Watchmen: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1

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.



Critic Ratings: 86


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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 (86) | Top Critics (26)

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…
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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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Johnson was craggily charismatic. King was brilliantly fiery. The actions scenes thrilled, the rest intrigued and killing off a major character straight away was a bold way to grab attention. Has Watchmen's hour of screen glory finally arrived?

Oct 23, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An energetic, unruly show with a very concise and ambitious objective.

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…
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There's the persistent sense of narrative freefall you get when almost anything implausible can happen, and usually does, but Regina King anchors it all with passion and purpose.

Oct 18, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | 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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It is dark, it is gritty, and it totally throws unexpected twists at you. I can only hope that it continues down the same path.

Nov 1, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | 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…

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…

What's particularly fascinating about the beginning of Watchmen is how it doesn't lean too much into the science-fiction aspect of the world.

Oct 31, 2019 | Full Review…

It's the visionary production details that work so, so well.

Oct 31, 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…

Audience Reviews for Watchmen: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    This was seriously some of the laziest premise work. Falsifaction of actual history. Just lame shit. Just stop
  • 2d ago
    I'm really enjoying the series thus far.
  • 2d ago
    So much more satisfying than that crappy movie.
  • 2d ago
    nerds keep complaining about this dope ass show. trying to vote bomb it doesnt change the fact that this is great in every way. eF the comic book purists, & Fff everyone who's uncomfortable with controversial subject matters presented in the show.
  • 2d ago
    Why bother calling this Watchmen. A few bits referencing the comic, not sure what market they were targeting. If you want something great to watch with messed up super heros, watch The Boys!
  • 3d ago
    I'm guessing that the people who gave this show 1 star haven't watched beyond the first episode. I just finished the fourth, and boy is it good.
  • 3d ago
    A truly stunning achievement equal to HBO's best. Really manages to capture the richness of an alternate history middle America while providing an engaging cast of characters.
  • 3d ago
    IT's joke and made by HBO. Main think story is bad even it have a lot good actors .But trust me it's not worth of you time.
  • 3d ago
    The show is great so far.
  • 3d ago
    Excellent. Characters are well-developed; show is topical; pacing and reveals are masterful; clearly shares DNA with the Alan Moore source material; bests Moore in it's entwining history in this parallel universe, right out of the gates with the Tulsa race riot. Love the references to the comic (not the movie) with the squid showers. Must see TV; best thing on right now.

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