REVIEW: Watchmen – Season 1, Episode 9, “See How They Fly”

HBO’s official description of “See How They Fly,” the Watchmen season (series?) finale, highlights one of the larger sticking points with the sequel series: “Everything ends. For real this time.” In trying to carve out a reason for itself to exist, Watchmen the show undermines the original story by negating its events. Adrian Veidt’s victory …

REVIEW: Watchmen – Season 1, Episode 8 “A God Walks into Abar”

“A God Walks into Abar” fills in plenty of Watchmen’s blanks, particularly the ones last week’s episode created when it revealed that Angela’s husband Cal is actually Doctor Manhattan. There are still elements that don’t make sense, and Angela remains a flat character, but it’s an entertaining installment that’s just as trippy as one would …

REVIEW: Watchmen – Season 1, Episode 7 “An Almost Religious Awe”

If nothing else, “An Almost Religious Awe” assures us that Watchmen is completely off its rocker. This show is bugnuts crazy, and while I imagine Damon Lindelof and the rest of the people behind it think making everything about race is a shortcut to gravitas and intellectualism, the lunacy and slack-jawed idiocy can’t be ignored. …

Comic-Con 2019: Watchmen Trailer Never Compromises

The Minutemen are striking again as HBO unveiled a trailer for Watchmen, their new show based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ graphic novel, at Comic-Con this weekend.  Premiering in October, the series from Damon Lindelof stars Jeremy Irons, Regina King, Don Johnson, Louis Gossett Jr., and Tim Blake Nelson, and will be a sort-of …

Watchmen: Embracing a Darker Superhero Evolution

1978’s Superman: The Movie has stood as a symbol for the archetype of what people felt a superhero was supposed to be: save the citizens, beat the villain, stand tall as a guardian of righteousness. But somewhere along the line, perhaps having its roots ironically embedded into the cynicism of the early seventies, people began …