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Been watching this on HBO. For those unfamiliar with Philip Pullman's Trilogy, this is what the movie "The Golden Compass" was taken from.

Once I got the old actors out of my head from the movie, I really started liking this. despite the liberties it takes with the source material (The Golden Compass did the same thing).

Anyway, three episodes in, so far so good.
 

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i couldn't get into it from the jump. maybe just dealing a little with huge fantasy/comic book type storytelling fatigue after GOT, Avengers and then Watchmen ending right before it started.
 

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My 8 year and I are watching it. We already watched the golden compass. Seems weird essentially watching the entire thing over again, just longer. Doesn’t even seem much different at this point. And isn’t the little girl the same actress?
 

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My 8 year and I are watching it. We already watched the golden compass. Seems weird essentially watching the entire thing over again, just longer. Doesn’t even seem much different at this point. And isn’t the little girl the same actress?

Nope. Not the same actress.

The movie and tv series are similar, but the movie cut out some stuff that will be important later. The tv series followed the book very closely. The next two, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass are going to be absolutely awesome, methinks.....
 

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The Subtle Knife starts tonight. Trailer looks pretty good!

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My wife and I are still trying to get through season one. It’s slow.
 

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My wife and I are still trying to get through season one. It’s slow.

It helps if you read the books first, but yes.... It does seem a bit slow, but there's a lot of depth to it all, which pretty much mandates the slower speed, methinks.....
 

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Just finished season two. Definitely better than the first season. I’m still lukewarm about it though.
 

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We are about halfway through season two and are loving it. Still very true to the book... and notably better than season one.

We had a bit of trouble shaking off the movie in order to really appreciate this series. When you've got A-listers like Nichole Kidman, Sam Elliott, Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee and Daniel Craig in the movie, it becomes difficult to forget their portrayals of the different roles.

However.... The series actors are doing an excellent job, particularly Ruth Wilson as Mrs. Colter. And I do like Dafne Keen as Lyra better than Dakota Blue.
 
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Finished season 2. Holy, [email protected]*%!!! Really, really fantastic. Ruth Wilson (Marisa Coulter) should get an Emmy.

Season 3 (The Amber Spyglass) is in production, with release about a year or so from now. I cannot friggin' wait!

Like the books, this series starts slowly and picks up speed and size as it goes. For those unfamiliar with where this is going, The Amber Spyglass is going to be a wild-arsed, jaw dropping ride for you. Hell... I know how it ends and am major pumped for it.
 

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