What do you think about the political side of sense8? I absolutely love the characters and their stories but the show creators push their ideology a bit too forcibly in my mind. It's overtly leftist with the corrupt drug/financial companies, sinister organisations looking to take over the world, unquestioning admiration for the Anonymous, the agency giving up on lito, evil politicans&doctors... it's this smirching of 'the elite'. There's a time and place for that but it's a bit too much by now.
I see what you mean, but I think it’s next to impossible for a show like sense8 to be politically neutral. Brian J. Smith said it himself, “everything about this show is anti-Trump” (and part of that is bc of the LGBT representation, I’ve even seen people call it “LGBT propaganda” and I’m like… seriously? Propaganda is a very negative word, but that’s another matter which I won’t get into now). It’s true they do kind of stereotype these “big evil corporations”, because not all major companies and/or politicians are corrupt, just as Anonymous is not always the faultless “shining knight in armour” that the world needs. That’s just too simplistic. Some may not want to admit it, but sense8 does have its flaws, just like any other TV show. It does a lot of things right, but not everything.
Coming back to the stereotypes, we have the main characters. A Korean woman who’s an expert in martial arts (surprise, surprise), A Kenyan man who lives in the slums with a mother who has AIDS, a German who loves clubbing and drinking beer, etc. They could have mixed it up, e.g. a Mexican DJ, an Icelandic hacker, an American martial artist and so on. But as I’ve said before, for me sense8 is about presenting stereotypes, then breaking them. We all have this idea of a certain group of people, “oh they are like that” or “oh they don’t like this”. I’m not saying stereotypes aren’t true, but we see many different sides to the main “stereotypical” characters, showing us that we are more alike than we think.
The primary goal of this show is not to force any political ideology on us (even though it has been a bit one-sided so far), but to teach us to understand and accept each other. The whole point of this show is that even though we may have differences (different cultures, beliefs, religions, whatever), ultimately we’re all human. We shouldn’t be afraid of differences and let it create misunderstandings and rifts, but rather accept it and try to understand each other. I think that something we all can agree on, regardless of our political views. In my opinion, the characters of the show and the message of unity they represent far overshadow anything political in the show.