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New series on the BBC
« on: October 08, 2019, 01:25:36 PM »
I am not sure if this was the place to post this but I seen an advert on the BBC for a new series based on the golden compass, looked quite good "His Dark Materials"
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Re: New series on the BBC
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2019, 01:34:49 PM »
Letís hope itís better than the film  :?

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Re: New series on the BBC
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2019, 01:54:23 PM »
The Beeb have some decent stuff coming, War of the Worlds, a new Dracula production and this. :)
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Re: New series on the BBC
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2019, 02:09:48 PM »
I saw a gif of the battle on the beach from the new WotW and it looked rather bloody good.

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Re: New series on the BBC
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2019, 06:47:44 PM »
Sunday 17 November at 2100, right after HDM.

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Re: New series on the BBC
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2019, 08:31:13 PM »
I've seen the new WotW and I have to say after a promising start it went down hill very fast. While it's set in the correct period it is very much 'inspired by' rather than a faithful adaptation of the book.

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Re: New series on the BBC
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2019, 11:48:59 PM »
Just watched the 2nd part of HDM (the first part left me seriously underwhelmed) and, IMO, its not improving . . . .

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Re: New series on the BBC
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2019, 12:23:15 AM »
Just seen second HDM and thought it was pretty good. Still early days though.
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Re: New series on the BBC
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2019, 04:31:32 PM »
Watched both episodes of HDM and enjoying it so far. :)

 I've not read the books so have no point of reference but I saw the film when it came out a few years ago, but can't remember much about it apart from the giant polar bear and the cowboy.  ::)

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Re: New series on the BBC
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2019, 01:30:59 PM »
I thought the film was okay but it made sense to me because I had read the books. I thought it didnít explain clearly the ideas of parallel worlds and daemons so without knowing the books it may not have made sense to some.

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Re: New series on the BBC
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2019, 01:41:43 PM »
HDM to me was like watching a Harry potter film, didnít enjoy it, as for WOTW itís got some nice effects but it really dragged its ass along in the first episode!!!

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Re: New series on the BBC
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2019, 11:30:46 PM »
HDM to me was like watching a Harry potter film, didnít enjoy it, as for WOTW itís got some nice effects but it really dragged its ass along in the first episode!!!
Definitely think WOTW shows more promise than HDM, which still isn't doing anything much for me despite persevering with it.

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Re: New series on the BBC
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2019, 11:45:08 PM »
I'll start watching HDM soon but I rather enjoyed WotW and am looking forward to the next episode  :)

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Re: New series on the BBC
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2019, 09:37:36 PM »
War of the worlds... Boring, boring, BORING!
Should have been named 'Living in sin in Edwardian Britain' as that was what
most of the screen time was wasted on. Interesting to some no doubt, but not
a War of the Worlds.
Irritating things? To list a few:-
Stopping a galloping horse VERY easily, calming it down in a few seconds,
mounting it then heading back towards whatever terrified  it.
Setting off for safety (on the now calm horse) but stopping to try & pick up the
dog, having abandoned their maid with a less emotional, 'leave her she's dead'
Stick in a weird flash forward some years to a desolate Britain.
The main character spent most of his screen time impersonating a startled fish
out of water.
For this they used up one third of the series.

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Re: New series on the BBC
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2019, 11:04:25 AM »
I've watched two episodes of HDM and that's rather enjoyable as well  :)