The most important takeaway is that in a random set of eight 30-year-olds, three will know kung fu and/or gun-kata, one will be a super-hacker, and four will have no appreciable skills of any kind. (This is where you give the side-eye to your circle of friends.)

It wasn't bad -- though I feel like nearly every idea in it had already been exploited, better, in seasons 2 and 3 of Orphan Black. Sense8 has a much bigger travel budget, though. It's also just loaded with pandering and clichés, and every sub-plot eventually trudges toward the most obvious-possible happy ending.

And, like Lost, it left me wanting to scream "You incurious motherfuckers!" at the TV multiple times. Because, by all means, never bother to do any experiments to determine the limits of your new superpower when glassy-eyed amazement will do.

I think the moral was, there is no problem you can't solve by punching it.


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6 Responses:

  1. Jeff Clough says:

    never bother to do any experiments to determine the limits of your new superpower

    This was the only thing I appreciated about Chronicle. "Hey, we've got powers! Let's go to a junk yard and see what we can do!" was like half the movie, as it should be.

  2. Mattias says:

    I thought the moral was that if we could relive our own birth everything would be cool.

  3. Kyle Huff says:

    I kept falling asleep during E01, so I gave up. I made it a lot further with Tomorrow People. How about Misfits?

    • jwz says:

      I haven't watched either of those. But 01 is definitely the weakest episode (as is traditional).

  4. andy47 says:

    +1 for Misfits, if only because of the time it takes them to figure out how to use some initially pretty poor powers. Or even to figure out what power they have.

  5. neal says:

    you're right jwz, after watching the series I have no idea what Icelandic girl Riley has to offer to the group (besides being bad luck).

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