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Richard Mayhew leads an ordinary life in London when one day a girl named Door falls, injured, across his path. The next thing he knows, his life is gone and he's pulled into the fantastical world of London Below. Pursued by the murderous Messrs. Croup and Vandemar, Door and Richard with the help of Hunter and the Marquis de Carabas, attempt to find the Angel Islington, who knows the secret behind the murder of Door's family, and possibly a way for Richard to go home. Written by
Neil Gaiman originally created characters named Mr. Croup and Mr. Vandemaar for a children's book he started, but never finished, when he was 18. In the story, they are sitting in a cellar in 14th century England eating a puppy. Gaiman had forgotten about the story, created what he thought were brand new characters for Neverwhere named Croup and Vandemaar, and only remembered their original appearance later when he ran across a copy of the children's story while cleaning out some of his papers. See more »
The opening credits are full of surreal, distorted images from London Below. And each episode opens with a different character narrating the events of the previous episode. The end credits uses surreal imagery as a backdrop. See more »
This is simply incredible. At the same time dark and brooding, funny and silly, and outright weird. In a nutshell: True Neil Gaiman.
I did not read the book before I saw the series, but now I have read the book and I was struck by how well made the series is. It feels the same way as the book -- and I don't think I need to say how rare that is... Very Neil Gaiman! Now I just wait for the adaptation of The Sandman...
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