1989 DC Comics introduce to the world what many have called one of the greatest comic series ever to be published and with 75 issues The Sandman has been also one of the very few series that was also called unadaptable to both the big and small screen.
Fast forward to August 5 of this year and Netflix released an adaptation of The Sandman the one big question this series had to answer was did it live up to the hype and expectations that many had for it, the answer was yes and it’s a big yes.
From start to finish everything from location, filming style, atmosphere, pacing, vibe, and acting was spot on. The series did take some liberty with some of the storylines and such and it paid off very well. The entire cast itself was perfect, with Tom Sturridge as Morpheus, Boyd Holbrook as the Corinthian, and Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne were outstanding. The three that told the show for me were Jenna Coleman, Ferdinand Kingsley, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste. Each of them did a hell of a job with their roles and if they make a season two please do more with them.
The Sandman retold the first 16 issues and they did such a fantastic job doing so. Each episode took its time as if you were reading the comics and seeing it coming to life. If there was an episode that I had to pick as my favorite it would be “The Sound of Her Wings” and close second would be “Dream a Little Dream of Me.”
If Netflix does the right thing they should bring this series back for a second season and take their time as they did with season one. The Sandman is on Netflix now.