“His Dark Materials” is just as a translator must depart from the literal words to better convey true meaning. Moreover, it is a good adaptation that will need to make changes to its source material to do it justice. And to be a successful work of art in its own right.
Altering the plot and even the sequencing is perhaps understandable. Even if many of the major twists of and surprises of the whole series have been revealed by episode 3.
Now the show is going to air its episode 7 for season 1. It is also ultimately leaving us with a hand hot, generic box set.
A high production budget alone doesn’t create an enchanting world. And the differences between Lyra’s world and our own are used as a pretty backdrop. But it not explores in any meaningful way. Self-consciously modern, close-up shaky cinematography and an often intrusive score do more to take us out of the world than draw us in.
In lieu of actual character development, there are far too many hammed up, drawn-out ’emotional’ scenes? It seems to be intended to add psychological depth and seriousness. But it just gets in the way of the storytelling?
Moreover, this upcoming episode will air out on 16th December 2019 at 8:00 PM on BBC One. Unluckily, the promo for episode 7 is not updated yet. So when it will be released, I will inform you on the same platform. So go through the promo of episode 6 here to get an idea about the previous.