Years ago I was entranced by Philip Pullman’s Northern Lights trilogy, also called His Dark Materials. I loved how close his world was to our world–but also distinctly different in fantastical ways–and the reveals over the 3 books scratched many of my speculative fiction itches.
There was a Golden Compass movie around 10 years ago that was fine. I didn’t walk away wowed by it, but I happily would have watched the other 2 movies. I don’t think it didn’t particularly well at the box office, though.
I was really excited that HBO picked it up. So far I’ve watched the first 2 episodes, and here are my spoiler-free thoughts:
Overall, I’m really happy with the show so far, and I look forward to seeing if the pacing feels right over the course of the first season. What do you think?