TV: Watchmen – Season 1

Premiered: October 20, 2019

On: HBO

Starring: Regina King, Jean Smart, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Andrew Howard, Jacob Ming-Trent, Tom Mison, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Louis Gossett Jr., Jovan Adepo, Jeremy Irons, Hong Chau, James Wolk, Frances Fisher, Jessica Camacho, Adelynn Spoon, Lily Rose Smith, Steven Norfleet, Alexis Louder, Jolie Hoang-RappaportDustin Ingram & Cheyenne Jackson

Released shortly before the death of George Floyd and the increase in awareness of systematic racism in the United States, Watchmen is necessary viewing for those still not understanding why the USA is racist.

After the murder of Police Chief Judd Crawford (Don Johnson), Detective Angela Abar (Regina King) begins to investigate the mystery of his death. A new form of the KKK called the Seventh Kalvary is rising in Tulsa, which doesn’t mix well with the cops in the same town wearing masks to cover their identities.

It’s important to realize this is a superhero show with several science fiction elements. The story feels so timely that you almost forget this is fiction.

The cast – led by King – give stellar performances with shining moments from Jean Smart and Jovan Adepo.

Final say: Why don’t people understand racism yet? ★★★★★

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