The latest episode tries to be a corridor-chasing lark and a climate change allegory and fails mightily at both.
Shots are fired & Lyra suffers an unimaginable loss in a sober end to a solid debut season.
Iorek reclaims his throne & Lyra gets both a new name & a family reunion in an uneven penultimate episode.
Mrs. Coulter is rejected once again, and the Gyptians ride in to rescue the missing children.
Lyra discovers Mrs. Coulter’s dark side in an occasionally overstuffed second episode.
HBO & the BBC’s lavish adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy series is off to a fine, visually stunning start.