Anyone watching the new Watchmen TV series on Sky/HBO?
I was/am a massive fan of the comic. Probably would be my off-the-wall choice for Best Ever Work Of Literature if I was feeling a bit contrarian. It really is good – highly recommended for anyone who has never read it.
I was dubious about whether we really *needed* this new TV series… but it’s clearly a labour of love, and I’m starting to get hooked. I thought at first it was going to be a remake/reboot, but it’s a direct sequel to the comic and the attention to detail is painstaking. Visually it feels just like Dave Gibbons panels come to life, with a lot of style decisions that ring true to the intention of the comic (policemen wearing masks, stuff like that).
Jeremy Irons is absolutely perfect as the ageing Ozymandias.
And it’s really brave to go so “out there” from the start – there’s no audience hand-holding.
I bet Alan Moore still hates it though.