Salon.com: “This sophisticated, evocative Victorian thriller appeals to fantasy and history fans alike…”
Benicio Del Toro
Originally, this film was to be directed by the astonishing Mark Romanek. Instead, Universal went with Joe Johnston whose chief appeal seems to have been his promise to get the whole thing done and dusted in under 3 months. The results of this decision are abundantly painful.
I don’t wanna jinx it only two episodes in, but it’s like the TW writers finally caught up with the actors etc and now everything is on point. TW’s always had great players, casting, snappy dialogue, fleshed-out characters, cinematography. But even for a show about supernatural schoolyard high-jinks? Damn. Just. Goofy. Not fun goofy- though, yeah, it is a fun show. But, like, Go home, Show, you’re drunk type goofy.
But so far, so good, season 4. I am slow-clapping. You got my exquisitely judgey attention. Don’t nosedive.