at doesn’t make the nar…t then centered the narrative around a Black cop named Angela Abar (Regina King), aka Sister Night. Cops in this version of America are a persecuted minority. While that doesn’t make the narrative inherently awful, given the role cops have played in enforcing white supremacy in this universe, you could understand why some people were upset when the show first aired.
I'm not sure I'd agree with this interpretation of Watchmen. While the cops were certainly victims of attack from the Seventh Calvarly, ultimately I don't think they were ever really portrayed as a persecuted minority. They were extremely authoritarian in the way they handled suspects, violating their constitutional rights with zero hesitation. While we're supposed to empathize with Angela, Wade and Laurie, I don't think the show wanted us to think of the police force as persecuted minorities. They're liberal authoriarians going after racists, which is a unique, compelling and uncomfortable dynamic to frame the show around.
Ultimately I think the show was a critique of police in general; an attempt to show that even if you diversify the police as much as possible, it can still be a deeply flawed and oppressive institution. We just lucked out in the Watchmen universe, because this time the authoritarian police are using their authoritarian tactics on a bunch of racist murderers, which makes it easier for us to look the other way on their tactics, even though we shouldn't.
Loved the article, though. It's weird because I'm one of those people who always defends controversial finales, like Lost and HIMYM's finales. I'll strongly defend the Sopranos finale too, as I think the show did a great job tying up its arcs in those final few episodes to the point where, whether Tony died or not, I'm still satisfied with where all the characters are.
Game of Thrones was the first finale I've watched in real time that I agreed with the consensus. It truly was terrible. It feels like D&D wrote out a sloppy rough draft in one night and thought 'eh, good enough.'