Still utterly confusing but also visually beautiful and strangely touching, the Wachowskis' Netflix series continues to shine. - From The Hollywood Reporter
2:01 PM PDT 5/4/2017 by Tim Goodman For Netflix's ambitious drama Sense8, the path to entry – and the ability to truly appreciate what comes after – is deceptively simple.
As a brief refresher, the six other "sensates" are Lito (Miguel Angel Silvestre), the gay Mexican action movie star who was outed and is suffering the homophobic backlash in his country; Wolfgang (Max Riemelt) as the German safe-cracker who is in love with Kala but, since he can't really have her, settles for the constant attention of other women; Capheus (Toby Onwumere, who replaces Aml Ameen), the Nairobi-based bus driver; Nomi (Jamie Clayton), the trans "hacktivist" from San Francisco; Will (Brian J.
Smith), the Chicago cop and love interest to Riley (Tuppence Middleton), a DJ from Iceland.
They are just a loving group of connected people from around the globe who move in and out of each others' lives, mostly in times of need (which is always), trying to understand what is happening to them and what powers they have -- and sometimes have orgies or sing and dance together in a blatant attempt to manipulate your heartstrings.
Yet, if the audience didn't like or couldn't relate to the characters, this series wouldn't work.