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Let’s get this thread started. Anyone else excited for tonights HBO debut? Seems Lindelof both treats Moore & Gibbons graphic novel as canon/past and moves it forward enough to do his own thing. 

 

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Looking forward to this series. I've never read Watchmen but kind of want to. The movie pretty much sucked and I don't even remember what happened so I'm close to a blank slate for the series.

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Yup. Looking forward to it as well. The original Graphic Novel is fucking amazing. Going back in to that world after the events of the original Watchmen? Sure, lets do it!

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5 hours ago, Voltron said:

Looking forward to this series. I've never read Watchmen but kind of want to. The movie pretty much sucked and I don't even remember what happened so I'm close to a blank slate for the series.

This.

 

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7 hours ago, Voltron said:

Looking forward to this series. I've never read Watchmen but kind of want to. The movie pretty much sucked and I don't even remember what happened so I'm close to a blank slate for the series.

The movie more or less was what happened in the comics, but the movie was bad and the comics are really, really good. Sometimes it's not the circuit, it's the implementation, I guess. Keep in mind that Alan Moore hasn't had a good idea in about 30 years, and it's a series very much of its time.

As for me, Damon Lindelof is a total fucking hack, and I won't let him waste another second of the time I have left on this earth, if I can help it.  I'd rather watch a show written by my cats, and the script for it would just be the word "treats" written over and over.  At least that would have a reasonable ending, what with the cats finally getting treats.  That is a far superior ending to anything Lindelolf has ever written.*

*I haven't seen The Leftovers, but I have read the book.  No thanks.

Having said all of that, Al, if you are interested in the comics, the art by Dave Gibbons (pencils and inks, and I believe also the lettering) and John Higgins (colors), is a masterclass. And it's Moore at his best, and his best was very good (it's more than thirty years old :).)

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Well, that was not what I expected. I am intrigued but confused. I’ll be looking forward to it next week. 

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I liked the first ep. I have zero connection to the graphic novel, and watched the movie once when it came out. Regina King is engaging as usual.

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So three episodes in the show seems to be starting to hit its stride. I really enjoyed that third episode.

I have no idea what the show would be like to watch for someone who hasn't read the original comics or at least seen the movie. I think I'd be totally lost.

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Looks like HBO is doing an "official" podcast with the same host that did the Chernobyl official podcast. That podcast was great so I will be looking forward to checking the Watchmen one out later this week.

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I've been watching (and enjoying) it, and have never read the comics. I did see the movie however. Don't know that I'm entirely lost, and the HBO show seems much different than the movie, from what I recall of it...

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Agree episode three seems to be hitting the series stride, taking both a nearly singular POV and expanding the world and tying it together. It was the most fun episode so far, but have to also admit, it also makes me slightly nervous shifting to super-stuff. We’ll see. 

Also thanks for the podcast alert. 

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Week after week I kept waiting for this show to disappoint and week after week it just gets better and better.

HBO has something special here. What a pleasant surprise this show has been!

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YouTube TV shows them as being freely available till the 26th.

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I watched it a month ago and thought it was excellent!

Ever since I saw her in Southland, I've worshipped the ground that Regina King walks on and this is no exception.

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4 hours ago, tkam said:

YouTube TV shows them as being freely available till the 26th.

Link?  I'm not finding it.

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14 minutes ago, blessingx said:

They’re pointing everyone to https://www.hbo.com 
 

Thanks.  I just cancelled my Comcast television subscription service, so was looking forward to the free programming.  Oh well, fuck those capitalist swine.

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13 minutes ago, Grahame said:

You could  always watch it during your free HBO Max trial.

https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/can-you-get-a-free-trial-with-hbo-max/

I was looking at HBO-Now, but ... same concept.  And who knows, I might even keep (one or the other), kinda wanted to watch the new Perry Mason, too.

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