Notable is the answer at 05:00. In Germany when you ask someone if they want something to drink and you answer "no" then you probably will not be asked again.
There are other cultures where it works differently. Let's assume someone asks you if you would like to have a piece of cake. And you do want it. But naturally you say "no". Why? Because you want two things actually: You want the piece of cake AND you want to appear modest. And you actually expect to be asked again. And if you are asked again you will naturally say "no" again. Because it's really important that you appear modest. You will only say "yes" when the other one makes it appear that you would actually do them a favor by eating the cake.
The main difference to some other cultures is to my eyes that in some other cultures feigning interest is a natural part of being polite. They may not even perceive it as "feigning". Whereas in Germany when you pretend to be interested in something although you're not, or to like something that you dislike that is actually seen as an offense, especially in friendships and closer relationships.
Because you may exchange pleasantries for the sake of it with strangers. But real friends are there to tell you the truth. And it does not hurt because you know your friend wouldn't say it to hurt you. Actually your friend is your friend because he tells you something directly and honestly.
Italian men seem to be a real charm ;) Very passionate, attending to your needs, good at cooking not to mention they're handsome and sexy. Who'd want a boring German guy when they could date an Italian one? :(
I have to say I think season 2 is soooooo slow. There's some glimpses of action in between, but the number of dreadfully long scenes of ppl dancing or eating or sleeping or whatever ruins any tension in the actual storyline. I don't even remember the first season, just some bits and pieces here and there, so maybe that makes the series less interesting for me as well.
The thing with the "actual storyline" is that it's almost - mind you, almost - decoration. The focus of Sense8 has always been on the character interaction, of their bonds and bonding. And what this situation does to them. And Sense8 highlights this with some very beautiful, emotional, sensual and partly also erotic scenes. These scenes can be breathtaking.
This does take so much focus and room in the TV show that yes, in fact, there is not much room for the main story. The main story will probably always only advance at the very beginning and ending of a season just like it did this time.
For me Sense8 is not about telling the main story. It's about human interaction, bonding, acceptance, tolerance, communication, family, friends, values and so much more. There's so much, and it's beautiful in my eyes.
But if you are mainly interested in the main plot then as I said you can pretty much just watch the first and the last episode only and that's it. You may be disappointed then.
I see what you mean and based on what I've seen so far, I believe you are indeed correct @Shandyr. It is without a doubt an incredibly well-made show and some scenes are truly amazing, but it's just not my cup of tea.
Now that I am your Pokémon you need to teach me moves... How about we start with Bodycheck and Bodyslam? You need to show me first. So, uhm, I guess you should attack me with your body... *You can't help but notice a hint of eager anticipation in Shandyr's voice*
I'm the move tutor. I know all the moves that Pokemon learn--every one of them--and I can teach Pokemon those moves. I can teach a move to a Pokemon of yours if you'd like. I'll do it for a Heart Scale. I'm collecting those now.
*Shandyr's focus band activates! Shandyr has 1 HP left!*
*Shandyr uses counter. Shandyr does twice as much damage to Aedan than Aedan did to him!*
*Aedan has only a few HP left*
*Shandyr uses Quick Attack. Shandyr attacks Aedan before he can react! Aedan is knocked out.*
*Shandyr wins and gains 500 XP.*
The Valley or Lights is in Brescia (Lombardy). I live in Milan, which is in the same region and not too far from Brescia.
Please let me know if you plan to visit Italy - I will give you some hints with pleasure :)
Actually you're getting civil unionized, but let's not be picky :P I wish you all the happiness in the world for your marriage :) My best wishes to you and your finacé. Oh yeah one more thing, if you think I'm gonna stop flirting with you... you're wrong :P