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Title: Sense8
Post by: BillyRunsThingsSon on June 07, 2015, 04:56:46 PM
Are you guys watching the new Wachowski bro & sis show on Netflix?  It's pretty cool 2 episodes in.  Doesn't give away too much of the story early.  brings you along slowly, still introducing the characters. 
Title: Re: Sense8
Post by: Kallor on June 07, 2015, 05:00:45 PM
I got bored during the first episode.  I'm sure I'll get back to it at some point but I'm not rushing.
Title: Re: Sense8
Post by: BillyRunsThingsSon on June 07, 2015, 05:19:29 PM
I got bored during the first episode.  I'm sure I'll get back to it at some point but I'm not rushing.

You gotta give Netflix 2 episodes minimum.  By the end of episode 2 you barely know what's going on, but at least it's beginning to unravel.  In the first episode you literally know nothing.  Watch one more... for me.  ;)
Title: Re: Sense8
Post by: altoon on June 07, 2015, 10:43:29 PM
Yeah I'm watching interesting concept moving too fucking slow.  If you couldn't binge watch I would have given up.  I'm half way through and well they still haven't expain much.  It more concerned with everyone own personal story there not even using there abilities.
Title: Re: Sense8
Post by: BillyRunsThingsSon on June 07, 2015, 11:33:31 PM
Yeah I'm watching interesting concept moving too fucking slow.  If you couldn't binge watch I would have given up.  I'm half way through and well they still haven't expain much.  It more concerned with everyone own personal story there not even using there abilities.

It's takes a while for them to tell you what happens which is good.  Usually character figure shit out waaay too quickly and it ruins the suspense because everyone's a batman level detective.  Realistically it takes time for people to compute drastic and dangerous changes in their lives.
Title: Re: Sense8
Post by: Kallor on June 07, 2015, 11:39:28 PM
Yeah I'm watching interesting concept moving too fucking slow.  If you couldn't binge watch I would have given up.  I'm half way through and well they still haven't expain much.  It more concerned with everyone own personal story there not even using there abilities.

It's takes a while for them to tell you what happens which is good.  Usually character figure shit out waaay too quickly and it ruins the suspense because everyone's a batman level detective.  Realistically it takes time for people to compute drastic and dangerous changes in their lives.

I feel like it's the opposite with modern mystery shows.  They tell you nothing, ever, and then rush any answers they feel like giving at the very end because they ran out of time and never really figured out what those answers were in the first place. 

No idea if this show is like that or not, I'm just speaking to your assertion that most shows figure the situation out too quickly. 
Title: Re: Sense8
Post by: altoon on June 30, 2015, 08:52:40 AM
Dammit the characters ended up endearing themselves to me and I feel in love with this show by the end.

Still I need to know where the fuck Wolfgang got a goddamn rocket launcher from.
Title: Re: Sense8
Post by: BillyRunsThingsSon on June 30, 2015, 09:50:45 PM
Dammit the characters ended up endearing themselves to me and I feel in love with this show by the end.

Still I need to know where the fuck Wolfgang got a goddamn rocket launcher from.

He's a criminal mastermind.  They tend to have weapons caches.

Sun's my favorite though.  When shit hits the fan just call in Sun.
Title: Re: Sense8
Post by: altoon on July 05, 2015, 02:58:47 PM
seeing as me and U are the only ones commenting I'm guessing the no one else has watch or gave up cause the first three episodes are bad espically the 1st one.
Title: Re: Sense8
Post by: AP on July 05, 2015, 09:50:13 PM
Not a fan of the Wachowskis.  I passed it up and it seems I made the right choice.
Title: Re: Sense8
Post by: BillyRunsThingsSon on July 05, 2015, 10:10:39 PM
Not if you're a fan of direction and cinematography.  This show is masterfully put together.  I don't understand the hate.  It's literally a trip around the world with amazing set pieces with their own distinct character.  They take pains to make the show visually immersive, but the writing and character development is the whole key to the narrative.  Relationships, human bonds that fortify us and amplify conception of purpose and power.  I am legion...
Title: Re: Sense8
Post by: altoon on July 09, 2015, 02:10:02 PM
yeah this definitely one of the best shot and edited shows on tv.  If the editing wasn't on point it wouldn't be nearly as good.
Title: Re: Sense8
Post by: Von Doom on July 29, 2015, 07:35:42 PM
Just finished the first season. This show is fantastic. The mystery is compelling, it's revealed at a good pace, the villain is menacing, and the character drama was strong without being overblown. I don't really understand the dislike for the first couple episodes. I loved those. My favorite part of any mystery is the beginning when I don't know shit. It's only bad when by the end I still don't know shit.
Title: Re: Sense8
Post by: BillyRunsThingsSon on July 29, 2015, 07:59:46 PM
Just finished the first season. This show is fantastic. The mystery is compelling, it's revealed at a good pace, the villain is menacing, and the character drama was strong without being overblown. I don't really understand the dislike for the first couple episodes. I loved those. My favorite part of any mystery is the beginning when I don't know shit. It's only bad when by the end I still don't know shit.

Yea this show is amazing!  It's to be saviored not devoured at once.  Nothing's over the top (except maybe the sexuality... but not really) and the characters are pretty well developed for a single season focusing on 8 characters.  I also like how they take the "we're stronger together than apart" concept to its almost superhuman conclusion, in that each one (and thus all of them in one body) were like a living weapon.  Wouldn't it be hilarious if 8 herochat posters ended up being in the same cluster?  What special skills would be gained by sharing a mind with you guys?
Title: Re: Sense8
Post by: Von Doom on July 29, 2015, 08:46:41 PM
Sun's and Nomi's abilities are Hollywood-tier magic, but I'm fine with it. I also like the moments where someone seems stuck and one of the others jumps in, especially the first few times it happened. I was also glad Kala finally got to show off a bit at the end. All the other characters seemed to have some very noteworthy talents, but they hadn't really discussed hers until the second-to-last episode. Her scientific background was briefly mentioned early on, but then it was pushed aside. Granted, there was so much going on that I was fine with it.

The sex can be a bit over-the-top at times. But usually it's fine. The one scene that pops into my head is the first sex scene between Nomi and ... however you spell her name. The love-juice splatter off the dropped strap-on seemed a bit comical.

It's hard for me to pick a favorite character, which isn't uncommon. But it's very hard for me to pick a least favorite, which is great. There's usually one guy I fucking despise. Jonas is pretty interesting. I'm guessing what the woman in Iceland told Riley was true at one point, but he had a change of heart or something. The line he had about trusting someone's allegiances  seemed pretty spot-on. I don't think Jonas can be 100% trusted, but he's obviously not friends with Whispers.
Title: Re: Sense8
Post by: altoon on July 29, 2015, 10:22:24 PM
Actually Riley is the least useful of the group.  Wolfgang is probably my fav and the more we found out about his background the more I liked him disturbing as it was.  I absolutely love how ride or die Nita is for Nomi she's probably my second fav even if she's not in the cluster.
Title: Re: Sense8
Post by: Von Doom on July 29, 2015, 10:32:02 PM
Fair point about Riley. I figure her musical talents will somehow be more useful in the future.

Capheus's abilities behind the wheel are solid, but he seems like his primary function is going to be as the grounding force of the group. His philosophical view of life seems like it's going to be what helps the group move forward during some of the extremely rough patches that are coming up.

And yes, Wolfgang is the shit. He brings a different viewpoint and a certain edge that will be needed. I suppose Sun's ability to Vulcanize her emotions fulfills the need in a similar way, but it's good to have more than one person who can accomplish similar tasks.
Title: Re: Sense8
Post by: altoon on July 29, 2015, 10:44:38 PM
Wolfgang has the least amount of problems killing though.  I don't see Sun as so cold when it comes to that.
Title: Re: Sense8
Post by: Von Doom on July 29, 2015, 10:50:18 PM
When it was needed, she took over Capheus and went to town with that machete. But yeah, Wolfgang is better at that. It's like Sun is the best fighter, but Will and Wolfgang are really capable as well.
Title: Re: Sense8
Post by: BillyRunsThingsSon on July 30, 2015, 09:33:33 AM
Sun's my favorite character although she can be a bit bull-headed.  She always helps out Van Dam when he's in a pinch.  African goons are light work for her.
Title: Re: Sense8
Post by: altoon on August 08, 2015, 09:12:27 PM
Fuck yes it got renewed for a season2 I was worried for a while I think they were just waiting for today to announce it though

sense8 (http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/08/08/sense8-renewed-for-season-2-by-netflix?utm_source=IGN%20hub%20page&utm_medium=IGN%20(front%20page)&utm_content=8&utm_campaign=Blogroll&abthid=55c64a3369224c2269000006)
Title: Re: Sense8
Post by: altoon on December 18, 2016, 12:52:27 PM
Damn I thought it may have gotten canceled but we get a 2 hr special for Christmas but then we have to wait till fucking May for new eps.  Damn it will have been 2 yrs since the first season.

trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7JTJzb6ybQ)

Not happy they took so long the had to recast Cap.
Title: Re: Sense8
Post by: altoon on May 06, 2017, 08:48:40 PM
Well it's back and there finally introducing other sense8's.  Of course she really shady and extremely hot so I'm sure she can be trusted.
Title: Re: Sense8
Post by: Von Doom on May 08, 2017, 08:12:41 PM
So is every homo sensorium supremely competent in some way? Every cluster introduced thus far is populated by people who have some kind of noteworthy talent. Where's the fat burnout or the guy who is just really dumb? I know if I was in a cluster, my cluster-mates would be very disappointed. I get that it's a tv show, and so you want to focus on people who are worth watching, but is there an actual reason all homo sensorium are extraordinary in some way beyond their telepathic link?
Title: Re: Sense8
Post by: altoon on May 09, 2017, 01:22:10 AM
Well we haven't seen all the members of another cluster. Plus if they do have a useless member I doubt they would contact them.