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Started by shoulders, August 05, 2022, 10:11:35 PM
Quote from: 13 schoolyards on August 06, 2022, 07:47:36 AMI'm really hoping it picks up from that first episode because yeah, it's not great. Which is strange because the central story in episode one (we summoned up a weird bloke and now he's caged in the basement freaking everyone out) should make for a good episode, but literally everything aside from it is crap exposition spoken against a crap CGI backdrop.
Quote from: 13 schoolyards on August 06, 2022, 07:47:36 AMI'm starting to suspect Neil Gaiman isn't as good a showrunner as Neil Gaiman keeps saying he is.
Quote from: Butchers Blind on August 06, 2022, 11:58:02 AMEvery clip and trailer I've seen of this the acting looks appalling like they're reading the lines for the first time.
Quote from: dontpaintyourteeth on August 06, 2022, 01:13:42 PMhate to lower the tone but Clara from DW is fit. Don't know why she's acting like she's in a late night Eastenders episode in this though.
Quote from: Mister Six on August 06, 2022, 02:46:37 PMAt least she's acting now.
Quote from: Jack Shaftoe on August 06, 2022, 02:58:50 PMI'm enjoying it so far? Up to ep 4. Although the phrase 'as you know' was in episodes one and two, which is quite poor. Think it helps that I've just re-read the comics, so I have that and the tv series as completely separate things in my head.The aspect ratio thing is quite odd, isn't it? It's like they want to go bigger and wider than cinema, then panic and push the camera right up in the actors' faces (that's the best description I can manage, I don't know much about cinematography).
Quote from: TrenterPercenter on August 06, 2022, 02:21:09 PMOther half wanted to give this a go, 100% exactly what I hate about a lot of modern UK centric productions. Dripping with Dr Who Kook and upper Middle Class Rada workings. I don't know why but with these things my classdar just goes wild it just feels like inert gruel for the proles. It's good that the cast is diverse but it's hollow because they are all ultimately acting like they are from the same background. Anyway looks like I'm in for the long haul as my other half whilst not completely convinced is sold on trailered promise of creatures, critters and possibly seeing the leads cock at some point. Not my thing.
Quote from: Mr Vegetables on August 06, 2022, 04:14:04 PMI find some U.K. drama from the last ten years alienating because to me it feels like it's from a parallel Britain where things are a lot less grim than they are, but I dunno that I'd call it gruel for the proles. If anything, I'd say "I am a prole, where are all the scenes of me eating my gruel?" But I have no idea if this applies to The Sandman, which I haven't seen
Quote from: Registering to lurk on August 06, 2022, 06:12:00 PMI've seen episode one and I liked it, mostly. The narration is a lot of the problem, Dream won't shut up. The whole episode would have been much more effective if Dream was silent right up to the point he escapes, and his first word was "hello".The narration and prologue suggest a lack of faith in the audience to work things out for themselves. A lot of the information in the voiceover/prologue would have been better delivered visually or through dialogue.
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