AVClub: The most common complaint I’ve heard from people watching the first half of Sense8’s first season is that it’s too slow, that it doesn’t deliver enough on the sci-fi action its mythology seems to warrant. The premise promises an intricate telepathic connection between its eight main characters, and yet, we rarely see that connection put to use. But the steadfast restraint of Sense8 is far more compelling than any time its characters get all philosophical with their words. Because the sensates’ abilities to visit each other and use one another’s skills have been used so infrequently, when they finally happen, it’s exciting and fun. Sense8 doesn’t rush through these reveals, and as a result, they’re so much more powerful.