“That’s the day I knew I’d always love you.”
—Nomi to Amanita, Sense8 (S01E01)
We live in an era wherein most fiction writers can take the existence of vampires or werewolves seriously (for the purposes of their art), but they can barely wipe the jaded smirk off their faces when it comes to the subject of love. Part of what makes Sense8 so delightful is that the same cannot be said of this show’s writers. I really can’t remember the last time I encountered a work of 21st-century fiction that takes loves so seriously.
—John Faithful Hamer, Butterflies not Crocodiles (2016)
Originally published at Committing Sociology. Reprinted with permission.
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