7 Reasons to Watch: HBO’s Watchmen
HBO's Watchmen inspired by the original comic is aiming to bring a bold new tale of the humans behind the mask. Here are 7 reasons to watch the Watchmen.
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HBO took the leap and bring us a new insight into the life of the watchmen, inspired by the 19xx original graphic novel from Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons, let’s check out why you should start this deep road of the consequences of heroes.
1 DARK HISTORY, DARK SOCIETY
From the first glance into the HBO’s Watchmen, you will understand that this is not a fairy tale superhero story.
Far from it, this is a view of the unhealed scars that mark the history of America.
Race, rights & law take the main part in this bold tale.
2 NOT YOUR COLORFUL SUPERHERO
A from the source material, you will tell that Watchmen is not your marvelous superhero world of good and bad.
These heroes and villains wear masks in plain sight.
In present America, police officers and criminals have to hide their identity (not so far from our reality), so surely the line of crime and justice is very shallow.
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3 UNIQUE STYLE
TV, a media that today demands great quality on script, performances & above all visual candy, Watchmen with its peculiar style of black/yellow, clocks and unique vigilantes is making an interesting bet.
From the start of E01, a thoughtful opening will introduce you into the intriguing world of the hurtful Tulsa.
Not your typical and boring TV series, no Sir.
For fans of the masterpiece comic, this representation will work its way to leave a mark.
4 BREAK THE MOLD
It has become a part of HBO, to develop a new and thrilling way of telling stories for the little screen.
Controversial, eye-opening & trend settings, but overall aiming for the voices that we need to listen.
And, Watchmen is not an exception.
Since the first episode, you can expect the conversation starting around the boundaries of race in family, justice, state & nation.
This show is not afraid to cross and break some walls.
5 KEEP THE SECRET
With a legacy to carry on from the graphic novel and a film adaptation in 2005 from Zack Snyder, expand the storyline of Watchmen is definitely a heavy load.
How to honor the core of this group of misfit heroes and welcome new audiences to the discussion?
Well, for the moment show just enough.
Find the balance between an engaging TV series and thoughtful commentary of our society will be the challenge ahead for HBO and Watchmen.
Another smashing hit on the way?
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6 MASK PROBLEMS?
Superheroes want to become humans.
And humans that want to be heroes.
Who watches the Watchmen?
After the events of the original story, the ones left behind have to deal with the consequences of their decisions.
The interpretation of Roshchard carries the ideology of the Seventh Calvary, mask individuals that seek to set the fire once again.
The only superhuman Dr. Manhattan taking a chance in new horizons.
In addition, the new order of mask, control & silence that is growing inside the leftovers and the ones that believe in justice will keep you thinking in who you trust.
7 DR WHO?
One secret weapon is surely the storyline of Dr. Manhattan.
The one with powers, the human-god mix.
Could be the ace under the sleeve in this adaptation to introduce a new insight in a world tired of superheroes.
What is great about the Dr, is that its mighty figure is not able to save a society deep in its nature.
Or maybe it’s time to overcome our own problems.
Time will tell. For the moment, enjoy the catchy OST from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Tell us, what is your take in this new adaptation of the watchmen masterpiece? Will you watch it?
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