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10 January 2017 @ 10:42 pm
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++ I wanted to share my thoughts on the Sense8 Christmas special.

Sense8: A Christmas Special

Personally, I absolutely loved the two-hour special. It was wonderful to see these characters again after since a long hiatus from the first season.

The special was more about the personal connection between the sensates and how they're dealing with their own issues whether together or with those in their own individual lives, with the bigger plot being a small thing, as kind of a taste of what we'll be seeing in the second season proper. The scenes with all the the sensates together is something I greatly enjoyed, with them either just visiting for either advice or sensing that someone within their cluster was feeling anxious or worried and trying to calm them down, or helping them out of tough situations. Just them becoming more comfortable with this connection, being protective of one another, it's so beautiful. Found families is my weakness and Sense8 is practically built on that.

There were many moments that I loved, but I think my favorites are the emotional ones. Everything surrounding Lito was definitely the biggest of them all, I find. It was a continuation of what happened in the first season and him having to deal with the aftermath of being forcibly outed, coming to terms with it, and realizing that he didn't want to live that lie anymore. It's heartbreaking because of the harsh consequences that he will face with the uncertainty of his career and public perception, but heartwarming because he knows who his true friends and family are, the ones that stick by him no matter what. When we get to his mother, I could think of no other way of perfecting that moment. She was filled with warmth and acceptance, that unconditional love is extended when she accepts Daniela as part of the family as well. I love Lito's mom, and I hope we get more of her in the second season.

The show has always been gorgeously shot, and this special wasn't short of showcasing all the amazing cinematography. From the opening scene to the birthday sequence/new sensate orgy scene (♥) and the Christmas montage. Of course, all these scenes incorporated all of the sensates together in some fashion or another, which as I mentioned I absolutely loved.

As sad and confusing as the announcement was that they were recasting Capheus, I was impressed by the new actor. He seemed to really fit right, getting all the mannerisms and personality of the character, and the relationships with the other characters. And interesting that they addressed it slightly with the "you're looking different" line.

I did think the ending was a little abrupt, however. That's my only gripe.

Overall, I loved the Christmas special mostly because it featured many important emotional moments for the characters, and seeing them all together made me so happy. It makes me anticipate what the second season will bring.

++ I got into a new show recently, Bull, a procedural drama/comedy on CBS. I didn't intend on watching it mostly because I was unaware of it and only discovered it several days ago, but my sister started it on recommendation and I caught an episode and I found it intriguing. Of course, I'm someone who doesn't mind procedurals just as long as it can capture my attention and has likable characters. With Bull, the cases and the way the show is conducted is interesting, and the characters so far aren't that bad. My favorite character, however, is Cable (portrayed by Annabelle Attanasio). She's basically similar to Claudia Donovan from Warehouse 13, so naturally she would be my favorite. The show is still in its first season and just came back from mid-season hiatus, so we'll see where it goes.

++ The Golden Globes happened which I didn't really pay attention to. I only know that Colin Farrell appeared (♥!!!) since he was nominated for his role in The Lobster, but sadly didn't win (which while I kinda predicted would be the case considering what it was up against, he still deserves the recognition, also I'm confused why musicals and comedies are even in the same category to begin with since they're not the same thing, it seems kinda unfair tbh, but whatever), and the amazing Meryl Streep speech which was something we all needed.
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Current Music: Natasha Negovanlis & Elise Bauman - Love Will Have Its Sacrifices
Love Witch: bright starlittle_huntress on January 11th, 2017 11:37 am (UTC)
I loved the Sense8 special for all the reasons you mentioned and I'm also with you on the ending being abrupt, but it only made me more excited for season two (and worried about Riley and Will's fate). Everything about Lito and his mom was wonderful, loved her understanding and support.

I did watch the Golden Globes and Meryl's speech was one of the best parts (if not the best) of an otherwise boring show.
Renée: Sense8. Riley Blue.rogueslayer452 on January 11th, 2017 10:20 pm (UTC)
I'm also worried about what will happen with Riley and Will. Their parts in the special were mostly to set up for what the second season will bring us, Riley promising at the end that they (all of them) will help deal with Whispers, so Will doesn't have to deal with it alone. But it puts the stakes much higher. I don't want the show to kill off anyone of our beloved sensate cluster. But I figure that something might happen to move the plot along, and I'm nervous of what that could be. DON'T YOU DARE HURT MY PRECIOUS BBYS. D:
Love Witch: marvellittle_huntress on January 11th, 2017 11:18 pm (UTC)
I'm with you. I love the precious cluster and I want them all safe!
Profiterole: Sense8 - Nomi and Amanita_profiterole_ on January 11th, 2017 01:37 pm (UTC)
The Sense8 special was a thing of beauty, as this show always is. <3

why musicals and comedies are even in the same category to begin with
I know, that's so strange.
Renée: Sense8. Riley Blue.rogueslayer452 on January 11th, 2017 10:08 pm (UTC)
I just love these characters and I can't wait for the second season. ♥

It just seems fundamentally unfair, like I understand when there are limited nominations for one genre and they need to put them somewhere, but in the same category seems odd when neither of them are like the other.
k_amie on January 11th, 2017 05:31 pm (UTC)
I have the same feelings toward the sense8 Christmas special. Therefore, I don't what you thought about the romance line between Wolf and Kala but I'm very disappointed by the fact that Kala chose to marry this man she didn't love. I still hope they will explore further more their relationship and that she'll come to realize that she doesn't love her husband.
Renée: Sense8. Riley Blue.rogueslayer452 on January 11th, 2017 10:04 pm (UTC)
I also wish Kala hadn't gone through with the marriage, because it's true that she doesn't love him the same way and it is addressed in the special that even Rajan knows this. I know the actress talked about how Kala is being pulled in two different directions, one with living a comfortable life with Rajan and the other is the attraction and desire with Wolfgang, and they will be exploring that further. I normally don't like triangles because of how they're handled, but this one is different just from their situation.

The UST between Kala and Wolfgang is undeniable, and I just really want them to eventually be together somehow in the future.
beckonade: [arrow] laurelbeckonade on January 11th, 2017 06:58 pm (UTC)
I can never understand why musicals and comedies are in the same category either. Especially because if it's a really dramatic musical like Les Miserables or something it gets a massive unfair advantage because people always favor more serious roles for awards. Doesn't make sense!
Renéerogueslayer452 on January 11th, 2017 09:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I mean, I understand when there are limited nominations for either category and they need to place them somewhere, but at the same time they're not the same thing and it's unfair to place them in the same category particularly when you know one will most likely win over the others.
dhampyresadhampyresa on January 11th, 2017 10:22 pm (UTC)
The Snese8 special was quite nice.
Renéerogueslayer452 on January 11th, 2017 10:52 pm (UTC)
It was very beautiful and lovely, exactly how a Christmas special should be. :)
dhampyresadhampyresa on January 12th, 2017 10:17 pm (UTC)
oh you're in my veinshbics on January 13th, 2017 02:50 am (UTC)
I'm p much completely with you on Bull. I started watching it thanksgiving weekend bc at that point I wasn't behind on anything, and it's a decently enjoyable procedural. I gave it a shot for Christopher Jackson (Chunk) bc knowing him and wanting to support him from Hamilton but I'm surprisingly enjoying everyone. Even Bull who I did not think was a character I was going to like.
Renéerogueslayer452 on January 13th, 2017 09:48 pm (UTC)
ITA, I'm enjoying pretty much all the characters so far. I know it's just the first season and anything can happen with the writing or direction later on, but at the moment they all mesh together really well and are quite likable in their own ways.
Melissa: Peyton Roycetigtogiba34 on January 15th, 2017 08:34 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure if I can do Bull or not because the main character was Dinozzo on NCIS and I don't know if I can do him in any other role.

I missed the Globes because Giants game, priorities. And now knowing Colin was there and Hiddles won makes me double sad.
Renéerogueslayer452 on January 16th, 2017 12:54 am (UTC)
I've only known the actor for his work on Dark Angel and briefly on NCIS, but he is rather good on Bull. If you like him then I recommend it.

I didn't watch it myself but seeing the pictures of Colin at the event made me very happy. Though I'm sad that he didn't win. :( I wanted either him or Ryan Reynolds to win.