Open Channel: Should Watchmen Get a Second Season?

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Something impossible happened last night. A continuation of one of the most seminal comic book series of our time—which already defied a lot of lofty expectations by swiftly becoming one of the best pieces of television this year—stuck the landing. The finale of Watchmen was so good, in fact, it has us thinking: do we

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Doctor Manhattan Has Brought Watchmen’s Story About Time Full Circle

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As a young boy, Watchmen’s Jon Osterman had no idea that he would one day grow up to be the closest approximation of a god that anyone would ever live to see or that he would fundamentally alter the course of history in nearly unimaginable ways. But this week’s episode posits the idea that for all of his superhuman…

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A Jaw-Dropping Watchmen Just Revealed Its Most Important Origin Story

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The lives of each and every single one of Watchmen’s characters is part of a larger story about how the world is on the verge of becoming an even more wildly dangerous place. But what few characters understand is how the roles they’re going to play in the events yet to come were defined by moments from their past that…

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Watchmen’s Captain Metropolis Tried to Make Things Right in the End

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Watchmen’s recent glimpse into the origins of American superheroism profoundly changed the overall arc of the show and intertwined the HBO series with the comic in unexpected ways. But as fascinating as the show’s exploration of the past was to see on screen, there’s more to the story of Hooded Justice and Captain…

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Sure Seems Like One of Watchmen’s KKK Villains Is Donald Trump’s Father

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This week’s episode of Watchmen told the story of Hooded Justice, the first American masked vigilante. It detailed how he ushered in an era of superheroes by dedicating himself to an ongoing crusade to rid New York City of the Cyclops, an organization of KKK members plotting to sow chaos amongst the city’s black…

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Watchmen’s Nicole Kassell Opens Up About Paying Homage and Breaking Free From the Comics

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Watchmen became a different kind of show following Agent Laurie Blake’s introduction earlier this season, but after this week’s episode, the show has transformed once again. Despite the series’ shifts into new forms, executive producer Nicole Kassell recently explained to us that as wild as things have become for…

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The Truth About Watchmen’s Present Lies in the Past

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Each episode of Watchmen has carefully introduced us to its heroes and villains in a way that fleshed out this strange, hyper-violent world of masked cops all the while keeping the series’ deeper truths just out of focus enough to make the mystery being told riveting. Eventually, the time comes when all good mysteries…

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Watchmen’s Next Episode Looks Like It Will Change Everything

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Watchmen’s intricate story about intergenerational trauma, police brutality, and a world forever changed by Ozymandias’ twisted plan to bring about peace has been shrouded in a mystery that’s begun to make more sense with each and every episode. With only four installments left to go this season, Watchmen’s entering…

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