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This is a link post Neil Gaiman's The Sandman is on its way to Netflix
Hoping it doesn't turn out to be a bit rubbish.

(, Wed 9 Jun 2021, 11:26, Reply)
This is a normal post oh, it will
judging by American gods
(, Wed 9 Jun 2021, 11:58, Reply)
This is a normal post
I thought they did well, got the characterisation and pacing down, and sat well with the teleplay, plus it's all just bloody bonkers which is an appropriate tone.

Good Omens was terrific too and cast superbly.

I'd say it bodes well, and a graphic novel serial must be a bit more straightforward to adapt than a novel, surely? Like, the storyboarding is all done for you..
(, Wed 9 Jun 2021, 12:29, Reply)
This is a normal post Good omens was very entertaining
it looked like the cast had a lot of fun making it and it was very faithful to the book. If they'd not stuck so rigidly to the dialogue in the book it *could* have been better (what works well on the page of a book is less effective on the screen) but given Pratchett's death I think they made the right call. A very good tribute to the man.

American Gods is fucking mental and as much as I admire it, I can't really be bothered with it. It's just too bloody much - everyone chewing the sets every second of every scene. I may go back to it if things get too boring around here.
(, Wed 9 Jun 2021, 13:22, Reply)
This is a normal post Re: Good Omens TV series
I liked it, a lot, but didn't love it...
(, Wed 9 Jun 2021, 21:32, Reply)
This is a normal post which was fucking epic

(, Wed 9 Jun 2021, 21:42, Reply)
This is a normal post Sorry to have to be the one to break it to you
but it's definitely going to be shit.
(, Wed 9 Jun 2021, 13:53, Reply)
This is a normal post haha, Neil 'Gay man'!!!!!

(, Wed 9 Jun 2021, 13:56, Reply)
This is a normal post KNEEL, GAY MAN

(, Wed 9 Jun 2021, 16:05, Reply)
This is a normal post I'm glad to see they're just doing the first two books this series.
I'd assumed they were going to try and shoehorn the whole thing into one big CGI mess.
(, Wed 9 Jun 2021, 23:50, Reply)
This is a normal post ...which bodes well.
whether a netflix show is great or not isn't entirely down to netflix. we wouldn't assume the same of every bbc production either.
i've certainly disliked a handful of netflix-produced shows, but of those that interest me, i've really enjoyed many more.
i'm keeping my fingers crossed they do gaiman's material a service.
(, Thu 10 Jun 2021, 9:03, Reply)
This is a normal post I guess it could stretch out to quite a few seasons given how much of it there was.

(, Thu 10 Jun 2021, 11:21, Reply)
This is a normal post Yeah, the sheer scope of the comic
is one of the best things about it (and also why it seemed unfilmable).
(, Thu 10 Jun 2021, 11:39, Reply)
This is a normal post I love DC's depictions of hell and the afterlife; The Demon, Reign In Hell, Shadowpact, occasionally Sandman (and even Lobo)
and there's absolutely no way Netflix or anyone else could convert that good stuff to the screen without turning it to shit. Even the DCAU panel-for-panel reconstructions of the comics are shite compared to the source material.
(, Thu 10 Jun 2021, 13:36, Reply)
This is a normal post The casting annoys loads of people who probably haven't even read the comics that much
so that's already a thumbs-up from me.

It should be a Twitter rule : Never tell a best-selling author that they're wrong about their own work.
(, Thu 10 Jun 2021, 9:55, Reply)