I started out by watching the series on TV, and switched to the book. The characters are the same, but the stories are not, and I recommend that you watch-read both. About The Watch, I love how Adam(the alien boy from the compound who was prisoned with Micheal) seems both wonderfully amazed at life's little wonders, and yet, while being so innocent, he manages to show us how every one can have a darker side. I do not think he is evil, just too in touch with his emotions and his power. As for Cameron, Micheal better not fall in love with her. I like her and all, but I don't think she can be trusted. After all, she did give Valenti the info he wanted on the others... I think Ms.Matz did wonderful work with the characters. We think they're all good, then all bad. But we find out that they are just acting on their feelings and emotions. Beautiful character arcs. Anyways, the plot was great too!