Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
Sense8 and the rejection of traditional story expectations in television
A deep dive into Sense8’s polarizing critical response and its impact on both television industry and its vocal audience. The value of its idealistic themes and visual idiosyncracies generate dissenting opinons about the hiearchy of importances when it comes to serialized visual storytelling. Many consider its plot slow and weak at best, at worst utterly confusing and contrived. But audiences have fallen in love with its diversified representation of characters, cinematography, and a focus on character moments rather than A-to-B plot-driven sequences. In a high conceptci-fi show, that’s almost blasphemy. But if anyone is gonna try it, it’d be the Wachowskis.