If You Don't Like My Story, Write Your Own
Watchmen Season 1

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Critic Ratings: 25
Critics Consensus

Guided by the bombastic introduction of the eccentric trillionaire Lady Trieu, "If You Don't Like My Story, Write Your Own" makes for a truly bizarre, highly captivating experience.

Episode Info

Reclusive trillionaire Lady Trieu finally enters the stage with a mysterious offer. With Blake getting closer to the truth of her cover-up, Angela enlists Looking Glass for help. Meanwhile, The Lord trains two new servants.

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
Louis Gossett Jr.
as Will Reeves
Adelaide Clemens
as Pirate Jenny
Tom Mison
as Mr. Phillips
Frances Fisher
as Jane Crawford
Hong Chau
as Lady Trieu
Sara Vickers
as Ms. Crookshanks
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Critic Reviews for If You Don't Like My Story, Write Your Own

Coded language, deceptive truths, and a general aura of mystery dominate the fourth episode of HBO's Watchmen, an altogether perfect thematic drive for a story framed around a false-fronting billionaire.

Nov 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Watchmen could have fallen into the follies of other recent sequels... Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' comics are instead treated with reverence and used to inform the current character's motivations.

Nov 11, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

More like this, please.

Nov 13, 2019 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Watchmen never judges but merely provides opinion which invites debate rather than giving us closure. It remains hugely watchable, openly contentious and consistently entertaining which is what the subject matter demands.

Nov 12, 2019 | Full Review…

What I liked about the "growing a baby thing" was how bizarre it was, how out of step it was from the previous episode's events, which had already deviated from what was established by Watchmen's first two episodes.

Nov 11, 2019 | Full Review…

The TV show has a similar mystery to the original Watchmen comic in the murder of Judd Crawford and Angela's efforts to solve his murder, but the characters around Angela, so far, seem to be opaque.

Nov 11, 2019 | Full Review…

The fourth episode of HBO's Watchmen sidesteps the show's less interesting mysteries in order to spotlight its characters. Filled with references to American comics and Nigerian literature, it tells a potent story of inherited trauma

Nov 11, 2019 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Once again Watchmen gives us a compelling hour of television!

Nov 11, 2019 | Full Review…

This extraordinarily dense episode was about the trauma we inherit with blood, whether we want it or not.

Nov 11, 2019 | Full Review…

At last, four episodes in, we are finally introduced to Lady Trieu, and what an introduction it is. Trieu is powerful and calculated, and that she means business.

Nov 11, 2019 | Full Review…

One thing is for certain, though: Watchmen knows how to keep building, and making it mindbogglingly fascinating in the process.

Nov 11, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

If you're going to create something loopy and over the top, well, you could do a lot worse than what this episode of Watchmen offers. And you could do a lot worse for an intro to that loopiness than the sequence with Lady Trieu.

Nov 11, 2019 | Full Review…