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The Sandman

Reviews, Reflections, and Musings from the
House of Mysteries and the House of Secrets
Season 1 |
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Based on the award-winning comic book by Neil Gaiman, which originally ran from 1989 to 1996 and was published by DC Comics under their Vertigo imprint, Netflix' The Sandman tells the story of Morpheus, aka Dream of the Endless. Returning to his realm after a century of imprisonment, Dream finds a changed world full of new challenges and old monsters. Beautiful, ethereal, and one of the most beloved graphic novel series of all time, The Sandman finally appears on the small screen on Netflix, with ten episodes of the first season dropping on August 5, 2022.

Since Sandman is in large part a story about stories, we’ve turned over reviewing duties for the series over to none other than the dramatis personae of the first story itself: The House of Mystery and its prime resident, Cain, together with The House of Secrets and its caretaker, Abel. With some help from Joseph Santini and Mikey Heinrich.

But just who is who remains a mystery. Or perhaps a secret.

Season One

1.1 Sleep of the Just
1.2 Imperfect Hosts
1.3 Dream a Little Dream of Me
1.4 A Hope in Hell
1.5 24/7
1.6 The Sound of Her Wings Aug 23 J&M?
1.7 The Doll's House Aug 26 M
1.8 Playing House Aug 30 J
1.9 Collectors Sept 2 M
1.10 Lost Hearts Sept 6 J

Related Links

Five Actors Who Should Be Cast in Netflix' Sandman Series by Mikey Heinrich
Sandman: Casting Shade by Joseph Santini and Mikey Heinrich
Our DC Multiverse index includes links to all of our DC-related reviews.

Cast

Tom Sturridge (Morpheus/Dream)
Gwendoline Christie (Lucifer Morningstar)
Vivienne Acheampong (Lucienne)
Boyd Holbrook (The Corinthian)
Asim Chaudhry (Abel)
Sanjeev Bhaskar (Cain)
Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Death)
Mason Alexander Park (Desire)
Donna Preston (Despair)
Jenna Coleman (Johanna Constantine)
Joely Richardson (Ethel Cripps)
David Thewlis (Dr. John Dee)
Kvo Ra (Rose Walker)
Stephen Fry (Gilbert)
Razane Jammal (Lyta Hall)
Sandra James-Young (Unity Kinkaid)
Patton Oswalt (Matthew the Raven)
Mark Hamill (Mervyn Pumpkinhead)
Lenny Henry (Martin Tenbones)