'Watchmen' Episode 1: Fans dig the Damon Lindelof show starring Regina King for its politics and the squid rain
'Watchmen' episode 1 aired on October 20 and fans have already shown their love of the show. When the show was announced, creator Damon Lindelof had received a lot of backlash from fans of Alan Moore's work, but it looks like all may be forgiven. Especially considering what an excellent opening episode it was. The reference to the Tulsa race riots in 1921 in the episode filled with visual metaphors of which, a little boy walking with a baby, away from a burning city is just one of the many gems.
Fans love how Regina King's role of Angela Abar aka Sister Night has been portrayed in the show so far. One of the many who enjoyed this is Sherrilyn Ifill, the President and Director-Counsel of LDF (Legal Defence and Educational Funds, who tweeted, "I felt like it required every part of my brain to keep up and the tension was just through the roof. Great acting throughout, but @ReginaKing is the most believable, genuine actor working today."
Another fan shared a GIF and wrote, "Just gonna come right out here and say it...I had no idea #Watchmen was so BLACK. I love it. #WatchmenHBO." Writer-director Blaine Gibson also commented, "So interested to see where #Watchmen goes. The show’s universe feels straight out of the comic, the performances are awesome, and it’s fucking weird. I love it. You should go watch."
Speaking of the weird, the show has some interesting additions to the universe of 'Watchmen', which includes squid rain. That's right! When Angela and her daughter are driving back from school after Angela's daughter gets into a fistfight with a boy who makes racist comments about Angela and her business, a siren is heard all over the city and cars pull over. In a few minutes, we see a heavy downpour of rain, but instead of just rainwater or maybe even ice, we see slimy squids drop in heavy numbers. It is even stranger to see the squids melts on the surface as the rain stops. What is this all about? This absurdity is what has charmed a few fans as well.
The second episode of 'Watchmen' will air on October 27 on HBO at 9 pm ET.