I know, right? It's back to nerd re-education camp for me. Again. Some more.
Watchmen wasn't even on my radar until its significance to Lost was pointed out (probably in one of T's recaps). Add to that the fact that JDM is in it, and I like the Dark Knighification of super heroes, and you get an opening day ticket buyer.
Wikipedia gave me the basic story outline, and now io9 has helpfully provided the context of what I'll be watching come the weekend.