- ken hale
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Yeah, to @Doctor_Nick ‘s points, and I know it’s way too early to wonder this, but it kind of seems, thus far, like you could have told a very thematically similar story about alternate-present timelines, politics of policing, and racial tensions without the trappings of the watchmen universe that can only serve to confuse or alienate many potential viewers who are unfamiliar with the source material.
ETA: This review or comment sounds more negative than I really am about the show in general, and in hindsight I think that's just because I'm kind of nerdy about the source material and would have like to see more immediate connections.Ok, as the previous comment indicates, I don't really know what to think of this show. It's hard to say it was disappointing, but it wasn't what I expected. I think, to some extent, that I'm kind of fed up with the ambiguity of Lindeloff's world-building. I loved the Leftovers, and it wasn't quite as bad there, but in this show I felt like my constant state of curiosity about things half-or-less-explained and hinted at was getting in the way of my ability to connect with the characters and the situation they're in. Stuff like how and why Redford's been president for 30 years, "redfordparations," and the "White Night?" Are the racial dynamics we see, terrorists like the Kavalry, a national crisis or for some reason more specific to Oklahoma? Maybe people will think it's nitpicking, or that I just have to be patient, but it really did kind of prevent me from becoming fully invested in what I was watching, so there it is. I was thinking of the first episode of The Expanse. It effectively puts forward the different factions, their tensions, and the general state of the world, so to speak. Why can't Lindeloff just fucking spell shit out sometimes?On a less critical note, I'm somewhat surprised nobody mentioned the Dr. Manhattan cameo, live from Mars. On a more critical note, how exactly do they have live video from Mars but don't have body or dash cams on their police?On an optimistic note, I hope this "Hero Show" or whatever that's getting hyped up kind of plays out in parallel to the main story, in the same way the pirate story does in the original comic. That would be a cool homage.
alexander.klassen said:Ya, it's easily the best of the three. And the funniest part is watching all the outrage trolls trying to pretend "it's not even funny."