The lost symbol of the peacock is Robert Langdon’s glory in his da Vinci code

For a while, just after The Da Vinci Code The movie was released, and everyone around me pretended to have an advanced degree in art history and was poetic about secret societies and religious symbolism in the popular media. In the end, Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon book and their subsequent adaptations were not that deep.

Follow the Harvard semiotics trekking around the world, using his knowledge of art history to solve crimes. The best-selling series include crumbly action-adventure crime thrillers, with more science and history than the usual genre counterparts (although these facts may be more distorted) Sensational History Channel Special Than Art History Honors Seminar). And it worked: Brown captured the page-turning appeal of good guys against powerful villains with a grand plan, and saved the day with their specific academic skill set (increased serotonin hit rate and can get correct answers in trivia) .

Peacock new series, Symbol of loss, The third book based on the franchise conveyed the same stimulus in the first episode aired on September 16. With its excessive puzzles and evil plot, this plot’s promise of material is the same as that of books-but a slightly different view of the protagonist.

Missing symbol It is the only book in the Brown series that mainly takes place in the United States. Unlike some other Langdon novels that often interrogate the Catholic Church, this novel investigates the establishment of Freemasonry and the United States-adding a bunch of weird psychic sciences, because why not?This is familiar territory, although this adventure took place in Angels and demons with The Da Vinci Code, The series is more like the origin story of a semioticist.

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At the beginning of the first episode, before the danger, Langdon traverses Europe (successionAshley Zuckerman) received a call from his old mentor, Professor Solomon, and a man who claimed to be Secretary of Solomon invited Langdon to Washington for a meeting. It turns out that this man actually kidnapped Solomon and pointed his broken hand to the ceiling of the Smithsonian Museum. From there, it was puzzles, clues, and mysterious calls—sweeping Langdon out on a high-risk mission.

Zuckerman injects Langdon more stupidity than the character’s usually overly gentle literary opponents. After all, this man is a professor of art history!In the book, Brown spares no effort to remind readers that Langdon is not only a scholar, but also a tall and robust water polo player. with A sexy heartthrob, with “bedroom eyes”, can’t stop a woman from constantly greeting him. The TV version of Langdon is more like a passionate puppy, just beginning his adventure. It’s cute, and changes the character from a fantasy of male power—the James Bond of art history—to a more gracious person (and definitely more likable than his books). This version of Langdon did not completely break away from the novel, but positioned himself as a prequel. Missing symbol Promise to provide an actual arc for Langdon’s character, rather than just drag him to find a crazy plot.

Is any plot feasible or logically happening? No, not at all—just like the charm of Robert Langdon’s adventure.

Watching Langdon and a CIA officer use their knowledge of Latin to discover a hidden treasure house, then pour water on the stone wall, break down the written letters, and reveal a handle—at the same time, one full of The creepy basement walls of human bones slowly approached-it felt like an entertaining video game. Mystery invites the audience to follow the protagonist; in the case of The Adventures of Langdon, many clues come from textbooks, which adds an extra layer of conspiracy.of course This is weird and totally impractical, but considering that it is basically an adult Carmen San Diego CD-ROM game, this is the attraction.

New episode Missing symbol It premieres at Peacock every Thursday.