HBO Watchmen: Woke as they say?
It didn't take long for fans of Watchmen to collectively raise a skeptical eyebrow at HBO's planned series once plot details started leaking. The great majority of the criticism centered around race, which is only logical as Episode One began with the massacre of Black Wall Street in 1930s Tulsa. This tragic outrage occurred in real life as well as the alternate timeline we experience in Watchmen. Also within the first two episodes are the revelations that a white supremacist group has taken inspiration from the masked hero Rorschach (who was NOT a white supremacist, let it be noted) and that President Robert Redford enacted sweeping slavery reparations which forcibly extracted wealth from white Americans and gave it to Black Americans.