ORBzine - Watchmen TV Review


Season 1

Watchmen Watchmen [Season 1, Episode 1] It's Summer And We're Running Out Of Ice
Shown 20 Oct 19

The main story is set a couple of decades after the events of the book. Unlike the movie ( Watchmen (2009) ), this uses the Giant Squid storyline.

Det. Angela Abar ( Regina King ) is a costumed hero called Sister Knight. She abducts suspects without a warrant or a Miranda reading, then brutally beats confessions out of them. Real Rorschach stuff, although in this reality the villains wear Rorschach masks so there is a bit of a double standard going on.

Chief Judd Crawford (Don Johnson - Boy And His Dog ) and his wife Jane Crawford ( Frances Fisher ) attend an all-black performance of the stage musical Oklahoma!. This is ironic on a number of levels. The character of Judd Fry, portrayed as a villain, occupies the oppressed level of society in the wild west that would have been reserved for African-Americans.

Adrian Veidt (Jeremy Irons - Dungeons And Dragons ) is living in a remote mansion.

Watchmen Watchmen [Season 1, Episode 2] Martial Feats Of Comanche Horsemanship
Shown 27 Oct 19

"Old Man" Will Reeves (Louis Gossett Jr. - ) turns himself in for the murder. However, Det. Angela Abar ( Regina King ) is not convinced. Her cow-orkers, Det. Looking Glass (Tim Blake Nelson - ) and Red Scare (Andrew Howard - The Outpost ), lead an attack on the trailer park where the 7th Kavalry community lives.

Watchmen Watchmen [Season 1, Episode 3] She Was Killed by Space Junk
Shown 03 Nov 19

Agent Laurie Blake ( Jean Smart ) is head of the FBI's anti-vigilante unit. She takes down rich men playing dress-up, so the world will be safe for ordinary decent criminals.

Predictably, the 7th Kavalry stage an attack on the funeral. Despite the best law enforcement officers being present, only the two females actually do anything.

Watchmen Watchmen [Season 1, Episode 4] If You Don't Like My Story, Write Your Own (52 min)
Shown 10 Nov 19

Watchmen Watchmen [Season 1, Episode 5] Little Fear of Lightning
Shown 17th November 2019

Watchmen Watchmen [Season 1, Episode 6] This Extraordinary Being (61 min)
Shown 24 Nov 19

Watchmen Watchmen [Season 1, Episode 7] An Almost Religious Awe (58 min)
Shown 01 Dec 19

Watchmen Watchmen [Season 1, Episode 8] A God Walks into Abar (63 min)
Shown 08 Dec 19

Watchmen Watchmen [Season 1, Episode 9] See How They Fly (67 min)
Shown 15 Dec 19






Watchmen Watchmen [Season 1 , Episode 1 ]
Shown th November 2019

Reviewed in our special supplement Watchmen