Watchmen (HBO) Discussion Thread

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There are really two post Game of Thrones shows that keep me in the HBO game (this and His Dark Materials). I really liked the film Watchmen and I'm super interested in the story. Looking forward to this.



 

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Also looking forward to this. Was always hoping there would be a follow-up from the movie.
 

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Also looking forward to this. Was always hoping there would be a follow-up from the movie.
I was more interested in the lore of the movie as opposed to the execution.

I don't care much for Zach Snyder. That being said, this looks pretty interesting.
 

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Episode 1 was really good and once again Rotten Tomatoes' audience score isn't reflective of merit, it's actually reflective of political bias.
 
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I have mixed feelings about it. I read the visual novel and while it had the most depth of any visual novel, I've seen, the story was tedious and I did not like the movie. Maybe I should watch it again. 🤔
 

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Episode 1 was really good and once again Rotten Tomatoes' audience score isn't reflective of merit, it's actually reflective of political bias.
Yep. Quite a few of the negative reviews feature language like "Virtue Signaling" or "SJW", i.e., reviewer is an idiot ...

In the context of The Watchmen, Alan Moore, comic deconstriction, etc., it's pretty a pretty brilliant follow-up to the original graphic novel.
 

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I have mixed feelings about it. I read the visual novel and while it had the most depth of any visual novel, I've seen, the story was tedious and I did not like the movie. Maybe I should watch it again.
I hated the movie. The writing was jumbled and confused. The acting was atrociously bad. The direction was a mess. Waste of time. I’m hoping the HBO version will be better.
 
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Yep. Quite a few of the negative reviews feature language like "Virtue Signaling" or "SJW", i.e., reviewer is an idiot ...

In the context of The Watchmen, Alan Moore, comic deconstriction, etc., it's pretty a pretty brilliant follow-up to the original graphic novel.
Okay, I’ll ask. What is “virtue signaling?”
 

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Wow, it's fantastic, just finished EP3. As if all eh other actors aren't fantastic enough, Jean Smart shows up and elevates things even more.
 

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I think one of my favorite things about this series is the crazy mix of technology. In some ways they're way ahead of us, and in some ways they're far behind.
Yeah, I love all the old beater vehicles ... powered by electricity! A nice bit of "car casting" with Sister Knight's Buick Grand National (it's a super iconic muscle car from the early-to-mid 80s).
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Episodes 6-8 of the show are probably the best three consecutive episodes of a show I have ever seen.

They literally do everything right here. The twist is amazingly well executed, the characters are believable. It's just unbelievable.
 
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I made it through ep 3. I gave up. It was dark and gloomy and depressing. If you like it or love it, I’m happy for you.
 

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I made it through ep 3. I gave up. It was dark and gloomy and depressing. If you like it or love it, I’m happy for you.
It kind of changes after the first few, might be worth checking out the rest given that there are only a handful that remain.
 

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Doing a "blind post" since we haven't watched Sunday night's EP yet, and I'm not sure if there are spoilers in here, but just looked at the grade portion of a couple of review sites I hit up (didn't want to search for others, as some review titles actually contain spoilers), but wow:


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(and AVC doesn't hand out an A easily, maybe an occasional A- )

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Wow! Can't wait, shutting down the office early, making some drinks, watching this afternoon :D
 
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Holy smokes, that couldn't have been any better. Just brilliant, and while I have faith in DL to stick the landing, he's got a __lot__ of things to sort out in the final episode.
 

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Holy smokes, that couldn't have been any better. Just brilliant, and while I have faith in DL to stick the landing, he's got a __lot__ of things to sort out in the final episode.
I really hope they don't kill off Dr. Manhattan. He is such a stark contrast to the nitty gritty of the Watchmen with no powers. His portrayal in Sunday's episode was spot on. Best episode of television since "Battle of the Bastards"
 

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I don't think they would, or that it would be absolute (given who/what he is) as the credits roll.

Ha! Yes, BotB, so good, definitely in my top 3 EPs for GOT :)
 

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Season (series?) finale tonight! Will be watching in "real time" (well, streaming, but HBO releases content right at the air time).