Tuesday, July 28, 2015

What I'm Watching: Sense8

Sense8: Season 1, Episode 8 “We Will All Be Judged by the Courage of Our Hearts” (B+)

I'm so glad that the action is picking up on this show, and I think I actually cheered at one point during this episode. That was, of course, when Sun got woken up in Seoul to sub in and help Nomi avoid detainment, and then when a frazzled Nomi hijacked a car and remarked that she didn't know how to drive, only to have Capheus appear and triumphantly declare, “I do!” It's truly awesome to have these characters appear together on screen, even though they're worlds apart, and I love that the show is now officially bringing other people in to confirm that this isn't all in their heads. I'm not sure how I feel about Will's partner walking in on him sucking face with no one at all, but I love that some of the sensates are connecting romantically. I'm all for Kala and Wolfgang, but Riley and Will make a pretty cool pair too. It's interesting that Will and Nomi don't really talk about how they're connected or what it is that they're experiencing, but they're trusting those around them with the knowledge of their impossible secret. Amanita is very resourceful, grossing out one of the cops in her mom's house to buy Nomi some time, and it's just a matter of whether Nomi can get to true safety quick enough to evade capture by the frightening Mr. Whispers. Kala's life was going just fine even with a marriage she wasn't sure she wanted, but now her father-in-law has been murdered in front of her, making her situation far more dire than it was just hours earlier.

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