I can’t tell you how long I’ve been waiting to watch this. It’s taken a lot of restraint not to talk about it every second of every day. His Dark Materials aired for the first time this Monday. I’ve been hearing about it for at least a year. I was so excited when they finally announced the release date!
For those who don’t know, His Dark Materials is a television adaptation based on the trilogy written by Phillip Pullman. I originally read it for the first time ever in high school. My best friend (at the time) insisted I do so. I’m glad she did. I fell in love with it. I’m reading it now for the second time and loving it even more!
I can’t lie and say that I was fully excited about the television show. The trilogy was originally adapted into movie (The Golden Compass) years ago. I wasn’t fond of the movie at all. I was afraid the television show might have the same result. My opinion changed when I saw the very first trailer. I am not ashamed to admit that I obsessively watched every trailer that has been released since then.
I’ve only seen the first episode. It’s the only one released so far. I loved it. Most, if not all, of the characters practically walked out of the book. They did take some liberties with the plot and twisted scenes around, but it wasn’t horrible. I really enjoyed it. I’m looking forward to seeing where things progress in the show. See what they added in and what they took out.
My mother and boyfriend are watching the show with me as well, but I’m curious to know who else is watching this show. I’m curious to know other people’s thoughts. I’m so excited. You know they have book clubs, but do they have tv clubs? I guess that would be just something where everybody watches it together, huh? LOL! I really enjoyed the pilot episode and I hope my adoration for the show maintains.