"I think I'm losing my mind!" gasps a cop who finds himself in a hallucinatory car chase in which he teleports back and forth between the pursuing car and the pursued in the blink of an eye. "No," counsels his companion-quarry, possibly a terrorist and possibly a guardian angel. "It's just expanding."
So it goes in Sense8, the long-awaited television debut of Andy and Lana Wachowski, sibling creators of the Matrix films as well as V for Vendetta. Paradoxes, anomalies and just plain old murk abound, without any obvious guideposts to help sort them out. In short, it's business as usual for the Wachowskis, whose peel-the-onion style of storytelling has both fans and detractors in joyous abundance.
All 12 episodes of what the Wachowskis and their co-producer J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5) are calling the "first season" of Sense8 debut today on Netflix. Glenn Garvin takes a look at the first three episodes.