- Jul 19, 2019
I think you not getting what i mean by getting it is some sort of meta-commentary that I'm far too bad of a typist to lay all out. The fact that you think this:Obviously we’ll have to see how this season winds up, but if acts 2 and 3 make good on the opening act I would like to see what other ideas Lindelof has for Watchmen. If he’s dead set against it though the anthology concept is a great one.
And I’m saying that seems even more gatekeeper-y and peculiarly pretentious to say. What do you mean by “get it?” That the themes and ideas the show is exploring are totally out of the grasp of everyone who hasn’t read all 12 issues? Because that’s plainly ridiculous. Also that’s not how semicolons work.
"What do you mean by “get it?” That the themes and ideas the show is exploring are totally out of the grasp of everyone who hasn’t read all 12 issues?"
is almost bad comedy. We have had multiple posters (and no, not the obvious jokers) in here thinking that Laurie is lusting after Dr. Manhattan because she has a novelty penis in her briefcase. To elaborate on that, she has a cover from her glory days back when she was 19 in there as well. She's missing not only her adventuring days as well as her time of being in a relationship with the biggest and baddest thing that ever existed. On top of that she had to come to grip with being the daughter of a hero, being a former hero, meeting her father shortly before his death after learning that she is a child of rape. You can add to that her other lover who was the exact opposite of being weak and impotent in a lot of cases and is in jail because they decided to continue adventuring and that's just background for today where she coped a plea to work for the feds catching masks who are only criminals because of her behavior in the past. Furthermore the fact that she may be exhibiting some contempt for them because they haven't the skills to be doing it in the current climate anyway. That's the depth, the nuance that is missed if you haven't read the series. That's the answers to questions that needn't be asked because you would have the understanding already.
So no, I'm not gatekeeping...plenty will watch it and enjoy it that don't read the source material and they'll miss several layers of depth and no they won't "get it". I'm sure they'll enjoy it but watch this thread you'll see the spoon feeding necessary and the explanation of themes that will be needed and the nonsensical theories.
BTW, I don't care about the semi-colons, I've rewritten posts too many times to catch my errors all the time so enjoy your own pretensions in correcting my grammar.