I’m in absolute awe of HBO’s recently completed Watchmen miniseries.
I’ve read the original graphic novel and seen the movie, so when I heard about the series, I thought it was just going to be a longer version of them. Boy was I wrong!
Basically, without spoiling anything, the series takes place in an alternate reality where the events of the original Watchmen really happened. Most of the action takes place in the present day, but there are some important flashbacks too.
The series delves into several examinations of social justice, adding a level of depth I rarely see in this form of entertainment. And overall, I think it’s brilliant that they writers explored a future based on a history as established by an existing work of fiction. Has that happened before?
Just a quick warning: The show does include some violence and sensitive issues, including certain scenes that are likely to make you uncomfortable. I think the end result is worth it, but you’ll know pretty early into the first episode if it’s a good fit for you.
If you’ve seen it, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments! I’ve completed the series, so spoiler discussions are welcome.