The world is currently obsessed with HBO’s Certified Fresh Watchmen, the new TV series based on Alan Moore’s landmark graphic novel of the same name. But it’s that “based on” part that has some fans engaged in feverish debates following the show’s first two episodes. Showrunner Damon Lindelof‘s series takes bold risks, extending Moore’s universe rather than recreating the novel’s narrative and characters. For some the payoffs have been rewarding: Critics are loving this interpretation, with its risky dive into current affairs, narrative switch-ups, and killer performances – especially from Regina King and Don Johnson. For some Watchmen devotees, however, eyebrows have been raised. The series has become something of an, ahem, Rorschach Test.
Who’s right? Who’s wrong? And can’t we all just get along? We’re going deep on Watchmen in the latest episode of Couch Tomatoes. Host Naz Perez is asking the big questions and talking the series’ best moments with Collider’s Roxy Striar as well as Buzzfeed’s Unsolved‘s Shane Madej and Ryan Bergara; plus the panel is poring over fan theories and Easter Eggs and sharing the directions in which they’d like to see Lindelof steer the show.
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Watchmen airs Sundays on HBO.