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.
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.
The character of Pirate Jenny (Jessica Camacho) did not appear in the Watchmen books and is original to the TV series. Her name, however, is a subtle reference to a series of comic books within the original Watchmen universe, "Tales of the Black Freighter." The connection is that a character named Pirate Jenny and a ship called the Black Freighter both figure in the song "Pirate Jenny" ("Seeräuber-Jenny") from the 1928 musical The Threepenny Opera (Die Dreigroschenoper) with music by Kurt Weill and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht and Marc Blitzstein. See more »
Throughout the entirety of season 1, many characters are saying "calvary" instead of "cavalry" when referring to the Seventh Kavalry. See more »
Each episode title appears onscreen as a sign or in the background of a scene. See more »
Had to write this review considering all the hate. Great pilot, one of the best ones I've seen in a long time. Beautifully shot, great acting, intense, relevant and highly entertaining. If you have any taste for thought provoking movies, books or shows, you'll love it.
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