Ostensibly a remix rather than direct adaptation of Alan Moore’s iconic 1987 comic, HBO’s “Watchmen” offers a contemporary political perspective on one of the core texts of modern superhero fiction, introducing a largely new cast of characters into a universe that seems all too close to reality while humming with an air of the fantastical.
Known for its cinematic essence of the 1980’s, Stranger Things pays homage to the pop culture of that decade. Its success can be owed to the retro soundtrack, first-class performances and impeccable writing. Creators of the show, the Duffer Brothers, borrow the aesthetic and theme of Stephen King and Steven Spielberg films alike.
Twenty years ago the HBO series The Sopranos first aired on HBO. Watching it again it reminds us of how great a tv show can be when given the chance.