...for a challenge at tv_universe
, to pick a show and switch the genre. Some cast pics of the wonderful actors of Sense8
made me wonder what it would be like to follow these characters in a reality-show format, where they are physically living together and trying to make it work, with the usual alliances, spats, jealousies, laughter. With the added twist that they are sensate with each other.New on Netflix!
You watched them discover their uniqueness as they tried to live their own challenging lives. Nomi
, the hacker, caught in the web of conspiracy before she even knew of her powers. Lito
, riding high on his acting but hiding his true nature. Will
, the upright policeman, plagued by visions beyond his memory. Wolfgang, living on the edge with a desire for revenge. Capheus
, embracing joy despite his pain. Kala
, bound for security yet longing for something more. And Sun
, punching out of her place in society but doomed by it nevertheless. When last we left them, they were united in their understanding of their shared destiny. At peace, inasmuch as dedicated to their mission to protect their own.The Real Sense8
is taking a radical step: putting these eight into one house, to face their challenges in real life, real time. What will happen? Will their actual physical proximity trump their sensate connections? Will it be vice-versa, where they can commune, relate, and decide who should take out the trash by sitting alone in their own rooms and communicating through their psychic connections? Or will their sensate connections be totally different from their IRL ones, thus creating an algorithmic expansion of connections and relationships? Join us on Netflix to see. It's bound to be out of this world.Hosted by: Jonas Maliki and Angel Turing.Episode 5: The Friends and Family Plan
For Week 5 of this grand living experiment, each of the Sense8 cast members are told that they can invite 1-2 family and friends to join them for a house party weekend. Everyone is told that the reasons for this are to give the cast a chance to connect with their loved ones, and to have the chance to meet each others' loved ones, as a way of getting to know each other better. But as the cast decide whom to invite, Jonas and Angel remind us that there are a few dilemmas. In most cases, the cast members' nearest and dearest are unaware of their sensate status. So, this party is to be a coming-out party in many meanings of the word.
Each cast member deliberates his or her decision on camera in the Selfie Room, some with more agonizing than others. Ultimately, th
e guest list as is follows:Nomi
has the easiest time of it. She invites Amanita and her mom. No secrets there.Lito
invites Hernando and Dani. He has already given them hints about his sensate status, and is ready for them to know everything.Will
struggles with his decision but ultimately chooses both his father Mike and his partner Diego. He sees this as a chance to explain to both of them what has been going on with him these past few months.Wolfgang
names Felix, who is finally up and about, though still hampered by his injuries. Wolfgang knows that, no matter how hard it will be for Felix to grasp, the sheer excitement of the trip, and being on TV, will make it worthwhile.Capheus
invites his mom and his best buddy Jela. Like Wolfgang, he knows the news will be a shock, but the thrill of the trip will help smooth the message.Kala
invites her parents, hoping that they will understand. Besides, she misses them dearly.Sun
invites her coach, and asks him to bring her beloved dog. They are all she has.
The episode ends with the group preparing bedrooms, tents and sleeping bags, planning food and music, and letting their excitement and anticipation show. What they don't know is that their invitees have had a chance to view their individual deliberations in the Selfie Room before arriving on the scene. Will this cause conflict?