Sci-fi powerhouses Lana and Andy Wachowski (“The Matrix Trilogy”) and J. Michael Straczynski (“Babylon 5”) pop the red pill of binge-able streaming television with this summer’s Netflix series “Sense8.” The show, which focuses on eight strangers who are telepathically and emotionally bonded following a tragic death, was crafted less like a television show than a 12-hour movie. And it’s considerably sexier than the typical sci-fi. “It’s about what it is to be human,” Straczynski says, “We embraced all of it: gender, identity, sexuality, politics, the secrets that make us who and what we are. Nothing is hidden.”
“Sense8” is this summer’s bingeable sci-fi must-watch.