Sense8 (2015–2018)
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The journey continues as these eight singular hearts and minds weave in and out of each other's lives finding deeper connections, learning darker secrets about one another and struggling to identify with more than just oneself.

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Lana Wachowski

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Lana Wachowski (created by) (as the Wachowskis), Lilly Wachowski (created by) (as The Wachowskis) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Doona Bae ... Sun Bak
Jamie Clayton ... Nomi Marks
Tina Desai ... Kala Dandekar
Tuppence Middleton ... Riley Blue
Toby Onwumere ... Capheus
Max Riemelt ... Wolfgang Bogdanow
Miguel Ángel Silvestre ... Lito Rodriguez
Brian J. Smith ... Will Gorski
Freema Agyeman ... Amanita Caplan
Terrence Mann ... Whispers
Naveen Andrews ... Jonas Maliki
Daryl Hannah ... Angelica Turing
Purab Kohli ... Rajan Rasal
Max Mauff ... Felix
Alfonso Herrera ... Hernando
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The journey continues as these eight singular hearts and minds weave in and out of each other's lives finding deeper connections, learning darker secrets about one another and struggling to identify with more than just oneself.

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23 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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Amanita is seen reading the book "Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies" by Jim Schnabel. See more »

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When Whispers finds Will and Riley, Will applies a tourniquet on his arm in order to inject heroin. The purpose of the tourniquet is to stop the flow of blood from the arm to the body, to make the veins swell up. But after injecting the heroin, Will does not release the tourniquet, meaning that the drug does not reach the rest of his body. Despite this, he passes out as if affected by the heroin. See more »

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Young Attorney: I'm going to subpoena your brother.
Sun Bak: Stay away from Joong-Ki. He is more dangerous than you think. And when I get out, I want him where I can reach him.
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Features Legally Blonde (2001) See more »

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Chan Chan
Written by Compay Segundo
Performed by Hector Rey, Los Brilliantes Cubanos
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The perfect entry point for a hopefully excellent Season 2
23 December 2016 | by Nima ZeraatpishehSee all my reviews

Sense8: A Christmas Special was actually my most excited episode of television for the year 2016, but the true question is did it hold up to my insanely high expectations? Without getting into spoiler territory I'm going to start off by saying this episode of Sense8 does not move the plot forward by much and has a much more lighthearted tone then previous episodes in the series. At the same time it does hint at a darker upcoming tone for Season 2 as all of the characters are facing much tougher times compared to when the show began. The episode is 2 hours long and at times it doesn't really feel like a regular Sense8 episode but more of a Sense8 film with many montage sequences, different pop songs while giving us everything we love about Sense8 in one go. The performances were perfect as usual although Nomi still seemed quite bland compared to the other characters. The story was just as engaging and the cinematography was simply beautiful. The show held up with its cinematic loom from Season 1 and the episode did have some of the best moments in he entire show's run. Highlights include the opening underwater sequence, the birthday-styled orgy, the Christmas sequence while Hallelujah was playing and the ending action sequence. The episode did somewhat lack on the action front as the entire episode only had one action sequence at the very end of the episode but at the same time, it was great. The episode's lighter tone did work in keeping touch with the spirit of Christmas and the episode did touch on a lot of values and morals regarding Christmas. It also served as an excellent entry point to a hopefully perfect second series by immersing us back into these 8 people's lives while setting up future plot points. The episode was a tad slow and there was some choppy editing and pacing issues but otherwise it was masterful.

Sense8: A Christmas Special gets a 9.3/10.


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