I haven't watched it , but you make an impotent point. It is not the case that all adaptations turn out to be a disappointment to anybody that is familiar with the original .When the BBC did a bizarre comic version of Gormenghast I found it disappointing. But it was well received . I think most people on this site have an idea in there heads about what the war war of the worlds should look like . But I suspect the average Sunday night viewing public will see it as a period drama with aliens .The thing is, I think most people know the story already.
Yes, I thought that stuff was quite well written and I would have been happy to just watch that being explored without any Martians at all. The two strands felt to have been "blended" by the same creative method by which a toddler smashes two wooden blocks together.However, I thought that the divorce subplot was really too complex and thoughtful, especially since everything else would be blown to bits pretty soon. It needed a multi-episode family drama rather than this.
I saw the crystals, but that isn't how I imagined it to be. Thank you.you could see some in the flash-forward red-tinted scenes. the way that they presented it, it looked like blood red-colored crystals.