Sense8: A Christmas Special (2016)



Critic Consensus: Sense8 serves up a heaping helping of yuletide queerness and sci-fi slyness in this narratively messy but richly felt special.


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Air date: Dec 23, 2016

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The journey continues as these eight singular hearts and minds weave in and out of each other's lives finding deeper connections, learning darker, more desperate secrets about one another and struggling to identify with more than just oneself.


Bae Doo-na
as Sun Bak
Jamie Clayton
as Nomi Marks
Tina Desai
as Kala Dandekar

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Critic Reviews for Sense8 A Christmas Special

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

... "Sense8" is a show that always feels incredibly true to itself, especially its deeply held ethos that love, in whatever shape or form it might come in, is something to be honored and cherished.

Nov 21, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

... Sense8 delivers all the love in the form of eight hyper-connected humans, emotionally and physically relying on one another in an increasingly hostile, dangerous world.

Nov 21, 2017 | Full Review…

... occasionally feels as if it's been beamed back to us from the distant future to hook up with one of our most prominent religious holidays, but the more you watch of the special, the more you'll say, "Oh, sure. Of course."

Nov 20, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Narratively, there's still a lot for the show to address, but overall, I though the special was a success. I'd grown fond of these characters and it was comforting to revisit them.

Nov 20, 2017 | Full Review…

It's that spirit of connection that makes the show so appealing even when it's at its fuzziest or most self-indulgent.

Nov 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Sadly, Sense8: A Christmas Special is not that thoughtful.

Nov 21, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It is also... genuinely blissful, lashing the series' eight protagonists into a warmhearted tableau-standing before a chorus of Santas in San Francisco's City Hall, dumbstruck by the beauty of the moment.

Dec 30, 2016 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

"A Christmas Story" feels like the show is standing still because it doesn't offer deeper characterizations or give each Sensate's storyline the attention it deserves or, in some cases, a compelling storyline at all.

Dec 28, 2016 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Of course, this being Sense8, it's at once a whole lot of information and nothing at all. In other words, it's perfectly Sense8-ional.

Dec 27, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

With Sense8, the Lana and Lilly Wachowski may not reach the pop cultural heights they did with The Matrix, but with this sincere, imperfect show, they clearly have other goals in mind.

Dec 23, 2016 | Full Review…

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