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  • madgonad: Richelieu: madgonad: Am I the only one that is afraid to start it because I don't want to be disappointed? I have no problem with the casting, but I'm worried that they are going to totally screw up the story.

    Gaiman has been effusive in his praise regarding set design, costuming, and casting. He has also been involved in the script adaptation and has not wavered on his approval throughout production. I have allowed myself to be optimistic - the test will be this weekend's highly anticipated binge-watch.

    Counterpoint: American Gods and the notion that Good Omens needs a sequel.


    Pratchett and Gaiman kicked around some ideas for a sequel, so a second season isn't as terrible am idea as it would seem at first thought.
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  • Herr Flick's Revenge: SuperChuck: I read the first trade of Sandman and I don't get the hype. There was a lot of pseudo-philosophical rambling and it never really went anywhere. What am I missing?

    Were you wearing all black, black fingernail polish,pale makeup with thick black eyeliner and cradle of filth in the background?
    You might not have been the target audience.


    "Cradle of Filth", in 1989? Floodland era Sisters, thank you very much.
  • Interesting that Netflix is still dropping series all at once instead of moving back to weekly releases, like everyone else.

    The Sandman season has dropped, and that means we'll get a week of think pieces, blog posts, and message board chatter ... then it will fade away, because so many viewers will be on a different schedule from one another, there won't be a shared experience to talk about.

    Released weekly, you'd have people talking about Sandman every week. It would be part of the online conversation for over two months as people watch "together," on the same pace, seeing episodes at roughly the same time as one another. It's a communal experience. Chatting about each episode the next day is part of the experience.

    Instead, the binge folks and online columnists will watch it all these weekend, there will be a flood of articles and videos, and they'll all move on. Other folks will watch at their own pace, but there won't be a shared "did you see last night's episode?" experience.

    I wonder what data Netflix has that keeps them on the "binge" model, because outward appearances, at least, make it seem like weekly episode releases are the way to go, when you consider how long other modern shows stay in "the conversation."
  • madgonad: Am I the only one that is afraid to start it because I don't want to be disappointed? I have no problem with the casting, but I'm worried that they are going to totally screw up the story.


    This is an unfounded fear. When have modern creators "re-imaginers" ever screwed up a beloved work of art?
  • Mad_Radhu: Pratchett and Gaiman kicked around some ideas for a sequel, so a second season isn't as terrible am idea as it would seem at first thought.


    Yeah, I know. However these is a lot of content out there. The Good Omens story is done. Why allow a sequel to suck the oxygen out of the room which might otherwise be used on something new. Only Disney seems capable of throwing every idea at the audience (e.g. Eternals 2) know that most will stick.
  • WhippingBoi: madgonad: Am I the only one that is afraid to start it because I don't want to be disappointed? I have no problem with the casting, but I'm worried that they are going to totally screw up the story.

    This is an unfounded fear. When have modern creators "re-imaginers" ever screwed up a beloved work of art?


    Yeah, thanks for twisting that knife (cough) Wheel of Time (cough)
  • shoegaze99: Interesting that Netflix is still dropping series all at once instead of moving back to weekly releases, like everyone else.


    Dropping series is what Netflix does best.
  • Arachnophobe: Ragin' Asian: The Sandman fans I've encountered aren't like internet superhero geeks. I hope there isn't stupid drama about a black woman being cast as Lucienne. I haven't followed the buzz thus far.

    As far as I've seen all the stupid drama is centered on Death being played by a black woman.

    As for me, I can't wait to watch this weekend.


    Death being played by a black woman is meaningless (although it's somewhat disappointing we'll miss her iconic look). The real question is can she say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious convincingly.
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  • phlegmjay: SuperChuck: I read the first trade of Sandman and I don't get the hype. There was a lot of pseudo-philosophical rambling and it never really went anywhere. What am I missing?

    I know it's a cliche to say this, but it really does get more interesting as it goes. The first couple of trades are good, but it really gets going after that.


    The 1st book is bogged down somewhat by still being tied directly to the DC universe. Once it starts the Doll's House story it becomes its own thing and gets much better.
  • Thanks for the replies. I can accept something is a slow burn and takes a while to get going.

    mostly I appreciate getting a response from multiple people and none of them telling me I'm a moron because I didn't get it.
  • madgonad: Richelieu: madgonad: Am I the only one that is afraid to start it because I don't want to be disappointed? I have no problem with the casting, but I'm worried that they are going to totally screw up the story.

    Gaiman has been effusive in his praise regarding set design, costuming, and casting. He has also been involved in the script adaptation and has not wavered on his approval throughout production. I have allowed myself to be optimistic - the test will be this weekend's highly anticipated binge-watch.

    Counterpoint: American Gods and the notion that Good Omens needs a sequel.


    American Gods wasn't Gaiman's fault.  The showrunners got into a fight w/the suits over budget & walked.  When they left, so did Gaiman, Gillian Anderson, and Kristen Chenoweth.  Season 2 scripts were tossed and the first few episodes were almost entirely improved or written by Orlando Jones.  Then they fired Jones.
  • Can't wait to see this!!

    /I wouldn't call myself a super fan, but I do enjoy the series!.
  • Private_Citizen: Can't wait to see this!!

    /I wouldn't call myself a super fan, but I do enjoy the series!.


    I've watched the first episode.
    It's a travesty!
    The font used for the credits is horrible!
    Ruined the whole thing.
  • Herr Flick's Revenge: Private_Citizen: Can't wait to see this!!

    /I wouldn't call myself a super fan, but I do enjoy the series!.

    I've watched the first episode.
    It's a travesty!
    The font used for the credits is horrible!
    Ruined the whole thing.


    No.... Not....
    Comic Sans?!?!?
  • madgonad: Richelieu: madgonad: Am I the only one that is afraid to start it because I don't want to be disappointed? I have no problem with the casting, but I'm worried that they are going to totally screw up the story.

    Gaiman has been effusive in his praise regarding set design, costuming, and casting. He has also been involved in the script adaptation and has not wavered on his approval throughout production. I have allowed myself to be optimistic - the test will be this weekend's highly anticipated binge-watch.

    Counterpoint: American Gods and the notion that Good Omens needs a sequel.


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  • Private_Citizen: Herr Flick's Revenge: Private_Citizen: Can't wait to see this!!

    /I wouldn't call myself a super fan, but I do enjoy the series!.

    I've watched the first episode.
    It's a travesty!
    The font used for the credits is horrible!
    Ruined the whole thing.

    No.... Not....
    Comic Sans?!?!?


    Worse ...

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  • I was very high when I started it last night so I don't know how far I got, but I remember it looking very pretty.

    I shall watch it properly today. Or maybe get high again.
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  • madgonad: WhippingBoi: madgonad: Am I the only one that is afraid to start it because I don't want to be disappointed? I have no problem with the casting, but I'm worried that they are going to totally screw up the story.

    This is an unfounded fear. When have modern creators "re-imaginers" ever screwed up a beloved work of art?

    Yeah, thanks for twisting that knife (cough) Wheel of Time (cough)


    You mean Rafe Judkin's The Tire Fire of Time?
  • Boojum2k: madgonad: WhippingBoi: madgonad: Am I the only one that is afraid to start it because I don't want to be disappointed? I have no problem with the casting, but I'm worried that they are going to totally screw up the story.

    This is an unfounded fear. When have modern creators "re-imaginers" ever screwed up a beloved work of art?

    Yeah, thanks for twisting that knife (cough) Wheel of Time (cough)

    You mean Rafe Judkin's The Tire Fire of Time?


    I don't know about tire-fire. More like 'hired the first people to show up for casting' and 'only skimmed the book and read what wiki said about the direction of the series'.
  • madgonad: Boojum2k: madgonad: WhippingBoi: madgonad: Am I the only one that is afraid to start it because I don't want to be disappointed? I have no problem with the casting, but I'm worried that they are going to totally screw up the story.

    This is an unfounded fear. When have modern creators "re-imaginers" ever screwed up a beloved work of art?

    Yeah, thanks for twisting that knife (cough) Wheel of Time (cough)

    You mean Rafe Judkin's The Tire Fire of Time?

    I don't know about tire-fire. More like 'hired the first people to show up for casting' and 'only skimmed the book and read what wiki said about the direction of the series'.


    Meh the books are YA crap.  Watching fanbois freak out about racial diversity in it has been worth an otherwise mediocre show
  • SuperChuck: Thanks for the replies. I can accept something is a slow burn and takes a while to get going.

    mostly I appreciate getting a response from multiple people and none of them telling me I'm a moron because I didn't get it.


    My own personal favorite bits are two standalone stories in which Gaiman explains his shtick ("A Dream of a Thousand Cats" and "Ramadan"), and the episode where a guy who doesn't die goes to a Ren Faire and critiques it, having actually been alive in the Middle Ages. There's so much to love, and there's a lot of material. The angels in charge of Hell is pretty amazing, too.

    Kinda dreading the bit with the Diner, since horror's not really my thing, but that's just me. I've heard it's S1 Ep 5 on Netflix.

    Ragin' Asian: I haven't followed the buzz thus far.


    Predictably, a few stupid people were angry about Sandman "going woke", which caused much laughter
  • lilplatinum: madgonad: Boojum2k: madgonad: WhippingBoi: madgonad: Am I the only one that is afraid to start it because I don't want to be disappointed? I have no problem with the casting, but I'm worried that they are going to totally screw up the story.

    This is an unfounded fear. When have modern creators "re-imaginers" ever screwed up a beloved work of art?

    Yeah, thanks for twisting that knife (cough) Wheel of Time (cough)

    You mean Rafe Judkin's The Tire Fire of Time?

    I don't know about tire-fire. More like 'hired the first people to show up for casting' and 'only skimmed the book and read what wiki said about the direction of the series'.

    Meh the books are YA crap.  Watching fanbois freak out about racial diversity in it has been worth an otherwise mediocre show


    The cast is fine. The direction and adaptation are a dumpster fire.
  • phaseolus: Ragin' Asian: I haven't followed the buzz thus far.

    Predictably, a few stupid people were angry about Sandman "going woke", which caused much laughter


    I ...

    They really ...

    Dear lord these farking people.
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