The Sandman

We just finished watching Netflix’s adaptation of The Sandman.[1] I absolutely adored it! It’s been over fifteen years since I read the comics and I had forgotten how much I loved these stories. “The Sound of Her Wings” is as beautiful in the show as I remember it from the comics. What a treat this was.

The casting in the adaptation is superb. I think I might even prefer some of the changes in the TV series to the original comics, although I’m going to reserve judgement until I’ve re-read them. At the very least, I don’t think anything made the story worse, and an adaptation that is different, but just as good as the source material is a resounding success in my book.

I’m really hoping they’ll see it through to the end with four more seasons to cover all ten volumes of the comics. I’m also looking forward to re-reading all of these — I just have to wait for my wife to finish with my copy of Preludes and Nocturnes, then I can get started.

This show is so worth your time, whether you’ve read the comics or not. But do mind the content warnings at the start of each episode. The Sandman was, in part, a horror comic, and the show is pretty gruesome at times.

  1. We haven’t had an active Netflix subscription in years. Signed up just for this. ↩︎