The Gentle Art of Escapism
Can Walt Disney save us from falling into dystopia? (The answer is "no")
I’ve been rewatching Watchmen, the excellent HBO series based on Alan Moore’s revered graphic novel. It’s from the brain of Damon Lindelof, the creator of one of the best TV shows ever made, The Leftovers.
The nine episode run of Watchmen achieves this marvellous feat of paying respect to the comic, while also doing something entirely new — and a grea…