Wednesday, March 30, 2016

That's Entertainment!

This show was filming in the lobby of our hotel in Mumbai. We got caught up in the cameras and wires and mike booms while trying to check out. We'd never heard of the series, but it sounds interesting and we'll give it a try. The director was in the middle of the action...a very tall woman with rainbow dreadlocks. Turns out she's transgender and so's her brother. You can read about the Wachowskis here.

Sense8 (a play on the word sensate /ˈsɛnst/)[6] is an American science fiction drama web television series created, written and executive-produced by Lilly and Lana Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. The first season, consisting of 12 episodes, became available for streaming on Netflix on June 5, 2015, and has been met with favorable critical reception.

The plot revolves around eight strangers from different parts of the world who suddenly become mentally and emotionally linked. The show aims to explore subjects that its writers feel have historically not been emphasized in most science fiction shows to date,[7][8] such as politicsidentitysexualitygender and religion.[8][9]

The Wachowskis directed most of the first season, with the remainder being divided between their previous collaborators Tom TykwerJames McTeigue, and Dan Glass. The series is the first produced under the banner of Straczynski's Studio JMS. On August 8, 2015, Netflix announced that it had renewed the show for a second season.

Two Bollywood star were staying in our hotel in Mandewa while shooting a film in a fort nearby. They're very popular and people would line up to catch a glimpse of them coming and going. The Stars were waving to their fans and generally responsive. 
Crowds waiting for a glimpse outside our hotel. Every time we stepped out all the cell phones would turn toward us. 

1 comment:

  1. How exciting! You guys really know how to live.