Anyone watched the first episode tonight? 10000 c better than the film, just hope they do the books justice.
Not trying to derail this thread but your picture is giving me all the feels, I miss Clayne Crawford on Lethal so much he's such a top blokeReally enjoyed the first 2 episodes and think they have done a great job so far and looking forward to seeing it play out.
Great commentaryI’ve just finished episode 2 - a very chilling one! Can’t believe it’s on at 8 honestly, am I a wimp ? Those clergy were so sinister, and played with just enough camp evil to stay scary - and what was his daemon, a flying cockroach or something? It was horrible seeing it crawl all over his face anyway
And good to see more on the daemon / human connections. I’d forgotten how powerful the idea is and how believable their pain is somehow. So the part with Pan and the Gold monkey made me wince as I recall wincing when I read it. And the poor journalist and her butterfly...(wouldn’t you be annoyed if your daemon settled on something that delicate though..?)
I read these books years ago, around the millennium. So I’m getting lots of rich nostalgia and having certain memories triggered as things happen which is pleasant but I also don’t remember nearly enough to take issue with how anything is done. The best of both worlds.
Mrs Coulter continues to be a completely fantastic performance. So cold and commanding, and that bit where she broke down showing she’s not a one dimensional villains... Her and the vile monkey are bringing it all back. I liked Lyra in e.1 in this i liked her less. Maybe it’s her obliviousness that was annoying. But I think, overall I haven’t settled my decision on her. Looking forward to next week.
I always pictured her as a plump and matronly woman, I must say that the portrayal of Mrs Coulter was spot on exactly as I imagined.It was great IMO. Only couple of things that bothered me was that Lyra didnt spend more time running around Oxford with Will, and that Ma Costa was AMD. I always pictured her bigger, and more dowdy.
Agreed on mrs Coulter. My memory of the books is vague I read them so long ago, but characteristics do stick with you more than you realise and when she first showed up in this I was like “aaaah yeah.” She had that cold, sinister but immaculately put together thing just right. Sharp kind of politeness and even charm on the surface, but you can tell it’s covering something quite ruthless. So hard to portray all those layers and I think it was great performance from Ruth Wilson.I always pictured her as a plump and matronly woman, I must say that the portrayal of Mrs Coulter was spot on exactly as I imagined.
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