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Sense8 and The Last Kingdom return for a Netflix binge weekend

Photo: Netflix
Photo: Netflix

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6. All times are Eastern.


Top pick

Sense8 (Netflix, Friday): Who’s ready for a glowing endorsement of the idea of universal human connectivity in 2017? Sense8, that’s who, and no matter how hilarious that idea might sound to anyone even casually perusing the news, the Wachowskis’ story of hope and optimism is almost assuredly already receiving a think piece somewhere about how it’s the show Trump’s America needs, or whatever. Regardless, Rowan Kaiser and Caroline Siede will be here to sen-sate your need for reviews (killin’ it today, McLevy), covering the episodes on a near-daily basis for all of season two.

Regular coverage

Reign (The CW, Friday, 9 p.m.)
Doctor Who (BBC America, Saturday, 9 p.m.)
Class (BBC America, Saturday, 10:05 p.m.)
Samurai Jack (Adult Swim, Saturday, 11 p.m.)
Saturday Night Live (NBC, Saturday, 11:29 p.m.)


Wild card

The Last Kingdom (Netflix, Friday): Or, if all that high-minded talk about positivity and goodness is too rich for your blood, why not watch some Saxons and Danes absolutely dismember the living shit out of each other? Blood-soaked series The Last Kingdom is bringing its entire second season to the streaming service on Friday as well, meaning you’re good to go if you have a yen for some epic medieval brutality. And feisty nuns! Let’s not forget the feisty nun. We won’t be running reviews, alas, but you are welcome to dream up ways to pillage Wessex yourself.

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