Watchmen

Sundays, 9:00 PM ET on HBO

60 minutes

Set in an alternate history where "superheroes" are treated as outlaws, WATCHMEN embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.

Sundays, 9:00 PM ET on HBO

60 minutes

Set in an alternate history where "superheroes" are treated as outlaws, WATCHMEN embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own.

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The origin story of Looking Glass (Tim Blake Nelson) is at last revealed, as is the truth behind the greatest hoax in American history. Far away, The Smartest Man In The World (Jeremy Irons) plots a daring escape.
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Watch Watchmen Season 1 Episode 4 - If You Don't Like My Story, Write Your Own

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Reclusive trillionaire Lady Trieu (Hong Chau) finally enters the stage with a mysterious offer. With Blake (Jean Smart) getting closer to the truth of her coverup, Angela (Regina King) enlists Looking Glass (Tim Blake Nelson) for help. Meanwhile, The Lord (Jeremy Irons) trains two new servants.
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Watch Watchmen Season 1 Episode 1 - It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice

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In an alternate America where police conceal their identities behind masks to protect themselves from a terrorist organization, Detective Angela Abar (Regina King) investigates the attempted murder of a fellow officer under the guidance of her friend and Chief, Judd Crawford (Don Johnson). Meanwhile, the Lord of a Country Estate (Jeremy Irons) receives an anniversary gift from his loyal servants.
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I find it so funny that other online message boards and article comment sections about this show have so many complaints about it being "too political". Watchmen has always been political; the only issue that the people have with the "political" nature now is that it deals with racism in America instead of the previous Watchmen comics or even the movie that dealt with nuclear war, Russians vs Americans, Vietnamese vs Americans, conservatives vs liberal, and rouge corrupt vigilantes vs the government and police. Looking closely at any of those things is uncomfortable at best and it is much easier to do in hindsight rather than while in the present moment dealing with it in real life and then watching it play out on screen or in a comic book or in a movie theatre, but Watchmen has always been topical and timely. So why do so many take issue with it? Because they prefer to pretend that racism no longer exists and people should "get over it" because it is "in the past", but it is not, otherwise it wouldn't be ruffling so many feathers of those who at the very least hold some bias towards some ethnic groups and at worst are racists. The shows I tend to seek out for entertainment are typically escapist genres.... fantasy, sci-fi, things that couldn't possibly happen in real life. Then of course I enjoy dramas but with so much drama (in the LBC :) in real life, certain dramas I stay away from, like police procedurals, hospital dramas and legal dramas. Seeing this episode was a jolt because it showed that the first ten minutes of the show, which was based on real life events, was something that most Americans did not learn in school and only learned of it though this show. That is beyond sad and it wasn't the only time that was done in American history. Did I expect to see that in Watchmen? No. Is it out of place in Watchmen? Nope. Will it cause me to stop watching Watchmen? Of course not, the acting in the pilot was superb and although the topic is different, the Watchmen formula is still there (good guys/bad guys/impending doom or war) and I can't wait to see how everything unfolds. This was excellent. Would I rather not watch a show that covers the harsh realities of racism while there is still racism in the world? Of course! A part of me wishes that they had chosen another current event causing strife in the world, but at the same time, look at how many people googled the event in the first ten minutes to find out if it was a real event (see the several articles on the increase in searches for the event and the many comment sections under those articles with people saying they'd never heard of it). So obviously the history lesson was needed so I'm mostly glad they chose this. (Copied from my review of the first episode because it is applicable to the entire series.)
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