His Dark Materials was one of the most anticipated TV series of the year. No doubt about it. At the end of the first season, unfortunately, the expectations were not met. The HBO product had few flaws but in general it did not warm the hearts. The feeling is that there was a soul missing in this TV series to which nothing can be said in terms of technical and visual effects and with an excellent cast. We should spend 2 lines on this in an attempt to show appreciation for the HBO operation. The visual effects proved to be of the highest level, especially in the representation of the many symbols related to the novel. The casting was very good especially in the person of the always excellent Ruth Wilson. Technically impeccable with a direction always of great impact. The screenplay on the other hand may have been a sin of haste because it seemed too fast the story of some key moments related to the mythology of the universe to be told. Generally speaking, the heart, the soul was missing. The feeling is that of not being able to get attached to the characters and the story. That you can hardly get on with the vision. Not to wait for the next episode with the stomach in turmoil. That's what you'd expect from such an important TV series. What happened with Watchmen for example. With His Dark Materials, all that was missing. The reception was good but warm and anyone who has seen more than 30 TV series in his life will hardly be able to recommend such a series to a neophyte. Not because it's ugly but because it doesn't set off a spark. It's too bad, because the requirements were all there.
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