What’s Going On?…Sense8

That’s my new favorite song, actually called What’s Up? by the 4 Non Blondes. I’m already singing and playing along with it. You can find Lady Gaga singing it on You Tube also.  It was a hit 1992 with lead singer Linda Perry, but I knew nothing about it until it became the soundtrack for the new Netflix series Sense8, which I loved. Here is part of a review and why you might want to watch it:

“Much more than mere tokenism in its diverse casting, the show frequently puts issues of inclusion and discrimination front and center. Transgender lesbian hacker Nomi’s story, for instance, begins during San Francisco’s Pride celebration, and involves her hateful mother who refuses to stop calling her Michael. One thematic way to interpret its mind-melding premise is that by crossing barriers of race, gender, culture, and sexuality, we are all made stronger, better.

The sensates’ power comes from more than just the sharing of literal skills like fighting, hacking, and chemistry, but also from mutual support and the sharing of perspective and experience. Just the knowledge that someone on the other side of the world, ostensibly completely different from you, has had experiences applicable to your own struggles can be a meaningful motivation in difficult times.” Sense8: Season 1 review

It is science fiction and there is violence, so be warned. Also, you have to get through the first 2 or 3 episodes, which are densely packed with introductions of the 8 characters, but hang in there, it’s worth the ride.

 

 

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