Sense8, Season 1, Episode 6, “Demons”

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[Image via Netflix] [Image via Netflix] We’re at the half-way point of Season 1 of Sense8, and this is by far the biggest change of pace for the season so far. Let’s see why:

Demons

Written by The Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski
Directed by The Wachowskis

Chicago:
Will (Brian J. Smith) is at a sports bar with a lot of other cops for the party he was told to attend. He greets his father and continues inside.

London:
Riley (Tuppence Middleton) is sitting in a pub somewhere in London.

Transitional Moment:
Will walks in and sees Riley: she sees him. This is the moment at the end of the last episode that started to play before Kala’s wedding interruption.

Chicago:
Will stops and starts to say something, and Riley says the same: I was just thinking about you. He sits at the table alone, though it’s obvious he sees her—while in…

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Sense8, Season 1, Episode 5, “Art Is Like Religion”

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[Image via Netflix] [Image via Netflix] Today’s episode is kind of a change of pace after the revelations of the last episode, but just when you think it’s going to be a light-hearted romp–well, you’ll see.  Let us begin:

Art Is Like Religion

Written by The Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski
Directed by James McTeigue

Mexico, DF:
Lito’s (Miguel Ángel Silvestre) in his dressing room having makeup applied, and he’s not a happy camper. He doesn’t like the idea of shooting the end of the movie now? It’s ridiculous. I don’t think the makeup woman’s gonna know, dude.

Seoul:
Sun’s (Doona Bae) laying in bed as her dog licks the bottom of her foot. She finally crawls out of bed, not looking too happy either. She walks over and looks closely at herself in the mirror—

Transition Moment:
—and Lito does the same, remarking that he feels a little bloated. Sun must be…

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Sense8, Season 1, Episode 4, “What’s Going On?”

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[Image via Netflix] [Image via Netflix] We’re a third of a way through Season 1 of Sense8, and some rather important things happen tonight. Rather than keep you guessing, let’s see those things now.

What’s Going On?

Written by The Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski
Directed by Tom Tykwer

Berlin:
Wolfgang (Max Riemelt) and Felix (Max Mauff) are at the Holocaust Museum waiting for someone. Felix is talking about obedience and revolution, and how they—Wolfgang and he—are having their own revolution by making this big score. Wolfgang is unimpressed: there won’t be much of a revolution if they can’t self these hot rocks they ripped off. The person they are waiting for arrives: an older Jewish gentleman. He understands that they have something that “coincidentally” came into their possession. He wants to see them, but at another location: one does not speak of money at a memorial to the dead.

Mumbai:

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Sense8, Season 1, Episode 3, “Smart Money Is on the Skinny Bitch”

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[Image via Netflix] [Image via Netflix]  Here we go again: it’s time to get rolling on Episode 3 of Season 1 of Sense8. And with that, let’s not waste any time finding out what’s in store for our characters—

Smart Money Is on the Skinny Bitch

Written by The Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski
Directed by The Wachowskis

As a man is working on the corpse of a woman as a young boy looks on. There’s a young girl in the shadows with him, imploring him not to look, as that’s how he got her. The young boy becomes a grown up Will (Brian J. Smith) who watches the man cut open the skull and reveals the brain—

Chicago:
—who lurches awake in a hospital bed. It’s the aftermath of his chase with Jonas, and the nurse on duty says she was told he’s some kind of hero for bagging a terrorist…

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Sense8, Season 1, Episode 2, “I Am Also a We”

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S8 S1 E2 Nomi Blogging [Image via Netflix] It’s Friday and that means I’m here to deliver the lowdown on Episode 2 of Season 1 of Sense8. Unlike last week things have stabilized a little, but don’t let that fool you:  it’s still gonna get crazy.

I Am Also a We

Written by The Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski
Directed by The Wachowskis

San Francisco:
Nomi (Jamie Clayton) and Amanita (Freema Agyeman) walk down an alleyway as Nomi talks about her “dream”. We learn for the first time that she was a “hacktavist” and did a little time for her actions, and now likely acts as a computer security consultant. Neets says Nomi should write about it, and reminds her girlfriend that she always gets a little nutty around Pride because, more than likely, she has dickheads for parents. Oh, we have no idea—

Chicago:
Will (Brian J. Smith) sits by the bedside of Deshawn…

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Sense8, Season 1, Episode 1, “Limbic Resonance”

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[Image via Netflix] [Image via Netflix] Here I am, about to navigate the Netflix original series that is Sense8. And because this show goes all over the place—literally—this recap may be a little difficult at times to follow. But I will do my best to have it make sense. Now . . . shall we begin?

RT:One thing I will note here is that, for most people, Sense8 takes 3-4 episodes to come together and join up into a singular story (that just happens to take place across various locations). So if you plan to watch it, make sure you hang on until episode 3 at least. Trust me, it is SO worth the wait!

And, Cassidy, thank you for reminding me of everything I had forgotten about in Season 1 of Sense8.  So, if you have already watched Season 1, now is the time to get a refresher course via Cassidy’s recaps…

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Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ Is Now Coming To The Snarking Dead!

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Netflix's Stranger Things Season 1 key artwork [Image via Netflix] That’s right, I am taking on a new show to recap. I checked out the first two episodes of Stranger Things on Netflix last night and was completely hooked! In fact, if it wasn’t so late already, I’m pretty sure I would have just kept watching until Netflix shamed me into turning it off.

Rachel Tsoumbakos Stranger Things Episode 1 Facebook status [Image via Facebook] Stranger Things has only eight episodes in the first season. It hit Netflix on July 15 and I have been desperate for a chance to check it out since then. If you are into 80’s nostalgia, this is the show for you. At various points while watching I wondered if this series had actually been filmed in hte 80’s and left on a shelf somewhere until the Duffy brothers happened upon it. Winona Ryder is in it. She does bat shit hysterical like nothing i have ever seen before. Even if…

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