Across The Vastness

So...SENSE8 is really fucking good. But over the past week (since watching the finale), I've struggled to put my finger on exactly what it is I love about about the show.

For one, I appreciate how diverse the characters are. They're all from different parts of the world, with vastly different experiences and interests. They all have their own desires and conflicts separate from the main plot. And even though juggling eight main characters (and locations!) over twelve episodes must have been a Herculean undertaking, the Wachowskis (et al.) never took shortcuts. Every emotional beat feels earned. (There are also some spectacular action sequences, and a solid score.)

Ultimately though, I think the reason this show resonates with me is that, at its core, it's a story about hope. About love. About people finding each other across the vastness.

Bottom line? If this is the future of television, I'm in.