For the comic book ''purists'', it was blasphemy. To the racists who were offended, it was an insult.
I hate to generalize but when you upset two of today's most toxic groups, that believe they know something you don't, then you will certainly have my attention.
Lindelof's approach is not canon and it's fine. Watchmen's current and official sequel in the comic books ended last Wednesday with the release of Doomsday Clock #12 where the long-awaited confrontation between Dr. Manhattan and Superman will finally occur.
But personally I think it was a great show. He took the world from the co... read the rest.
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Original Review (based on the season's first six episodes handed to press):
When I discovered that a new show based on the world of Watchmen was in the works, I really didn't have any sort of reaction. But then it was announced that Damon Lindelof (responsible for co-creating my favorite TV series ever, Lost) was the mind behind all of it and that the show wouldn't follow either the graphic novel or Zack Snyder's film, I was genuinely excited. I really enjoy 2009's Watchmen, but I always f... read the rest.
Exceptional in every way; thematically rich, aesthetically breathtaking, and emotionally devastating
The first thing I saw in the moonlight was the placard with its legend in large, block letters: "I defiled my race." Above the placard leered the horribly bloated, purplish face of a young woman, her eyes wide open and bulging, her mouth agape. Finally I could make out the thin, vertical line of rope disappearing into the branches above. Apparently the rope had slipped a bit or the branch to which it was tied had sagged, until the woman's feet were resting on the pavement, giving the... read the rest.
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