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    Watchmen

    Am I really the one to post this thread? Months after it's been shown?

    Anyway, first episode, and I'm in, despite not really knowing what's going on. Hearing that it gets terrific has me excited for what's to come.

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    Haven't started yet. I think I watched the first 15 minutes of the first episode. Nothing gripped me. And then my wife and I found the Expanse.
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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Haven't started yet. I think I watched the first 15 minutes of the first episode. Nothing gripped me. And then my wife and I found the Expanse.
    That first fifteen was great, wtf?

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    I'm all over it when I get my hands on it. Probably via library.

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    That first fifteen was great, wtf?
    Meh.
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    Top 5 shows of 2019 for me, although the ending is not great as what comes before (still very good though), even if it's fascinating to see it in context of his past two shows. Reactions are different for finales of Lost (divisive) and The Leftovers (acclaimed), but I feel like the weight of original Watchmen’s legacy finally has Lindelof make a finale that prioritizes plot resolution over character catharsis, the reverse of his first two. I love the finales of Lost and Leftovers, while I think this one is merely very, very good. Still more than a worthy ending to this year’s most singular TV.
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
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    Would've been good to watch the movie or reread the comic to refresh my memory on all things, but episode two definitely confirms that I'm going to stick it through with this. This is what I wish comic book movies would go for.

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    The world building alone, just in two episodes is remarkable. Between the raining squid (which I can only think of an aftermath from the comic attack), locked guns/masked police, THE INTERROGATION ROOM, moth-drone paparazzi, and the updated technology... I'm very impressed.

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    Episode 6 - holy cow...

    Stephen Williams needs to do a movie.

    This is one of those standalone episodes that would stand the test of time if Watchmen continues on. "Hooded Justice's" origin is obviously incredibly well-crafted in its hazy, dreamlike state of being told, but the story is American history that was swept under the rug. It's quite brilliant.

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    OK OK Eric. I'll watch this after I finish the Expanse and catch up on Academy Award nominated stuff. Jeeze.
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    Yeah, I mirror those reactions. So much good stuff, makes the not so great parts seem insignificant.

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    Binged this one over the weekend. The first few episodes drove me nuts with fanboy-ism. Towards the end it began to loosely follow the story structure of the graphic novel. It's a bit of an issue with the show in general that although it's technically a sequel to the comics, it's largely conceived as a homage or even a modern riff on it, with the focus turned from the Cold War to the race problem in the US. But it's like [ETM] says... there's so much cool shit going on here that it makes me want to sidestep anything wrong with the show at large. The Redfordations, the squid rains, the play written by Ozymandias... there are a lot of concepts and scenes which make this beyond cool.

    One thing I found a bit far-fetched is the idea that Laurie Juzpeczyk of all people became this 50-year-old tough FBI lady... It feels both somewhat inconsistent with the character in Watchmen and a bit goofy that she became a cop at 30-something years old and went so far up the food chain. But for the most part I adore what they made with the original characters and the new ones they brought to the table. The Hooded Justice episode was absolutely killer. And Jeremy Irons chew the scenery as old Ozy.

    Like many things in our current pop culture climate this is a work of art that relies almost 100% on a previous one. It's even a sequel to the comic books instead of the Snyder film. But I think they did a wonderful job. It's clear by now that Lindelof was the true brains behind the good parts of Lost, right?
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    Started this last night and Holy moly, incredible.

    Regina King is fucking awesome.
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    "Rick...it's a flamethrower."

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    It's so good. The late season reveals are bonkers.

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    Yep. Holds up well and certain individual episodes are brilliant. Best thing in a few years on TV.

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    Unfortunately I think I had one of the big reveals spoiled by IMDb of all places. One of the first photos on the show's page.

    Unrelated question - is this supposed to take place in the same universe as the Snyder film?

    Or is it a from-the-ground-up reimagining of the Watchmen property?
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    As far as I know its a straight up sequel to the book and movie.

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    Just finished episode 6.

    So...is Looking Glass secretly gay?
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    "Rick...it's a flamethrower."

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    Been a while since I watched it...I think so?

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    Been a while since I watched it...I think so?
    There's a scene where he sits down to watch TV and it's two men having sex.

    I couldn't tell if he was watching it to enjoy, or just being Looking Glass and observing people in his weird way.
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    "Rick...it's a flamethrower."

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    This was very good.

    Not sure it quite sticks the landing. I think it limited itself by trying too hard to be an updated recreation of the original work. Should have stood on it's own more.

    I am also seriously pissed about having a major plot point spoiled by IMdb's main page for the series.

    Loved it, just needed some tweaking.

    Also needed much, much, MUCH more Looking Glass. Easily my favorite character.
    "All right, that's too hot. Anything we can do about that heat?"

    "Rick...it's a flamethrower."

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