Watched the first ep on Netflix, it was promising and the FX were good.I have not read the book, but know the general plot from reading previews, but...it`s a good job i did because a LOT of the dialogue is delivered in a hard to understand mumble. I have decent hearing and a decent surround system.James Purefoy was easy to understand, but Joel Kinnaman`s delivery was very hard to decipher, as was a few other characters.I will watch the next episode with subtitles! It made me wonder if Purefoy has a theater background and is used to projecting his voice? I have read a lot of complaints about BBC dramas having the same problem.Is it poor diction/projection? Poor sound mixing/design?
Edited by Bill Collins on 05 February 2018 at 9:31am
With HD sound you`d think speech would be pretty clear! Strange how the adverts you can here every word! I notice it on films on bluray/dvd too,the speech is often way down in the mix and to hear it you have to crank the volume up, which makes the score and sound effects deafening! This is even with a surround system with the centre speaker set to max.