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Season 1 episodes (9)

1 It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice
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.
2 Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship
As Angela relives haunting memories of an attack on her family, she detains a mysterious man (LOUIS GOSSETT JR.) who claims responsibility for Tulsa’s most recent murder. Elsewhere, an original play is performed for an audience of one.
3 She Was Killed By Space Junk
Following a latenight visit from the senator who authored Masked Policing legislation in Oklahoma, FBI Agent and vigilante hunter Laurie Blake (Smart) heads to Tulsa to take over the recent murder investigation. The Lord of the Manor receives a harshly worded letter and responds accordingly.
4 If You Don't Like My Story, Write Your Own
Reclusive trillionaire Lady Trieu (Chau) finally enters the stage with a mysterious offer. With Blake getting closer to the truth of her coverup, Angela enlists Looking Glass (Nelson) for help. Meanwhile, the Lord trains two new servants.
5 Little Fear of Lightning
The origin story of Looking Glass is at last revealed, as is the truth behind the greatest hoax in American history. Far away, the smartest man in the world (Irons) plots a daring escape.
6 This Extraordinary Being
Deep under the influence of Nostalgia, Angela gets a firsthand account of her grandfather’s journey.
7 An Almost Religious Awe
This week an all new episode of Watchmen.
8 A God Walks Into A Bar
Angela’s mysterious past in Vietnam is at last revealed.
9 See How They Fly
Everything ends in the series finale. For real this time.

About this show

Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, WATCHMEN, from executive producer Damon Lindelof (Lost) embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel, while attempting to break new ground of its own. Regina King leads a cast that includes Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Jean Smart and more.

Ratings and reviews

112 reviews
Justin Good
August 2, 2020
Visionary, important, unique, timely. This is an amazing show. It's sad and laughable that some white reviewers have called this 'racist' against white people; one, because they are clearly ignorant of the real story behind the white destruction of Tulsa in 1921; and two, because there's no such thing as reverse racism, only reverse prejudice. Blacks can be prejudiced against whites, but they cant be 'racist' because racism is prejudice backed up by legal-political-economic power, and institutionalized power differentials don't reverse. At the end of the Civil War, black people in the US owned about 1% of the wealth, and 150 years later, that number has barely changed.
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Chris Foster
December 19, 2019
Highly disappointing series. Huge fan of the Graphic Novel and was very skeptical when they were making a movie adaptation but was pleasantly pleased by the movie. This series they're making is a complete train wreck. Barely holds a candle to the novel or film and the traits carried over to this show to give it the name Watchmen are minuscule at best. This could have, and may as well be, a complete standalone superhero show. HBO is just trying to piggy back on the creative ideas of the novel and film to reduce how much they have to think while completely perverting the origin of what it's derived from. If you know nothing of the Graphic Novel you might like it. Fans of the original, we've been severely let down. I've been hoping for a decade now the movie would bring about a live action series, furious we got this hot pile of garbage.
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Brandon Watson
January 5, 2020
The show started off great for the first two episodes. Was excited to see how they were going to uncover more about Don Johnson's character's past, why he was part of the clan, the mirros and Regina Kings character Etc . Thdn it just turned into rewriting the cannon of the book and characters and they lost me. A few juicy moments in each episode, but for the most part lost me on the way down to the very ending. So much lost potential
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