Hello, Watchmen HBO? (2019)

Network: HBO

Starring: Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jean Smart, Tim Blake, et al.


The only times in history I’ve felt pure, intense, unadulterated love for a TV show were the scenes where Ned Stark got beheaded and, also, when Damon showed up at the Salvatore mansion uttering two life-changing words to Stefan, “hello, brother”.

Hello, Watchmen?

You’ve changed my life and put a wide smile on my mostly murky face. In a year where a Game of Thrones event premiered to mostly middling reviews, you’ve added a special color and given it the grace to wrap up nicely.

I say a big thank you to Queen Regina King for ever agreeing to run around in a mask looking extra-awesome. I was watching an interactive session of the cast on ‘Build’ from Yahoo and got to know there was a chance she’d have said “no” to the role. Imagine existing in such a world. Regina is so good as Angela Abar it’s almost impossible to think of anyone else in that energetic role.

Director Lindelof had a choice, to pick up the story of the Watchmen in the ruins left in the wake of the comic/Snyder’s movie or craft something new from scratch; he choose the latter and managed to make it feel familiar as much as original.

There’s a ton of nudity and plot twists in this show; almost nothing of the former being gratuitous, both rubbing off each other as two sides of any HBO coin.

Recurrent themes on this season of the show are bordered around the topics of racism, white supremacy, godlikeness and intellect, true identity and justice, civil rights, and political beliefs. Presently, there’s no news about a second season and I hope it stays that way. No need to fix it if it ain’t broken.


Rinzy’s Rating: 4.5/5

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