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Re: Sense8

#26 Post by jbeall » Tue May 16, 2017 11:13 pm

About halfway through and enjoying it a lot, though the club-mix reprise of 4 Non Blonde's "What's Up?" is something I could do without. (I seriously hate that song....)

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#27 Post by Murdoch » Sat May 20, 2017 7:21 pm

I liked it well enough. I'm still not on board with the overarching nemesis and find the characters' individual stories and interactions more interesting.
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The finale was a big letdown to me though since the heist had no set-up and left me mostly confused by what was happening.

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#28 Post by The Narrator Returns » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:51 pm

Netflix has cancelled it.

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#29 Post by Murdoch » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:44 pm

Welp, hopefully there will be some wrap-up special, otherwise what a waste.

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#30 Post by swo17 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:48 pm

Maybe it'll get picked up by Netflix.

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#31 Post by Michael Kerpan » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:58 pm

swo17 wrote:Maybe it'll get picked up by Netflix.
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#32 Post by cdnchris » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:39 pm

He's referring to how Netflix had a tendency to pick up cancelled shows from other networks as they were building up their content.

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#33 Post by Michael Kerpan » Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:56 pm

cdnchris wrote:He's referring to how Netflix had a tendency to pick up cancelled shows from other networks as they were building up their content.
Probably before I had any familiarity with Netflix streaming.

Wondering should I dump Netflix altogether and simply switch to Filmstruck/Criterion Channel? ;-)

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#34 Post by DarkImbecile » Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:10 pm

Michael Kerpan wrote:Wondering should I dump Netflix altogether and simply switch to Filmstruck/Criterion Channel? ;-)
Should probably wait to check out Fincher's new series this October before pulling the trigger, just in case.

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#35 Post by jbeall » Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:38 am

Not surprising that it was canceled, given that they shot on location in... what? eight countries? Still, I hope they maybe consider a feature-length film to resolve the cliffhanger season 2 ended on.

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#36 Post by Apperson » Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:20 pm

Receiving a 2-hour finale special.

I think this was widely expected but nice to have confirmation anyway.

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#37 Post by domino harvey » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:43 am

Porn tube site XHamster wants to produce a third season (Link is SFW but still to a porn site, so you probably shouldn't click it at work)

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#38 Post by jbeall » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:16 pm

The finale was fun fan-service, if overly hurried in terms of plot. There were moments where flashbacks provided too much of the exposition, but given that they had ~150 minutes to tie up two seasons' worth of stuff spanning eight (or more) storylines, it's inevitable that most of the marginal characters got short shrift, even though the finale crammed more of them in than did Avengers: Infinity War. Still, it stayed true to the Wachowskis' thematic concerns.

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#39 Post by Michael Kerpan » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:16 pm

It was a delight seeing the wonderful cast gather for one last hurrah -- even if the plotting was pretty much a mess....

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Re: Sense8

#40 Post by jbeall » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:47 pm

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I think Dani and Hernando had at least twice as much to do as Lito did, and he's one of the sensates!

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Re: Sense8

#41 Post by Michael Kerpan » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:18 pm

jbeall wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:47 pm
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I think Dani and Hernando had at least twice as much to do as Lito did, and he's one of the sensates!
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I found the increasing involvement of -- and dependence on -- the non-sensates quite interesting.

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Re: Sense8

#42 Post by Murdoch » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:19 pm

It was an alright sendoff to a show that was merely good, with some inspired moments scattered throughout. The editing team and the cast deserve most of the credit for making the show as fun as it was, but unfortunately the conspiracy plot was a major drag. I think the Wachowskis' dated approach to action scenes (the protagonists always have perfect aim and manage to dodge a spray of machine gun bullets at every turn) was my biggest sticking point with the finale, which I'd be willing to forgive if the final act wasn't one big shoot-em-up. I liked the show best when it worked in how the sensates managed their powers in everyday life, hopping the globe to show us Kala's struggle with an arranged marriage or Lito's attempt to stay in the closet. With the Wachowskis at the helm it was inevitable the show would focus more on action hero nonsense, but Sense8 will remain in my mind for a while because of its pointed political statement that truly embraced the concept of love is love.

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