And now our Watchmen has ended.

In its final three episodes, the first and perhaps only season of the groundbreaking HBO series has brought itself to an apocalyptic close, not merely unafraid to break the precious dinnerware (and also some eggs) but full-on setting the kitchen ablaze.

Following the impossible…


(Note: this article consists of details taken directly from the television series whether they be explicitly stated or clarified in context; from canonical ancillary materials; and from statements provided by the show’s writers and creators. Any instances of ambiguity, implication, or speculation are specifically noted).

The Island, Jacob, & the…


In 2017, Showtime aired a revival of Twin Peaks, the landmark television show created by David Lynch and Mark Frost. …


In spring of 2009, the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of Watchmen, a seminal and medium-changing graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, was finally released in theaters.

That this film even happened was a minor thermodynamic miracle: after years of development hell and could-have-been’s, and then a last…


As a writer and critic, I have to admit a bias: Watchmen is one of my favorite stories of all time. …


Sometimes, a first episode tells the audience exactly what to anticipate going forward. It will establish the tonal range of the storytelling, and we can count on the show to stay largely within those parameters: expect this much drama, a heavy dose of comedy, a dash of sci-fi.

Other times…


This Sunday saw the premiere of HBO’s Watchmen, a limited nine-episode series. …


Part III: fairy tales and fare-thee-wells

This is humiliating.

Film is an illusion, as is nostalgia itself. The Hollywood recreated in Tarantino’s film is at once an accurate simulation and a product of fantasy, a depiction of a world which may or may not have existed but which we feel was real.

David…


Part II: I will follow him

(Note: This article reveals the ending of the 2017 Twin Peaks revival)

The zeitgeist of the 60's is certainly no stranger to the idea of a dark side to masculinity. …


Part I: history, his story, and her story

Quentin Tarantino’s work maintains a complex relationship with the past, both in terms of pop culture and actual historical events. At times, he waxes nostalgic. On other occasions, the nostalgia is accompanied by a dose of intentionally absurd sarcasm, or even insightful…

Charles Evans

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