What Is It?
The 2022 Netflix American fantasy drama TV show The Sandman (Season 1).
Here is how The IMDb describes this TV show:
Upon escaping after decades of imprisonment by a mortal wizard, Dream, the personification of dreams, sets about to reclaim his lost equipment.
A wizard attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother, Dream, instead. Fearful for his safety, the wizard kept him imprisoned in a glass bottle for decades. After his escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. — Neil Gaiman’s Official Site
This is how Wikipedia describes this TV show:
The Sandman is an American fantasy drama television series based on the comic book of the same name, written by Neil Gaiman and published by DC Comics. The series was developed by Gaiman, David S. Goyer, and Allan Heinberg for the streaming service Netflix, and is produced by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television. Like the comic, The Sandman tells the story of Morpheus / Dream, the titular Sandman. The series stars Tom Sturridge as Morpheus, with Boyd Holbrook, Vivienne Acheampong, and Patton Oswalt in supporting roles.
Dream, the personification of dreams and one of the seven Endless, is captured in an occult ritual in 1916. After being held captive for 106 years, Dream escapes and sets out to restore order to his realm, The Dreaming.
Several things made me want to watch this TV show like: that it involved dreams, an entity named Dream, that it was based on something by Neil Gaiman & that he worked on it, that Quinn’s Ideas was a fan of the comic book, and I was curious to see Gwendoline Christie in her role as Lucifer Morningstar.
This show surprised me, it was better than expected, and it took its time without going as slow as something directed by Denis Villeneuve.
It was like a lower budget American Gods, I actually liked it a bit better than that show, but American Gods does have a few scenes that were better than any scenes in this show; but this show is better paced & more coherent than American Gods.
Surprisingly, Gwendoline Christie’s / Lucifer Morningstar’s performance / character / costume was not as good as I had expected, she was barely in this show as well, unfortunately.
I was more impressed with the performances / characters of Tom Sturridge as Dream, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Death, Boyd Holbrook as The Corinthian, Mason Alexander Park as Desire, et cetera.
I look forward to seeing this show continue, and I hope that more people will get a chance to watch it.
Furthermore, I am curious what other people think about this TV show.
- John Jr