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Watchmen |OT| HBO Lost Moore's Leftovers

Kenzodielocke

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Oct 25, 2017
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Synopsis:

The series takes place in an alternate contemporary reality in the United States, in which superheroes and masked vigilantes were outlawed due to their violent methods, but some of them gather around to start a revolution while others attempt to stop it.
Reviews:


When:

Sundays, 9pm on HBO



Edit: Since some people seem to be confused. This is a sequel to Alan Moore's Watchmen Graphic Novel. So read that before you watch the show, or not. You choose.

You are free to spoiler as the episode airs. SPOILERTAG PREVIEW TALK.


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Yossarian

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
6,401
That’s a great OT title. Good job.

I’m gonna have to give this a shot but as a whiny, Watchmen purist who thinks the fact the comic ends is vitally important to it, my expectations are pretty low 😂
 

Acorn

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Oct 25, 2017
9,335
Scotland
Ah okay, thought I read that. I'm in the UK so I never knew they never did that because sky Atlantic does sometimes here.
 

ara

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Oct 26, 2017
6,404
Huh, the reviews are much more positive than I had expected. I guess I'll check this out.
 

Eidan

Avenger
Oct 30, 2017
3,076
So it's a sequel to the comic or something?
It begins in the world of the comic 30-something years after the events of the comic. Although some principal characters from the original comic may appear and play a role, it is largely telling a different story than the one from the comic, and isn’t a continuation of the comic’s story.
 

Yossarian

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
6,401

Kewlmyc

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
13,184

RDreamer

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Oct 25, 2017
7,615
Man I can’t wait for this. It’s been a while since I read the comic though. Might do that again soon but obviously not before episode 1. Lindelof did say episode 1 would be equally confusing to new people and those that have read it.
 

Navidson REC

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Oct 31, 2017
835
Would it be a good idea to watch the movie before the show? Or does the movie have nothing to do with it?
Read the graphic novel and watch the movie, IMO. I watched it first, enjoyed it, then read it, and my mind was blown. The graphic novel is clearly superior but the movie, overall, is a good adaptation with some impeccable casting decision (except for Veidt's actor, he didn't look the part) and some really great sequences (the intro and an important Dr. Manhattan scene come to mind).
 

Yossarian

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
6,401
Read the graphic novel and watch the movie, IMO. I watched it first, enjoyed it, then read it, and my mind was blown. The graphic novel is clearly superior but the movie, overall, is a good adaptation with some impeccable casting decision (except for Veidt's actor, he didn't look the part) and some really great sequences (the intro and an important Dr. Manhattan scene come to mind).
It’s not a good adaptation at all. Well, outside of looking nice. Can’t fault that.
 

cake

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Oct 25, 2017
205
Really curious to finally see this, can't wait for tonight. It's been ages since I read Watchmen, so looking forward to being thoroughly confused.
 

VaporSnake

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Oct 28, 2017
3,160
I'm so curious how they are going to deal with the squid, and how average viewers who have only seen Synders version react to it.
 

Lifendz

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Oct 27, 2017
1,421
Somehow despite seeing many ads for this I had no idea it was premiering tonight. Def going to check it out.
 

RDreamer

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Oct 25, 2017
7,615
Btw the comic is $5.99 on apple’s digital book store. I’ve got the physical copy but I might pick that up for easy re-reading.
 

Cassidy

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Oct 28, 2017
172
I really gotta upgrade my 1989 tpb. I've had to rebind it it's so old and well read now.

Really want the Absolute.

Oh and Before Watchmen is very good Imo and not the shambles gatekeepers of the sacred word of our Lord Alan Moore would have you believe.

I say that as an owner and lover of pretty much all of his comic work bar Lost Girls.

The Minutemen series by Darwyn Cooke is a worthy addition to the world of Watchmen.
 

KeRaSh

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Oct 26, 2017
1,512
Here is an article summarizing/recapping the comic

Thanks for the link! Didn't know this takes place after the comic. Thought it might be a new take on the original material.
Review scores are looking good. Can't wait to see how this turned out!
 

MrKlaw

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Oct 25, 2017
8,643
For those in the UK - this is on Mondays at 9pm on Sky Atlantic, so first episode tomorrow
 

spx54

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Mar 21, 2019
2,216
this is going to be so good

between this and mr. robot, we gonna be eating in the upcoming weeks
 

Foxashel

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Jul 18, 2019
486
Man I wish HBO Now had 4k/HDR. Or better quality in general. This show seems like a looker.