Don’t underestimate the little things, a book can burn a world.The Watch
“If the books turn mean on us, you fight the encyclopedias, I fight the periodicals.”The Watch, S1E02
Review: I am yet to read the books so I’m just getting a feel for the characters in this two episode premiere. They’re all different and potentially interesting. This distant secondhand dimension has a lot of elements going for it. The most surprising thing though is the aesthetic, and tone of the show. Not that I solely expected something akin to Good Omen but I got a Doctor Who vibe from the special effects and visual effects in the pilot . It also reminded me of Farscape – a late 90s early 2000s TV series that I vaguely remember – in fact the show kind of looks like it was made at that time.
It will take some getting used to but if the story is gripping, I might ride this out to the end or give a three episode effort. So far The Watch is ok, looks a bit like it skews pre-teen, teen or Whovians.
The books that inspired the series are available in the links bellow: