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Posted 21 October 2019 - 04:45 PM

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 12:20 PM

3rd November in the UK - so excited! Posted Image

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 01:14 PM

View PostTheRetiredBridgeburner, on 25 October 2019 - 12:20 PM, said:

3rd November in the UK - so excited! Posted Image


It looks REALLY well done and since I'm such a NuWho fan from 2005, I fully trust Julie Gardner to have made sure this was made right!
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Posted 25 October 2019 - 02:02 PM

The owner of Bad Wolf Productions is Jane Tranter - I seem to recall she's Davies-era NuWho alumni too. Promising stuff!
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Posted 04 November 2019 - 02:41 PM

Brilliant opener. This looks a hundred times more promising than the film. Ruth Wilson wins Entrance of the Year as Mrs Coulter.

I'm almost prepared to take back every mean thing I said about Jack Thorne's abilities as a writer in the wake of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (although that's still garbage).... I'm genuinely very excited for the rest of the series (and the second one, as that's already being filmed I believe?)

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 04:52 PM

Good to know. I will not get to it for a while yet sadly, but happy to hear that you're liking it so far!
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Posted 04 November 2019 - 05:45 PM

View PostTheRetiredBridgeburner, on 04 November 2019 - 02:41 PM, said:

Brilliant opener. This looks a hundred times more promising than the film. Ruth Wilson wins Entrance of the Year as Mrs Coulter.

I'm almost prepared to take back every mean thing I said about Jack Thorne's abilities as a writer in the wake of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (although that's still garbage).... I'm genuinely very excited for the rest of the series (and the second one, as that's already being filmed I believe?)


I hope so. I enjoyed the film, and it was one of the film's I wanted my wife to catch up on. I'm not sure if I want her to watch the film first, now. This is right in her spectrum of things she would enjoy.

I can usually tell when I know she'll like/love something.

I introduced her to both The Magicians series and sense8, and both were major scorers with her.

Other successes I had were Elantris, Mistborn, Dresden Files, which she loves above all others. I tried to expand her reading to include Fantasy. She is a huge fan of 17th add 18th century British settings. She lived in a world of Bronte, Dickens, Dickenson, Austen..... Shakespeare.

We both enjoyed doctor strange and Mr Norrell, all of the Spartacus series, the Netflix series The OA, and believe it or not she still hasn't seen stranger things.

Back to the subject at hand, I really think this will be something I can enjoy with her.

Edit: needless to say, but we both thoroughly enjoyed Game of Thrones series and she read the books that are out 3 times, and must have read The Dresden Files more times than I can count. I don't see how she does it. I can't really go back and reread a book I don't know why. They're so so much in the Malazan world that I know I missed, and I've tried to start my rereads many many times oh, but I just can't seem to do it.

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 08:49 AM

Ep1 was good enough to keep me watching, plus after Split and Glass, James McAvoy ascended to Godhood.
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Posted 06 November 2019 - 10:11 AM

I thought it was decent but the number of people (who haven't read the books) who have said to me that they didn't know what was going on is kind of worrying.
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Posted 06 November 2019 - 10:22 AM

View PostSerenity, on 06 November 2019 - 10:11 AM, said:

I thought it was decent but the number of people (who haven't read the books) who have said to me that they didn't know what was going on is kind of worrying.


That was actually something early reviews picked up on - that they weren't sure how many new fans who weren't familiar with the source material it would be able to bring in.
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Posted 06 November 2019 - 01:57 PM

I've never read the book, and didn't feel entirely grabbed by the episode. Though I'll watch more of them for sure.
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Posted 09 November 2019 - 04:08 AM

I for one loved episode 1! I thought the extra behind-the-scenes scenes with the Magisterium and the Jordan Professors gave a bit more context than we got in the limited POV in the books (unless I'm mistaken and those scenes really do appear, it's been a while).

Plus, with the show coming out, I convinced my boss to start reading the books to his kids!
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Posted 09 November 2019 - 07:41 AM

Watched it last night, I thought it was a strong start. The previous movie version missed out the Magisterium threat, and any sort of religious aspect - it was good to see it included. It makes me wonder how far they'll go with the book content, it looks promising so far though.
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Posted 09 November 2019 - 11:53 AM

I too have now seen the first episode and from what I remember from the books they have done an excellent job in creating the atmosphere of the books and the depth of the characters. Ruth Wilson is ace anyway so I'm looking forward to her development of the character there...
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Posted 11 November 2019 - 09:37 AM

One somewhat clunky reveal aside, I think it was an equally strong second episode. Ruth Wilson is just perfect.
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Posted 11 November 2019 - 04:45 PM

The second one comes on here tonight at 9pm. It's 1145am atm.
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Posted 12 November 2019 - 11:36 PM

Episode 2 was great! I get chills every time the credits open. I don't think there's any book series that's had as big an impact on me, I can't put into words how ecstatic I am that the show is actually really good so far too.

Ruth Wilson is definitely the high point, though Ariyon Bakare / Boreal is giving her a run for her money. I doubted if they could really do that bloody golden monkey justice, but he's up there too.
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Posted 13 November 2019 - 12:44 AM

Ruth Wilson's take on Marisa is superb, especially so in comparison to Nicole Kidman's portrayal.
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Posted 13 November 2019 - 12:48 AM

View PostTheRetiredBridgeburner, on 11 November 2019 - 09:37 AM, said:

One somewhat clunky reveal aside, I think it was an equally strong second episode. Ruth Wilson is just perfect.


That "clunky reveal" definitely through me for a loop, having only seen The Golden Compass and never read the books. I didn't even know that was part of the storyline.
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Posted 13 November 2019 - 01:23 AM

Clunky reveal
Spoiler

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