The novel franchise of ‘His Dark Materials’ is one of the most intricate and famous around the world. It takes a while to imbibe on the concepts of this vast fantasy world. Dafne Keen has been brilliant from her very first scene while James Mcavoy is portraying a clinical uncle pretending that he doesn’t care much for anything else other than his purpose.
The art direction of the show is terrific, although there are a few changes from the original Victorian-era theme to suit the modern demographic of the audience. The beginning of the show was very slow, and I felt nothing is exciting, and they may have failed, but as the minutes passed the audience gained traction with the narrative, and it became gripping as the stakes were revealed.
Ruth Wilson has always been a chameleon; she is doing great as the hidden antagonist Marisa Coulter. Another aspect I liked about the show was that it placed character introductions correctly without wasting screentime. As I observed the trailer of the second episode at the end of the first one, It is evident that the scale will expand to a whole new level and we will be grabbing the edge of our seats.
The kidnappings and the outcast Gyptians will also play a vital role in the coming events, there is a long and cold road ahead of the characters, and it will be filled with sacrifice and betrayals.