The Sandman -Absolutely Splendid | KT Review

Well, what can I say about The Sandman that you don’t already know for yourselves. You have of course, watched it already, haven’t you. I mean, who hasn’t (except perhaps those who don’t watch Netflix). You would have had to be sleeping beauty to miss the hype around this series that’s felt like we’ve been hearing about it for years and waiting for it for longer.

Upon escaping after decades of imprisonment by a mortal wizard, Dream, the personification of dreams, sets about to reclaim his lost equipment.


Starring Tom Sturridge as Dream (Velvet Buzzsaw, Mary Shelley), Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne (The Witches, The One), Jenna Coleman as Constantine (Captain America: The First Avenger, Doctor Who), Patten Oswalt as Matthew (The Boys, Star Trek: Piccard), Boyd Holbrook as The Corinthian (In the Shadow of the Moon, The Predator), Vanesu Samunyai as Rose Walker, and Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer (Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2).

The Sandman Review

More please! -Wow, this was so good. And I must admit that I have never read The Sandman graphic novels but I will now. Not knowing the original wasn’t a barrier to entry. I had very little to base what I was watching on and enjoyed every minute.

I could hear Matt Ryan’s Constantine in Jenna Coleman’s performance, Gwendoline Christie’s Lucifer felt like it was pulled in part from Tilda Swinton’s Gabriel from the Constantine movie. And the whole thing was filled with great characters that I wanted to follow, know more about, and go off on tangents with. I hope the next series comes soon because Lucifer seems to have big plans and I need to know what happens next.

I enjoyed realising who characters were, recognising the voice of Matthew, encountering Gilbert for the first time, the peculiar things that would only ever happen in dreams (and you know how much I love dreams), and the Cereal Convention.

If you haven’t watched it yet, you might want to give it a try. If you have watched it, what did you think?

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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