I'm not a superhero fan and have never read the Watchmen comics or seen the film but I gave the opening episode of the HBO series a try because it's a David Lindelof ("The Leftovers") creation. Very impressed and the presence of Regina King did nothing to detract from my enjoyment.
Watchmen is a graphic novel rather than a series of comics, I highly recommend it! I'm looking forward to seeing the HBO series.
Yes, my mistake.
It was originally published as a series of 12 monthly comics - shows what great art can come out of a medium so often dismissed in the past.
Mr Lindelof's name is not David, it is Damon.
Glad to see this as I didn't realise it was on. Used to get weekly emails from Sky saying what was on but these seem to have stopped. Anyone else with Sky noticed the same thing?
No end to this it seems. I edited his surname spelling already.
> No end to this it seems. I edited his surname spelling already.
I can beat that, I deleted an entire post of mine on this thread. Albeit not for the sake of spelling mistakes.
That's a pity.
One of these projects I heard of and thought "why the need?". I read the graphic novel and watched the quite enjoyable film but this doesn't tempt me if it's just a re-imagining with some different characters thrown in.
Apparently they've moved it forward 30 years and extrapolated from the original. The reviews I've seen sound very promising. I wasn't at all keen but will give it a go now.
I watched it knowing next to nothing about the original and it still worked well as a free standing production, whereas for instance watching El Camino without having seen Breaking Bad proved a bit confusing because it's more of a straight up sequel but built around a load of flashbacks, to the point where I began to wonder if they were just using up a bunch of old out-takes.
A baker in an S&M nun's habit is a big step down from The Comedian and Dr Manhattan. Thought it was a bit pants but I'll give it a spin next week in case it's a slow burner.
Watched it last night and I honestly think the first episode might be better if you know nothing of the story. I spent a part of the time wondering what this had to do with Watchmen. Having said that it feels like it is a quality production so I expect to be drawn into it.
> One of these projects I heard of and thought "why the need?". I read the graphic novel and watched the quite enjoyable film but this doesn't tempt me if it's just a re-imagining with some different characters thrown in.
It would appear to be an entirely new story
That sounds a lot more manageable than the bulky version I have!
There is a huge amount of nods to the original especially as nearly everything in this is a direct result of the actions at the end of Watchmen ,but I can also see how you could watch it with no knowledge of Watchmen.
At worst id suggest people watched the film but the book is obv a much better choice
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Quite a few people it would seem
They speak of little else in my town, so the ( probably apocryphal) story goes.
Tell that to the young me who bought all 12 issues of the original comic
I think that topic has been put to bed already
Saw that later as I read on down the thread.
Despite early reservations I'm 3 episodes in and increasingly liking this, largely due to the presence of the batshit crazy Ozymandias and the steely agent Jane Crawford. Not sure where this is going but good production values and a nice line in cynicism leavened with black humour.
It's been a slow burner, but intriguing, and it's starting to tie into the original a bit more now.
Confused now - do you mean Agent Blake?
Btw HBO have produced an interesting online resource called Peteypedia. which attempts to provide a bit of background.
> Confused now - do you mean Agent Blake?
You’re right. Blake not Crawford!
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