Just a couple of days ago, the news that Sense 8 has been officially canceled ruined my day.
Because of a whole lota things in hand, I didn’t have time to watch the show until the second season was released. And it was like the moment I got addicted to it, it's gone. That is just UNACCEPTABLE!
And it’s been two months since I’ve written something, that news just urged me to at least write something for this great show. Yep, I used GREAT.
Not going to talk about those professional things like way of shooting the scene, just the genuine feeling this show brought to me.
Sense 8 seems to deliberately include ideas from a variety of aspects, homosexual, transgender, religion and science, black, Asian, the masks of people, and the big circumstance itself, the potential existence of a superior kind of human being in the world. It all seems like tricks to attract people’s attention, and I was not comfortable with this attention-whore strategy at first.
But when I saw eight of them, so different, crying together, laughing together, dragging Sun out of the prison for Christmas party together, facing and solving crisis together, it just amazingly touching and warm. Because of that special power, they are different yet the same. That kind of peaceful scene sounds cheesy but the way that this show present it to you is just beautiful and powerful, it has a magic to let you cry and smile at the same time.
And then suddenly, I ask myself, is there anything wrong with being in main stream? It is not good to bring out all those sensitive topic? No, there’s nothing wrong with it! If all those questions are actually existing in our world and jeopardize the peace, like the harm to the LBGT+ group, the discrimination of different color of skin, and now if a show has the courage and power to talk about them in public and give people hope, that case, it can be regarded as great.
One thing I wanna mention, this show is also famous for on controversial Group sex scene, it also get a nickname of Dirty 8 because of it. I wish it’s just a joke. I don’t want it to mislead those who don’t know much about the show to think it as something disgusting.first, that scene is a reasonable illustration of there sensor ability; second, if I have to give those scene an adjective, it must be “beautiful”; third, personally I think this is one of the message this show wanna convey that, sex, is beautiful.
Actually the show has mentioned this topic more than once, like when Lito describe how he fell in love with his bf, and when his bf seriously illustrated the private picture of them in front of the whole class, when Sun eased the nervous Kara for her first night with her own experience. Sex, should not be regarded as something obscene.
When you totally get to know someone, you will fall in love with him. And this is another charm of this sensor ability. Why these eight can get along so perfectly well, why they can be so connected? Because I completely understand you, your every action and thought, from your instinct, you past or your experience that you will never talk about. After knowing all these, I am you and you are me, we may not be perfect, and sometimes we are evil, but deep down we always can see the bright and shining part. This show believes that people born to be kind, so do I.
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About the part that why everyone is speaking English. Eight of them because of the sensor ability can understand each other though they speak different language, so actually they speak different languages(it has been slightly mentioned in the show). But in order to let the audience to have a better watching enjoyment, the languages are unified into English. Though personally I think eight languages would have more fun, but imagining the messy scene when eight of them appear in the same scene and communicating in eight languages, I think the director made a good choice.
Finally still wanna say something about the canceling of the show. Ideas from the internet are that first, nor enough people are watching the show, /(ㄒoㄒ)/~~cause the audiences from China are not taken into consideration!! Second, is about the high expense of the show, what a pity that all popular art can only exist with considerable profits. But actually the crew can create different fake scenes in one place rather than actually go to different countries! Still unacceptable, hope maybe after some years, a rich fan can invest in this show and let it continue. In my heart, it didn’t end, it just be postponed indefinitely.
Um.. Finally, finally, love Sun! Love Dani!