws, issues or whatever - like 'em. Just want to hang with them. 

 

And Bug. I love the fuck out of that character. 

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Its like stepping back into a house filled with your most favorite people.  Character flaws, issues or whatever - like 'em. Just want to hang with them. 

 

And Bug. I love the fuck out of that character. 

 

Yes to all of this. 

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I'm going to start watching it today as soon as I drop off the kids.  Really can't wait.

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Finished it today. 

 

Anyone have Season 3 for me?

 

Please? 

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Finished it today. 

 

Anyone have Season 3 for me?

 

Please? 

I'm pretty sure the cast is already signed for a season 3, so it shouldn't be a 2 year wait.  

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This show is pretty much a power fantasy for the disenfranchised. If you don't like that, that's your business but I wouldn't change it for anything.

 

 

It breaks the fantasy when I can see the strings being pulled so clearly in the moment, and the opposition are such transparent straw men.  

 

I did like battle of wits stuff between Riley/Will and Whispers.  

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I'd agree with you if that was the only purpose of that scene. But since it actually sets up things down the line for the season, I'm ok with it. 

 

-shrug- YMMV and all that. 

 

Definitely stick with it. This season delivers in spades and for my money is a massive improvement over the first. 

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It breaks the fantasy when I can see the strings being pulled so clearly in the moment, and the opposition are such transparent straw men.  

 

I did like battle of wits stuff between Riley/Will and Whispers.  

Yeah. I mean the show isn't saying anything really that I don't agree with it's just.....maybe not so hard? Like that reporter is exactly the type of person I roll my eyes at so I was totally on his side but then the scene plays out. I like the show a lot I just wish it were a tad more subtle. 

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Yeah. I mean the show isn't saying anything really that I don't agree with it's just.....maybe not so hard? Like that reporter is exactly the type of person I roll my eyes at so I was totally on his side but then the scene plays out. I like the show a lot I just wish it were a tad more subtle. 

 

I don't know if I require more subtlety so much as less self-congratulation.  Like, have your big dramatic speech rebuking prejudice and so forth.  Just maybe don't punctuate the scene with the characters hopping around in a circle and making faces at the vanquished skeptics and generally spiking the football.

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I don't know if I require more subtlety so much as less self-congratulation.  Like, have your big dramatic speech rebuking prejudice and so forth.  Just maybe don't punctuate the scene with the characters hopping around in a circle and making faces at the vanquished skeptics and generally spiking the football.

Agreed. High five?

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Man, episode two is something else. Lana - and the editors - are on fire.

And that's a neat trick Max learned. I assume the Sensehotty is working for the bad guys.
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Thread Starter 

Finished the season.   Big improvement over season 1.   This show shouldn't work at all on me as it has so many of the things I loathe like preachiness, cheesiness, and characters that on paper should be annoying as hell but somehow it all works.   Bug should be Urkel level annoying but I love him.   Looking forward to season 3 very much.

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The Christmas special really dampened my enthusiasm for this show to the point where it's taken me until today to start watching it and, even then, I had to force myself to hit the play button.

 

Two episodes in and this is back to being the show I fell in love with during the first season. I loved the cliffhanger to the first episode, and the second episode's cliffhanger is even better. Looking forward to seeing how things progress.

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You're going to love the third episode.
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Ha. They got James McTeigue to direct an episode where a guy in a Guy Fawkes mask appears and makes a bunch of statements beginning with the letter 'v'.

 

I love it.

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The only thing that would have made it better was if he was played by Hugo Weaving. 

 

Saxon, there's a WONDERFUL guest star I'm sure you'll appreciate. 

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Saxon, there's a WONDERFUL guest star I'm sure you'll appreciate. 

 

Ha. I've literally just seen him. So random, but very cool! 

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Thread Starter 
And there's a Cloud Atlas Easter Egg as well in there near the end.
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I actually cackled out loud when that person popped up in the club. A blast.
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Warning: Spoiler for Season 2, Episode 8 "All I Want Right Now Is One More Bullet" (Click to show)
The restaurant fight might be one of my favorite sequences this show has done. The whole "cluster vs cluster fight" is really imaginative and is the type of scene you could only find on this show. I love both clusters choosing their best martial artists as well as the way a single punch causes every head in the cluster to turn. So fucking cool!

 

I'm going to be honest here: I'm really missing Ami Ameen as Capheus. Toby Onwumere is fine but he just doesn't bring as much to the character as Ameen did. It probably doesn't help that Capheus' storyline this year hasn't been half as interesting as last year, and seems to consist of people just telling him he's awesome whilst he does nothing to prove it. 

 

Only a few more episodes to go now. :(

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Finished this yesterday and found it to be superior to the first season. It doesn't have that season's freshness or moments such as "What's Going On?" but I really liked the Wolfgang and Sun action scenes which bookended the season. Sun and Lito remain the heart of the show for me, and are the two stories I find myself most invested in. I'm also pleased that Riley was still able to exist as a character separate from Will, which was one of my biggest fears going into this season. I very much enjoyed the ongoing conflict between Will and Whispers. The Wachowskis sure do have a knack for writing and casting memorable villains! Whilst Capheus and Wolfgang are probably my least favorites, the latter at least was given a rather memorable nemesis this time around.

 
Whilst I can acknowledge that the show is flawed (it can be EXTREMELY cheesey in places), it really nails the big emotional moments which is why I love it. It's surprising some of those moments work as well as they do really - Nomi's father, for example, is only introduced twenty minutes or so before we get her heartfelt shock at finally being acknowledged as his daughter. It probably helps that the surrounding characters are as well cast as the central ones. Freema Agyeman, for example, enhances all of Nomi's scenes just by virtue of Neets being bubbly, optimistic and awesome. Hernando and Dani continue to be the best friends you could ever want.
 
So yeah, really happy with this. I hear they have five years of story planned and am really looking forward to what happens in year three, especially with how this season ended! 

Edited by MrSaxon - 5/21/17 at 8:15am
post #344 of 437

Just finished it as well... I was sure there was another episode left, so I mimicked a rather memorable line from the season when I realized there wasn't...

 

"Fuck."

 

Really this is a show that tests whether you're capable of checking your cynicism at the door for a few hours. If you aren't, you're going to find it cloying and self-congratulatory. It's earnest in a time where that is a bad word.

 

Personally, while I agree with the show's messages, I'm not much of crusader for them, even on the Internet where such a thing is as easy as piling on outrage on to the social justice cause du jour. I detest intolerance, but I rarely watch and never seek out stories outside my own sexual preferences - they just don't interest me. Yet I find the show's willingness to plant its flag without reservation or temperance to be admirable and intoxicating, far more so than if it were hedged with concern for the coolest possible presentation.

 

Of course, I likely still wouldn't be watching if it didn't also mix in some thought-provoking sci-fi and some truly kick-ass action scenes, as well as great acting and some of the most varied and beautiful photography in modern cinema.

 

The cool version of Sense8 would have each character be a grittier and nastier antihero than the one before them. They'd eschew speeches for silent walks in the rain, and everything would be shot in shades of blue.

 

I'll take the uncool version of the show.

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My only grief about this season was finding out how many of these sense groups exist and how many people are involved.  That kind of ruins some of the intrigue.

Like Howard Stern always ranted about 'Heroes,' the show was great, then everyone turned out to have super-powers and it just got out of hand.

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My only grief about this season was finding out how many of these sense groups exist and how many people are involved.  That kind of ruins some of the intrigue.

Like Howard Stern always ranted about 'Heroes,' the show was great, then everyone turned out to have super-powers and it just got out of hand.

Yeah. I mean I guess it isn't technically THAT many groups out there but it doesn't feel like it in the context of the show. 

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Think they said there were over 380 out there with this gift.
And Whispers is concentrating on just this group? Maybe I'm missing something
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Think they said there were over 380 out there with this gift.
And Whispers is concentrating on just this group? Maybe I'm missing something

 

I think there are supposed to be more than that, the number they're aware of is just the group that are networked together.

 

And the others knowing and fearing Milton tells us that he's been hunting all of them. The others are just older and thus better at remaining hidden. He's likely focused on this group because of the in he has via Will. That connection also forces him to hunt Will, because of how dangerous it can be to let him run around gaining knowledge about Milton's life.

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I think there are supposed to be more than that, the number they're aware of is just the group that are networked together.

 

And the others knowing and fearing Milton tells us that he's been hunting all of them. The others are just older and thus better at remaining hidden. He's likely focused on this group because of the in he has via Will. That connection also forces him to hunt Will, because of how dangerous it can be to let him run around gaining knowledge about Milton's life.

Also they are the newest cluster connected to Hannah. Although to be honest im still really confused about how the birth of clusters work and a tiny bit confused about who can see who sometimes.

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Also they are the newest cluster connected to Hannah. Although to be honest im still really confused about how the birth of clusters work and a tiny bit confused about who can see who sometimes.

The birth of clusters (I think) occurs when a current sensate "activates" a dormant one via proximity. Hannah activated Will, "birthing" the cluster.

 

Who can see who is more straightforward: people within a cluster can always see each other. Sensates outside their cluster can only see each other if they're been in close physical proximity before (like establishing a wifi connection), when not on beta-blockers (like turning your router off).

 

So Will and Whispers can see each other because of their original confrontation. Riley can see everyone who came to her show, but Will can't because he was on blockers. Van Damme can see the new people that came to his rally. Sun can see the letch because he was with her in Korea. And Wolfgang can see the assassin lady because he met her in person. Pretty much none of the other sensates can see anyone outside their group.

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