Watchmen: Damon Lindelof Helps HBO Max with Big Blue Rhyme for Bilbo

When we're not obsessing over whether or not Watchmen creator Damon Lindelof would be returning to the universe of his "remix" pseudo-sequel to Alan Moore, David Gibbons, and John Higgins' comic book classic, we take a moment to appreciate the Lost co-creator's Instagram account. It's that perfect mix of expected promotion, entertainingly personal, and socially aware that makes it actually one of the few social media sites I check out daily. Of course, it helps when some of his recent posts combined Watchmen with our new streaming fave (and hopefully, new Lindelof home) HBO Max.

Jean Smart as Agent Blake in Watchmen, courtesy of HBO.
Jean Smart as Agent Blake in Watchmen, courtesy of HBO.

In the first post, he plays the role of hype man for Regina King's Sister Night and we agree: Angela would have Bruce crying for Martha. But it's the second one that our favorite, with Lindelof finding a damn good rhyme to match "Bilbo" (but we have a strange feeling WarnerMedia won't have him doing promo work for them any time soon:


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I don't wanna play favorites, but Batman ya beat.

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I won't be able to do better than this, but I'll certainly try.

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A Look Back at Bleeding Cool's Watchmen Reviews

Bleeding Cool praised how powerful the Nicole Kassell (Castle Rock)-directed series premiere "It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice" was (check out our review here), while "Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship" kept the momentum going by deepening the conspiracies at play (review here). Jean Smart's Agent Laurie Blake took center stage in "She Was Killed by Space Junk", elevating the tension while serving as "devil's advocate" (review here).

"If You Don't Like My Story, Write Your Own" (review here), introduced us to Lady Trieu (Hong Chau), saw Angela (Regina King) look to Looking Glass (Tim Blake Nelson) for help when things started hitting too close to home, and revealed how Adrian (Jeremy Irons) "trains" new servants as his escape attempts continued We learned Wade Tillman aka Looking Glass' "origin story" (and possibly his final days) in "Little Fear of Lightning" (our review here), as Agent Blake places Angela under arrest but not before she goes "nostalgic".


Angela comes to understand her true past and the truth about "This Extraordinary Being" Will (Louis Gossett Jr. – review here), a truth that starts with the formation of the Minutemen. "An Almost Religious Awe" (our review here) brought with it the major reveal that Dr. Manhattan has been with us the entire time, and he's a major part of the Seventh Kalvary's plan.

With the penultimate episode "A God Walks into Abar" (review here), we were offered a look back at the seeds of Angela and "Cal's" tragic (and apocalyptic) love story – the heart of our series. Which brought us to season/series finale "See How They Fly", where the machinations of the Seventh Kalvary, Sen. Keene, Lady Trieu, "Calhattan", Adrian, Angela, and Agent Laurie come to a head – as the world of Lindelof's Watchmen comes to an end… and to a beginning (review here).

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.

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