TV Box Set Review His Dark Materials Series 1 (8 Episodes) I

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TV Box Set Review

His Dark Materials Series 1 (8 Episodes)

Drama Adventure Family

A young girl is destined to liberate her world from the grip of the Magisterium which represses people's ties to magic and their animal spirits known as daemons.

Stars: Dafne Keen, Kit Connor, Amir Wilson

Any Good?

IMDB User Episodes Rating 8.1-8.9/10

IMDB Overall user Rating 8.2/10

MGN Review:

I'll put this out there, I quite enjoyed "The Golden Compass". I have no experience of the books, but can appreciate the negative comparisons if you are a fan of the books.

I had hoped with eight episodes that there would be more in the plot than which was covered in "Golden Compass", but sadly it is a re-telling but soooo much longer.

I didn't dislike it just believe it adds little to the 2007 movie and if you have not watched that then fair enough it is a decent watch. I look forward to season 2.

Ruth Wilson is superb as Mrs. Coulter and the CGI really good and convincing most of the time. Sadly although as the episodes went on I did get used to her I did find the Lyra character played by Dafne Keen a bit wooden and lifeless and cared little as to what happened to her which is a shame.

Ok but hoping the fresh story in series 2 will be more captivating.

MGN Rating 6.5/10 (if youve not seen "Compass" 7.5/10)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APduGe1eLVI

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