1 (edited by lighton 2019-07-21 12:32:21)

Topic: His Dark Materials (Adventure, Fantasy, Drama, Family)

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Damn! I just watched the new trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yuIE1OYnVI and my expectations easily quadrupled! cool

HBO and BBC are behind it, I read it's supposed to be(come) the next Game Of Thrones.

No start date yet, but season 2 is already ordered. smile

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This seems to be about the books (that the show is based on):

This is one of the supreme works of imaginative fiction for both children and adults published in the 20th century.

Northern Lights introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In The Subtle Knife she is joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds.

As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds and leads to a thrilling conclusion in The Amber Spyglass.

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Re: His Dark Materials (Adventure, Fantasy, Drama, Family)

When i first saw this a few days ago, i first thought "meh" just another movie reboot attempt after the failed Nikole Kidman movie The Golden Compass from 2007, but for a TV series, this doesnt look bad at all.

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Kind of distracting to have two people playing major roles in the X-Men franchise play main roles here, isn't it?

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some_one wrote:

Kind of distracting to have two people playing major roles in the X-Men franchise play main roles here, isn't it?

I don't mind as long as they don't wear exactly the same clothing. cool

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A brand new addition to my watchlist. Thanks! smile

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His Dark Materials: Season 1 | Official Trailer | HBO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APduGe1eLVI

Looks good! smile

Re: His Dark Materials (Adventure, Fantasy, Drama, Family)

For me the film was always going to be an epic failure. The anti-religious themes attracted me to the novels and it was clear that no mainstream US release would be able to produce anything remotely resembling the novel.

One can hope for a much more interesting adaption with a considerably more secular BBC and HBO behind this.

Re: His Dark Materials (Adventure, Fantasy, Drama, Family)

Interesting perspective, thanks for sharing. And welcome to the forums! smile

Re: His Dark Materials (Adventure, Fantasy, Drama, Family)

Just watched 1x1. Refined story-telling, lovely worldbuilding and the acting was on point. Temporary rating: 9/10!

The show currently has a 8.7 IMDb score while The Golden Compass (2007) [movie] only got 6.1 - the TV show is sooo much better! smile

Re: His Dark Materials (Adventure, Fantasy, Drama, Family)

The first episode was absolutely phenomenal, and felt incredibly faithful to the books. I haven't been this excited for a series in a long time... . . .... A+

Re: His Dark Materials (Adventure, Fantasy, Drama, Family)

I haven't read the books so did not know what to expect. The special effects are excellent for a TV show. It is the story that I found a little confusing I will watch another episode to see if it stays on my watchlist at the moment it is 50/50 maybe not for me as I am one of the older grey haired watchers.

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i have read and loved the books (for some reason I never got around to read the 3rd book - ill try to pick it up this weekend)

The first episode was great, although I didnt think some of the acting was so wonderful, especially the Gyptians. Lyra and Azriel were really great... but Roger was a lot smaller and childish than described in the books. Also his acting wasnt wonderful either.

The special effects on the other hand were absolutely incredible!

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colinsp wrote:

It is the story that I found a little confusing

That was nothing compared to https://next-episode.net/carnival-row ! big_smile

colinsp wrote:

I will watch another episode to see if it stays on my watchlist at the moment it is 50/50 maybe not for me as I am one of the older grey haired watchers.

smile Let us know after watching 1x2!

@sentient, nightcrow: Happy to hear they are (rather) faithful to the books. That should draw in a lot of fans and make it more likely many more seasons will follow. smile

Re: His Dark Materials (Adventure, Fantasy, Drama, Family)

I can’t imagine it spanning more than three seasons.
One for each book:

Northern Lights
The Subtle Knife
The Amber Spyglass

Although there is also the more recent Book of Dust and The Secret Commonwealth - but can’t imagine those being part of the show.

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lighton wrote:

That was nothing compared to https://next-episode.net/carnival-row ! big_smile

I didn't have a problem with Carnival Row I enjoyed that and didn't find it confusing at all big_smile