Everyone was quite worried about what it was going to be like seeing the adaptation of The Sandman on Netflix. The issue is that the live-action cast is far different than their comic counterparts. The show has come under heavy scrutiny for that reason, but people are often weary of things before giving them a chance. Now, early reviews are starting to pour in for the new series, and everyone is saying the same thing. Apart from the flood of Twitter posts, the show currently holds an 89% critic rating and a 91% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
We would rather not point out the obvious here, but IGN often doesn’t give out many 9’s or 10s when reviewing much of anything. The Sandman must have been that good to secure a 9/10 rating from the popular entertainment hub.
We appreciate some good wordplay and calling The Sandman “what dreams are made of” is quite fantastic. Seems this reviewer loves with Neil Gaiman has done to his own comic series.
The growing consensus for the early reviews of The Sandman is that the series is faithful to the comic series. That is certainly great considering the comic writer was also the writer for the series. No one can argue against the choices made by Neil Gaiman. He did write the comic after all.
This is certainly some high praise for The Sandman, and now we understand why the show currently has high ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. It is quite refreshing to know that the series hasn’t gone too far off from the source material and become something that fans won’t get behind.
Even Neil Gaiman himself couldn’t help but post the first review that was given for The Sandman. The Guardian also holds heavy praise for the adaptation. The publication even goes so far as to call it the “single greatest hour of television.” That is huge.
We love that everyone is using sleeping puns when discussing The Sandman. Yeah, it’s obvious that it would happen, but it doesn’t make it any less fun. The new series is a dream come true, according to the above tweet. Well played.
Neil Gaiman spoke candidly about his decisions when casting the characters in The Sandman, and honestly, no one could argue with the man. He wrote the comic, so it would make sense for him to be heavily involved in the series. Not all creators are treated as such, as novelists are not as heavily involved in adaptations of their work. Gaiman being involved has surely made the difference, as reviews are all positive.
The Sandman is available to stream right now on Netflix, and fans can see this new macabre take on one of the best comic series ever created. We are more than excited to binge-watch this new series, and we hope to feel the same about the series that every reviewer seems to be. The first season is 10 episodes long and most are in the 35-minute to hour-long range, so it won’t be too difficult to get through the series this weekend. Or you can just binge-watch it in one day if you’re not stuck at work. Either way, it sounds like the series is a massive hit.