Oh boy, I can't wait for another piece of "entertainment" to lecture me about the same persuasions that dominate nearly every new series, film, or daily news cycle since 2015. FYI Hollywood, you are not breaking any new ground by having Naz!s, White Supremacists, Christians etc as your one dimensional out-group. We've been oversaturated with media content exploring the extremes of these world views to the point of nauseam, you're going with the current social trends of whats politically acceptable to illustrate and highlight, without offering any self reflection or pushback (The exact opposite of what Watchmen originally was). Unlike Rorschach life is not not so Black and White, there are numerous ideological/political positions you could offer a fresh perspective on that goes against the grain, but unfortunately it looks like your just gunning for social validation within the Hollywood media sphere, and drumming out the same usual suspects to parade out on stage to ridicule and vilify. Look, I own the Watchmen Graphic novel, I saw the film the theaters, and I have to say that this series comes across as lazy and uninspiring. - For those of you who don't know, this looks to be a continuation of the graphic novel, not the movie (there is a difference) and it makes the predictable political leaning of its content all the more egregious.
In an effort to answer many comments I've received, I'll offer one possible example of what they could do with what has been presented so far:
The original Watchmen illustrated many moral shortcomings and consequences of right leaning actions/ popular beliefs of the time, and concluded in the execution of a manufactured event intended to alter the social behavior of the populous to avoid the world tearing itself apart. Why would we ignore an opportunity to explore the ramifications of a pendulum swing and the crossing of lines from the opposite direction (especially since Redford's been in power within this world for the past 5 presidential terms), why not illustrate the moral depravity and consequences that an overreaching left leaning spectrum may cause? Given the current political and social climate within this country, having an overarching theme expressing a universally held truth that regardless of your gender/sexual orientation, political leanings, color of skin, etc. there are always hustlers and fear mongers of every persuasion willing to capitalize and weaponize identity in the pursuit of power under the guise of justice. By all means, explore past and current grievances, but if their intention is to be “controversial” like the original, they’re going to have to hold up, examine, and give credence to expressed views and realities that the majority of modern Hollywood, academia, and news media bury (just like back then). I suppose we'll find out whether the creators are willing to self reflect, recognize, and ultimately portray on scene that blame for the current state of affairs rests on their own self righteous causes as well.