HBO: "Watchmen"...12/15 EP IX “See How They Fly"...Sundays @ 9PM est...SEASON FINALE... :)

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"In an alternate America where police conceal their identities behind masks to protect themselves from a terrorist organization, Detective Angela Abar (Regina King) investigates the attempted murder of a fellow officer under the guidance of her friend and Chief, Judd Crawford (Don Johnson). Meanwhile, the Lord of a Country Estate (Jeremy Irons) receives an anniversary gift from his loyal servants."









  • The cast includes Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Hong Chau, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, and James Wolk.
  • Nine Inch Nails musicians Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (who first worked together as film composers on The Social Network) will be creating the original music for the series.


For a thorough EXPLANATION PLEASE READ:
Everything YOU NEED TO KNOW About Lindelof's Watchmen
 
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In :pimp: Hopefully it pans out as great given the cast and source material.

Not in for think pieces.
 
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Season 2 is dependent on the success of season 1. HBO has only greenlit the first season totaling 9 episodes.

So at least we know this story will be tight with little to no filler.
 

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what time period is this taking place in or what relation does this have to the graphic novel? does this take place after? i might be the only one that liked the movie, especially the ultimate cut (i also loved the graphic novel).
 
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what time period is this taking place in or what relation does this have to the graphic novel? does this take place after? i might be the only one that liked the movie, especially the ultimate cut (i also loved the graphic novel).

Takes place 30 something years after the comic. Presumably Rorschach's journal was discovered. I think it's based on the graphic novel more so than the movie.
 
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I’ve never read the comics or seen the movie, but watched the premiere tonight and am definitely intrigued.
 
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I foresee some backlash from the fanbase from the show being so Black. I'm interested in seeing how this plays out in the greater context of the Watchmen universe. Can't wait for Dr. Manhattan's return. I'm concerned about what Ozymandias new plan is going to be. I hope it's not a lame rehash of the old one.

Really digging Looking Glass and Sister Night's looks. Looking Glass kind of reminds me of Rorscach, especially when he had part of his mask put up to talk to the chief. Looked a lot like Rorscach when he snuck into Nite Owl's crib to eat beans. I wonder if that was purposely done and if he's a secret 7th Kavalry member.

Some Easter eggs I noticed: the police using Nite Owl airships (Does that mean he sold them that technology?). The Minutemen documentary. Chief reading Under The Hood by Hollis Mason. The eggs making a smiley face. Interdimensional squids which was just plain weird. The Watchmaker's Son play which has to be about Dr. Manhattan, who is the son of a watchmaker. Owls and squids everywhere.
 
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Dope premier. Def feeling this.

A lot of white people on social media saying they never heard of the Black Wall Street, Tulsa massacre :lol:. There’s going to be a segment of people (racist) really mad at this, and this should serve as education to those not put off by how real the social commentary is.

Looking forward to the season :pimp:
 
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Loved all the Easter eggs. Squid rain EWW. It's also funny to hear Huey everytime Regina speaks :lol: .

Her pops was stupid tho. There's a group targeting cops, you're the Sheriff, why are you driving on your own without any escort? Must have been the nose candy confidence. I'm sure there's a traitor in the police force.

Ozymandias/Veidt/Jeremy Irons' servants were weird.

Did he make them like the pet thing that he had in his lair in the movie?

Anywho I'm in. Can't wait to get more into the world.
 
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Real cool premiere.

I'm loving this take that since things are different racism, Jim Crow laws, white supremacy was much worse in the past and then ever since the events of Watchmen theres been a big course correction. The feel really legit is like things have flipped and black ppl have the upper hand, like they're the upper class. Tulsa semi looking like a black utopia when Sister Night is walking to the baker.

It's kinda interesting how these white supremacists took up Rorshach's mask as a symbol for their cause. While he was a bit conservative, probably homophobic and anti-perv but it was never hinted he was a racist given his interactions let alone full on alt-right. I wonder if that'll be rectified later innthe season. The real Rorschach would've killed all of these guys.

For those who know nothing about Watchmen, at the very least I should say putting superheroes aside this is an alternate history of America that the story takes place where Nixon never had Watergate lose him the presidency, he kept the Vietnam war (and thus the cold war) going much longer and he had been president for over a decade.

I also love that what was hinted at the end of the comic seemed to have came true. Rorschach's journal was publisjed nationally, Ozy was exposed and disgraced songs had to fake his death, and everyone knows what Dr. Manhattan did to keep the ruse going.
Ozymandias/Veidt/Jeremy Irons' servants were weird.

Did he make them like the pet thing that he had in his lair in the movie?

Anywho I'm in. Can't wait to get more into the world.
One minute in to their interaction during that scene and I pegged them both to be androids.

If they were made the same way Bubastis was made that's ****ed up and sick :lol:
 
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Also watched vids on YouTube to see if I missed any Easter eggs and

Louis Gossett Jr. asking Huey if she thinks he can lift 200 pounds. I forgot about that then when I saw it brought up I was weebay.gif
 
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