Watchmen: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Watchmen

Critics Consensus

Bold and bristling, Watchmen isn't always easy viewing, but by adding new layers of cultural context and a host of complex characters it expertly builds on its source material to create an impressive identity of its own.

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Critic Ratings: 91

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User Ratings: 4978
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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 20, 2019
2
Air date: Oct 27, 2019
3
Air date: Nov 3, 2019
4
Air date: Nov 10, 2019
5
Air date: Nov 17, 2019
6
Air date: Nov 24, 2019
7
Air date: Dec 1, 2019
8
Air date: Dec 8, 2019
9
Air date: Dec 15, 2019

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Cast

Regina King
as Det. Angela Abar/Sister Night
Jeremy Irons
as Adrian Veidt
Don Johnson
as Judd Crawford
Tim Blake Nelson
as Det. Looking Glass
Adelaide Clemens
as Pirate Jenny
Tom Mison
as Mr. Phillips
Frances Fisher
as Jane Crawford
Sara Vickers
as Ms. Crookshanks
Jean Smart
as Laurie Blake
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Critic Reviews for Watchmen Season 1

All Critics (91) | Top Critics (30)

Sunday night on HBO, I saw something I thought I'd never see on television: the depiction of a dark day in American history that not many know about-the Tulsa massacre.

Oct 25, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Lindelof's work will either add up to the coolest, most intricate dramatic series this side of Westworld or the biggest swing-and-a-miss in recent television history.

Oct 23, 2019 | Full Review…
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An energetic, unruly show with a very concise and ambitious objective.

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…
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Watchmen is a thrilling and scintillating series that is sure to find armies of fans, old and new, who will undoubtedly be besotted.

Oct 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Sublime and absurd. It's a symphony in which the loudest note in every bar is proudly out of key. The plane it portrays, an alternative-history America in 2019, is at once disturbingly peculiar and unmistakably our own.

Oct 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Based on the episodes I've seen, it's too early to tell whether Lindelof can make the show's enigmas pay off in a satisfying way, but so far, I'm ready to give him the chance.

Oct 24, 2019 | Full Review…
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Damon Lindelof's over-plotted, over-anxious, daring, genre-hopping offshoot is less about hunting down the bad guys than the twisted turns and stubborn legacies of racist trauma.

Nov 5, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Watchmen is deeply steeped in black history, existential musings, politics, and otherworldliness, each scene containing a plethora of references/odes to the original.

Dec 2, 2019 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

By making this Watchmen distinctly American, the alternate reality feels far more grounded in the "what could be" than a straight adaptation would have managed.

Nov 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Watchmen is a puzzle with a paranoid contemporary side. These days, political extremists make dark threats of Civil War II; on the show, as in real life, the masks are coming off.

Nov 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Show-runner Damon Lindelof has created a narrative with roots so firmly implanted in the original text, the lore has become fertilised with incredible fecundity.

Nov 13, 2019 | Full Review…

I think the lead, Regina King, is one of the finest of American actors...

Dec 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Watchmen: Season 1

  • 9h ago
    One word describes this show...DISAPPOINTMENT!!! HBO what have you done to this world?
  • 9h ago
    One of the best series in 2019, hands down...
  • 10h ago
    Abysmal. A stain on the Watchmen name.
  • 11h ago
    Absolutely love it. I think it is my new favorite HBO show.
  • 13h ago
    Great season. Episode 7 is best yet.
  • 15h ago
    This show is an absolute abomination.
  • 16h ago
    Episode 6 and 8 belong in top ten episodes of any show ever. You have to hang in there for the first 2-3 episodes as it is a lot of story building and some people don't have the patience for it, but the payoff is so incredible. Preknowledge of the Watchmen Universe is not a prerequisite, but it helps.
  • 17h ago
    horrible. i ́d rather go deaf and blind then watch it again
  • 17h ago
    Pretty bad, not gonna lie. Lindelhof ruins another adaptation. Not as bad as the ending of Lost, but probably not worth your time. Also: go woke, go broke.
  • 19h ago
    Show's 1st season is nearly finished, and I'm consistently riveted. Initially, I watched the first teaser trailer casually expecting to find reasons why not to watch the show, to maybe avoid it for the sake of keeping my feelings about 'Watchmen' comic (and yes, even the movie) pure. But that feeling turned immediately into riveted intrigue, and it's been there ever since; this show has simply delivered for me. It's rare that a prequel or sequel (or whatever this technically ends up resembling) manages to pay dutiful homage and even fly off the handle in its own direction. Absolutely impressive.

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