A group of people around the world are suddenly linked mentally, and must find a way to survive being hunted by those who see them as a threat to the world's order.
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Series cast summary:
...  Sun Bak 24 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Nomi Marks 24 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Kala Dandekar 24 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Riley Blue 24 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Wolfgang Bogdanow 24 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Lito Rodriguez 24 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Will Gorski 24 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Amanita Caplan 24 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Angelica Turing 24 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Hernando / ... 20 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Whispers / ... 19 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Daniela / ... 19 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Jonas Maliki 18 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Rajan Rasal 18 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Felix Berner / ... 17 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Jela 15 episodes, 2015-2018
Chichi Seii ...  Shiro 15 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Bug 13 episodes, 2015-2018
...  Capheus Onyango / ... 12 episodes, 2015
...  Capheus / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2018
...  Sanyam Dandekar 11 episodes, 2015-2017
...  Diego Morales / ... 11 episodes, 2015-2018
Peter King Nzioki ...  Silas Kabaka 10 episodes, 2015-2018
Natasha Rastogi ...  Priya Dandekar 10 episodes, 2015-2017
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Intriguing, well-done new Sci-fi drama. Loving it.
6 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

I very rarely write reviews here on IMDb, but after reading some of the other reviews of this amazingly diverse, colourful and new show I actually feel the need to do so.

There have been a few reviewers complaining about "all the gay and/or transsexual people in this series", going as far as claiming this to be "gay propaganda"(!). ... Well, okay. I admit that I am shocked because really?? Yes, there are gay and even one transsexual character in Sense8.. Oh, and they even get to be main characters! Wow. That really must be gay propaganda - because surely no Scifi TV show intended for the mainstream could possibly have normal, every-day gay characters in it -- that aren't even there for the usual comic relief. I mean, of course there are TV shows and films that have plenty of gay characters and plot, and that's apparently OK, because they're mostly intended for a gay audience. And most importantly, they advertise beforehand that the show "is gay". And Sense8? It had the bloody gall to not follow this fine established etiquette. (Boo hoo.)

Seriously. There's plenty of straight sex to be found in your average film/TV show and no one would ever call that "heterosexual and/or anti-gay propaganda". It's simply two (or more) people, in the nude, having, ya know, sex. Nothing new in the world of TV. Considering the fact that there are plenty of gay, bi, trans etc. people out there one might possibly find it strange how most shows or blockbusters have so little glbt lead characters... But no, instead we're confronted with a scandalised outcry because gay sex. And gay people's problems. (Okay, the slippery strap-on dildo wasn't really necessary, I'll give you that. But on the other hand, there're plenty of other TV shows showing similar or even more explicit sex scenes/stuff - and with those being of the straight variety there aren't half as many people complaining about it as here.)

In my (very humble) opinion, Sense8 is a very engaging, well-made and super interesting science fiction drama with a very interesting and varied bunch of characters. And I really mean interesting - there isn't even one character that I can't bond with, don't want to know more about or find interesting here, which on it's own is quite an accomplishment considering that there are 8 main characters who couldn't be more diverse.. Made even more intriguing by all these developing connections between culturally very different people.

The show is not fast-paced, and far from your average sci-fi action show. I get that this show might not for everyone and understand how one might be disappointed and call the series (too) slow - especially if one started watching this show expecting it to be a fast-paced, action-packed SF mystery.

This is, imo, more a drama about very different people who start connecting in the strangest of ways despite all their differences - may it be culture, gender, sexual preference, job (policeman vs. criminal) or social background. And in the first few episodes the show mainly concentrates on exactly that development - introducing each character, their history and the world they live in. (Yes, that includes a bit of "gay plot line" or "cliché"-characters as well - i.e. a parent not accepting their transsexual daughter or a guy being afraid of facing the possible consequences a coming out might entail.)

The so-called "clichés" are unfortunately still a harsh reality for lot's of people - may that be the poor African guy with an HIV-diseased mother, a women working in a business in which there's seemingly no place for a woman or a policeman confronted with a world in which saving a kid might possibly mean saving the very gangbanger who might kill your partner/friend at some point in the future.

Who the hell would wanna watch a show with characters that live totally happy, trouble and drama free lives anyway? Right, no one.

The mystery SF element unravels slowly, yes, but the show picks up and draws you right in with intriguing & very vivid characterisations. I recommend sticking with it, because the show and the 8 MCs really grow on you. :)

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Short update after having watched season 2:

Chapeaux. Season 2 was every bit as good as I hoped, even better. The show picked up some speed & the plot was gripping af. In short: I bloody loved it! Can't wait for season 3.


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