Critic Consensus: The daemon is in the details and while His Dark Materials visual splendor and exceptional performances deftly capture the essence of Philip Pullman's seminal novels, it could use a little more magic.
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as Lord Asriel Belacqua
as Mrs. Coulter
as Lee Scoresby
as Ma Costa
as The Master of Jordan College
as Carlo Boreal
as Father MacPhail
as Charles the Librarian
as Adèle Starminster
as Roger Parslow
as John Faa
as Farder Coram
as Tony Costa
as Billy Costa
as Serafina Pekkala
as Raymond van Gerrit
as Jack Verhoeven
as Benjamin de Ruyter
as Iorek Byrnison
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For every exceptional scene, another is either too familiar or too meh.
[Ruth] Wilson is one of those actors who can make you shiver even as she smiles. Plus, there's no one on this earth who looks better in a belted trench coat.
It's a series that's not perfect and it isn't the adaptation of the books that we deserve, but it's good, and that's a start.
His Dark Materials remains a world worth exploring, but whether you're comparing it to the source material or coming to it fresh, this series is weak tea.
Proof that TV is now the best medium for bringing epic literary fantasy to the screen.
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