Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own.
Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws and must embrace the nostalgia, Detective Angela Abar investigates the reemergence of a white supremacist terrorist group inspired by the long-deceased moral absolutist Rorschach.
In an October 2019 interview in Paste Magazine, showruner Damon Lindelof said that the "American Hero Story" show that many characters watch is an affectionate parody of several series by Ryan Murphy, especially his "American Crime Story" and "American Horror Story" shows. In that interview Lindelof also said that they had originally planned to have Murphy himself cameo on the show as the creator of "American Hero Story," but that didn't end up happening. Both "American Horror Story" and "American Hero Story" are often abbreviated "AHS" in their promotional materials, and they also share a main cast member: Cheyenne Jackson, who plays American Hero Story's version of Hooded Justice, has also appeared as multiple characters in several seasons of American Horror Story. See more »
Throughout the entirety of season 1, many characters are saying "calvary" instead of "cavalry" when referring to the Seventh Kavalry. See more »
Each episode title appears onscreen as a sign or in the background of a scene. See more »
THE BAD REVIEWS NEVER UNDERSTOOD WATCHMEN TO BEGIN WITH
I have heard 2 arguments as to why this show is bad. One of them is that this isn't a faithful adaptation to the source material and the easy response is to say IT ISN'T. This show is not an adaptation of the graphic novel, it is a continuation that has brought the themes to modern times. The second argument I hear is that it is too political and too "woke" and if you think that, you never understood Watchmen. The Watchmen graphic novel is INCREDIBLY political commentary regarding Nixon-era politics and if you didn't see that then you need to re-read it. A lot of people also complain that Rorschach is now the face of a white supremacist movement and that should make complete sense, if you read the graphic novel and thought Rorschach was someone to look up to or was the hero of the story, I'm sorry but you're an idiot. This show is incredibly well made and acted with fantastic writing that stays true to the themes of Watchmen while adding new context to apply to a modern audience. If you dont want to watch a show with themes that actually matter regarding racism, don't watch this. If you actually understood the graphic novel, this is the show for you.
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