TPToA Podcast 199.5 – The Watch

A massively misguided effort that misses pretty much every mark.
A confused and ill advised show that somehow manages to completely alienate the fans of the original books while, at the same time, not doing anything original or interesting enough to win over new viewers. An impressive feat.
Dion
25
Quinny
10
Bec
11
Peta
35
Jill
30
Predakanga
40
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Positives
Some of the characters almost look like they are described in the books.
The cyberpunk setting is visually interesting.
It attempts to be representative in some of it's casting.
Interesting world-building?
Negatives
Most of the characters are wrong to the core however and Lady Sybill is unforgivable.
Steam-punk would have made more sense for these stories. This is idiot-punk.
Often the casting feels tokenistic and inappropriate, whereas adherence to the source material would not have,
25
AWESOME

The late, great,Β Sir Terry Pratchett‘s Discworld books have been a much-loved comedic institution for nearly 40 years now. They have been adapted to the stage, audio dramas, comic-books, games and animation as well as some varyingly successful attempts at the live-action small screen. The Watch is BBC Americas attempt to adapt the characters of the Ankh Morpork City-Watch books to our TV screens.

It’s a full watch-house for this podcast with Bec and Quinny displaying their Discworld lore (law?) chops while Peta, Jill and Dion provide a fresh set of eyes on this divisive adaptation, currently available in Australia on Stan.

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