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Watchmen 

TV-MA | | Action, Drama, Mystery | TV Mini-Series (2019)
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Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own.

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Damon Lindelof
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Won 11 Primetime Emmys. Another 37 wins & 62 nominations. See more awards »

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Regina King ...  Angela Abar / ... 9 episodes, 2019
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II ...  Cal Abar 8 episodes, 2019
Tom Mison ...  Mr. Phillips / ... 8 episodes, 2019
Sara Vickers ...  Ms. Crookshanks 8 episodes, 2019
Jeremy Irons ...  Adrian Veidt 8 episodes, 2019
Andrew Howard ...  Red Scare 7 episodes, 2019
Louis Gossett Jr. ...  Will Reeves 7 episodes, 2019
Jean Smart ...  Laurie Blake 6 episodes, 2019
Tim Blake Nelson ...  Looking Glass / ... 6 episodes, 2019
Dylan Schombing ...  Topher Abar 6 episodes, 2019
James Wolk ...  Joe Keene 6 episodes, 2019
Lily Rose Smith ...  Rosie 6 episodes, 2019
Adelynn Spoon ...  Emma 6 episodes, 2019
Danny Boyd Jr. ...  Young Will Reeves / ... 6 episodes, 2019
Frances Fisher ...  Jane Crawford 5 episodes, 2019
Jessica Camacho ...  Pirate Jenny 5 episodes, 2019
Steven G. Norfleet ...  O.B. Williams / ... 5 episodes, 2019
Alexis Louder ...  Ruth Williams / ... 5 episodes, 2019
Hong Chau ...  Lady Trieu 4 episodes, 2019
Don Johnson ...  Judd Crawford 4 episodes, 2019
Jolie Hoang-Rappaport ...  Bian 4 episodes, 2019
Jacob Ming-Trent ...  Panda 3 episodes, 2019
Cheyenne Jackson ...  Hooded Justice 3 episodes, 2019
Dustin Ingram ...  Agent Petey 3 episodes, 2019
Jovan Adepo ...  Will Reeves 3 episodes, 2019
Jamal Akakpo ...  Bass Reeves 3 episodes, 2019
Darrell Snedeger ...  Jon 3 episodes, 2019
Robert Wisdom ...  Seymour 2 episodes, 2019
Valeri Ross ...  Old Woman / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Danielle Deadwyler ...  June 2 episodes, 2019
Henry Louis Gates Jr. ...  Skip Gates 2 episodes, 2019
Landon Durrence Landon Durrence ...  Adorable White Boy 2 episodes, 2019
Victoria Blade ...  Mom 2 episodes, 2019
Charles Green ...  Preacher 2 episodes, 2019
Philly Plowden Philly Plowden ...  Sam Battle 2 episodes, 2019
Nicholas Logan ...  7K Spokesman 2 episodes, 2019
Jordan Salloum ...  Officer Borquin 2 episodes, 2019
Kyle McDuffie Kyle McDuffie ...  Sheriff 2 episodes, 2019
Jaiden Bostic ...  Marcus 2 episodes, 2019

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Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws and must embrace the nostalgia, Detective Angela Abar investigates the reemergence of a white supremacist terrorist group inspired by the long-deceased moral absolutist Rorschach.

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All of the scenes featuring Adrian Veidt were filmed in Wales before any of the Tulsa, Oklahoma based scenes were shot in Georgia. See more »

Crazy Credits

The blood-stained yellow smiley-face badge falling from the New York skyline flips over to reveal the Warner Bros and DC Comics logos, which are also yellow and blood-stained. See more »


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We Three
Written by Richard Robertson, Nelson Cogane and Sammy Mysels
Performed by The Ink Spots
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A very good limited series with great technical elements and ideas, but inconsistent character engagement
15 October 2020 | by andrewroy-04316See all my reviews

Watchmen is very well done and I think it completely deserves the love it's been getting. I thought the graphic novel was decent but not as good as I was expecting, the movie was a solid adaptation, and this show is comfortably the best of the three. The cinematography is fantastic and the ensemble cast is very good throughout the show. I also like the structure of focusing more heavily on a specific character or characters for a given episode, with the episodes focusing on Will and Jon being my two favorites of the show (honorable mention to my boy looking glass too!). The setting makes complete sense as a blend of our present world with what you'd expect the world to look like 30 years after the events of the original Watchmen, and the themes centered on racism, religion, and justice fit like a glove. The show was at its best with Regina King taking center stage, fighting for justice as the seventh cavalry scheme. I really didn't enjoy Veidt, as he felt like a ridiculous caricature of himself, even in the scenes before Europa. He was such a compelling character originally because he is a brilliant narcissist who is solely concerned with judging himself to have always done the right thing, but here he is completely lacking that ambition and aggression that was core to his character, leaving him as empty, silly comic relief that isn't funny. I love the idea of Triue, and thought it was a great performance, but the script was a bit too extreme in making her seem robotically hungry for power and inhuman. The emotional heart of the show is Jon and Angela's relationship, and the acting and dialogue was good enough for me to be invested in it, but it wasn't too convincing that Angela would commit to a relationship with someone who's really powerful but has no human side. I never felt like I truly understood why she was so invested in him and their relationship. On net, the character problems are for the most part minor and I think every individual character same Veidt and Triue were excellently characterized and had compelling arcs. I'm leaving it as a solid 7 now and could easily move it up to an 8 later as the themes settle, but either way this is a smart, very well executed show worth watching.


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USA

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Release Date:

20 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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(entire series)

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16:9 HD
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