Tag: Watchmen

The Emmys and Poetic Justice

The 2020 Emmy Awards aired this Sunday, and like the rest of the world, I didn’t watch it. The Emmys never appealed to me in the same way the Oscars did (before a celebration of cinema turned into a bunch of limousine liberals trying to out-woke each other). It doesn’t feel like an event, especi...

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

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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...

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REVIEW: Watchmen – Season 1, Episode 8 “A God Walks into Abar”

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“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 ente...

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

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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 s...

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

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“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. Sti...

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

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“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 t...

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