no but my mum is just a show watcher, hasn’t read the books and i haven’t spoiled her about what happens, and she was talking to me today about how she’s unsure about mrs coulter and how genuine she is at times, and how much of what she does is manipulation.
like she even said to me she doesn’t know if she believes she’s going to be able to put lyra first (she will in fact probably see her doing so - in a fucked up, truly mrs coulter style way but still fhuegrygew - at the end of season 2 but shhhh she doesn’t know that) because she’s a manipulative person and ‘manipulative people only ever put themselves first’ (not always true, and doesn’t end up being completely true in mrs coulter’s case either, but i got what she was saying bc most of the time manipulative people are very selfish. )
and that to me speaks volumes to me about how, in my mind, the show mrs coulter is on point to the books and more.
i have seen such mixed opinions and like i don’t want anyone to think i’m attacking them for their views with this, i’m just putting my own views forward, but if someone who hasn’t read the books can be left with the same taste in their mouth about mrs coulter in the show that the books left in the readers’ mouths,
then the show has to be doing something right tbqh.