Sense8: Season 1 (2015)

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

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Episodes

Air date: Jun 5, 2015

In the series premiere, eight twentysomethings around the world discover they have an intimate connection to one another but are confounded by the emotional, mental and physical implications.

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Nomi's circumstances take a turn for the worse, while the other sensates are alarmed by the strength of their connections.

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Capheus gets a boost from Sun's skills after her secret life is revealed.

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Nomi gets out of the hospital with help from Will and Amanita; Sun faces a difficult choice.

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Lala has a surprise visitor on her wedding day; Lito's connection to Sun creates an unusual experience during filming.

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Riley's life is saved by Will; Nomi takes a risk to gain her freedom.

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Nomi learns the truth about Dr. Metzger; Will's visions bring him closer to the truth; Riley goes back to Iceland.

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Will and Nomi stumble upon disturbing information; Sun struggles to adjust to her new life.

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Sun's father visits her in prison with a surprising motive; Lito makes an important decision for the future after sharing stories about the past with Nomi; Kala is stunned by the attack on Rajan's father.

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Riley watches her father play with the orchestra; Wolfgang learns more about his earlier life as his bond with Kala grows stronger.

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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 (64) | Top Critics (31)

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…

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…

Packed with entertaining visuals, it's also rich in characterization, even featuring a few very funny storylines.

Jun 4, 2015 | Full Review…

It's as charming as it is maddening, as packed with possibility as it is limited by its massive scope.

Mar 11, 2020 | Full Review…

On pedigree alone, Sense8 is worth streaming for at least a couple of episodes to see if it catches your interest.

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The sweeping possibilities of the world open up-and deposit you in a welter of clichéd tropes

Sep 18, 2019 | 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…

Audience Reviews for Sense8: Season 1

  • May 02, 2021
    everything about this show is perfect. A lot of plots, beatiful momentes, funny characters. The photography and music choice are such a masterpiece. Everyone should watch this
  • May 01, 2021
    I stumbled upon this show and watched the trailer and it really truly captivated me and it lived up to the expectation i had set for it. The show had an Amazing plot! I cried, laughed and genuinely felt all the emotions of every character. Their lives; even though so separated, intertwined so beautifully.
  • Apr 03, 2021
    Great story with a lot of potentials, very badly executed. Too many mistakes and flaws in the structure of the story.
  • Feb 22, 2021
    On paper, Sense8 would be exactly my kind of show, but the execution wasn't as good. The dialog was horrible, and not even remotely how people talk.
  • Feb 19, 2021
    What a disappointment season one of Sense8 was. I heard such good things, but, cripes, was it slow and boring. When I saw the name J. Michael Straczynski (The creator of Babylon 5) as the series writer, I expected a great plot nicely woven. Instead I got about 11 hours of gratuitous dear-diary sex entries with about an hour of plot thrown in. Some of the characters that got a ton of screen time -- such as the Spanish TV star and his crew -- was not only a waste of time, but seemed oddly presented as the comic relief of the series, a series that didn't need comic relief. I will stick with this for season two, but most of season one was a compete waste of time.
  • Feb 17, 2021
    poor acting not worth watching
  • Feb 09, 2021
    Good plot. Moderately entertaining but bad acting.. especially the gay couple and the cop - Whenever they show up I end up pressing the fast-forward button. Awkward action scenes. Often too cheesy. Could've been a real good show but they ruined it with absurd storylines for some characters for example the transgender, they don't even explain why people are obsessively coming after her like, what are you talking about?? And the African man, could get shot any moment. It's Africa. I know it's Sci-Fi and not much makes sense when it comes to shows like this but they do it in a very bad-indie-film-kinda way.
  • Jan 31, 2021
    An incredible story with incredible characters! There are no words, the plot is amazing. One of my favorite TV shows. It was undeservedly missed by most viewers ( at least in Russia).
  • Jan 04, 2021
    Really enjoyed this series, it took a few episodes to find its feet and get me truly engrossed but when that happened I was hooked. The feeling when I saw them all starting to understand and work together was the same feeling you get when your favourite superheroes cross over and work as a team. Worth waiting for.
  • Jan 01, 2021
    Seriously I was so surprised by how it took me for a journey I couldn't stop watching I hope there is a season 3 on the books

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