Where’s the sense In that?
Can someone please tell the writers of Sense8 that when we
say we want diversity in our SF, that doesn’t mean we want more tropes. Let’s just have a run down of the stereotypes and absurdity: an Indian character who is presented with a Bollywood dance display by her fiancé, an uptight Korean businesswoman who is also a martial arts expert, a version of London where Big Ben is audible across the entire city… If this is the future of diversity in SF TV, then count me out. Yes, half the cast are non- white and we have an even male/ female balance, which is good. But surely we can do better than a parade of racial/ national stereotypes?
Michael Trimmer, email
Point taken, but the last time there was something like this we got guff Kiefer sutherland series Touch, so at least we’re moving in the right direction.
Sense8: they can probably hear Big Ben from there.