With its masked police officers, violent vigilantes and secret white supremacist societies, the HBO series has felt more timely and more prescient to some people than ever before in the aftermath of the George Floyd killing and protests. "With new consideration of the show, however, comes new questions," says Zeba Blay. "Long-running reality series like Live PD and Cops have been canceled. Even seemingly lighthearted comedies, such as Reno 911! and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, have been criticized for perpetuating the idea that the police are just 'good guys' who operate without racial bias. Amid calls to defund the police, where does Watchmen fall on the spectrum of 'copaganda'? It is true that many of the moving cogs and gears of Watchmen could fall under that category. After all, the character we’re being asked to root for, Angela Abar, is presented to us as a 'good cop,' although she often takes the law into her own hands with brutal violence and without impunity. As the masked Sister Night, she uncovers the clandestine racist plots at the center of the Tulsa police force and government and, with a little help from her friends, eradicates key members of the secret racist orders known as Cyclops and Seventh Kavalry. This arc seems to suggest that systemic racism in policing can be fixed when 'good cops' like Angela get rid of 'bad cops.' But Watchmen could also be read as a case for abolition. It sets up a world in which we’re repeatedly shown that 'good cops' and policing as we know it is not enough to fix the ills of white supremacy."