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Sense8 

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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Doona Bae ...  Sun Bak 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Jamie Clayton ...  Nomi Marks 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Tina Desai ...  Kala Dandekar 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Tuppence Middleton ...  Riley Blue 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Max Riemelt ...  Wolfgang Bogdanow 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Miguel Ángel Silvestre ...  Lito Rodriguez 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Brian J. Smith ...  Will Gorski 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Daryl Hannah ...  Angelica Turing 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Freema Agyeman ...  Amanita Caplan 24 episodes, 2015-2018
Alfonso Herrera ...  Hernando / ... 20 episodes, 2015-2018
Terrence Mann ...  Whispers / ... 19 episodes, 2015-2018
Eréndira Ibarra ...  Daniela / ... 19 episodes, 2015-2018
Naveen Andrews ...  Jonas Maliki 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Purab Kohli ...  Rajan Rasal 18 episodes, 2015-2018
Max Mauff ...  Felix Berner / ... 17 episodes, 2015-2018
Paul Ogola ...  Jela 15 episodes, 2015-2018
Chichi Seii ...  Shiro 15 episodes, 2015-2018
Michael X. Sommers ...  Bug 13 episodes, 2015-2018
Aml Ameen ...  Capheus Onyango / ... 12 episodes, 2015
Toby Onwumere ...  Capheus / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Anupam Kher ...  Sanyam Dandekar 11 episodes, 2015-2017
Ness Bautista ...  Diego Morales / ... 11 episodes, 2015-2018
Peter King Nzioki Peter King Nzioki ...  Silas Kabaka 10 episodes, 2015-2018
Natasha Rastogi Natasha Rastogi ...  Priya Dandekar 10 episodes, 2015-2017
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Storyline

Sense8 tells the story of eight strangers: Will (Smith), Riley (Middleton), Capheus (Ameen), Sun (Bae), Lito (Silvestre), Kala (Desai), Wolfgang (Riemelt), and Nomi (Clayton). Each individual is from a different culture and part of the world. In the aftermath of a tragic death they all experience through what they perceive as dreams or visions, they suddenly find themselves growing mentally and emotionally connected. While trying to figure how and why this connection happened and what it means, a mysterious man named Jonas tries to help the eight. Meanwhile, another stranger called Whispers attempts to hunt them down, using the same sensate power to gain full access to a sensate's mind (thoughts/sight) after looking into their eyes. Each episode reflects the views of the characters interacting with each other while delving deeper into their backgrounds and what sets them apart and brings them together with the others. Written by Soumik Ghosh

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Together until the end. (Series finale) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Will's father is played by Joe Pantoliano. He previously played Cypher in The Matrix, also made by the Wachowskis. See more »

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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Sense8 S2 (2017) See more »

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Great series, but it requires patience and understanding.
5 June 2015 | by maliapacSee all my reviews

It isn't 9 but I will give it one just in spite of all the haters. I just watched four episodes of the show and it isn't bad at all. Just the contrary. It is one of the best SF shows in the last few years. I will try to explain why.

Straczynski is an old-school storyteller. His stories are methodical and often revealed in the later stages of the show (remember B5 where the whole S1 was an expose only). "Sense8" isn't any different. It's a show where the story begins after the first few episodes so if you don't have patience to wait and see into what will the story develop just don't watch it. However, if you acknowledge that and give the show a chance you'll see that it's a testament of tolerance. In the beginning of the show 8 people are interconnected. They can literally "feel" each other. That's freaky. But they are all as different as they could be. They also come from different continents and different surroundings. "Sense8" asks us to have faith in each other and perhaps even to coexist because and not in spite of our differences. However, story is slow, and in the beginning there is just to many characters to feel any real connection to any of them. It doesn't matter really. We can see the sketches of the things to come.

"Sense8" tackles some serious subjects. Homosexuality, transgender relations, racial differences, feminism and deficiency of capitalism.

Of course, all that criticism probably won't appeal to everyone and it will probably offend the feelings of the conservative viewers but neither Wachovskis nor Straczynski are worried about that.

"Sense8" does what it describes. It introduces us to the bigger picture. The story will fully develop in the later stages, the universe of the S8 is just fleshed out here. This passed with B5 in the nineties but today when people are watching their cellphones while watching the movie and when everything must happen now or it doesn't matter anymore - S8 is a bit anachronistic. It's not made for everyone and it won't be liked by everyone. But it isn't bad. On the contrary, it's one of the best SF series in a while.


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