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SENSE8 is driving us batty.

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June 14th, 2015

This is our ongoing text thread about all that is making us mad about SENSE8 (SENSATE). The new Netflix series from The Wachowskis. Enjoy our ramblings. Please note, we are foul mouthed gentlemen. Also, many typos.

JUNE 12, 2015

Omus:

What in the actual fuck is going on with Sense8? I’m 2 episodes in and am starting to actively hate it. It’s like a freshman gender studies major wrote this fucking thing. I’m on board with LGBT rights and don’t have a problem with their depiction. But is this a Sci Fi thriller or just a bunch of poorly written “MESSAGES”? And there’s an almost 10 minute full on Bollywood production in ep. 2. Was there literally no one in charge of these two idiots? I’m giving it one more episode.

Seth:

I survived the whole fucking thing
Stop now and go watch iZombie

Cbuck:

I dropped off after 3 eps. Seth, does it get any better or is that it

Seth:

Of sense8 or iZombie?

Cbuck:

Nonsense8

Seth:

Sense8 has excellent production values, a fine cast and a script written for high schoolers not that that’s bad, but it really has no passion for the subject matters tackled in spite of the the fact that the Wachowskis are living it.

Does not get better.
It pissed me off so much. I’m going to rant on blog next week

Omus:

Actively wishing for Nomi’s death

CBuck:

Then I guess I’m out, for real.
Who the fuck is nomi?

Seth:

I recommend you watch . It’s a lesson….

CBuck:

Nope. Learned my lesson already. Sense8 is precious nap time.

Seth:

Nomi is the star

Cbcuk:

There’s a star? The trans?

Omus:

The trans woman dating Marrha [Martha] from Doctor Who. Her PROCLAMATION to her blog before the pride parade left me slack jawed. And it was directed like it was a world defining statement of belief when it come off like a cloistered 18 year old who just discovered that the world is full of THINGS!

Seth:

Yes
Of WTF was that ?!?!?

Omus

It was so incredibly naive and stupid. I was shocked. And that fucking Bollywood scene. WHAT AM I WATCHING?

Seth

Yeah…. Wait till nomi is revealed to be an Uber Hacker.

Omus:

Hacktivist, according to her.

CBuck

No thanks.

JUNE 14th, 2015

Omus:

Because I’m a masochist and also stupid, I’m 6 episodes into Sense8. I think it’s a perfect mashup of their residual love for Cloud Atlas and Lana’s therapy notes.

There is an actual body hopping orgy scene. I am now watching this thing out of sheer WTF-ness at this point. Oh, and I fast forward through every Nomi/Martha scene.

CBuck

I’m tempted to pick it up again for the same WTF-ness and I heard MJ Straczynski on a podcast. He made it sound interesting. The Wachowskis think this kind of pablum is interesting, so maybe I can find out why. Then again, people go out and get shitfaced night after night and think that’s cool. Not interested.

But maybe there’ll be a few good sequences worth seeing.

Omus:

There are a ton of brilliantly set up and staged scenes that go no where. Very little action. If they put as much effort into some action as they do in the sophomoric melodrama this could be great.

A couple of the stories are a little more compelling because the actors are good. Van Damme in Nairobi, Will the cop. But it just doesn’t make sense. Every now and then Sayid from lost shows up and says shit like, “You’re cluster feels your feels.” Mesmerizing train wreck.

CBuck:

lol

Seth:

The setup that goes nowhere is my biggest gripe.

Thank you nerds of color: http://thenerdsofcolor.org/2015/06/10/sense8-and-the-failure-of-global-imagination/

Omus:

Omg, the 4 Non Blondes’ What’s Going On scene. Godamnit.

Seth:

I just drifted and started thinking about road trips in the 90s….

CBuck:

I went to bebop in my head

Omus:

I jerked it because I secretly love that song.

Grrrrrrr. The women just went up so I’m probably about to watch episode 7.

CBuck:

I do too, but still…

Seth:

I openly love that song, but was still embarrassed to see it in the show. As writers the Ws are still in HS

Omus:

I don’t really love that song.

Seth:

Ha!

CBuck:

Well, maybe freshman English.

Seth:

Besides, never a good sign when a tv show  gets you thinking about how great it would be to take a road trip away from watching this show…

Omus:

I liked 4 non blondes better when they were Concrete Blond.

Something wrong with my cluster…….

CBuck:

You know they got cluster pills now. Diarrhea is one of the many side effects, but they do fix your cluster.

Seth:

I think I should’ve taken the Blue Pill and gone back to bed with Sense8

speaking of music in Sense8… cover of Knocking on Heaven’s door is waiting for you….

Omus:

Fuck
You

CBuck:

Lmao!

Seth:

Sorry, spoilers.

Omus:

Yeah, thanks a lot. I was really looking forward to the ramp up to awesome that is inevitable.

Seth Boonchai
I'm more of a Jack of all trades than anything else, but really, I know just enough to be dangerous. I was born a dog according to the Chinese Zodiac... and it is spot on: " ... faithful, courageous, dexterous, smart and warm-hearted. They know how to keep secrets and can be terribly stubborn with the right things. They are distant at parties."

2 thoughts on “SENSE8 is driving us batty.

  • Om Ingram June 18, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    This show was a mess. But ultimately, I think it was kind of a glorious mess. Two things kind of won me over. Lito and Hernando’s story was genuinely touching and often funny. And they finally stopped having Nomi be the neon MESSAGE sign and just be a poorly written hacker character. She was funny.

    The whole damn thing was overly earnest, maddeningly melodramatic and about as subtle as an Oliver Stone elevator pitch. But if you post op it into a “Choose your own adventure” story, it’s better.

    I think.

    Damnit.

  • Nic June 15, 2015 at 7:13 am

    I have never seen sense8 (nor will I) but this thread is awesome. And the mention of concrete blonde makes me want to buy a Sony Walkman and brood in my room for another four years.


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