submitted 11 months ago by weecious to c/cafe

I first came across the book in 2017, bought it and was immediately hooked by the story.

Years passed, and when they announced the casts for the series, I was skeptical (I'm not a big movie/TV person) as I knew nothing about Michael Sheen and David Tennant.

Decided to give it a try, and boy, it's so good. Everyone is so perfectly casted.

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[-] Overzeetop@beehaw.org 18 points 11 months ago

I’m genuinely worried about II. Not because I don’t think Gaiman can go it alone, but because the original had an unstable insanity to it that will be difficult to continue without being ridiculous for ridiculous’ sake.

I hope it’s good, of course.

[-] CassowaryTom@lemmy.one 3 points 11 months ago

I think I'm out of the loop. Did he have a writing partner for the first season but not the second?

[-] cendawanita 10 points 11 months ago

The first season is based entirely on the book that's cowritten with Terry Pratchett. How you feel about the second season that'll be entirely from him and despite early assurances there won't be more, depends on how you think he is as a writer. I think he's matured, but certainly the book was a favourite that counted him as a writer because he had Pratchett to humanize and bring down the stakes to what I consider to be his storytelling tics to be clever and a bit grand.

[-] cendawanita 5 points 11 months ago

(that said, despite my issues with the series, for a lot of reasons, it's probably the best adaptation of a Pratchett story because on the other hand his characters don't seem to survive transition to visual media, e.g. the Discworld shows)

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