His Dark Materials: The City of Magpies   Books Included 
November 16, 2020 8:00 PM - Season 2, Episode 1 - Subscribe

In the Season 2 premiere, Lyra and Will explore a new world; the Magisterium take action on past events; and Lee Scoresby embarks on a mission.
posted by oh yeah! (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This seemed like an improvement on season 1 - better pacing, and the dearth of daemons was less noticeable since they spent most of the episode in a daemon-less world.
posted by oh yeah! at 8:09 PM on November 16 [1 favorite]

Yeah, the various plots had enough time to more or less breathe and feel like they weren't rushing through things for the sake of getting somewhere in 6 episodes, so go go go!
posted by Kyol at 8:56 PM on November 16 [1 favorite]

Totally enamored of elements and imagery from this "world" but how can even the most protected young person not grasp removing the shells from an omelette? No eggs at her 'Oxford'? Does the Magisterium forbid eggs?
posted by sammyo at 7:32 AM on November 18

No egg pun intended but Lyra was coddled - she never had to cook anything, and she’d be a nuisance in a busy college kitchen so no observing either.
posted by lokta at 12:03 PM on November 20

But her dead buddy was a kitchen boy, wasn't he? I wonder if they were trying to make a call to that.
posted by Kyol at 12:05 PM on November 20

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