While there are plenty of reviews floating around for the new Netflix series Sense8 from the Wachowskis (The Matrix, Cloud Atlas, Jupiter Ascending) and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, Changeling), Den of Geek has posted what appears to be the first review of the complete first series (most reviewers only had the first three episodes, and reviews on the basis of those have covered the spectrum of 'this is very confused' to 'this is epically awesome'). The review of the whole series is extremely promising, praising Sense8 for its ambition, craft and intrigue. Special kudos are also given to the performances of Tuppence Middleton (Riley), as a drug-addicted Icelandic DJ, and Doona Bae (Sun), as a businesswoman/kickass martial artist. Sense8 launches on Netflix on Friday 5 June, and the full review can be read here.
Synopsis: Sense8 is centered around eight characters that live in different cities around the world who experience a violent vision, and soon find themselves mentally connected by this experience. They are suddenly able to see and talk to each other as though they were in the same place, and have access to each other's deepest secrets. Not only must these eight adapt to this new ability and to each other, they must figure out what happened and why and what it means for the future of humanity, while being hunted by an organization out to capture, kill or vivisect them.
Yes! I'm so happy to see enthusiasm about a Wachowski project - especially this one, which looks so very interesting. Jupiter Ascending high-five!