Sense8: Season 2 (2017)


Season 2

Critics Consensus

Sense8 maintains its stunning visuals, Wachowski wackiness, and great heart -- though its individual characters deserve more development.



Critic Ratings: 28


Audience Score

User Ratings: 916
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Air date: May 5, 2017
Air date: May 7, 2017
Air date: May 7, 2017
Air date: May 7, 2017
Air date: May 7, 2017
Air date: May 7, 2017
Air date: May 7, 2017
Air date: May 7, 2017
Air date: May 7, 2017
Air date: May 7, 2017
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Season 2 of this drama series opens with Capheus (Toby Onwumere), Kala (Tina Desai), Lito (Miguel Angel Silvestre), Nomi (Jamie Clayton), Riley (Tuppence Middleton), Sun (Donna Bae), Will (Brian J. Smith) and Wolfgang (Max Riemelt) becoming united, physically and psychologically. Now all eight are intertwined, sharing their triumphs and losses with each other. Meanwhile, Jonas (Naveen Andrews) tries to simultaneously survive and help the cluster after getting caught by Whispers (Terrence Mann). The group must find a way to survive and protect each other against many forces who seek to destroy them.

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Critic Reviews for Sense8 Season 2

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (6)

It's all thoroughly bonkers. Yet with dystopian sci-fi in the ascendency, the Wachowskis are to be applauded for daring to strike a positive note.

May 5, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This nakedly political show somehow manages to be free-spirited, rather than dull or polemical; its good intentions often border on goofy naiveté in a way that's charming rather than grating.

May 5, 2017 | Full Review…

Sense8 may have had a slow start in Season 1, but Season 2 is a hell of a ride. Hold on tight.

Apr 26, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Season 2 is such a beautiful examination of the themes of love, human relationships, and what identity is that the messy or less enthralling moments are worth pushing through.

May 22, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The series, about eight people from wildly different backgrounds who unite for the common purpose of liberation and defiance, has never been more relevant than it is now...

May 22, 2019 | Full Review…

An absolutely joyous event, bursting with loads of thrilling fight scenes (watching Wachowski-directed shootouts are always a treat), glorious sensate sing-a-longs, emotional twists, sentimental celebrations, and, of course, one final massive orgy.

May 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Not for the faint of heart, this show fires on all the sensory cylinders.

May 22, 2019 | Full Review…

[It] is a delicious conclusion to an ambitious global meld of faith, friendship, science, sexuality, tribes and identity.

Dec 27, 2018 | Full Review…

The most cinematic, sprawling superhero series ever made.

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Sense8 avoids tokenizing its characters, which involves giving each sensate a full backstory that helps viewers understand what motivates them.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

It's messy, sure. It's also beautiful.

Jun 18, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It gets soapy, it gets heady, it gets hella sexy (cut to Wolfgang on rooftop with mystery woman), but above all else, it gets quite awesome. Hot take: This is peak Wachowskis.

Feb 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sense8: Season 2

  • Sep 12, 2019
    I applaud Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, J. Michael Straczynski on a relatable Human story, told in the Sci-Fi genre. The series set itself the ambitious challenge of telling a single story in 8 parts; both Season I and II maintain a focus on the lives and parallel personal conflicts of the sensates, highlighting how the human condition transcends social/geo-political/gender labels. Somehow a show about 8 strangers scattered across the globe, with an extra-human ability to exist within a clustered mind never devolves too far into the fantastic choosing rather to explore the Human question of what makes Us like Them.
  • Jan 18, 2019
    Amazing work! Lifts film making to new heights in refusing to buckle under its own weight, a truly spectacular experience!
  • Jan 03, 2019
    One of the best shows ever to come to TV. A perfect melding of complex characters and themes combined with stunning filming all around the world.
  • Dec 31, 2018
    One of the best shows ever made how could they cancel such a brilliant masterpiece?
  • 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.
  • Aug 23, 2018
    Couldn't wait for season 2. Best show on TV. Bug is absolutely wonderful this season and really became a part of the team. But my favorite trio by far and away is Lito, Hernando and Dani. An absolutely amazing show.
  • Aug 14, 2018
    our sensates are trying to stay alive with people on the run, people embracing new opportunities, embracing their faults and pasts... towards the end it's a bit of a rush job though and we were left with a bit of an empty feeling.
  • Aug 08, 2018
    Absolutely loved it 5 stars 100%.!!!!!!!!
  • Jun 11, 2018
    Fun ride from beginning to end.
  • May 03, 2018
    I loved the emotion and relational connections, of the Characters. But I could have done without the gratuitous Sex and violence. Storyline was a bit out of wack. Overall I enjoyed it.

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