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His Dark Materials

Summary:

During her search for a kidnapped friend, a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and a mysterious phenomenon called Dust.

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From the Watercooler:

HBO played it safe with His Dark Materials. It’s rated TV 14—and feels it. The world building takes a backseat to the main narrative: Lyra’s coming-of-age as she’s forced to become an adult in a familiar world becoming increasingly unfamiliar. Read More

From Laura Miller at Slate:

Proof that TV is now the best medium for bringing epic literary fantasy to the screen. Full Review

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