Far in a dystopian future, the human race has lost the sense of sight, and society has had to find new ways to interact, build, hunt, and to survive. All of that is challenged when a set of twins is born with sight.
Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II,
When a ghost haunts a neighborhood bookstore and starts releasing fictional characters into the real world, four kids must team up to solve an exciting mystery surrounding the ghost's unfinished business.
After the first episode I was instantly hooked. Only three episodes are out so far, so that's all I can speak to. So far everything you might have liked about Shyamalan is present here.
Every episode starts with an explanation and ends in a mystery. The pacing of the show moves along expeditiously within its solid 30 minute post-streaming gen block.
Structurally the show is very impressive something of a pseudo Breaking Bad, single location, written for the stage, fever dream. The mystery is continuously layered + 1 in each and every episode. The cinematography is also very well done (some of the best on the small screen) comparable to House of Cards or Mindhunter.
The dialogue itself is nothing too impressive. Still better than most all other shows, but only because it is spoken in cadence, and dense in continuous subtext. This keeps you engaged but compared to its other aspects - it's biggest shortcoming. Also Lauren Ambrose's performance is irritatingly bad. Six Feet Under is my favorite show of all time, but she was the worst actor in that show as well.
Overall, a very good show. I strongly recommend.
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