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(Rolling Stone)   Speaking of DC properties, Netflix has dropped 10 episodes of The Sandman. Watch it repeatedly ASAP, lest The Algorithm not give a Season 2   (rollingstone.com) divider line
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2022-08-05 8:51:39 AM  
12 votes:

gnosis301: Arachnophobe: Ragin' Asian: The Sandman fans I've encountered aren't like internet superhero geeks. I hope there isn't stupid drama about a black woman being cast as Lucienne. I haven't followed the buzz thus far.

As far as I've seen all the stupid drama is centered on Death being played by a black woman.

As for me, I can't wait to watch this weekend.

This makes no sense to me, as Dream appeared in the comic in an African manifestation.  The ethnicities, hell, even the species of the Endless are entirely up to their viewer.


People that are angry on the internet rarely make sense.
 
2022-08-05 10:59:56 AM  
12 votes:
Interesting that Netflix is still dropping series all at once instead of moving back to weekly releases, like everyone else.

The Sandman season has dropped, and that means we'll get a week of think pieces, blog posts, and message board chatter ... then it will fade away, because so many viewers will be on a different schedule from one another, there won't be a shared experience to talk about.

Released weekly, you'd have people talking about Sandman every week. It would be part of the online conversation for over two months as people watch "together," on the same pace, seeing episodes at roughly the same time as one another. It's a communal experience. Chatting about each episode the next day is part of the experience.

Instead, the binge folks and online columnists will watch it all these weekend, there will be a flood of articles and videos, and they'll all move on. Other folks will watch at their own pace, but there won't be a shared "did you see last night's episode?" experience.

I wonder what data Netflix has that keeps them on the "binge" model, because outward appearances, at least, make it seem like weekly episode releases are the way to go, when you consider how long other modern shows stay in "the conversation."
 
2022-08-05 12:31:18 PM  
9 votes:

madgonad: Richelieu: madgonad: Am I the only one that is afraid to start it because I don't want to be disappointed? I have no problem with the casting, but I'm worried that they are going to totally screw up the story.

Gaiman has been effusive in his praise regarding set design, costuming, and casting. He has also been involved in the script adaptation and has not wavered on his approval throughout production. I have allowed myself to be optimistic - the test will be this weekend's highly anticipated binge-watch.

Counterpoint: American Gods and the notion that Good Omens needs a sequel.


American Gods wasn't Gaiman's fault.  The showrunners got into a fight w/the suits over budget & walked.  When they left, so did Gaiman, Gillian Anderson, and Kristen Chenoweth.  Season 2 scripts were tossed and the first few episodes were almost entirely improved or written by Orlando Jones.  Then they fired Jones.
 
2022-08-05 8:45:05 AM  
8 votes:

Ragin' Asian: The Sandman fans I've encountered aren't like internet superhero geeks. I hope there isn't stupid drama about a black woman being cast as Lucienne. I haven't followed the buzz thus far.


As far as I've seen all the stupid drama is centered on Death being played by a black woman.

As for me, I can't wait to watch this weekend.
 
2022-08-05 10:57:29 AM  
8 votes:

Herr Flick's Revenge: SuperChuck: I read the first trade of Sandman and I don't get the hype. There was a lot of pseudo-philosophical rambling and it never really went anywhere. What am I missing?

Were you wearing all black, black fingernail polish,pale makeup with thick black eyeliner and cradle of filth in the background?
You might not have been the target audience.


"Cradle of Filth", in 1989? Floodland era Sisters, thank you very much.
 
2022-08-05 8:48:39 AM  
7 votes:

Arachnophobe: Ragin' Asian: The Sandman fans I've encountered aren't like internet superhero geeks. I hope there isn't stupid drama about a black woman being cast as Lucienne. I haven't followed the buzz thus far.

As far as I've seen all the stupid drama is centered on Death being played by a black woman.

As for me, I can't wait to watch this weekend.


This makes no sense to me, as Dream appeared in the comic in an African manifestation.  The ethnicities, hell, even the species of the Endless are entirely up to their viewer.
 
2022-08-05 2:00:02 PM  
7 votes:

madgonad: Richelieu: madgonad: Am I the only one that is afraid to start it because I don't want to be disappointed? I have no problem with the casting, but I'm worried that they are going to totally screw up the story.

Gaiman has been effusive in his praise regarding set design, costuming, and casting. He has also been involved in the script adaptation and has not wavered on his approval throughout production. I have allowed myself to be optimistic - the test will be this weekend's highly anticipated binge-watch.

Counterpoint: American Gods and the notion that Good Omens needs a sequel.


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2022-08-05 5:23:29 PM  
6 votes:

SuperChuck: Thanks for the replies. I can accept something is a slow burn and takes a while to get going.

mostly I appreciate getting a response from multiple people and none of them telling me I'm a moron because I didn't get it.


My own personal favorite bits are two standalone stories in which Gaiman explains his shtick ("A Dream of a Thousand Cats" and "Ramadan"), and the episode where a guy who doesn't die goes to a Ren Faire and critiques it, having actually been alive in the Middle Ages. There's so much to love, and there's a lot of material. The angels in charge of Hell is pretty amazing, too.

Kinda dreading the bit with the Diner, since horror's not really my thing, but that's just me. I've heard it's S1 Ep 5 on Netflix.

Ragin' Asian: I haven't followed the buzz thus far.


Predictably, a few stupid people were angry about Sandman "going woke", which caused much laughter
 
2022-08-05 9:26:12 AM  
5 votes:

Ragin' Asian: The guy playing Alex Burgess looks like a teenage Wil Wheton.


Wil looks like a teenage Wil
 
2022-08-05 8:36:15 PM  
5 votes:
And incidentally, Kirby Howell-Baptiste is fantastic in the role of Death. If I was going to nitpick anything, I just wish they'd kept the Eye of Horus makeup. I always liked that as a subtle detail of her look.
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2022-08-05 8:34:07 AM  
4 votes:
The Sandman fans I've encountered aren't like internet superhero geeks. I hope there isn't stupid drama about a black woman being cast as Lucienne. I haven't followed the buzz thus far.
 
2022-08-05 9:00:07 AM  
4 votes:

SuperChuck: I read the first trade of Sandman and I don't get the hype. There was a lot of pseudo-philosophical rambling and it never really went anywhere. What am I missing?


It felt to me like the first volume was an origin story combined with a way to fit the character into the DC universe.  In the later books, Dream's own story starts to unfold, which makes it better, IMO.
 
2022-08-05 9:46:07 AM  
4 votes:

SuperChuck: I read the first trade of Sandman and I don't get the hype. There was a lot of pseudo-philosophical rambling and it never really went anywhere. What am I missing?


I know it's a cliche to say this, but it really does get more interesting as it goes. The first couple of trades are good, but it really gets going after that.
 
2022-08-05 9:52:52 AM  
4 votes:

madgonad: Am I the only one that is afraid to start it because I don't want to be disappointed? I have no problem with the casting, but I'm worried that they are going to totally screw up the story.


Gaiman has been effusive in his praise regarding set design, costuming, and casting. He has also been involved in the script adaptation and has not wavered on his approval throughout production. I have allowed myself to be optimistic - the test will be this weekend's highly anticipated binge-watch.
 
2022-08-05 10:01:19 AM  
4 votes:

OhioUGrad: drjekel_mrhyde: Speaking of DC properties, Netflix has dropped 10 episodes of The Sandman. Watch it repeatedly ASAP, lest The Algorithm not give a Season 2

Maybe, when I finish watching this Predator movie

Prey?

Any good? The trailer is short but it looked like it could be better than other recent attempts.


It was way better than the last one and both of those vs ones.
 
2022-08-05 11:22:09 AM  
4 votes:

WhippingBoi: madgonad: Am I the only one that is afraid to start it because I don't want to be disappointed? I have no problem with the casting, but I'm worried that they are going to totally screw up the story.

This is an unfounded fear. When have modern creators "re-imaginers" ever screwed up a beloved work of art?


Yeah, thanks for twisting that knife (cough) Wheel of Time (cough)
 
2022-08-05 11:51:25 AM  
4 votes:

Arachnophobe: Ragin' Asian: The Sandman fans I've encountered aren't like internet superhero geeks. I hope there isn't stupid drama about a black woman being cast as Lucienne. I haven't followed the buzz thus far.

As far as I've seen all the stupid drama is centered on Death being played by a black woman.

As for me, I can't wait to watch this weekend.


Death being played by a black woman is meaningless (although it's somewhat disappointing we'll miss her iconic look). The real question is can she say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious convincingly.
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2022-08-05 11:55:44 AM  
4 votes:

phlegmjay: SuperChuck: I read the first trade of Sandman and I don't get the hype. There was a lot of pseudo-philosophical rambling and it never really went anywhere. What am I missing?

I know it's a cliche to say this, but it really does get more interesting as it goes. The first couple of trades are good, but it really gets going after that.


The 1st book is bogged down somewhat by still being tied directly to the DC universe. Once it starts the Doll's House story it becomes its own thing and gets much better.
 
2022-08-05 5:43:18 PM  
4 votes:

phaseolus: Ragin' Asian: I haven't followed the buzz thus far.

Predictably, a few stupid people were angry about Sandman "going woke", which caused much laughter


I ...

They really ...

Dear lord these farking people.
 
2022-08-05 7:27:42 PM  
4 votes:

madgonad: WhippingBoi: madgonad: Am I the only one that is afraid to start it because I don't want to be disappointed? I have no problem with the casting, but I'm worried that they are going to totally screw up the story.

This is an unfounded fear. When have modern creators "re-imaginers" ever screwed up a beloved work of art?

Yeah, thanks for twisting that knife (cough) Wheel of Time (cough)


Unpopular opinion: The Wheel of Time series is pretty good, except for the last half hour which is truly terrible, but it's fine. Yes, it didn't follow the books perfectly, but what's the point of that? You've already read the books, and Jordan has such word diarrhea that you should already know exactly what everyone looked and sounded like, and exactly how upturned their calves are.
 
2022-08-05 7:41:59 PM  
4 votes:

lilplatinum: Lusiphur: madgonad: WhippingBoi: madgonad: Am I the only one that is afraid to start it because I don't want to be disappointed? I have no problem with the casting, but I'm worried that they are going to totally screw up the story.

This is an unfounded fear. When have modern creators "re-imaginers" ever screwed up a beloved work of art?

Yeah, thanks for twisting that knife (cough) Wheel of Time (cough)

Unpopular opinion: The Wheel of Time series is pretty good, except for the last half hour which is truly terrible, but it's fine. Yes, it didn't follow the books perfectly, but what's the point of that? You've already read the books, and Jordan has such word diarrhea that you should already know exactly what everyone looked and sounded like, and exactly how upturned their calves are.

Look sometimes you need two pages devoted to what type of chair an aes sedai is sitting in and how comfortable said chair is.

And braid tugging.


But what about the fullness of he bossom? And was she paddled on her bottom for little apparent reason?
 
2022-08-05 7:46:30 PM  
4 votes:
Just finished bingeing all ten episodes. It's possibly the best adaptation I've seen that sticks close to the source material. On par with The Boys, but that one pretty much threw the comic out after the first episode. I hope Stephen Fry survives to make an appearance in the last season.
 
2022-08-06 11:56:47 AM  
4 votes:
I have never read the comic books.
I have heard of them.
I have watched all 10 episodes.
I enjoyed it, thought the earlier episodes were better than the later/last one.
Got a good chuckle out of the Cereal convention.
 
2022-08-05 8:51:54 AM  
3 votes:
I read the first trade of Sandman and I don't get the hype. There was a lot of pseudo-philosophical rambling and it never really went anywhere. What am I missing?
 
2022-08-05 8:52:19 AM  
3 votes:
Speaking of DC properties, Netflix has dropped 10 episodes of The Sandman. Watch it repeatedly ASAP, lest The Algorithm not give a Season 2

Maybe, when I finish watching this Predator movie
 
2022-08-05 8:56:50 AM  
3 votes:

SuperChuck: I read the first trade of Sandman and I don't get the hype. There was a lot of pseudo-philosophical rambling and it never really went anywhere. What am I missing?


It took me five years to pick up the second trade paperback. After that, it coalesces beautifully. The series really needs to be taken as a whole.

Netflix has been hit or miss with adaptations. Let's not speak of Death Note. I haven't heard anything but positive things about Sandman. Liking it so far at 45 minutes in.
 
2022-08-05 9:59:09 AM  
3 votes:

Richelieu: madgonad: Am I the only one that is afraid to start it because I don't want to be disappointed? I have no problem with the casting, but I'm worried that they are going to totally screw up the story.

Gaiman has been effusive in his praise regarding set design, costuming, and casting. He has also been involved in the script adaptation and has not wavered on his approval throughout production. I have allowed myself to be optimistic - the test will be this weekend's highly anticipated binge-watch.


Counterpoint: American Gods and the notion that Good Omens needs a sequel.
 
2022-08-05 11:26:15 AM  
3 votes:

shoegaze99: Interesting that Netflix is still dropping series all at once instead of moving back to weekly releases, like everyone else.


Dropping series is what Netflix does best.
 
2022-08-05 9:32:42 PM  
3 votes:

EdgeRunner: Mad_Radhu: EdgeRunner: And incidentally, Kirby Howell-Baptiste is fantastic in the role of Death. If I was going to nitpick anything, I just wish they'd kept the Eye of Horus makeup. I always liked that as a subtle detail of her look.
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Neil someone on Twitter wheee Neil was responding to that question when the trailers came out. Apparently they didn't start drawing her with that makeup until A Season of Mists, so in the Netflix series they didn't add it for The Sound of Her Wings.

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Wow. That's keeping with the comic continuity far more aggressively than necessary. But at least it gives hope that her eye whorl and parasol could eventually make an appearance.


Yeah, it's interesting. For some things they are staying crazy close to the comics, but other things are being changed out of necessity.

For example, someone asked how the Spider-Women's long term storyline would work out with an update to a modern setting. He responded that it didn't make sense for one of them to catch HIV from a blood transfusion in 2023 (not to mention she'd be unlikely to die of AIDS in five years' time with modem antiviral treatments), so if they show up again in The Kindly Ones their long-term story will definitely have some tweaks.
 
2022-08-05 8:27:39 AM  
2 votes:
Just hit play. My pants are unzipped in preparation.
 
2022-08-05 8:48:06 AM  
2 votes:
Ozark was probably the last series I will ever watch on Netflix. It's almost like that company is trying to intentionally destroy itself with bad decisions.
 
2022-08-05 9:48:07 AM  
2 votes:
Am I the only one that is afraid to start it because I don't want to be disappointed? I have no problem with the casting, but I'm worried that they are going to totally screw up the story.
 
2022-08-05 10:35:59 AM  
2 votes:

madgonad: Richelieu: madgonad: Am I the only one that is afraid to start it because I don't want to be disappointed? I have no problem with the casting, but I'm worried that they are going to totally screw up the story.

Gaiman has been effusive in his praise regarding set design, costuming, and casting. He has also been involved in the script adaptation and has not wavered on his approval throughout production. I have allowed myself to be optimistic - the test will be this weekend's highly anticipated binge-watch.

Counterpoint: American Gods and the notion that Good Omens needs a sequel.


Pratchett and Gaiman kicked around some ideas for a sequel, so a second season isn't as terrible am idea as it would seem at first thought.
 
2022-08-05 11:21:16 AM  
2 votes:

Mad_Radhu: Pratchett and Gaiman kicked around some ideas for a sequel, so a second season isn't as terrible am idea as it would seem at first thought.


Yeah, I know. However these is a lot of content out there. The Good Omens story is done. Why allow a sequel to suck the oxygen out of the room which might otherwise be used on something new. Only Disney seems capable of throwing every idea at the audience (e.g. Eternals 2) know that most will stick.
 
2022-08-05 12:02:59 PM  
2 votes:
Thanks for the replies. I can accept something is a slow burn and takes a while to get going.

mostly I appreciate getting a response from multiple people and none of them telling me I'm a moron because I didn't get it.
 
2022-08-05 4:29:28 PM  
2 votes:

madgonad: WhippingBoi: madgonad: Am I the only one that is afraid to start it because I don't want to be disappointed? I have no problem with the casting, but I'm worried that they are going to totally screw up the story.

This is an unfounded fear. When have modern creators "re-imaginers" ever screwed up a beloved work of art?

Yeah, thanks for twisting that knife (cough) Wheel of Time (cough)


You mean Rafe Judkin's The Tire Fire of Time?
 
2022-08-05 5:23:53 PM  
2 votes:

lilplatinum: madgonad: Boojum2k: madgonad: WhippingBoi: madgonad: Am I the only one that is afraid to start it because I don't want to be disappointed? I have no problem with the casting, but I'm worried that they are going to totally screw up the story.

This is an unfounded fear. When have modern creators "re-imaginers" ever screwed up a beloved work of art?

Yeah, thanks for twisting that knife (cough) Wheel of Time (cough)

You mean Rafe Judkin's The Tire Fire of Time?

I don't know about tire-fire. More like 'hired the first people to show up for casting' and 'only skimmed the book and read what wiki said about the direction of the series'.

Meh the books are YA crap.  Watching fanbois freak out about racial diversity in it has been worth an otherwise mediocre show


The cast is fine. The direction and adaptation are a dumpster fire.
 
2022-08-06 9:48:07 AM  
2 votes:

emtwo: I'm not familiar at all with the comic books, but so far the show is okay. The main character sucks, though. His only facial expression is basically Blue Steel from Zoolander, but dramatic and unironic.

I don't know if that's a fault of casting, acting, directing, or writing. But all he does is make pouty lips and speak in monotone.


This is inherent to the character. It changes with time, and that change is an essential part of his arc, just as his seemingly aloofness early on is also an essential part of the character.

If the show remains true to the comic in future seasons, there will be entire, lengthy arcs where Dream is a secondary character in his own series and rarely appears, so there will be some variety ahead.
 
2022-08-06 11:56:57 AM  
2 votes:

madgonad: Richelieu: madgonad: Am I the only one that is afraid to start it because I don't want to be disappointed? I have no problem with the casting, but I'm worried that they are going to totally screw up the story.

Gaiman has been effusive in his praise regarding set design, costuming, and casting. He has also been involved in the script adaptation and has not wavered on his approval throughout production. I have allowed myself to be optimistic - the test will be this weekend's highly anticipated binge-watch.

Counterpoint: American Gods and the notion that Good Omens needs a sequel.


Yeah, to me American Gods was a hot mess of too many characters to follow for a teevee serial.

But for Good Omens 2?  Why not give it a shot?  First one was really good.
 
2022-08-06 12:12:26 PM  
2 votes:

IRS.Agent.009: madgonad: Richelieu: madgonad: Am I the only one that is afraid to start it because I don't want to be disappointed? I have no problem with the casting, but I'm worried that they are going to totally screw up the story.

Gaiman has been effusive in his praise regarding set design, costuming, and casting. He has also been involved in the script adaptation and has not wavered on his approval throughout production. I have allowed myself to be optimistic - the test will be this weekend's highly anticipated binge-watch.

Counterpoint: American Gods and the notion that Good Omens needs a sequel.

Yeah, to me American Gods was a hot mess of too many characters to follow for a teevee serial.

But for Good Omens 2?  Why not give it a shot?  First one was really good.


While I'm not opposed to a Good Omens 2, what I'd really like first is an expanded edition of Good Omens 1. Aside from Crowley and Aziraphale, all the characters were shortchanged on their presentation and could have used a lot more screentime, particularly Shadwell, Madame Tracy, and Adam and his gang.
 
2022-08-06 12:32:37 PM  
2 votes:

brigid_fitch: madgonad: Richelieu: madgonad: Am I the only one that is afraid to start it because I don't want to be disappointed? I have no problem with the casting, but I'm worried that they are going to totally screw up the story.

Gaiman has been effusive in his praise regarding set design, costuming, and casting. He has also been involved in the script adaptation and has not wavered on his approval throughout production. I have allowed myself to be optimistic - the test will be this weekend's highly anticipated binge-watch.

Counterpoint: American Gods and the notion that Good Omens needs a sequel.

American Gods wasn't Gaiman's fault.  The showrunners got into a fight w/the suits over budget & walked.  When they left, so did Gaiman, Gillian Anderson, and Kristen Chenoweth.  Season 2 scripts were tossed and the first few episodes were almost entirely improved or written by Orlando Jones.  Then they fired Jones.


Door to door magazine seller, Orlando Jones?
 
2022-08-05 8:27:35 AM  
1 vote:
Is Gwendoline Christie going to do a batshiat musical number for no reason?
 
2022-08-05 8:59:30 AM  
1 vote:

SuperChuck: I read the first trade of Sandman and I don't get the hype. There was a lot of pseudo-philosophical rambling and it never really went anywhere. What am I missing?


You just don't like a thing that several of us like. We can all still get along.

I'd love to say this very thread is likely to contain hints at what some Sandman fans think you might be missing, but this is Fark, so it will probably actually mostly contain memes and pictures of Death cosplayers. And I'm not mad about that either.
 
2022-08-05 9:59:12 AM  
1 vote:

drjekel_mrhyde: Speaking of DC properties, Netflix has dropped 10 episodes of The Sandman. Watch it repeatedly ASAP, lest The Algorithm not give a Season 2

Maybe, when I finish watching this Predator movie


Prey?

Any good? The trailer is short but it looked like it could be better than other recent attempts.
 
2022-08-05 10:21:39 AM  
1 vote:
I may drop P+ for a while and pick up Netflix for a bit.  Been wanting to watch more Love, Sex, and Robots.  This has possibilities.  Hope it's better than Wheel of Time.
 
2022-08-05 1:47:17 PM  
1 vote:

Private_Citizen: Can't wait to see this!!

/I wouldn't call myself a super fan, but I do enjoy the series!.


I've watched the first episode.
It's a travesty!
The font used for the credits is horrible!
Ruined the whole thing.
 
2022-08-05 5:18:01 PM  
1 vote:

madgonad: Boojum2k: madgonad: WhippingBoi: madgonad: Am I the only one that is afraid to start it because I don't want to be disappointed? I have no problem with the casting, but I'm worried that they are going to totally screw up the story.

This is an unfounded fear. When have modern creators "re-imaginers" ever screwed up a beloved work of art?

Yeah, thanks for twisting that knife (cough) Wheel of Time (cough)

You mean Rafe Judkin's The Tire Fire of Time?

I don't know about tire-fire. More like 'hired the first people to show up for casting' and 'only skimmed the book and read what wiki said about the direction of the series'.


Meh the books are YA crap.  Watching fanbois freak out about racial diversity in it has been worth an otherwise mediocre show
 
2022-08-05 7:37:11 PM  
1 vote:

Lusiphur: madgonad: WhippingBoi: madgonad: Am I the only one that is afraid to start it because I don't want to be disappointed? I have no problem with the casting, but I'm worried that they are going to totally screw up the story.

This is an unfounded fear. When have modern creators "re-imaginers" ever screwed up a beloved work of art?

Yeah, thanks for twisting that knife (cough) Wheel of Time (cough)

Unpopular opinion: The Wheel of Time series is pretty good, except for the last half hour which is truly terrible, but it's fine. Yes, it didn't follow the books perfectly, but what's the point of that? You've already read the books, and Jordan has such word diarrhea that you should already know exactly what everyone looked and sounded like, and exactly how upturned their calves are.


Look sometimes you need two pages devoted to what type of chair an aes sedai is sitting in and how comfortable said chair is.

And braid tugging.
 
2022-08-05 8:23:10 PM  
1 vote:
I'm not sure anyone's figured out the Netflix algorithm well enough to game it. If the show doesn't get enough viewers, they'll cancel it. But if it becomes a big hit and a fan favorite, they still might cancel it. It seems like it has to hit some kind of magical sweet spot in viewership numbers where it doesn't draw attention to itself as a flop OR a success.
 
2022-08-05 9:07:15 PM  
1 vote:

Mad_Radhu: EdgeRunner: And incidentally, Kirby Howell-Baptiste is fantastic in the role of Death. If I was going to nitpick anything, I just wish they'd kept the Eye of Horus makeup. I always liked that as a subtle detail of her look.
[thewrap.com image 850x478]

Neil someone on Twitter wheee Neil was responding to that question when the trailers came out. Apparently they didn't start drawing her with that makeup until A Season of Mists, so in the Netflix series they didn't add it for The Sound of Her Wings.

[Fark user image image 425x324]


Wow. That's keeping with the comic continuity far more aggressively than necessary. But at least it gives hope that her eye whorl and parasol could eventually make an appearance.
 
2022-08-06 12:13:51 AM  
1 vote:
Based on the trailers, they certainly seem to have nailed the visuals.

I'm so ridiculously distracted by his having normal eyes, though.  It's trivial, but still.
 
2022-08-06 1:09:06 AM  
1 vote:
So after finally getting a chance to watch the first episode I'm a little disappointed that they changed it so that the events of the Sandman Overture didn't happen in this version of the story, since I'm the comics that is what weakened him enough to get captured.
 
2022-08-06 11:53:51 AM  
1 vote:

SuperChuck: I read the first trade of Sandman and I don't get the hype. There was a lot of pseudo-philosophical rambling and it never really went anywhere. What am I missing?


that it's ok to not like things that other people like
 
2022-08-06 5:12:36 PM  
1 vote:
EdgeRunner:

How about a faithful Discworld adaptation instead?

Good Omens is a good book, but they already tapped it and although they left a lot on the cutting room floor. It's over.

But imagine Small Gods, for example, or Monstrous Regiment.  There's a season in either of those.
 
2022-08-06 5:58:47 PM  
1 vote:

EdgeRunner: leeksfromchichis: EdgeRunner:

How about a faithful Discworld adaptation instead?

Good Omens is a good book, but they already tapped it and although they left a lot on the cutting room floor. It's over.

But imagine Small Gods, for example, or Monstrous Regiment.  There's a season in either of those.

The BBC has been adapting Sir Terry's Discworld adventures for years with mixed results. I honestly don't have much faith in Netflix or Amazon to do a better job.


The British BBC did pretty good jobs with all of them I reckon. Especially Hogfather.

American BBC gave us The Watch.

Netflix falls somewhere in the middle
 
2022-08-06 7:03:15 PM  
1 vote:
Well I'm two episodes in and I'm enjoying it. I've never read the comic.
 
2022-08-06 7:37:43 PM  
1 vote:

leeksfromchichis: EdgeRunner: leeksfromchichis: EdgeRunner:

How about a faithful Discworld adaptation instead?

Good Omens is a good book, but they already tapped it and although they left a lot on the cutting room floor. It's over.

But imagine Small Gods, for example, or Monstrous Regiment.  There's a season in either of those.

The BBC has been adapting Sir Terry's Discworld adventures for years with mixed results. I honestly don't have much faith in Netflix or Amazon to do a better job.

The British BBC did pretty good jobs with all of them I reckon. Especially Hogfather.

American BBC gave us The Watch.

Netflix falls somewhere in the middle


I even like the animated adaptations, quirky but faithful and fun.
 
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