Watchmen HBO

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Jul 22, 2011

First episode was very good. It's set in Tulsa mostly. It is definitely based in the world of the Alan Moore novel, not so much the Zack Snyder movie.. It's Damon Lindeloff (Lost, The Leftovers), so I expect it to have a lot of loose threads that never really get answered completely.


Regarding the "7th Kavalry"(sic?): It is one of my favorite aspects of the book that the character of Rorschach is ambiguous. Alan Moore was a very left-wing guy, but his genius enabled him to write a sympathetic character he disagreed with. As near as I can tell the HBO series seems to take a very skewed view on Rorschach. It remains to be seen. Will the cult he inspired be a bunch of one-dimensional Nixon-loving racists, or will they have discernible human motivations beyond boring old hate?

Either way, it's a cool show and I'm anxious to see the rest of the season.