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 8 “A God Walks into Abar”

“A God Walks into Abar” fills in plenty of Watchmen’s blanks, particularly the ones last week’s episode created when it revealed that Angela’s husband Cal is actually Doctor Manhattan. There are still elements that don’t make sense, and Angela remains a flat character, but it’s an entertaining installment that’s just as trippy as one would […]

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 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 […]