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 ... See full summary »
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 wanted the Floating Market scenes set at Harrods in London. But they wouldn't let him so they had to settle for a marquee instead. He did get to use Harrods in the book though. See more »
You're completely off your head.
Say the word, Mister Croup, and it'll be off his shoulders before you can say Jack Ketch.
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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 »
I loved this series. Sure, it's not a Hollywood production budget or anything, but that almost works more in its favor than against it. The world that this series creates is bizarrely believable. From the first few moments when the innocent-bystander hero Richard gets sucked into the adventure to the couldn't-be-more-perfect ending, we get transported into a world of people as real as they are strange, of terrifying beasts and myth-like quests and ordeals, of twists, turns, tricks, and surprises. The book version is, of course, a little better just because it allows you to go deeper into Neverwhere by seeing it all from inside these characters' heads, but that isn't meant as any slam on this series. In fact, this is probably the best filmed version of a story that's also a book that I've ever seen. Totally worth seeing, buying, treasuring. Gaiman is a master of storytelling, and this is one of his first and greatest masterpieces.
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