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Finally, the second negative critique (of the dozen++? I have posted) is here:
Sounds like this one doesn't like the complexity.

Too bad...so sad...
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Onwumere interview: https://www.inverse.com/article/3099...-toby-onwumere

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“In May 2015 I graduated, in September 2015 I got to L.A. and literally a year [ago] I got the show,” he said. “And it’s just been a whirlwind of traveling, of orgy scenes, of love, of creativity. This process has truly been the highlight of my life thus far.”
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About his experience working with the Wachowskis, Onwumere said, “I didn’t really have any heavy film and TV experience outside of this but there are no rehearsals. You get there, you better be ready, because Lana [Wachowski] comes up with things at the drop of a hat. You have to be really flexible. This was a great exercises in being flexible.”
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As Onwumere also told Inverse, just as the year has been a whirlwind for him behind the scenes, Season 2 will also be a whirlwind for Capheus. Onwumere teased a new love interest, involvement in “the political arena,” and an interaction with one sensate Capheus didn’t visit with much in Season 1. “I have a really interesting [visit with] Wolfgang,” he said.
The twitter tease is about Riley: https://twitter.com/sense8/status/859054197500674048 and the instagram tease about Lito: https://www.instagram.com/p/BTjXPKBhbL6/
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Clayton interview: http://www.ign.com/videos/2017/05/01...ially-relevant

Another: https://twitter.com/Sari_Chile/statu...25087223590916

Riemelt interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unbqkGMkbDg

http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/05/...ense8-season-2

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Will interacted with Whispers at the end of Season 1. In order to keep the Sensates safe from Whispers' prying eyes, they keep Will drugged and unconscious. He won't be sleeping through Season 2 though. Brian J. Smith (Will) confirmed his character will have an active part to play. Smith said, "He is [awake]. But it's more, like Lana called it, a 'fugue state.' He made eye contact with Whispers in the last episode last year. That creates a lot of problems, but something that I wasn't expecting is that it also creates a lot of opportunities. too. Lana keeps calling it 'the twilight.' It's this sort of in-between state of being conscious and completely drugged out, but also super raw so that he's really able to tap into some of this subconscious Sensate stuff which involves going into memory and into the past. He's trying to solve mysteries that happened a long time ago that are affecting what happen now."
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Daryl Hannah couldn't say much about what Angelica is up to in Season 2, but did note "it's safe to say" the character has more screen time than she did in Season 1.

"Especially in Season 1, there were so many mysteries to me still about my character that I didn't even really understand. Obviously in Season 2, I get to learn a lot more about her and what drives her and everything. I just really put all my faith and trust Lana [Wachowski] and Lilly [Wachowski] and their vision of everything in the first season. Now I'm starting to see what drives her," Hannah explained.
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Executive producer Lana Wachowski pulls the threads of the plot together in an unusual fashion. Multiple cast members remarked upon Wachowski's vision and having to stay on their toes for new directions. Riemelt said, "You just need to trust Lana. She has it all in her head. She's also very experimental. Sometimes you just need to trust her in her ability of having a vision and collecting as much as she wants and needs and putting it all together. Sometimes she comes up with totally new ideas or lines you never read before because they're not in script, so you have to stay flexible."

Hannah also praised Wachowksi's style, remarking, "Lana has this world of imagination and creativity that just never stops. It is always evolving and coming up with things and expanding and deepening and developing as we shoot."

Mann talked about how Wachowski pulls inspiration from things happening on the spot, explaining, "She's always drawing from everything -- from the moment, from the actors, from the lighting, from the set, from this complex and beautiful story which is essentially about love and interconnecting. It's just unbelievable."
http://chicago.suntimes.com/entertai...s-sense8-cast/

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When asked if those feelings for Desai’s character, Kala, ever amount to a relationship in season two, the two actors simply smiled and laughed. “It’s complicated,” they said simultaneously.
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The cast concluded that many of the same themes from season one are continued and expanded upon in season two, including, according to Middleton, director Lana Wachowski’s “sex-positive message.”

“There’s more crime, more violence, more sex,” Riemelt said, laughing.
First 2 episodes review: https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/...nified-utopia/

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We can happily report that not only is season two back, but if its first two episodes are any indication, its return will have been well worth the wait.

The Gang of Eight are all accounted for, as well as their most steadfast friends and lovers. Intriguing new storylines are introduced to add a bit of history to the sensates’ science, as well as intermingling with other clusters. Storylines reach satisfying conclusions (let’s just say things aren’t as dour as they were on Christmas). It gets soapy, it gets heady, it gets hella sexy (cut to Wolfgang on rooftop with mystery woman), but above all else, it gets quite awesome. Hot take: This is peak Wachowskis. They’ve parted from the campy FX that dominated flops like Jupiter Ascending and Speed Racer, found a home with humanity over bullet time (this writer’s anti-Matrix), and mercifully left out A-list actors in yellowface (Cloud Atlas).
edit Description of the Gay Parade scene: https://cinema.uol.com.br/noticias/r...fora-temer.htm

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The Parada sequence takes approximately seven minutes from the sixth episode of the new season (the Christmas special, released in December 2016, is considered the first).
(I'm leaving out the details because they are pretty much what you've seen when the scene was filmed; Lito comes out and they party.)

Some of the real background details that made it to the final cut:

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For the attentive viewer, other details should also draw attention. In the public outlets that fill Paulista Avenue, you can see a poster with the words "Fora, Temer" against President Michel Temer, and another one in which the word "blow" has the letter "O" replaced by the symbol of Rede Globo. At the time (May 2016), it is worth remembering, the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff had already been approved in the Chamber of Deputies.
Bruno Fagundes, who makes a small appearance in the scene talks about the importance of education regarding how all forms of sexuality (eg gay couple kissing) are normal: https://cinema.uol.com.br/noticias/r...eio-nenhum.htm

Curious to know what earing Desai was wearing at the premiere? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...55482247662044

(No? Ok..)

edit Another positive review.. http://elpalomitron.com/sense-8-segunda-temporada/

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This season brings us action, emotion and, above all, depth in each character and in the union that makes them so unique.
edit Mixed review based on the first 4 episodes: http://www.ecartelera.com/noticias/3...porada-sense8/

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Although four chapters of thirteen (which have let us see in advance) are few and obviously I am sure that the plots have to enter into far more flour than I have seen, it has been enough to reach a pair Of conclusions. The first: they have decided to play safe and keep the traits of the first season , which is good for those of us who are fans. And the second: they are entering a dangerous terrain of science fiction series. Let's start with the good.
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Let's talk about connections, that is, the long run of 'Sense8'. He had not yet spoken of Will and Riley precisely because they lost at least in the first chapters, their personal plots. Their histories are totally relegated to give priority to the flight of Mr. Whispers. Although his game is quite intelligent, they also show the main Achilles heel that has the series, and all series of this type . How long are we going to put up with this persecution? How long will it take to roll the skein with more mysterious corporations or groups, or archetypal enemies of stories like these? The point where you find 'Sense8' reminds me a lot of the evolution of ' Orphan Black '. What interested me in the series were the different characters of Tatiana Maslany , as I do with the senses. As soon as they were carried away by increasingly convoluted conspiracies to lengthen the series, less interest had. It's still early to talk about that problem in 'Sense8' but everything seems to indicate that they might opt ​​for the same path, and that's a danger.
Orphan Black's mythology/conspiracy is indeed garbage, but the interactions of Tatiana with.. herself, are insanely good. I hope Sense8 can do both.

First 4 episodes review: http://dizi-mania.com/sense8-ikinci-...zleme-notlari/

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One of the areas where Wachowski's success is definitely to attract aesthetic, unusual and streamlined fighting scenes. The second season is as impressive as the first season. Also, as I mentioned above, the use of music on the stage is very successful. Especially with our different characters and songs used when jumping between different countries, the rhythm of the rhythm of a dance show is inspiring.
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Old 05-02-2017, 03:23 PM
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First 2 episodes(?) review: http://www.gamelegends.it/sense8-sta...-recensione-2/

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It's five o'clock in the afternoon of Wednesday, April 26th, the day is not particularly beautiful. My phone rings: whatsapp, Simone Lelli "abemus Sense8" says the text. The heart palpitates, the emotion of the first series in preview, a series I expected from a lot of time and in that mixture of pleasure and hope, begins to advance slow but inexorable fear. Fearing not to relive the emotions of the first season, fearful that the actors have not been up, fears that the screenplay went to a road totally different from my expectations. I force myself and arrive at the end of the day, ready to face my fear. We had left our eight heroes with a special Christmas, meaningful, but I could sum up like a great filler that could nevertheless be skipped even as it adds nothing to the main plot except perhaps giving a glimpse of the everyday of the protagonists to the sockets With Christmas parties. Initial titles and you go. As I posted on Facebook, I find myself in tears after the first ten minutes of an episode. The sensations are very strong and the phrase that keeps buzzing in my head is "really important?"
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If all this was not enough, I ended up as usual with the series, experiencing a crescendo of emotions point by bet, mirroring myself in a perfect picture and a prime fit. Sense8 is the series that the world deserves and probably also the series it needs at the moment.

10/10
Some positive thoughts about it: http://serial.everyeye.it/articoli/s...ico-33292.html

Silvestre and Herrera interview: http://peru21.pe/cultura/sense8-amor...etflix-2279944

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Sense8 , like Matrix , is characterized by elements of science fiction, action, philosophy but also has room for humor. For example, Lito plays the typical Latin male, but the trouble he goes through to hide his secret turns out to be comical and funny. "Lana wanted to present it from another perspective. I was tired of the gay characters being presented in a cliched and tormented way, so I preferred the celebration, "Silvestre tells us.
The latest twitter and instagram flashes:

Nomi: https://twitter.com/sense8/status/859442004534710272

Nomi: https://www.instagram.com/p/BTmKmTGA9EC/

Riley: https://www.instagram.com/p/BTmqHuNgBBr/
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Slant Magazine continues to not particularly love (or like) Sense8: http://www.slantmagazine.com/tv/revi...se8-season-two

They dislike the individual storylines, which they argue sound insignificant compared to the big conspiracy; funny how I posted a couple of reviews the last couple of days, which were worried the show will stop paying attention to the individual storylines and only care about the conspiracy!

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These moments are stirring actualizations of the show's intersectional concept, but when Sense8 returns the sensates to their distinct and isolated story arcs, the series still falters. Lito (Miguel Angel Silvestre), for example, expectedly struggles with career prospects after publicly announcing his homosexuality, though his barely developed storyline feels insignificant compared to the life-or-death stakes of the cluster's conflict with BPO. This already crowded landscape is congested further by the inevitable addition of new characters. As the cluster uncovers more about BPO, the organization demands a larger share of the show's focus.
2/4, an improvement over the 1.5/4 they rated the first season (although that was a different reviewer).

Beware that the review has a couple of big spoilers.

There are a bunch of new interviews, etc, but I'll post them tomorrow.
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JMS is sweetening the pot but the campaign is only at $5,000 still
Up $120. Another example of that inaction that seems to have gripped the bulk of B5 fans over the years by the looks of it. I genuinely thought such a request would have got a better response, especially once you add in the Sense8 fans – regardless of the sweeteners.
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Season 2 review-ish: http://screenrant.com/sense8-five-th...owski-netflix/

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Season 2 Introduces a Welcome Change in Direction
The Plot is More Focused
It’s Still Overwhelmed Sometimes With Big Ideas
The Characters Interact More
There’s a Lot More Action
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All in all, Sense8 season 2 continues to be that messy and beautiful series left you wanting to see more back in 2015.
Overall an improvement compared to season 1, as even the somewhat negative aspects of the show such as the "It’s Still Overwhelmed Sometimes With Big Ideas", the author says they are handled better than the previous season.

Some positive impressions by Vox: https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/5/3...-obit-billions

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Season two — which debuts on Friday, May 5 — is both tighter and wilder than season one, which is a good thing, and it’s just nice to see a series that posits with complete and utter sincerity that we’re all human beings, and if we could just walk a mile in each other’s shoes, we’d realize how false the divisions we create between ourselves are. The Wachowskis have always been among our most open-hearted, empathetic filmmakers, but Sense8 even outdoes their 2012 film Cloud Atlas in the sense that it wants to function as an ersatz religious text for some far-future utopian cult. I love it.
Clayton interview: http://www.newnownext.com/sense8-sea...ayton/05/2017/

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The whole cast went down to Brazil for Sao Paolo Pride, which actually factors into Season 2. What was it like being a part of the biggest Pride celebration in the world?

It was beyond anything I could have imaged. I had been to Brazil to go to their comic con just six months before, so I knew the people in Brazil are so warm and kind—and they’re lunatic fans for Sense8. When the fans find out why—and how—we’re at the parade, they’re going to lose it. The storyline that goes along with it is so good.

Of course it wasn’t easy—you’ve got this live event actually happening with millions of people and you’re trying to shoot scenes. You can’t do a second take on a moving parade. You want to join in and have fun and celebrate, but at the same time you have to keep reminding yourself you’re there to do a job.
http://www.cntraveler.com/story/netf...ous-wanderlust

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The show required that the cast and crew fly in excess of 250,000 miles. “And some of the directors and producers, who had done seven months of scouting, flew 370,000 miles for the show,” Hill adds.

The approach is a first when it comes to television shows and the effort, according to Hill, has been entirely worth it. “With all of the cities we go to, and always calling on local talent, it’s like we were making a small film in each city then putting them all together. It’s a fully immersive experience.”
http://www.travelandleisure.com/cult...ming-locations

In anticipation, we asked the cast and crew to reflect on their favorite filming locations.

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“My favorite filming location for season two would definitely be Amsterdam. In particular, being allowed to film inside the Rijksmuseum. To see Rembrandt's 'The Night Watch' in the flesh during a night shoot, and to view it with all the space, time, and quiet offered to us by the museum after closing time was an experience I will never forget. We wandered the hallways of the museum in the dead of night with no one else around. It was really amazing. Amsterdam itself is a city full of love, and the people there are so kind and open. I spent my days off cycling beside the canals and exploring the many galleries and museums the city has to offer.”
This is really cool.

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“One thing that stood out for me was how ambitious we were on the first day of shooting on the first season. We started in San Francisco, and we went to a place called Twin Peaks. It’s elevated and has these incredible views in the middle of the city. You could see all the way from the Golden Gate to the Bay Bridge and the whole city of San Francisco in between. But because of the weather in the city, there was usually cloud coverage or fog. We were determined to shoot a sequence there, and we wanted it to be at sunrise. The chances of actually being up there and seeing a sunrise were pretty low, but we decided to just go for it. We got there at about 5:00 a.m. in the dark, set up, and waited to see what would happen. Miraculously, everything fell into place. It was an absolutely clear day and happened exactly as scripted. It was just an incredible omen for the beginning of the project.”
What a crazy show this is to shoot!

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“One location I particularly remember is Sao Paulo, because it wasn’t exactly scheduled. We were about halfway through the shoot when we were invited to the city for a big festival. We flew overnight from L.A. and really had no time to prep. It was such a ridiculous idea to think we’d to be able to turn around in two days, as we had barely even scouted it. But we got down there quickly and it went spectacularly well. It ended up being a very vibrant and important part of the series. I really enjoyed that.”
The Gay Parade "wasn't exactly scheduled"? Let me say that again: What a crazy show this is to shoot!

Interview with Riemelt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgC_qQmXflM

Riemelt and Desai join the Marvel podcast but they also have small interviews with other cast members and EP Grant Hill from the red carpet premiere: https://news.marvel.com/comics/64431...arvel-podcast/

I don't get why the host said to Desai she knows better than him everything Marvel. Isn't that like his job??

Interview with Hannah and Mann during the Chicago shoot: https://tvshowpatrol.com/interviews/...terrence-mann/

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What in the world has have people done to him that makes him so…

TM: It’s what she did to me. It all comes back to the Angel.

DH: Don’t tell!

TM: I know, I know.
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There seems to be a big push and pull going on between your characters and Naveen Andrews’ Jonas.

DH: It’s so hard to answer questions about the show because you don’t want to give stuff away. And also we continue to learn because the story is evolving as we shoot it. Some of these questions have yet to be revealed to us.

TM: In the moment you go, “Oh, that’s what that is. OK.”

DH: Because Lana is like this whirl of imagination and creativity that just never stops. She’s always evolving and coming up with things and expanding and deepening and developing as we shoot. I shot two scenes last night that in the scripts I wasn’t even in. They fold completely in to everything that we’re doing and they make complete sense once you do them. It’s like, “What? How did you do that while you’re busy directing and everything?”

You all describe Lana in the same way.

DH: She’s just a creative live-wire and one of the most inspired, passionate people. She’s just always drawing from everything—from the moment, from the actors, from the lighting, from the set, from the world today, from this complex and beautiful story which is essentially about love and interconnectedness. She’s just unbelievable.
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Daryl, from where did you pull to play this role?

DH: In Season 1 there were so many mysteries to me still about my character. I didn’t even really understand her. And obviously in Season 2 I get to learn a lot more about her and what drives her. I just put all my faith and trust in Lana and Lilly and their vision of everything in the first season.

Now I’m starting to see what drives [Angelica]. And it’s so hard to know if Lana is inspired somehow by my own journey, because she’s incorporating a lot of my belief system and my activism into Angelica. I don’t know if that is just the organic process or what, but it’s just been really exciting.

Lana gives you such a depth. Even with the mystery there’s a lot of depth to the characters. And even with not understanding initially where it all comes from there’s still so much emotion and substance there.
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New trailer spotted on Netflix Australia & New Zealand facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NetflixANZ/...9859090714630/

(Also on twitter but in lower quality: https://twitter.com/NetflixANZ/statu...26227964264450 )

Ho ho ho, I think at the very end it teases the restaurant scene which JMS said will show sensates in a whole different way and it will be the coolest visual of the entire show (so far ).
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Ho ho ho, I think at the very end it teases the restaurant scene which JMS said will show sensates in a whole different way and it will be the coolest visual of the entire show (so far ).
Oh...this is gonna be so good!!!!!
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Trailer also on youtube now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8NYhEXnOhA

Andrews interview: https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/4/15...achowski-lilly

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I understand that your audition for Sense8 wound up being hours of talking with Lana and Lilly Wachowski about your life. What did they want to know? What was important to their process?

I think what’s important to Lana is, she needs to know who she’s going to be working with, to put it very simply. But really know. As opposed to a facsimile that somebody might come in and present because they’re coming in for a job, obviously. If you can communicate with her, and let her know where you’re coming from, I suppose, where you’re at, if we’re using arcane language. Maybe that’s a generational divide — we were all born in the late 20th century, and that’s why we use terms like “Where it’s at.” But yes, it was like two and a half hours of my life, which at the time, was slightly disconcerting, because I thought, “Am I talking my way out of this job? How important is this, really?” But apparently it was. I think they just want to get to know you, as a human being.

Did they learn anything that went into your character?

Yes, there’s definitely certain aspects of Jonas that Lana drew on from me. And she let me know that at the time. About relationships I might have had when I was very young, 16 or 17,
and how important they were, how they informed me as an adult, I suppose.


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How has this season been different for you with Lana working as a solo director?

That’s a good question, because we thought maybe Lilly might be working with her via phone calls, emails, that sort of thing. We wondered if they were communicating. And we don’t know, is the short answer to that. It’s the first time Lana approached a project without her sibling, and I thought she did brilliantly, considering, because obviously she relies on Lilly for a lot of support. But we don’t know whether Lilly might return.

For practical purposes… it used to be, Lana would give you a note, and then Lilly would move in and give you a note, and it would be the opposite. [Laughs] And then I’d say to Lana, “Which one is it?” And she’d say, “Do what she said!” The only difference is, now it’s just a little more straightforward.

What’s Lana told you as a director that’s been most useful to you?

I think what’s unique about Lana is that she draws on the emotional mood of a room, which,of course, can change at any given moment. She seems to be viscerally connected to the camera. Like, she’s literarily behind [Steadicam operator] Daniele [Massaccesi] — who shot The English Patient, so it’s weird for me, seeing him there again — and she has her hands on his back, and she’s steering him toward you, and then pulling him back, and then pushing him in again. And she’s talking to you the whole time this is happening, yeah? And I’ve never had that before, like “Repeat the line!” “Say that again!” “Now with a different inflection, because you’re thinking about something else!” “Now say this line as Whispers, and see what it means!” It’s tremendously exciting, because you discover things about the part that you’ve never even considered.

How much of that is on-set experimentation, and how much does she already have in her head, about which angles she wants and how she wants the final picture to look?

It can vary. Almost exactly 50 of one, 50 of the other. Obviously certain things are set. And it depends on our time restrictions, where we are. But then even that can go out the window. I remember us being in The Hague, and being there all day, doing take after take after take. It’s really down to how she feels about it, whether she’s into it or not on a given day.
Clayton interview: https://www.bustle.com/p/defining-pe...-clayton-55460

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Besides, Nomi and Amanita have enough to deal with, since Season 2 finds them back at their friend Bug's place, still hiding out from the FBI. The mysterious BPO organization is still hunting the sensates too, because for small minds, different equals dangerous. Clayton promises that fans will see more of Nomi saving the day with her ninja hacking skills; and that the season will end with a major event that will need to play out for her character if the show comes back for Season 3. ("Everyone will know exactly what I’m talking about.")

"There’s a lot of visiting and a lot of sharing and a lot of ass kicking and there’s more sex," Clayton says of the upcoming season. "It’s really good."

The flash of the slickly produced series is definitely there, but so is plot. So much plot. The web of mythology only gets more tangled in Sense8 Season 2, and Clayton says that its creators have about five possible seasons outlined.
Hmmm.... Ending on a cliffhanger, are we?
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The Hollywood Reporter review of the second season, but in a way also the first and the special: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/rev...review-1000283

It's a positive review, albeit with a constant "not for everyone" tone in it.

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Still utterly confusing but also visually beautiful and strangely touching, the Wachowskis' Netflix series continues to shine.
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Yet, if the audience didn't like or couldn't relate to the characters, this series wouldn't work. While Lana Wachowski (who co-writes and directs most of the Season 2 episodes while sister Lilly is taking a break) and Straczynski have finally created enough background stories to move more forcefully toward the battle against Whispers and his shadowy group, mythology and forward momentum remain secondary to character development. Once invested in Sense8, you'll likely find what happens to these interconnected characters as a group more intriguing than what they face outside of their lives. There's a lightness of being to Sense8 that's the real attraction here. It has done a wonderful job of expanding out from its core cast to introduce other characters (like Nomi's girlfriend Amanita, played by Freema Agyeman). If season 2 seems to be explaining more of the broader fight, that's fine as well. But watching these people playing together and swimming in the senses is the real driver.

Sense8 is more visual feast and emotional touchstone than it is heavyweight story or smart puzzle. For some, it will be a guilty pleasure, but that might be selling short the important "love is love" message it espouses. Sense8 is probably better described as a series you experience more than understand, and a few early episodes from Season 1 (if you haven't seen it yet) should be enough to let you know if that's a trip you want to take or not.
edit Onwumere interview: http://tvafterdark.com/sense8-cast-i...toby-onwumere/

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How was it for you to meet the cast members for the first time? Was there anyone you bonded with right away? Anyone who surprised you?

Doona! Doona really surprised me. I’ve gotten so so so close with her, and not even just because of what the script calls for. I mean, she’s got this like goofy streak to her, and I’m a huge goofball. I love whenever we’re playing the piano and we call each other our nicknames, it’s just like really goofy sibling stuff
which I was like, Oh! This is pleasant…so pleasant!
Hehe.

Silvestre interview: http://tvafterdark.com/sense8-cast-i...gel-silvestre/

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As Lito, you’ve had a chance to have some pretty fun scenes while being on his sets – especially the gunfight scene in season one. Was there anything else about playing Lito that eased some of the drama going on in his life?

Toby and I, we became very close friends, and we experience parties together for the first time, right brother? (Toby laughs) Berlin, for instance, was amazing. Do you have anything in mind, brother, any experience we had? (You know the moment for me, Miguel?) Tell me, brother. (Toby interjects – You remember it was the scene in Nairobi, remember, and uh we were between takes, and we were sitting on the couch and I think we were about to shoot, and we had the script, and we were just talking about it like “and no no no, what if we do it like this” and analyze – do you remember that?) Yes, I remember that moment! (That…that moment – someone took pictures of it, I think.) And do you remember that that day the light was so beautiful, and we were there in Africa working as actors that – I mean, we’re starting in our careers – so for us it was such a privilege to be in that position in a beautiful set in Africa, and I remember that you were working constantly in Africa, but you also – I remember when you told me “look at that light, Miguel, isn’t it amazing to be here?” And I remember that when you told me that that made me – sometimes you forget you know because you want to give your best, and you forget how lucky it is to have a job nowadays and to be able to work in the things that you love. I remember Toby reminding me that and it was also a nice moment.
Picture in the article. This is cute!

Fairly negative score (C) in this review by cut print film - although the review itself doesn't make it sound that bad: http://www.cutprintfilm.com/tv/tv-re...nse8-season-2/

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It’s hard to reconcile those weak spots with how good the show can otherwise be. The Wachowskis know how to make action sequences sing, and unraveling both the organization behind Whispers and the broader web of sensates makes for thrilling TV (helped along by some extremely choice cameos, including the return of Joe Pantoliano). There are also some remarkable performances (notably Jamie Clayton as Nomi Marks and Purab Kohli as Rajan Rasal) that help to anchor the series when it starts to lean too far into broad strokes. This is one of the most diverse casts on TV — and likely the most diverse that a large number of viewers are going to see — and the bottom line of acceptance and understanding is still an encouraging one. Parts of the show have gotten stronger in its second season; hopefully, as the series goes on, the rest of it will follow suit.
Snippets by the cast: https://www.inverse.com/article/3104...-wolfgang-kala

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Throughout Season 1, Wolfgang and Kala had the ultimate “will they or won’t they” dynamic. The two had a strong mutual attraction complicated by their disparate lifestyles. Wolfgang lived a life of organized crime in Berlin, while Kala lived in Mumbai, preparing to marry a man she didn’t love. In Season 2, this will be shaken up even more, because Wolfgang is getting a new love interest.

Valeria Bilello, who plays this new character, said that her dynamic with Wolfgang is “pretty complex and simple at the same time.” Bilello continued, “She’s a pretty determined person — sexy, smart, dangerous. There will be tension from my character’s side.”

How Kala feels about that? Desai said, “It’s obviously causing her a lot of anxiety. The fact is I can’t fight that I have a connection with Wolfgang in the cluster — and now I’m married and trying to make sense of what to do and what not to do.”
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“The whole thing becomes much more personal,” Mann continues. “He’s a scientist first. The scientists at BPO, do they start to play God? Whispers thinks the world isn’t ready for sensates; he thinks he’s doing the wrong thing for the right reasons by killing them off. He feels he has to keep the world safe from this kind of power.”
Meet the cast: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-...ense8-season-2

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This is Onwumere’s first major role. The British actor's family originally come from Nigeria, but Omwumere says he felt at home in Kenya's capital: “It was crazy because that was the first time I’d been in a population of people that looked like me. I couldn’t readily communicate with them because of the language barrier, but it felt like I was back in Nigeria for two weeks."
Riemelt interview: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...-a7715936.html

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Are the Wachowskis as much of a force this time around?

This time it was only Lana. She is demanding but in a positive way. It's like a whole big experiment because she's constantly adding stuff and coming up with new ideas, maybe even on the day. It was a guerrilla kind of shoot, all over the world, where you'd just try to stay as open and flexible as possible when on set. Sometimes you have characters that aren't even there – you just have to imagine them. You’re in different environments and you have to act like it's really cold – it's that kind of stuff. The Wachowskis have a very complex way of thinking and of creating. You can never imagine what the show will look like.
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Do you have a standout moment from filming the first season?

One of the great moments was the nude wedding in India where everybody told us that we would go to jail for doing that. They told us it wasn't possible. That moment was kind of thrilling when we did it. But I also like action sequences a lot. I've only watched [the first season] once or twice but I’m over it because I don’t like to think about it too much.
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So will the character of Wolfgang be explored in more depth this series?

Well I can only work with the stuff that [creator] Lana [Waschowski], and the writers give me, but she’s willingly open to experiment with the characters and we bring our personalities to these characters, so the more we get to know each other the more she’s willing to write scenes or new stuff into the story. It feels more organic to me, because the more she gets to know us the more she knows how to use our skills. My character is kind of dark and also very mysterious because he’s holding back his feelings and not talking so much. So yeah, I get to have more scenes which are shown from a different side, which I think is very interesting for the audience.
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Speaking of Lana, fans were quite shocked when her sister Lilly stepped away from the show shortly before the production of season two began.

I wouldn’t say stepped away, I’d say took some time off. She needed some time for herself; especially after such a transition you need to reorganise and re-orientate yourself, so it came quite naturally.

Did her departure come as a shock to the cast though?

Not a shock, because we were still in contact. It ‘s more about understanding each other, and we totally get it. Everybody’s human and needs to go their own way. And it’s not said that she’s not coming back, you know? We’ll see. It didn’t work out this time; maybe next time.
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The Sense8 cast’s appearance at Sao Paulo Pride last year also created some headlines, due in no small part due to your antics kissing Brian J Smith on the float…

It just happened! It was all like in a dream and it felt so good – the response of people was just so energising and took us away. And of course people like to see us making out together and we thought it would just be a nice treat for them.


So it was totally spur-of-the-moment?

It was in the moment. [If] you see some people, you connect with each other and you feel something, you should just do it. Like on a party, you try things out and let things happen because it feels right. It’s not that we wanted to show off or show people how we really feel about each other; it’s not about that. It’s more about using this energy that was really heavy at Sao Paulo Pride and giving it back.
LMAO!

Clayton interview:
http://www.lfpress.com/2017/05/04/ja...omplete-person
http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/201...omplete-person
http://www.torontosun.com/2017/05/04...omplete-person
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The thing is, in a less ambitious show, it would have been way easier, and much more stereotypical, for Nomi to be written as a loner.

Clayton: “That would be the network version of the show. Because they would be terrified to show a trans person being loved.”


That's a really interesting observation. Because when you see somebody caring for Nomi, it automatically makes her more of a complete, real person for the audience.

Clayton: “Exactly. You don't feel bad for Nomi.”

Well, sometimes I do, in certain circumstances. But she's not the cliched, beaten-down person, solitary, rising up now and taking revenge.

Clayton: “In this story that's actually Wolfgang (Bogdanow, played by Riemelt), which is so interesting.
But I love that you see all of that in Nomi, thank you. They've given Nomi this lover and this identity. You know, she has to help and she has to hack, but she also has to go to bed with her girlfriend every night.”
Riemelt interview: http://www.allocine.fr/article/fiche...=18663726.html

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MR: My favorite memory ... I think it was when my family came to visit me and we all went to a concert by Neil Young in Amsterdam. It was pretty nice.
The whole cast (and many of the crew I believe) went to the concert. Neil Young is Daryl Hannah's boyfriend, so why not?
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Collider's Chris Cabin rated the season 2/5, an improvement over the 1/5 of the first season! Progress!!

http://collider.com/sense8-season-2-review/
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