It was a project long thought so unfilmable, even its creator didn’t want anyone to try to adapt it. But it seems that despite recent quality control issues, the stars have aligned and Netflix has done The Sandman justice with its first season, live today on the service.
The Sandman is reviewing well so far among both critics and fans. It currently has an 88% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes and a 92% audience score at the time of this writing, with the show being praised as a surprisingly faithful adaptation of the classic Neil Gaiman story.
“From smart casting and strong writing to exquisitely eerie, noir-meets-horror production design that makes thoughtful use of digital effects, this is easily one of the best small-screen comic adaptations ever made,” says a glowing TIME review.