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Watchmen will be available online to watch, provided you are a Crave subscriber with the HBO add-on.

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SHOW INFO
Status: In Production
Premiere: October 20, 2019
Genre: Drama

 



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Watchmen

Watchmen will be available online to watch, provided you are a Crave subscriber with the HBO add-on.

Access Method: Subscription

 

PLATFORMS SUPPORTED
SHOW INFO

Status: In Production


Premiere: October 20, 2019

Genre: Drama




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REVIEWS

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  • 91% 91%
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  • 83% 83%

*This is the show’s PeakTV score. It is an average of this show’s Metacritic, IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes ratings.

SUMMARY

Set in an alternate universe circa 1985, the film’s world is a highly unstable one where a nuclear war is imminent between America and Russia. Superheroes have long been made to hang up their tights thanks to the government-sponsored Keene Act, but that all changes with the death of The Comedian, a robust ex-hero commando whose mysterious free fall out a window perks the interest of one of the country’s last remaining vigilantes, Rorschach. His investigation leads him to caution many of his other former costumed colleagues, including Dr. Manhattan, Night Owl, Ozymandias, Sally Jupiter, and her daughter, The Silk Spectre. Heralded for bringing the world of superheroes into the literary world, Watchmen gave the super-powered mythos a real-life grounding that had been missing in mainstream comics to that point. The film adaptation had languished in one form of development hell or another for years after the book’s release, with various directors on and off the project, including Terry Gilliam, David Hayter, and Darren Aronofsky, as well as Paul Greengrass, whose eventual dismissal stemmed from budget conflicts with the studio.

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SUMMARY

Set in an alternate universe circa 1985, the film’s world is a highly unstable one where a nuclear war is imminent between America and Russia. Superheroes have long been made to hang up their tights thanks to the government-sponsored Keene Act, but that all changes with the death of The Comedian, a robust ex-hero commando whose mysterious free fall out a window perks the interest of one of the country’s last remaining vigilantes, Rorschach. His investigation leads him to caution many of his other former costumed colleagues, including Dr. Manhattan, Night Owl, Ozymandias, Sally Jupiter, and her daughter, The Silk Spectre. Heralded for bringing the world of superheroes into the literary world, Watchmen gave the super-powered mythos a real-life grounding that had been missing in mainstream comics to that point. The film adaptation had languished in one form of development hell or another for years after the book’s release, with various directors on and off the project, including Terry Gilliam, David Hayter, and Darren Aronofsky, as well as Paul Greengrass, whose eventual dismissal stemmed from budget conflicts with the studio.

 

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This week filled in the blanks on Angela’s origin story. But it’s not the story of a girl with a future in by-the-book law enforcement.

December 1, 2019  NY Times 
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‘Watchmen’ Season 1, Episode 6 Recap: Nostalgia 
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This week revealed the identity of a long-mysterious character from the graphic novel. But probably not how you would guess.

November 24, 2019  NY Times 
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‘Watchmen’ Season 1, Episode 5 Recap: ‘Squid Pro Quo’ 
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The story behind Looking Glass and his shiny mask offers a clever subversion of the superhero origin story.

November 17, 2019  NY Times 
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‘Watchmen’ Season 1, Episode 4 Recap: Which Came First? 
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This week showed just how expendable life has become for those rich and powerful enough to manipulate it.

November 10, 2019  NY Times 
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‘Watchmen’ Season 1, Episode 3 Recap: Good Guys for Breakfast 
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Agent Laurie Blake knows a few things first-hand about the masked vigilantes she is after.

November 3, 2019  NY Times 
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‘Watchmen’ Season 1, Episode 2 Recap: American Hero Story 
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Among the show’s accumulating mysteries, this episode adds another: Who was Judd Crawford?

October 27, 2019  NY Times 
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Review: ‘Watchmen’ Is an Audacious Rorschach Test 
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Damon Lindelof’s entertaining comic-book rethink takes on the Big Bad of white supremacy, explosively and sometimes unsteadily.

October 17, 2019  NY Times 
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‘Watchmen’ Is Coming. (Actually, It Never Left.) 
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A new adaptation of the graphic novel “Watchmen” is coming to HBO. The original changed superhero tales — and pop culture at large — forever.

October 16, 2019  NY Times 
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Who Will Watch ‘Watchmen’? 
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Damon Lindelof, creator of the HBO comic adaptation, and Regina King, its star, discuss why the show is a Rorschach test of its own.

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