Differences between The Golden Compass and His Dark Materials Season One Part Two

1. Will Parry is not featured in The Golden Compass. Parry doesn’t come into the story until the second book, The Subtle Knife. In the second half of the television show, however, Parry is heavily featured. 2. In the books, Billy Costa was not found half-dead as a child in the Arctic village. He wasContinue reading “Differences between The Golden Compass and His Dark Materials Season One Part Two”

Actor Profile: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda plays Lee Scoresby on His Dark Materials. Miranda was born in New York City on January 16th, 1980. He is an American composer, lyricist, singer, actor, producer, and playwright known for creating and performing in the Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton. Miranda won the Tony for Best Original Score and aContinue reading “Actor Profile: Lin-Manuel Miranda”

Actor Profile: James McAvoy

James McAvoy plays Lord Asriel Belacqua in His Dark Materials. McAvoy was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on April 21, 1979. His mother is a psychiatric nurse named Elizabeth. His father James McAvoy Jr works as a builder. Following his parent’s divorce,  James was brought up primarily by his maternal grandparents due to his mother’s poorContinue reading “Actor Profile: James McAvoy”

“The Fight to the Death” Review

I enjoyed His Dark Materials Season One Episode Seven ” The Fight to the Death,” especially since it was a nice break from last week’s action-packed episode. I will miss the Gyptians since their part in Lyra’s journey seems to be over at least for this season. We only have one more episode & theContinue reading ““The Fight to the Death” Review”

Ruth Wilson Profile

Ruth Wilson plays Mrs. Coulter in His Dark Materials. Wilson was born in Ashford, Surrey, England, on January 13th, 1982. Her mother, Mary, was a probation officer. Her father, Nigel Wilson, was an investment banker. Wilson went to a catholic girl’s school called Notre Dame School in Surrey for both primary and senior school. Ruth WilsonContinue reading “Ruth Wilson Profile”

” The Daemon-Cages” Review

“The Daemon-Cages” marks a win for the good guys. Lyra has finished the first stage of her journey as the savior of multiple worlds. This episode mostly takes place in The Station. As the episode begins, Sister Clara leads Lyra into a grey cafeteria room where all the children are having dinner. Lyra spots BillyContinue reading “” The Daemon-Cages” Review”

“The Lost Boy” Review

I found His Dark Materials Season One ” The Lost Boy” to be the most emotional episode to date. We finally learn what horrific torture the Gobblers are inflicting on the children they capture. “ The Lost Boy” introduces a new character named Will Parry who is from our modern Oxford, England. The significant storylinesContinue reading ““The Lost Boy” Review”

Differences Between His Dark Materials Season 1 & The Golden Compass (Book One of the His Dark Materials Trilogy) Part 1

I have recently started re-reading The Golden Compass. Here are the significant differences between the book and television show that I have found so far: 1. In the first book, Lyra Belacqua doesn’t want to leave Jordan college. She has a happy life playing “war” with the fellow children within Oxford University and Oxford theContinue reading “Differences Between His Dark Materials Season 1 & The Golden Compass (Book One of the His Dark Materials Trilogy) Part 1”

Review for “Armour”

I loved this episode of His Dark Materials for three significant reasons. The primary reason I’m enamored, is we are introduced to Texan Lee Scoresby (played by the Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda), the aeronaut, and his hare daemon Hester. Scoresby and Hester start their entrance into the fourth episode with a song, which fits perfectlyContinue reading “Review for “Armour””

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