Over8ed – a Sense8 rant

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With Sense8, the Wachowskis (the Matrix) and Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5) try to explore what happens if eight random people around the world get mind-linked. I think they failed. What they made instead was eight hours of watching paint dry on cardboard cutouts of characters.

To my amazement the show has rave reviews and a high 8 on IMDB. Personally, I feel it’s highly over8ted – pardon the puns. Continue reading “Over8ed – a Sense8 rant”

Expanse series review

Expanse

When somebody turns a Roleplaying game setting into a series of books you get a well thought-out world. You see this in Steven Erickson’s Malazan Book of the Fallen, Raymond E. Feist’s Riftware Cycle, and in the series I’m going to write about today: the Expanse series, by James S.A. Corey. This series of books is popular enough that it’s getting it’s own TV show adaption on Scifi channel this winter.

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