Watchmen came to television and completely blew our minds. Unlike other superhero iterations, it was deep and had something to say. Let’s look at the philosophy behind the story.
Watchmen, one of the most talked-about TV shows in the past decade, was just on in the last year, and now is the perfect time to dig deep into it.
Damon Lindelof is used to writing controversial television with a lot to say. Fresh off the criminally underappreciated series, The Leftovers, and always associated with Lost, Lindelof has never shied away from dealing with depth.
And Watchmen is about as deep as they come.
Today I want to go over the philosophy inside the show and detail some of the deep and interesting themes within its complex story.
Check out this video from Wisecrack and let’s talk after the jump!
Breaking Down the Philosophy of Watchmen
As you can imagine, one of the central themes of the Watchmen show is that of time, or, how we relate to time. Do we learn from the past, and does what we know about the past affect us?