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    http://www.indiewire.com/2017/06/watchmen-tv-show-damon-lindelof-hbo-series-1201844777/

    Ummmm… yes! He is in talks. Glad to see him with HBO again and working on another show so soon.

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    Riley
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    “the most critically-acclaimed drama series of 2017”

    Was hoping that a wholly original story would be next.

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    pulp50
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    Fuck an original story, I want this now! Thank God Zack Snyder can’t get his grubby little hands on this. Perhaps Lindelof can (quickly) reunite with some Leftovers cast members

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    jf123
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    Wow just reread this last week. Hope they only make it a limited series though, I don’t want them to stretch it out too long. I’m only familiar with Lindelof with his TV work, and I was one of the few who loved season one of The Leftovers (which was adapted from a book), so I am really excited about this.

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    pulp50
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    Wow just reread this last week. Hope they only make it a limited series though, I don’t want them to stretch it out too long. I’m only familiar with Lindelof with his TV work, and I was one of the few who loved season one of The Leftovers (which was adapted from a book), so I am really excited about this.

    I loved season 1 too!

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    Reis
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    Wow just reread this last week. Hope they only make it a limited series though, I don’t want them to stretch it out too long. I’m only familiar with Lindelof with his TV work, and I was one of the few who loved season one of The Leftovers (which was adapted from a book), so I am really excited about this.

    I loved season 1 too!

    Me too!

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    Anonymous
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    I saw an interview with Damon Lindelof and he basically said he has had n0 involvement so far but if he gets pushed into it he won’t fight it as long as he agrees the material he creates is worthy of the original comic.

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    pulp50
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    I hope he does get involved. I’ll be very excited about this anyways, the movie was actually pretty good, and I think with someone better than Snyder behind it, and more time to flesh the story out it’ll be much better.

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    Riley
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    Ordered to pilot.

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    Teridax
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    Here’s hoping this is a masterpiece! The brilliantly written and executed final 2 episodes of The Leftovers that I saw restored enough of my faith in Lindelof as a writer (after the Lost finale fiasco) that I believe he is qualified to adapt such an iconic work as Alan Moore’s Watchmen. With HBO behind this, could Watchmen possibly be the first superhero show to be nominated for the Emmy for Best Drama Series?

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    Riley
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    Did you only watch the last two episodes of Lost too?

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    Teridax
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    Did you only watch the last two episodes of Lost too?

    I didn’t watch any episodes of Lost LOL! My mom watched the entire series, and she was scarred by how messy the final season with the “sideways world” and especially the finale was. Whereas the finale of The Leftovers was universally acclaimed by fans and critics, the finale of Lost is one of the most deeply polarizing of all time, with many calling it great and emotionally satisfying even with it making no logical sense, and many others calling it such a trainwreck they regret watching the show to begin with.

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    First of all, the end of Lost does make sense. They just don’t spell everything out and give you the answers like many TV shows do. I actually enjoy the side world story in season six more than the island story. It’s a beautiful little journey to encapsulate what the characters have gone through so far and is the perfect (and only) way to end a show like Lost. Teridax, I highly recommend watching Lost. If you don’t like after watching it, then I respect that. But I think that whether you like the finale or not, the show as a whole is worth it.

    As for Watchmen, each of the 12 books tells a pretty complete story. They could just make each book into an episode, 12 episodes total, and you’ve got a solid limited series.

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    Teridax
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    I’ve gotten into WAAAYYY too many nasty Lost arguments to even try having another one. I actually asked my mom today if she regretted watching it, and she told me that while enjoyed watching it, she wouldn’t recommend it. I think it seemed pretty obvious to most people that Lindelof and Cuse were making it up as they went along, but whether or not what they did worked has led to its legacy being polarized more than any other show of the millennium thus far. My brother’s friend actually said that the ending was so bad no one should even TRY watching it. I tried to discuss this on another website with someone who thought the finale was the greatest thing ever and it didn’t turn out that well, so let’s just have our own opinions and tastes based on the information we have. 🙂

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    Oh I’m not saying the finale was the greatest thing ever. I think there are plenty of better finales. I think The Leftovers had a better finale and was a better overall show. But I do think that there was no other way Lindelof and Cuse could have ended Lost. And I also think that if The Leftovers was as widely watched as Lost was, that it too would have been a divisive ending. Maybe not as polarizing, but still a divisive ending.

    And don’t worry, I’m not trying to start an argument. I just figured we’re on a site that’s all about entertainment and we’re talking about Lindelof right now, so I figured I’d suggest you watch Lost. I completely understand if you don’t want to watch it though. It is a long investment for an ending that might not satisfy you. I just thought I’d throw it out there 🙂

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