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Category: Sense8

Interim Report

1 November, 2018 (08:41) | Dead Water, Goggle-eyes, Holidays, Sense8, Writing | By: Ian Burdon

Since the previous post we’ve had a lovely break in Portugal, which I might write about sooner or later. My TV viewing has been a mixed bag. I watched season 3 of The Man In The High Castle and enjoyed it. A Discovery of Witches is making its way to the end of the first […]

Nothing Matters When I’m When I’m Dancing

8 June, 2018 (22:21) | Goggle-eyes, Sense8 | By: Ian Burdon

The final (?) episode of Sense8 dropped on Netflix today. It was there when I turned my laptop on at 08.00. This post is about it and has one major spoiler at the end. It has, for one reason or another, been a quiet day, so in the 11 hours since 08.00 I’ve watched it […]

I Am We.

4 June, 2017 (23:30) | Goggle-eyes, Sense8 | By: Ian Burdon

Last Friday, Netflix issued a statement quoting Cindy Holland, VP of original conent, that read: After 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the Sense8 cluster is coming to an end. It is everything we and the fans dreamed it would be: bold, emotional, stunning, kick ass, and outright unforgettable. Never has […]

Back to the Future

1 June, 2017 (20:48) | Sense8, snap! | By: Ian Burdon

As I mentioned back in January, we’re going on holiday shortly, up to Skye and Harris, and I’m looking forward to it. I haven’t been on Skye for a long time and have never been to Harris. From Harris we’ll take in Lewis, of course, and also a day trip to North Uist. I decided […]

From the Heart

8 May, 2017 (23:39) | Goggle-eyes, Sense8 | By: Ian Burdon

This is my second attempt at thoughts on Sense8 season 2. My first was written after I binge-watched the new season on 5 May; this is (re-)written after a second viewing of the complete season. I make no attempt to avoid spoilers, so if you haven’t yet watched season 2, but plan to, go and […]

Like There Were Only Three Walls

17 March, 2017 (18:36) | Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Dead Water, Goggle-eyes, Sense8 | By: Ian Burdon

A couple of posts ago, I mentioned Once More With Feeling, the magnificent 6th season episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I’ve been asked a couple of times since then why I like the episode so much, and this is my explanation. Soliloquies in Song Off the top of my head, I can only think […]

Can You Hear The Music?

26 December, 2016 (23:22) | Goggle-eyes, Sense8 | By: Ian Burdon

Another Christmas gone. Our Christmas was pretty much like we’ve done for several years now–I make my mince pies on Christmas Eve, then make dinner on Christmas Day, and then flop somewhere and snooze. That’s pretty much how I like it and, so they tell me, it’s how everyone else here likes it too. The […]

Stronger Together

9 August, 2016 (17:43) | Goggle-eyes, Sense8 | By: Ian Burdon

I’ve been catching up with Supergirl. I didn’t watch it when it was broadcast (I avoid Sky) so I’m semi-binge watching it. Possibly a surprise for me, I’ve been enjoying it. It does exactly what it says on the wrapper; the core actors are good and Melissa Benoist does a great job (and gets better […]

There’s Nothing in the Rules About Gender

8 February, 2016 (19:51) | Dead Water, Goggle-eyes, Sense8 | By: Ian Burdon

Another Sense8 post. This one, further down, has spoilers. Don’t say you want warned. (edited slightly post-posting after comments on Facebook) Over the weekend I indulged in another binge re-watch of all 12 episodes, but this time I had a notebook with me. I probably missed a lot: the layerings between episodes and the parallels […]

Who We Really Are

4 February, 2016 (20:00) | Dead Water, Goggle-eyes, Sense8 | By: Ian Burdon

It’s unusual for me to become invested in a TV series—I don’t watch much TV at the best of times, and more often than not I’m playing catch up on the internet. Recent exceptions have been Game of Thrones and Penny Dreadful, as well as old favourites like Dr. Who. Three series are on my […]