His Dark Materials

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  1. Fisherman's Worf

    Fisherman's Worf Sir, I must protest! I am NOT a dairy man!

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    Forgive me if there has already been a thread started on this, but I didn't see it in this universe.

    Just watched the first episode of this on HBO and I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

    I remember His Dark Materials trilogy creating the inception of doubt in my mind about organized religion, and I really, really loved the books. I haven't read them in a long time, but they sparked both my love of fantasy and my incipient atheism. Not to mention one of my favorite love stories.

    They're not at all totally to blame for my atheism, but by the middle of the second book it it led me to questioning a lot of things that I took for granted.

    This is still only in the first episode, but I am excited for this series. The movie from 12 years ago was a disappointing wet fart, not even saved by the perfect casting of Sam Elliott as Lee Scoresby (he's exactly who I pictured in the role). But I'm excited that HBO has taken and interest and it seems to have started off on the right foot.
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    Just watched the first episode. I think this could do well as a TV show as long as they don’t rush it.
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    AlphaMan The North Remembers...

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    I watched the first episode and I want to see more, but I think the abrupt way the show threw me into this world and circumstances limited how much I enjoyed it. I'm seeing this compelling story in a well produced and highly polished show and all I could think about is why is that tiger talking and no one is freaking out?

    I think I'm going to give this a second shot and start over in a few weeks.
  4. Fisherman's Worf

    Fisherman's Worf Sir, I must protest! I am NOT a dairy man!

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    To be fair, that's exactly how the books work. And some of it is explained by the second episode. I highly recommend reading the books later on. For a simple explanation with minimal spoilers:


    I'm enjoying this. I thought I'd hate Lin Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby (a role that seemed perfectly written for Sam Elliot), but he is doing a great job.
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