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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by hairyblue, Oct 20, 2019.
Watchmen and the golden era of the single-season series
He makes some good points, but one thing he seems to overlook is that Watchmen is not an adaptation of the comic; it is a sequel to it. And while it is intended as a complete story in and of itself, nothing whatsoever will prevent further sequels.
... except for possibly poor ratings
Oh, I don't know...Dollhouse? Sarah Connor Chronicles? Agents of SHIELD?
I think HBO is prepared to endure at least two seasons of bad ratings. They had to know going in that Watchmen fans aren't exactly huge subsets of the comic book fan population.
Even DC's attempts at new Watchmen comics (Before Watchmen, Doomsday Clock) have met with mixed success.
I'd bet that HBO knew all along that Rorshach fan boys wouldn't be happy with the show and would trash it online. They probably expected critical acclaim but average regular viewer reception.
well I see now he said it in episode two but I never watch the coming attractions
oops. Unintentional. Sorry.
Would love a 2nd or 3rd or more seasons but set in different areas vs where this season is set
So fully independent seasons set in the same universe
That might be where they're heading (assuming it gets renewed).
Heard an interview with Damon Lindelof where he said he didn't currently have any ideas for a second season, but that if he thought of one, he wouldn't rule out another season. He also said that he doesn't feel like he has any ownership of the story and that he'd love to see what another creator would do with it. He specifically used the example of how he loved True Detective, but that he would love to see a season of that show written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. So he's very open to the idea of HBO renewing it and hiring someone else to write and produce another season.
As recommended I am watching the show and listening to the Official Podcasts with Lindelof. I did not read the comic or even see the movie. I really like the show. Around episode 3 I really started to love it. The trent reznor score is perfect. I find it different from Westword which I think is intentionally confusing. This show is letting you into a world a little at a time. Lindelof is shaping up to be one of my favorites with Leftovers, this, and that other show.
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