Friday, 2 June 2017

Long Live the Sensates

We've all felt that anger. You've been following a show for a series or season then it gets cancelled. Having one season/series of something and knowing how amazing it is and how much you enjoyed it AND knowing that there are tons of others who think the same BUT then its taken away? Its harsh. Especially if its left on a cliffhanger. This is the worst feeling.

The second worse feeling is when a show gets a secon season/series and its even better than the first. Its bigger, bolder, exciting, the characters are amazing, developed, storylines are brilliant too. Maybe the show is one of a kind in every sense of the world. Its global, diverse as hell without even trying and then... its cancelled. No reason. Just, its cancelled. Its a show thats never been more needed but no, its cancelled. It was even more successful than the first series/season, still, no, its cancelled.

Sense8 was in a few words, ground and boundry breaking. A story about "eight strangers around the globe find themselves connected -- first by a violent vision, then by their shared ability to connect with one another's thoughts and actions, and finally by the urgent need to find out what happened and why. Their need to know goes beyond simple curiosity -- as they pursue answers, a mysterious organization hunts them down, intent on destroying them, one by one, cluster by cluster."

For anyone who follows my twitter or tumblr (I'm modest I swear) you know how much I love this show.

A mix of sci-fi, thriller, romance, crime, drama and everything inbetween. It was like 8 different shows in one at times, which was not only entertaining but so darn creative it made my brain ache. From the minutes it began I was hooked and accepted everything that was said. I didn't question things unless it was logical (and emotional). I yelled at the screen (but I do that all the time) and rewatched it a few times. I can't get enough of Sense8. The best thing about this show, wasn't the beyond amazing cast or showcasing just how talented the Wachowski Sisters are but it was that it was loved by the fans. You can always tell well loved a show is by the amount of gifs you find after one episode. It is a waste to cancel it.

So far in the news, there hasn't been a proper reason for the cancellaton apart from Netflix's CEO saying "I'm always pusing the content team, we have to take more risk, you have to try more crazy things — because we should have a higher cancel rate overall." In other words 'lets make lots of cool shows to bring in viewers then reward them by cancelling everything they like' - idiot! Yes the show was expensive but the amount of people watching the show surely out weighed the audience numbers? If they needed money why not cancel Van Helsing?

Fans of one of the other popular and successful show 'Stranger Things' which I love to bits, better hold on tight to it, it may be next come October.

I hoping that somehow, someone will pick up the show so that it doesn't become one of those great shows that never got a proper ending and left with a cliffhanger. It's ok sensates, we've got each other and two awesome seasons to keep us company.

Go watch Sense8 season 1 & 2 on Netflix NOW!


  1. That's a bummer about Sense8. I never watched myself but I knew plenty that did.

    1. It really is an awesome show! I'd still say to watch it even though there is a bit of a cliffhanger at season 2

  2. This stinks. I didn't get a chance to watch Sense8 when it was on 'cause I thought Netflix would keep it for ever. I'll still check it out, but it's such a shame that not even streaming services can't guarantee canceling popular shows. :/