Tuesday, 2 July 2019

“Sandman”: Netflix Orders Neil Gaiman Comic Book Adaptation Straight to Series

quote [ In what is expected to be the most expensive DC Entertainment series to date, Netflix gave a straight-to-series order for Neil Gaiman comic "Sandman". ]

FRICKIN' FINALLY!!

Also looking forward to the petition by those wacky Christians to get this show cancelled from Amazon Prime.
[SFW] [tv & movies] [+3 laz0r]
[by JWWargo@6:28amGMT]

Comments

cb361 said @ 10:08pm GMT on 2nd Jul [Score:1 Funsightful]
It's unfair to tar all Christians with the same brush. An IMDB reviewer specifically mentioned that he was a Christian when reviewing Good Omens, and he said that he found the series relatively inoffensive to his religion. Even though Hollywood was controlled by Jews.
JWWargo said @ 2:57am GMT on 3rd Jul
If I could, I would have given you a +1 Funderrated.
arrowhen said @ 3:52am GMT on 3rd Jul
As a former Christian, if Good Omens wasn't offensive to you as a Christian, congratulations! You're as shitty a Christian as I was, which means there's hope for you yet!
JWWargo said @ 4:01am GMT on 3rd Jul
Compared to Dogma, is it more or less offensive? I remember as a teenager debating another Catholic on whether or not the plot of that movie (specifically the angels finding the loophole back into heaven) was technically dogmatically correct.
rndmnmbr said @ 2:04am GMT on 3rd Jul [Score:1 Underrated]
Nope. Nope nope nope. Out of the mass of my most beloved books and comics I've seen adapted for TV, two have not let me down - The Expanse and Good Omens. So keep your hands the fuck off the Sandman before you fucking ruin it too.
JWWargo said @ 3:00am GMT on 3rd Jul
I felt that way about Preacher, but was pleasantly surprised by the series, even if they veered off the storylines a bit, it's still as fun as the comic.

Gaiman is producing this one like he did Good Omens, so we can hope they follow his creative direction.

Heard good things about The Expanse, didn't know it was an adaptation. I'll have to check ot out.
rndmnmbr said @ 11:59pm GMT on 3rd Jul
Preacher's first season irrationally enraged me. Part of the point was coming in in media res and keeping up a breakneck pace with a major curveball thrown every couple of issues, and so much of the explanation of wtf is going on either rearloaded or just not available. It was a wild, irreverent ride.

But no, in the TV adaptation, let's have a whole first season stuck in one place so we can front-load our exposition! For fucks sake. Follow the goddamned story as it is written or don't waste my time.

That is the number one killer of my enjoyment, adding fucking material to pad the fucking runtime. I don't give a crap if the author directly wrote the new material, if it had a place in the story it would have been in the original work.

I can forgive Good Omens it's changes because they got so much else right, and as far as The Expanse goes, the novels are great but are an unpolished first draft next to the series. And yes, you should definitely check out The Expanse.
JWWargo said[1] @ 12:21am GMT on 5th Jul
How you see season one of Preacher is how I see season two. All that time in Cassidy's son's apartment waiting for the Killer to come after them (twice) was kind of boring and seemed unnecessary, just more character building. The saving grace was I ended up liking the side story of Arseface in Hell when I expected I wouldn't. Season three has been my favorite so far, they made a good story out of Jesse's family IMO.

Overall, while I'm enjoying this adaptation, I would have preferred HBO green lighting this years ago when a producer came to them with the comic and said, "Every issue is an episode." That would have given us up to seven seasons of great television.
rndmnmbr said @ 12:55am GMT on 4th Jul
I'll add one more thing: Preacher has one chance with me at this point:

Get War in the Sun correct. Every moment. Beginning to end. Let the Saint of Killers say, with every bit of contempt possible, "Not enough gun."

Maybe then I can give it a second chance.
endopol said @ 3:42pm GMT on 2nd Jul
Hopeful.
cb361 said @ 6:29pm GMT on 2nd Jul
If enough of us dream, if a bare thousand of us dream, we can change the world.
mechanical contrivance said @ 7:16pm GMT on 2nd Jul
If you will it, it is no dream.
arrowhen said @ 3:50am GMT on 3rd Jul
I can't fucking wait to see how much this sucks!

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