Sunday, June 18, 2017

What I’m Watching: Sense8

Sense8: Season 2, Episode 7 “I Have No Room in My Heart for Hate” (B+)

One of my favorite TV tropes is when characters who rarely interact do so. Thus far we’ve seen a few clear pairings on this show, with Riley and Will as the most obvious examples, followed by Wolfgang and Kala who have only do so in extremely intimate imagined ways. Therefore, it was a treat to see Sun matched with a blubbering Lito for whom she had absolutely no patience. Kala showed up to ask Will advice about what to tell her husband, who it turns out hasn’t been nearly as honest with her as he has claimed to be. After suffering from some serious depression, Lito came in very handy when he turned out to be an extremely skilled flair bartender. It was cool seeing Riley video-chat with Amanita and realizing that, even though we’ve seen them right next to each other a number of times, they don’t actually know what the other looks like and it must be quite the feeling to experience that. Capheus is becoming quite the folk hero in his non-quest for office, and I’m eager to see where that takes him. I loved seeing both sensate clans show up like entourages when Wolfgang decided to go to war, and the music that preceded that was this show at its classic, most consistent best. It’s clear that Wolfgang was being played and now seems like the dangerous one who is guilty of killing everyone in the restaurant, and I’m not sure exactly what that means for everyone going forward. Maybe the surprisingly still alive Jonas can provide some much-needed guidance.

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