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Netflix officially cancelled "Sense8" for unknown reasons, and fans are pissed. Critics celebrated "Sense8" for exploring difficult themes about gender, sexuality, politics and identity in ways that no other TV show has ever dared. Some critics even call it "The Best LGBT TV Show" ever. But others point out the show was wildly expensive, costing around $9 million per episode. Some believe Netflix is trying to control costs in order to try new things with original content. What do you think? 📺

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Fans loved "Sense8" because it is the only show that's been truly dedicated to diversity in all its forms. The Daily Beast's Samantha Allen writes it's the "best LGBT TV show" because of how beautifully it depicts LGBT characters in the story. She writes:

For me and my own cisgender partner, watching Nomi and Amanita holding hands as they walked through the park was like looking in a very flattering mirror. I felt not just represented but seen by a television show in a way I had never experienced before.

For many people, "Sense8" was the first time they saw something they could relate to in media. The show tackled tough subjects deftly and without fear. That's nearly impossible to find in a TV show. 

To be honest, I still have a hard time following the plot. But like many queer fans, I fell in love with the show because it has two of the best LGBT characters on television: Nomi and Lito (Miguel Ángel Silvestre), a gay telenovela star living in Mexico City who came out of the closet at the end of the first season to save his relationship with his boyfriend Hernando (Alfonso Herrera) and his “beard” Daniela (Erendira Ibarra).
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It's unclear exactly why Netflix cancelled "Sense8," but it probably comes down to the numbers. Despite being a hit with its audience, the TV show failed to garner wide appeal like "Stranger Things" or "Orange Is the New Black." Some people are speculating that Netflix is pulling the plug because the show simply wasn't worth it. Each episode cost around $9 million and if that didn't translate into subscriptions and audience, it doesn't make sense for Netflix to renew. At the end of the day, it's still a business. 

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings also signaled Netflix is going to be more aggressive with trying new things and cancelling TV shows that don't work. It wants more hits and it can only do that if it frees up money to fund new projects. 

“I’m always pushing the content team: ‘We have to take more risk, you have to try more crazy things. Because we should have a higher cancel rate overall,’” Hastings explained.
“[That strategy will create] some winners that are just unbelievable winners, like 13 Reasons Why,” Hastings said. “It surprised us. It was a great show, but we didn’t realize just how it would catch on.”
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Should Netflix bring back 'Sense8'?
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