The Neil Gaiman adaptation was added to the streaming service earlier this month, and has received rave reviews from long-time fans of the source material, which was first published in the 1980s.
However, there’s one instalment in particular that the majority of fans seem to be calling the highlight of the series: episode six.
The episode, which is titled “The Sound of Her Wings”, follows Morpheus (Tom Sturridge) as he shadows his big sister Death (Kirby Howell-Baptiste) as she shepherds souls to the afterlife.
It is the show’s highest-rated on IMDb and, going by reactions on Twitter, it’s the one that is generating the most acclaim among audiences. In fact, many are hailing “The Sound of Her Wings” as one of the greatest episodes of any Netflix series to date.
@411mania editor Jeremy Thomas wrote: “Episode six of #TheSandman is legitimately one of the best episodes of any sort of television I’ve seen in years. I’m not kidding... in YEARS.”
@GreySparx added: “I loved episode six more than anything I have seen in a long time, the philosophical themes of death, time and immortality play out in such a clear, positive way. Really thought provoking.
@hfreed76 said it “might the BEST episode of media I’ve EVER seen”, while countless others hailed the outing as “sublime”, with some callig it a “masterpiece”.
‘The Sound of Her Wings’ is one of the best hours of television I’ve ever seen. #TheSandman
— Ashley (@AshWHurst) August 7, 2022
Completed 6 episodes of @Netflix_Sandman and they are beyond perfection. Thank you @neilhimself and everyone involved for this labour of love.
Episode 6, “The Sound of Her Wings” is unreservedly my favourite hour of TV ever.#TheSandman
— Dhana Markandu (@DhanaMarkandu) August 5, 2022
— Bonora (@Bonora) August 9, 2022
The episode "The Sound of Her Wings" of the Sandman was truly powerful. I literally cried every time someone died and I don't even understand why, I mean, I don't know these characters, why am I bawling my eyes out when they die?? It's so brilliantly done.
— Violet.🍍 (@oodoneout) August 12, 2022
— Jerry Chandler (@TheJJChandler) August 6, 2022
Ahead of the series launch, Gaiman was forced to step in to warn “hostile” fans of the source material not to “gatekeep” the show from those who had never read it.
The Sandman is available to stream on Netflix now.