Critics really raving about this, so far, not so good.Watchmen (2019 HBO series)
Don't judge the series by the pilot: Euphoria improved a rocky start and perhaps I better just wait to binge this one, though when it's great, it's great from the beginning (Chernobyl). Signs are questionable here though: Watchmen, an ATG comic and a mostly good film adaptation returns, or rather an unofficial sequel post-Veidtcalypse. But it opens with the terrible 1921 Tulsa race riot that left a huge number of black ppl. killed by angry white folk (true story), shown graphically. Then in Watchmen 2019 timeline, a white fella kills a masked black cop (apparently ppl. of the law wear masks and teddy bear costumes (?!) for some reason), then a 10yo-ish white boy unleashes some racial slur toward a black woman... get where we're heading?
Not being a white American male I'm hardly bothered when Hollywood / US TV's only able to target this particular group, the theme's just getting tedious, and when the showrunners leave out the bit (at least for now) where the Tulsa incident was started by black ppl. killing some white ones and racism is unfortunately common among all colors and ethnicity, I'm not sure how honest a conversation we're going to get in the upcoming episodes. Anything on TV goes nowadays that's strong female, gay, trans or colored, and you're essentially reduced to male white villains, and if nothing particularly new or original joins the conversation in Watchmen, not sure I'll stay.