Sense8: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

Some of the scenarios border on illogical, but the diverse characters and the creative intersections between their stories keep the Wachowskis' Sense8 compelling.



Critic Ratings: 61


Audience Score

User Ratings: 3539
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Air date: Jun 5, 2015
Air date: Jun 5, 2015
Air date: Jun 5, 2015
Air date: Jun 5, 2015
Air date: Jun 5, 2015
Air date: Jun 5, 2015
Air date: Jun 5, 2015
Air date: Jun 5, 2015
Air date: Jun 5, 2015
Air date: Jun 5, 2015
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Season 1 of this science fiction drama begins as eight strangers from different regions of the world unexpectedly become mentally and emotionally linked to each other. They learn that they are "sensates," a particular type of human that has the ability to psychically share their knowledge and skills with one another. The group soon finds themselves in danger and must work together in order to protect one another from a villainous sensate who is determined to hunt them down by using their powers against them. The show stars Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton, Max Riemelt, Miguel Ángel Silvestre and Brian J. Smith.

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Critic Reviews for Sense8 Season 1

All Critics (61) | Top Critics (24)

Sense8 is exhaustingly po-faced and apparently oblivious to the distinction between challenging viewers and boring them witless.

Jun 9, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

As has happened so many times in the Wachowskis' career, you're left wishing they'd been paid for their initial idea and that the execution had been left entirely to someone else.

Jun 9, 2015 | Full Review…

The problem is that Sense8 fails to buttress [its] insanity with anything remotely resembling coherence or, in fact, entertainment.

Jun 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Spanning almost as many genres as it does time zones, Netflix's Sense8... is a fascinating, globe-trotting epic that still manages to feel very intimate.

Jun 5, 2015 | Full Review…

These characters could not [be] further away from each other both physically and culturally, and the ways in which their wires cross make for some of the pilot's most compelling moments.

Jun 5, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

I like these characters. I like Sense8. And I am 100 percent interested in seeing what happens next.

Jun 5, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The ultimate paradox of Sense8 is that it can give away so little about its ultimate destination in three hours of screen time, and still be seductive enough to make hour four an attractive proposition.

May 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Not since "Lost" or the early seasons of "The Walking Dead" have I been this wrapped up in a group of characters' survival and well-being.

May 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Sense8 may not be the show you want, but it is the show you need. The show everyone needs.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The Wachowskis are known for their visuals and kinetic storytelling, which is on full display in Sense8. Each establishing shot lavishes attention on the details of each location, and the colors are spectacular.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sense8: Season 1

  • Jul 20, 2019
    Extremely mechanical and forced attempt at capitalizing on the current zeitgeist. This show is an attempt to take everything that's 'so hot right now', from political views to music to anything, put it into a TV show, and get lots of views.
  • Feb 23, 2019
    loved it, was an amazing show, soooo glad it had a happy ending
  • Jan 25, 2019
    A masterpiece ahead of its time. there will be a time that Netflix will regret the decision to cancel such a sublime work of Art
  • Jan 12, 2019
    Starts out fine, good development of the characters. The end is very chick flick ish. Very heavy push on LGBT soap opera, happy ending, nobody dies ending. Not believable, that’s all... it was a good series, but then you’re left with this “I think my intelligence was just insulted” kinda feeling. Would have been 5 stars if the ending hadn’t screwed it up!
  • Jan 03, 2019
    Hands down one of the best TV series ever made. Somehow they took a very complicated premise and incredibly diverse cast of characters, and it meshes beautifully. Wonderful story, characters, and filming all over the world.
  • Dec 31, 2018
    I am in love with this show! Why can't there be more shows like this for me to watch!
  • Dec 23, 2018
    To say this show was phenomenal would be so simple... it could never do this masterpiece justice. This show is the definition of our future - one that is inclusive, supportive, and free. One that wishes to unite us all with the power of unconditional love, where there are absolutely no boundaries. As I partook on the amazing journey along with all the characters, I have laughed, cried, and even died (figuratively) because this show has completely transformed my entire perspective of what "self" actually means. I have healed tremendously which watching this show, as there is an abundance of lessons hidden sweetly in the lines spoken by the amazingly complex and dynamic characters. This truly is a work of art that speaks of union of humanity. I will never be the same after watching this show... I've got the courage of Van Damn instilled and infused in my blood, and I intend to take what I've learned from this show and share it with the world. With so much love and appreciation, this show is a blessing to our consciousness. Love and Light Awake Alpha
  • Dec 01, 2018
    The militant Wachowski sisters Sense8 series is based on the belief heterosexuals don't know what they want in science fiction, and deserve to get GLAAD good and hard. Poor acting by some of the actors and a weak and at times confusing plot do not help.
  • Nov 21, 2018
    bad bad bad. boring, illogical, TRASHY. while the initial idea is not bad, the development of the story is appalling. stay away.
  • Nov 07, 2018
    Probably one of the most emotionally charged and intriguing Sci-Fi series. Here, the futuristic aspects of technology are left in the dust and instead the question of what makes us human and humane are explored, how are we connected and why is that connection important. It is a shame the series was canceled but I am glad that they did an actual finale instead of the usual drop as if sci-fi watchers were not an important genre.

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