HBO's Watchmen could be genre fans' new obsession after 'Game of Thrones'
Watchmen, first published in 1986 in single-issue comic format, is considered one of the greatest graphic novels of all time and was the only one to be included on Time Magazine's 2010 list of the 100 best novels.
So HBO's latest attempt, a timely TV follow-up to the events of the novel, had a lot riding on its shoulders. Fortunately, it lives up to expectations.
Watchmen, created for television by Lost and The Leftovers cocreator Damon Lindelof, is both a worthy successor to its source material and an exhilarating sci-fi TV series on its own terms. While the two series are incredibly different, find out why Watchmen should satisfy genre fans who are looking to fill the gap left by HBO's hit Game of Thrones.