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« on: May 20, 2022, 11:34:26 AM »

Watched the trailer for the upcoming series. Any Neil Gaiman fans looking forward/dreading this?
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2022, 07:02:18 AM »

I've only seen the first trailer; it seems to follow the graphic novel pretty closely.
I'm anxious to see how it looks.
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2022, 12:25:33 PM »

I've been burned so often in recent years by shows I looked forward to that I may not even check this out at all. I have the source material which is near-perfection. The Sandman series is simply storytelling for its own sake, no agenda, no heavy-handed attempt at shoving out lessons, just a great, great work of literature and visual art that has few equals. So....in answer, I am not dreading it or anticipating it, just ignoring it. (But all that said, I would love to love it if it did turn out to be good.)
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2022, 08:10:11 PM »

I've been burned so often in recent years by shows I looked forward to that I may not even check this out at all. I have the source material which is near-perfection. The Sandman series is simply storytelling for its own sake, no agenda, no heavy-handed attempt at shoving out lessons, just a great, great work of literature and visual art that has few equals. So....in answer, I am not dreading it or anticipating it, just ignoring it. (But all that said, I would love to love it if it did turn out to be good.)

I somehow don't think you will be able to resist watching . . .
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2022, 12:20:29 AM »

I heard they'd released a trailer with footage of Lucifer, but not been able to find it. The other trailer that I have seen looked good and Neil Gaiman does seem to be involved in the making of the show.
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2022, 12:56:42 PM »

The latest teaser cemented my worst fears about what's been done to the greatest graphic novel series of all time. Not going to watch it, and I have to add I have lost faith in the ability of the entertainment industry to render quality, agenda-free storytelling these days.

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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2022, 10:19:54 PM »

I saw one trailer last month. I don't like how they made Morpheus look angry when he broke free of his magical prison.  It was out of character for him.  That alone has put me off.   

That and Neil Gaiman openly expressing writing the TV production to appease the "woke" mob also put me off
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2022, 11:34:19 AM »

I'm not particularly interested in this series, but I found this interesting.

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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2022, 11:40:52 AM »

I am going to watch it, but I have a number of other things that get priority, like Prey and getting round to Stranger Things.
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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2022, 09:27:11 PM »

I watched the first two episodes tonight.  Yes, it does depart from the canon in terms of plot, but I think the casting is brilliant, for the most part, and the plot is well constructed.  I'm curious to see how the story unfolds.

In short - my opinion, it's DIFFERENT from the graphic novels in some key ways, but it's not bad.
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