Netflix’s Sandman adaptation is officially certified fresh

The Netflix adaptation of The Sandman is officially freshly certified on Rotten Tomatoes, with reviews for the show being generally positive.

Netflix adaptation of The Sandman is officially certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Taking to Twitter, the official Rotten Tomatoes account revealed that at the time of publication The Sandman had earned 88 percent from 43 reviews. Those numbers have changed slightly since then, and at the time of writing, the show actually has 89 percent out of 45 ratings. Both points are enough for The Sandman to officially qualify as Certified Fresh, with the threshold for this rating being 75 percent with at least 20 ratings for a season.

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What do critics say about the Sandman?

In general, critics have noted an adjustment The Sandman for the screen was an incredibly difficult task. However, the show succeeds, lives up to fans’ expectations and offers a thoroughly entertaining experience. CBR’s review of the show specifically highlighted Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Jenna Coleman playing Death and Johanna Constantine, respectively, who give fantastic performances The Sandman.

What is the Sandman?

Originally published by DC Comics, The Sandman was created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg. The story focuses on Morpheus/Dream, a member of the Endless. At the beginning of the story, Dream is captured by a cult and imprisoned for years. After being free, he must deal with how things have changed during his absence.

Netflix adaptation of The Sandman relates primarily to two stories: “Preludes & Nocturnes” and “The Doll’s House”. The live-action version of the show makes a number of changes but is widely praised for being faithful to the original. The show was developed for the streaming service by Gaiman, David S. Goyer and Allan Heinberg.

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Gaiman has been particularly active in defending the show against online trolls who have questioned the changes made to the adaptation, particularly around gender and race. This earned him the praise of Gwendoline Christie, who plays Lucifer on the show.

The Sandman Season 1 with ten episodes is now available to stream on Netflix. At the time of writing, Netflix has yet to officially renew the show for a second season. However, Goyer has already confirmed that scripts will be written.

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