HBO’s Watchmen: Series Review

This show is ballsy. Not because of the amount of balls you see, or the dope risks it takes with its story, or even its fascinating and layered political statements, Watchmen is ballsy because of how un-ballsy it seems at first. Somebody could watch the first few episodes and assume that it’s just a pretty good cop show with a vague connection to the graphic novel. That’s what I assumed. I was impressed with the show, but I wasn’t too excited to continue on. I have a pretty short attention span when it comes to TV. If I don’t LOVE a show or see where it’s going, I usually bail and watch a movie instead. Thank Jon I didn’t do that with Watchmen! (If you can even comprehend that level of comedy!)

Turns out, this show kicks ass. It not only modernizes the characters and morals, it expands on them. It tackles things that I’ve never seen tackled before, and takes the characters to places I’d never have expected them to be taken. This isn’t a show that takes things safe, and it isn’t a show that you can really predict. You just watch in awe as it unfolds in front of you. The sixth episode is especially spectacular, and I consider it one of the best (if not the best) episodes of television I have ever seen.

Watchmen is better than I could have ever expected. I highly recommend it, and I can’t wait to watch it again with a whole new perspective.

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