Watchmen Brings Relevant Themes to Alternate Reality

I’m late to the party with Watchmen. I got HBO Max for Christmas and I’m catching up on all the good stuff that everyone else has already seen. The series is based on characters in a DC Comics graphic novel series. The heroes and the villains are all played by outstanding actors.

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Instant Judgments on Sleepy Hollow and Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

Here are my instant opinions about two new TV shows that deal with fantastical unreality.

I watched two episodes before I formed that judgment on Sleepy Hollow. It’s too heavy handed for my taste. I feel like they are beating me over the head with the book of Revelations – a dark and not very happy feeling. Tom Mison has a certain panache and Nicole Beharie is delightful, but the material has to be there.

Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., on the other hand, takes a light and elegant approach to its offbeat material and makes it fun. Brett Dalton is so handsome, he’s a perfect living comic book drawing. Plus, he is surrounded by Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet and Elizabeth Henstridge on a regular basis. Toss in turns from Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders or Ron Glass from Firefly and J. August Richards from Angel and you have a perfect cast.

What’s your take on these two new series?