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  • 4d ago
    So very much with there was more to come!
  • Jan 02, 2018
    Superb series. The characters are all likable, even the villain. The complex interpersonal relationships among the characters make the show exciting and unpredictable. I love the concept and the execution. Never read the book, but the show makes me want to pick it up. Highly recommended!
  • Oct 13, 2017
    This was so engrossing, and I loved almost every bit of it (the parts I didn't like were due to something bad happening in the show to a character I liked)! The casting seemed spot on, especially when it came to Norrell, Strange, Childermass, The Gentleman, and Lady Pole. I would recommend this to anyone who likes fantasy, period drama, or anything to do with faerie. I wish there were more...but it is based on a book, and I am not sure if there are more books, but I think I heard that there won't be another season/series. I hope not, but maybe Netflix will pick it up? Or one of the other streaming services? A girl can dream, can't she?
  • Sep 04, 2017
    An excellent series, if you haven't seen it.
  • Sep 22, 2016
    Unfortunately, the producers, writers, and directors of the series have entirely missed Clarke's tone and misinterpreted her characters. The concessions made in this adaptation have flattened the tone of Clarke's work so completely as to render it void of emotional and situational nuance. I, like many others, have wondered often in the past decade what an adaptation of this wonderful might be like. Never did I imagine something so removed from the source material. I might suggest to the creators of this miniseries Simon Prebble's excellent narration of the audiobook, which so well captures the dichotomy between the lightness of Clarke's tone and the seriousness of her themes. Had they only referenced his interpretation sooner, the series might have been saved.
  • Sep 21, 2016
    So so so good. I need for BBC to renew this even without a sequel book to go off.
  • Sep 19, 2016
    Reminds me in ways of Shakespeare.
  • Sep 12, 2016
    Oh my god, this historical fantasy series captured me and held me hostage for 7 hours. The characters are so fully developed and the Gentleman absolutely kills it every second he is on the screen. That dry raspy voice will be with me for quite some time.
  • Sep 06, 2016
    Amazing series, looking forward to season 2
  • Sep 05, 2016
    Beautiful, cohesive, haunting. A perfect stand-alone mini-series, no sequel required. Like reading a good novel, you get sucked in and you feel sad when it's over. Beautiful cinematography and wonderful performances. Recommend.

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