When I first wrote about HBO’s Watchmen I used the words “complexity” and “nuance.” Not to toot my own horn here, but I couldn’t have hit the nail any squarer on its glowing blue forehead. Forget the fact that Damon Lindelof, a man with infinite and obvious respect for the show’s source material,found a way to take Alan Moore’s vision and build on it, rather than just run through it. He also turned the Watchmen series into a veritable nerdtopia of Easter eggs, references, socio-political commentary, and a logical-yet-creative extrapolation of the original narrative from the legendary '80s graphic novel. It was a slow roll of questions and confusion at the start, but it swiftly accelerated into something I sometimes couldn’t believe I was lucky enough to be watching.
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