REVIEW: Watchmen – Season 1, Episode 9, “See How They Fly”

Watchmen, See How They Fly

HBO’s official description of “See How They Fly,” the Watchmen season (series?) finale, highlights one of the larger sticking points with the sequel series: “Everything ends. For real this time.” In trying to carve out a reason for itself to exist, Watchmen the show undermines the original story by negating its events. Adrian Veidt’s victory […]

REVIEW: Watchmen – Season 1, Episode 7 “An Almost Religious Awe”

Watchmen, An Almost Religious Awe

If nothing else, “An Almost Religious Awe” assures us that Watchmen is completely off its rocker. This show is bugnuts crazy, and while I imagine Damon Lindelof and the rest of the people behind it think making everything about race is a shortcut to gravitas and intellectualism, the lunacy and slack-jawed idiocy can’t be ignored. […]

REVIEW: Watchmen – Season 1, Episode 6 “This Extraordinary Being”

Watchmen, This Extraordinary Being

“This Extraordinary Being” is a tough nut to crack. It has what could have been a fascinating story if it existed in a vacuum. Unfortunately, it’s a Watchmen story, and it retcons parts of the Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons comic book that Damon Lindelof claims he so reveres to fit its narrative. Stilted dialogue, obvious commentary […]

REVIEW: Watchmen – Season 1, Episode 5 “Little Fear of Lightning”

Watchmen, Little Fear of Lightning

“Little Fear of Lightning” suggests that Watchmen’s best episodes will be the ones that aren’t focused on Angela Abar. This week puts Looking Glass under the… let’s got with “microscope,” and manages to be a marked improvement over the previous installment, and even a little better than the Laurie-centric “She Was Killed By Space Junk.” […]

REVIEW: Watchmen – Season 1, Episode 3 “She Was Killed by Space Junk”

Watchmen, She Was Killed by Space Junk

Three episodes in, Watchmen still isn’t very good – and, in some places, astonishingly, how-the-hell-did-they-think-this-was-a-good-idea bad – but “She Was Killed by Space Junk” introduces a potential life raft in the form of a major character from the graphic novel. It’s littered with the ridiculous characters, cartoonish take on race relations, and misunderstanding of the […]