The season metes out its material with an economical approach (no episode runs over 54 minutes) and smart narrative structure. ... With enough forward-facing momentum and the might of Gaiman’s ever-complicating lore behind, Netflix’s “The Sandman” justifies its existence — and the potential for so much more story to come — time and time again.
If I were asked who of the people living on earth is the most versed in human souls, I would answer this without hesitation - Neil Gaiman.
The Netflix series "Sandman" was produced by Warner Bros. Studios based on the eponymous comic book published by DC Comics. The series turned out to be the only successful attempt from the numerous previously made adaptations of the original source. Apparently, the author Neil Gaiman himself played an important role in this, who became a co-author of the script for the series and an active participant in Production.
The series appears to be a Dark Fantasy, but upon closer examination, one can see a diverse range of genres, from melodrama like "P.S. I Love You" to a bloody Tarantino-style thriller. It encompasses gothic darkness, moments of a fairy tale, blood-chilling horrors, family drama, cabaret scenes, black humor, and a lot of grunge-style. Neil Gaiman's plot twist is what only Neil Gaiman knows.
All the characters in Sandman, like most of Gaiman's characters, are described in the characteristic handwriting of the author. Each character is unique, captivating the imagination and leaving a lasting impression with their portrayal. Throughout the 11 episodes, new characters appear on the screen one after another, breaking your stereotypes. They can surprise even the most seasoned viewers and fantasy genre enthusiasts. Neil Gaiman doesn't rely on clichés. Could Lady Brienne from Game of Thrones and Lucifer Lord of Hell have the same face? Maybe, you'll see that.
The contrast between the twilight of traditional London and the flashy American style further emphasizes the confrontation between Morpheus and his former creation and the main antagonist of the series, the Corinthian. Here you can make a reference to "American Gods", which unfolds the confrontation between the ancient Gods and the glossy modern Gods in the style of American Hollywood.
It is worth noting that the plot is imprisoned in the standards of the trends of modern serials, without which today's Western cinema industry is probably impossible. It may seem that there is too much with some of the “mandatory” elements of modern cinema, as if the creators of “The Sandman” between the lines are silently saying: “yes, yes, look, we have a lot of this.” Whether you see it or not, whether there are hints there or not, it is impossible to say for sure. You never know what can be imagined in a film about dreams.
In the final 11th episode, centered around the character Calliope, the muse who inspires writers, we see the portrayal of a captive and coerced muse. This raises reflections on the freedom of the creative individual in the modern world, where society dictates mandatory standards. Let's leave the answer outside the brackets.
It is worth recognizing that the creators of the series still managed to pick up the cast. And they took their time doing so; for example, the casting for the lead role lasted for 8 months. In the acting of the family of immortals: Death, Passion, Suffering and Fate, outstanding stage abilities are not noticeable, but this does not mean that the viewer will remain indifferent. Let's take an episode of Morpheus's walk with his sister Death around the city. Was it an actor's performance by Death? Perhaps what we see is an ordinary person with empathy towards others.
In the worlds of Neil Gaiman there is always a place for deep meaning, allusions, irony, feelings and unpredictable twists. The Sandman series is no exception. This is a very exciting dive into the wilds of the human imagination, where much can resonate within yourself.
If you haven't watched it yet, I highly recommend doing so.
Thank you for reading to the end.
Despite its credentials as “a comic strip for intellectuals” (as novelist Norman Mailer put it), the result is very middling, neither dream nor nightmare, just the vague reverie you have when you’re hungry and lunch is still an hour away.
The overall results are so shaggy and uneven, with characters and incidents from the comics that add little to the story on screen, that the reasons to adapt “The Sandman” never exceed the reasons not to have done so. ... The rocky performances and wavering accents among the secondary cast members parallel the disappointingly unimaginative (and not particularly lavish) special effects.
This title has been plagued by the anti "woke" and others pretending they know the story better than the author.
Disgraceful trolls ll.
Keep your mind and heart open and you will find this adventure an absolute delight.
Sandman along with Lucifer and Constantine, are in my top favorite comics. The TV show wasn't bad. Nice graphics and images and pretty good adaptation of the original story, with some slight alterations. I was ok with Lucifer's female depiction, but I was disappointed with Constantine's appearance as a female witch. I mean, not every male character has to change into a female one, in order to follow modern political correctness. I really hope they do NOT make a Constantine tv show, with a female protagonist. The episode with the cats, was the best one.
I'm ****, and I think this show has too many **** characters. And besides that, it's kind of a mess. Some of it is great, much of it ridiculous, and all of it disjointed. It felt like they couldn't decide on what to do ahead of time.
+1 for the cat story though.
I wanted to enjoy this show, but the woke propaganda is too much to handle. Literally everyone is ****. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, but when it's done in such a pandering manor I can't watch. God damn shame, could've been great.