Watchmen - Nothing Ever Ends... Mondays on Sky Atlantic

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PostWatchmen - Nothing Ever Ends... Mondays on Sky Atlantic
by Monkey Man » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:51 pm

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Debuts 20th October in the US. 2am & 9pm on Sky Atlantic on Mondays.

Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” 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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Cast

Oscar-winning actor Regina King leads the series as Detective Angela Abar, whose alter-ego is Sister Night, while Tim Blake Nelson plays her detective partner Looking Glass and Don Johnson plays Chief Judd Crawford.

Black Mirror’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II plays Angela’s husband Cal, Louis Gossett Jr plays Will Reeves, Adelaide Clemens plays Pirate Jenny, Andrew Howard plays Red Scare, Sara Vickers plays Ms Crookshanks and James Wolk plays Senator Keane.

And as for the original graphic novel’s cast of characters, Jean Smart plays the former Silk Spectre II Laurie Blake, while Jeremy Irons plays a character finally confirmed to be Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias.

Reviews - 85% on metacritic - https://www.metacritic.com/tv/watchmen- ... ic-reviews



The Daily Beast - 100%

It is visually astonishing, with each frame more ambitious, stunning, and remarkable than the one before. You also have no idea what the hell is going on at any given moment. If you liked that about Game of Thrones, you’ll LOVE it about Watchmen.

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Time - 100%

A lavish, transfixing epic, a potent but rarely heavy-handed metaphor for race relations in America and a showcase for one of the greatest actors of her generation, Lindelof’s Watchmen is also a shrewd encapsulation of the perils that might await a society obsessed with superheroes.

https://time.com/5704708/watchmen-hbo-review/

Vox - 100%

Calling it the best new show of the fall feels too limiting, because it’s trying to be so many things to so many people. It left me dizzy from its audacity, its delight, and its occasional lack of taste. Your mileage may vary.

https://www.vox.com/culture/2019/10/17/ ... king-comic

Washington Post - 100%

HBO’s drop-dead fantastic new series “Watchmen” is many things at once — a righteously topical, thrillingly conceived riff on race and criminal justice set in an allegorical USA of vigilante cops, shady superheroes and subversive domestic terrorists. It’s fabulous and flammable and feels exactly right.

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Entertainment Weekly - 91%

Like The Leftovers, it’s a vividly felt tale of generational sorrow, tapping deeper weirdness and structural experimentation as it goes along. Watchmen doesn’t overdose on nostalgia, like so many franchise extensions in our reboot-soaked decade. It’s dangerous, and invigorating. Like the proverbial Space Squid, it blew my mind.

https://ew.com/tv-reviews/2019/10/15/wa ... eview-hbo/

The Hollywood Reporter - 90%

Relentlessly entertaining, odd and creative... Watchmen is a tour-de-force, no doubt, but there's a landing that definitely needs to be stuck.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/revie ... ew-1247215

The A.V. Club - 75%

The cast is owed a lot of credit for keeping the momentum going and the series grounded. ... Though its messaging gets muddled—especially in the sixth episode, which should raise the question of whether some symbols are too entrenched in violent, racist history to ever be repurposed or otherwise subverted—Watchmen is commendably bold in its dive into this country’s fraught past and present.

https://tv.avclub.com/damon-lindelof-s- ... 1839036902

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PostRe: Watchmen - Nothing Ever Ends... Mondays on Sky Atlantic
by TV Dinner » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:29 pm

So I'm halfway through episode 1 and it's fantastic.

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PostRe: Watchmen - Nothing Ever Ends... Mondays on Sky Atlantic
by Monkey Man » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:39 pm

Yeah, it was pretty good. The scene from the 20s near the start was real.

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PostRe: Watchmen - Nothing Ever Ends... Mondays on Sky Atlantic
by TV Dinner » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:46 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsa_race_riot

Yeah it's unbelievable. Jesus Christ.

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PostRe: Watchmen - Nothing Ever Ends... Mondays on Sky Atlantic
by Cheeky Devlin » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:47 pm

Yeah that was pretty damn good.
(The episode, not the race riot)

I didn't think it was related to the Snyder movie, but there were definite nods to it. Or was I wrong and it IS the same world?

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PostRe: Watchmen - Nothing Ever Ends... Mondays on Sky Atlantic
by TV Dinner » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:49 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:Yeah that was pretty damn good.
(The episode, not the race riot)

I didn't think it was related to the Snyder movie, but there were definite nods to it. Or was I wrong and it IS the same world?

It's definitely a sequel to the book not the film (the whole squid thing). The song playing when Don Johnson and Regina King are having a meal is a reference to the film though.

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PostRe: Watchmen - Nothing Ever Ends... Mondays on Sky Atlantic
by Cheeky Devlin » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:51 pm

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Cheeky Devlin wrote:Yeah that was pretty damn good.
(The episode, not the race riot)

I didn't think it was related to the Snyder movie, but there were definite nods to it. Or was I wrong and it IS the same world?

It's definitely a sequel to the book not the film (the whole squid thing). The song playing when Don Johnson and Regina King are having a meal is a reference to the film though.

I wondered about that. It's been years since I read the book. Probably need to go through it again soon I think.

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PostRe: Watchmen - Nothing Ever Ends... Mondays on Sky Atlantic
by Godzilla » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:25 pm

The film is finally being released in a 3 hour plus version with all the animated bits added on 4k Blu-ray very soon.

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PostRe: Watchmen - Nothing Ever Ends... Mondays on Sky Atlantic
by Hexx » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:53 am

Pretty good pilot - but it'll have to have decent answers to a lot of it's questions, it can't just keep adding to them.

Looks chuffin expensive though!

I'm also not really sure why it needs to be "Watchmen" - so far it could really be anything

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PostRe: Watchmen - Nothing Ever Ends... Mondays on Sky Atlantic
by Monkey Man » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:20 am

Decent episode with some nice new world building. Heard its by far the worst of the opening 6 episodes which is encouraging.

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PostRe: Watchmen - Nothing Ever Ends... Mondays on Sky Atlantic
by Moggy » Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:41 pm

“There’s swearing and violence but how can we make this more HBO?”

“Show a close up of a blue cock?”

“Perfect!”

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PostRe: Watchmen - Nothing Ever Ends... Mondays on Sky Atlantic
by Grumpy David » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:33 pm

I need to reread the graphic novel as it was over a decade ago when I first/last read it. I know they've said you don't have to have read it to watch this but it certainly helps!

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PostRe: Watchmen - Nothing Ever Ends... Mondays on Sky Atlantic
by Cheeky Devlin » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:53 am

Grumpy David wrote:I need to reread the graphic novel as it was over a decade ago when I first/last read it. I know they've said you don't have to have read it to watch this but it certainly helps!

I started re-reading it last week and I got so much out of the second episode as a result. Loads of things I'd totally forgotten about and it definitely makes you look at some things a little differently.

But my wife has only seen the movie, and doesn't even remember much of it anyway, and she's really enjoying the show so far as well.

If they can keep this quality up over the season then this could be something special.

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PostRe: Watchmen - Nothing Ever Ends... Mondays on Sky Atlantic
by Cheeky Devlin » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:34 pm

Another good episode.

Was cool to see the focus shift away to a new character. Especially when you realise it's Silk Spectre. Then that Veight reveal as well. :D

Loving it so far.

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PostRe: Watchmen - Nothing Ever Ends... Mondays on Sky Atlantic
by Moggy » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:29 am

I thought it really started clicking together in episode 3. The new character was fantastic – as was her sidekick. The Dark Knight style bank robbery at the start was great, as was the blue dildo. :lol:

Jeremy Irons character intrigues me, where exactly is he? There was a mention of Argentina, but he clearly isn't there. Mars?

Sister Knight is a great character as well. That fake little girly laugh to show she wasn't scared was brilliant.

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PostRe: Watchmen - Nothing Ever Ends... Mondays on Sky Atlantic
by Cheeky Devlin » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:55 pm

So far so good and yet another good episode.

Lube man :lol:

I'm assuming that the daughters nightmares's are somehow "prophetic" and that's how she knew that something was going to land in the backyard of the family at the start.

It's beginning to come together a little which I'm enjoying. That and Jeremy Irons has been fantastically mental. :lol:

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by Tafdolphin » Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:01 pm

This continues to be my entertainment highlight each week. It's just so...confident in its writing. It's really interesting to see the parallels to the original comic too (a series of events kicked off by the murder of a man with a mysterious past, a rich mogul planning something sinister through high technology, a sidestory that seems completely separate but that actually echoes the themes of the main narrative etc etc)

Jeremy Irons is strawberry floating baller. Love that dude.

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PostRe: Watchmen - Nothing Ever Ends... Mondays on Sky Atlantic
by Cheeky Devlin » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:17 pm

It's been consistently great so far. Better than I expected for certain and I'm enjoying all the subtle (and not so subtle) nods to the comic.

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PostRe: Watchmen - Nothing Ever Ends... Mondays on Sky Atlantic
by Moggy » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:57 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:So far so good and yet another good episode.

Lube man :lol:

I'm assuming that the daughters nightmares's are somehow "prophetic" and that's how she knew that something was going to land in the backyard of the family at the start.

It's beginning to come together a little which I'm enjoying. That and Jeremy Irons has been fantastically mental. :lol:


I thought that the daughter was having some sort of flashback to the Vietnam War, makes sense that she sees the future as well though. I don’t think she’s actually the daughter either, some sort of clone with powers/memories artificially added?

Jeremy Irons is great in this. :lol:


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