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Old 05-28-2015, 10:19 PM   #1
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Sense8 - Netflix, All Episodes release 6/5/2015

A heads up that the series Sense8, from creators/writers J. Michael Straczynski, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski, will be available on Netflix on June 5, 2015 -- all 12 episodes.

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.


The trailer looks pretty good.

http://www.netflix.com/WiPlayer?movieid=80049878


http://www.slashfilm.com/sense8-reviews/
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...-10277105.html

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Old 05-28-2015, 10:46 PM   #2
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I can't watch the trailer on my Mac (it complains that my non-mirrored iMac doesn't have an HDCP compliant monitor).

Fortunately, I found it on YouTube.

Sense8 Trailer

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Old 05-29-2015, 12:26 AM   #3
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Well that looks awesome! Man Netflix seems to be doing more originals then the Premiums now.

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Old 05-29-2015, 05:55 AM   #4
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Definitely looking forward to this one. On the surface reminds me of Heroes. With JMS at the helm (and a better budget than B5) this one should be really good.

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Old 05-29-2015, 06:44 AM   #5
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I'm looking forward to this, as well.

For Heroes with JMS at the helm, you may want to check out Rising Stars.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rising_Stars

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Old 05-29-2015, 07:19 AM   #6
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Tom Tykwer! He's an amazing director...I wonder why he's slowed down so much.

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Old 05-29-2015, 12:27 PM   #7
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Count me in as someone looking forward to this. In JMS, I have the faith he can pull this off. In the Wachowski's, not so much. I think they are great visual story tellers, and despite it's bad reviews Jupiter Ascending was a visually stunning movie. It lacked a lot in story/plot however.

I think the pairing will work as each side compliments the other. Early reviews are mixed, but they're based on only the first three episodes. As JMS tends to like the slow build up, it ought to be interesting.

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Old 05-30-2015, 04:15 PM   #8
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Damn June 5th! Wanted to start now!

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I'm really looking forward to this, but from re-watching the trailer to show it to my wife, it looked like it had briefly flashed a decent amount of cliched wachowski-isms and I hope that they are far overshadowed by the JMS-isms.

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Launches today! Guess I know what I'm doing this weekend...

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Launches today! Guess I know what I'm doing this weekend...
Yep! Looks like it is already currently available. Must have dropped just after midnight last night. I'm looking forward to checking it out.

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It was released at midnight PT.

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Old 06-05-2015, 12:49 PM   #13
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I've watched the first two episodes. So far, I'm pretty bored with this show.

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So, in the first few minutes of the first episode:

the asian is doing Tai Chi
the hispanic guy is approaching someone or something with a gun (with blood dripping)
one of the white guys is at a rave
the loner woman is on the roof smoking
the drug addict is shooting up
the indian woman appears to be a doctor or chemist (or both)
the black guy appears to be in an African country on a super crowded street
and the other white guy is a cop


seems legit.

They really introduced some twists in the next scenes though, so don't take the above at face value.

I'll keep watching though - I am interested in where this goes.

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Typical JMS slow-burn...after three episodes, things are just starting to come together.

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Old 06-06-2015, 05:37 PM   #16
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I've watched the first two episodes. So far, I'm pretty bored with this show.
I was so bored during the first episode I almost stopped watching.
Also confused trying to keep up with the 8 characters.
The second episode played automatically and I became more interested as I got to know everyone.
By the third... I was hooked.

I am quite amused by Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who fans?) having an American accent.

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I've only watched the 1st episode so far, and while I enjoyed it, I was not overwhelmed by it like I was when I first saw B5.

There were several inconsistencies that bothered me, primarily the use of location title cards sometimes they were used sometimes they weren't. I think if they were used consistently or at least in the beginning it would've led to less confusion on the part of the reviewers. I would've also liked to see(hear?) the characters talking in their native language ala Hunt for Red October.

I found some of the characters more or less TV cliches, but I'm not too worried knowing that JMS sometimes does that to keep us off guard.

I'm intrigued enough to keep going, but finding the time to do so is tough.

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There were several inconsistencies that bothered me, primarily the use of location title cards sometimes they were used sometimes they weren't.
I initially noticed this too, but then realized they did eventually show the title cards for all cities in the 1st episode, just not necessarily on the very first time they were seen. I don't know what the intent of this was exactly though.

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I would've also liked to see(hear?) the characters talking in their native language ala Hunt for Red October.
Another one I noticed. They did sometimes, and then the person from their cluster was speaking their language as well even though they didn't know it. I'm almost wondering if it's a little third wall nod of "you're part of the cluster too, so you understand them."

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The language stuff didn't bother me that much, except that some of the accents were extreme (especially the Mumbai ones).

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Well that really was a slow burn at the start. I was pretty bored in episode 1, vaguely interested in episode 2, but totally into it by the end of episode 3.

So thanks to Rob and Cainebj, I was ready to drop it after episode 1, but you guys convinced me to push on.

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I liked the first three... didn't find them boring... but the show really caught on fire for me by the end of episode 4.

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Watched Ep. 2 last night on the big screen, and ep 3 via my phone on the train into work this morning.

I'm liking this. Yeah it started out slow and confusing, but I really loved EP 3. Even though I could figure out what was coming, the fight between Capheus and the gang was great. I loved how they switched between Will and the shooting and Sun and the fight.

Still not getting a good feel for the role of Lito, Riley or Wolfgang in the bigger picture, and I'm guessing Sun is covering up something for her brother and the other bank.

I absolutely loved how they handled Lito, Hernando and Daniella.

The Indian bride story line is just boring as crap to me. But I'm sure it will all make sense by the end.

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I watched the first episode last night and I'm looking forward to seeing the rest, but it's not because the 1st ep was so good because it wasn't. If I had not watched the preview linked to in the first response before watching the 1st ep, I would have called it quits already. But knowing how these people will eventually interact with each other has me very curious about where the show will go.

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Well that really was a slow burn at the start. I was pretty bored in episode 1, vaguely interested in episode 2, but totally into it by the end of episode 3.

So thanks to Rob and Cainebj, I was ready to drop it after episode 1, but you guys convinced me to push on.
Thats how I sold it to my siblings and kids, 1st episode, snooze fest, but don't give up.
2nd episode, 3/4 snooze, 1/4 "Wow".
3rd episode, 1/2 snooze, 1/2 OMG!.

This is a show that is totally written for binge watching, closing credits come out of nowhere, and you have to just keep watching the next, and the next.


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Old 06-11-2015, 10:25 AM   #25
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Glad I came in here to get a vibe for this show (worth watching or not). We haven't started watching yet, but I'll make sure to remind the wife and kids that it starts slow but get better. Very JMS like...

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Old 06-11-2015, 11:45 AM   #26
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By the end I was left with a "meh" feeling about the series. Some of the dialog was just unbearable to sit through, and could have been cut completely. Felt like padding. And I just didn't really care all that much about anyone on the show.

I really feel like the story could have been told just as effectively in half the number of episodes. And the only reason there were 8 people in the group was the title of the show. "Hey, Sens8te is a really cool title. Let's have a group of 8 that can communicate with each other without being in the same place!" Whereas it probably would have been just effective with 5 or 6 people.

But I did stick with it to the end, I'll give it that much. And some of the stories were engaging. It's kind of like the rest of the creators' work, very hit or miss.

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Well, I'm glad I pre-screened it before letting the kids watch with us. It shows a TV-MA rating, but is definitely not suitable for teens (we all watch Walking Dead, same rating). The scenes didn't really add anything (a strap-on...really?) either. Just seemed to be there to hit you over the head. Language was a bit much, but fit the scenes.

Only watched Ep 1 so far. It was a big meh. I understand there needs to be setup, but it's not very well done in ep 1. I'll try to keep going, but I'm pretty sure my wife won't be continuing.

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Well, I'm calling it quits 1/2 way through Ep 2. The gratuitous sex just seems out of place and I'm not connecting with the characters at all. I know a couple of people said to give it 3, but I'm not going to be able to. It sounded like an interesting story, but it's just not executed well from the little bit I could sit through.

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Well, I'm calling it quits 1/2 way through Ep 2. The gratuitous sex just seems out of place and I'm not connecting with the characters at all. I know a couple of people said to give it 3, but I'm not going to be able to. It sounded like an interesting story, but it's just not executed well from the little bit I could sit through.

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LOL... It starts getting interesting in episode 3. People have no patience anymore. Lets have all the answers in one or two episodes.

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I've watched through Ep 9. I plan to finish eventually but it doesn't grip me enough to binge. Definitely not something I can watch with my nieces and nephew (all under 15). I felt awkward and disengaged watching one episode with my 30 year old niece!

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