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[HBO Series] Watchmen

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Xerobull, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة
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    Adrian has been great.
     
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    Traditionally, pilot episodes almost always suck...
     
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    really? i thought the pilot was epic
     
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    A lot of the Watchmen fans did not like that Rorschach's Journal was conscripted by a KKK-like group. They didn't like all the "race stuff" injected into the show despite the comic book being extremely political. They accused the show for being too "woke". After the first episode, YouTube was inundated with crying fanboys saying they were offended. They started to boycott eh show.

    After that first episode, Watchmen was no longer trending because a lot of people dropped the show. Little did they know, this is the Watchman sequel series they always wanted.
     
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    Yeah I thought it was boring (albeit with some mystery). But mostly just ordinary people playing dress up.
     
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    That's pretty much what was going on in the original Watchmen story.......
     
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    Finally watched the first six episodes over the past week. This show is sublime. It’s been 20+ years since I read the original books so it’s fun to try to remember and juxtapose to the series. I just hope HBO doesn’t pull their usual and either gay it up too much or rush the last season out when it comes.
     
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    LOL, you sure you watched that last episode?
     
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    I mean the last episode involved a black married man with a kid barebacking his blonde interracial superhero sidekick. We've had episodes of just straight up man ass like in the mirror room or butler clone dicks. The human body is a work of art and all but I'm not sure how much gayer they can already go if the show hasn't passed your threshold already.

    I think the show is great though and the visual storytelling from the last episode was seamless. The world building has been phenomenal as well.
     
  10. Xerobull

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    @Andre0087 @London'sBurning Two grown men in the 1940s getting it on doesn't shock me. It happened.

    If EVERYONE in the 1940s was gay, that's a HBO show.
     
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    Best hall n Oates song

     
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    Not sure how I feel about the ending. The "twist" is a little too much.
     
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    I think Angela was summoning hooded justice in that scene and that HJ and Dr. M had a romantic relationship in the past. Maybe that was obvious to everyone and I'm just slow.
     
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    Is There Life on Mars???

    SO AWESOME!
     
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    What an episode. So many call backs in this episode. Knowing what we know now, it's incredible how much the show writers were hinting right in front of us! Remember the title of a past episode, A God Walks into a Bar... Right in front of us man.
     
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    Hj and dr M? How are you getting that from?
     
  17. tallanvor

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    it was jsut my guess. why would angela know him? I figured she was in HJ memory mode. Could be wrong.
     
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    Nice. This would actually make more sense to me. Doesn't seem believable that Angela could have been this conniving, since she seems genuinely clueless to everything she's discovered since the beginning of the series.
     
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    It's fun to watch this show with my wife. She skipped the first episode, saying, "I'm not going to watch that," rather dismissively. After I saw it, I gave her a meaningful look: "You really better see this." She's multiracial and the theme really resonates with her. Beyond that, it's just solid storytelling....although I hope the Ozymandias scenes have a better payoff than the NYC flashbacks.

    Good stuff.
     
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    Did they kind of pointedly hint that Ozymandius is Lady Trieu's father and that he's actually inside the golden statue, or maybe turned into the golden statue or is that me imagining things?

    Only two episodes left in the season.
     
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