Poll of the Day > Watchmen (2019) is some of the best television ever made *spoilers*

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Doctor Foxx
12/02/19 11:26:18 PM
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Not spoiling anything in this post.

You are missing out if you've passed on the show. This last week was just amazing. Two more episodes left.

If you're watching it then you know

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Metalsonic66
12/02/19 11:53:17 PM
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Meh

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Doctor Foxx
12/03/19 12:05:27 PM
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Metalsonic66 posted...
Meh
No!

Wowwww

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Mead
12/03/19 12:09:45 PM
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Yeah its been freaking great so far

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EvilMegas
12/03/19 12:17:16 PM
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I'll check it. You're tv interests and mine line up quite often.
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Doctor Foxx
12/03/19 12:37:33 PM
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Mead posted...
Yeah its been freaking great so far
Did you see this week's episode because holy fuck that was a wild ride start to finish

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lihlih
12/03/19 12:38:36 PM
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What's the TV show about? Does it have anything to do with the movie?
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Doctor Foxx
12/03/19 1:15:02 PM
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lihlih posted...
What's the TV show about? Does it have anything to do with the movie?
Thank fuck no. That movie...

It follows the original work. but! 30 years after

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EvilMegas
12/03/19 1:37:14 PM
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Hey man, that movie was good!
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Mead
12/03/19 1:40:08 PM
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Yeah I liked the movie too

not perfect but a decent adaptation

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lihlih
12/03/19 1:41:48 PM
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Doctor Foxx posted...
lihlih posted...
What's the TV show about? Does it have anything to do with the movie?
Thank fuck no. That movie...

It follows the original work. but! 30 years after


I fucking love both the movie and the graphic novel. Sucks that it has nothing to do with the movie.

Also, 30 years in the future means none of the familiar characters, I guess. So fuck that nonsense.
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skullbone
12/03/19 1:49:46 PM
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If you love the graphic novel you're doing yourself a disservice by not watching this show.
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Doctor Foxx
12/03/19 2:03:04 PM
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Mead posted...
Yeah I liked the movie too

not perfect but a decent adaptation
Aesthetics and everything that they did in the movie were spot on. It was very well done and held true to the novel in many ways...

But the fact that so many people walked away holding up Rorschach as any ideal or thinking any of the heroes were cool misses the point so dang hard

So does all the merch

lihlih posted...
I fucking love both the movie and the graphic novel. Sucks that it has nothing to do with the movie.

Also, 30 years in the future means none of the familiar characters, I guess. So fuck that nonsense.
Nah there's familiar characters in there. They've done that well. Give it a watch.

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EvilMegas
12/03/19 2:04:27 PM
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Doctor Foxx posted...
But the fact that so many people walked away holding up Rorschach as any ideal or thinking any of the heroes were cool misses the point so dang hard

That's not the movies fault.
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Doctor Foxx
12/03/19 2:05:58 PM
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EvilMegas posted...
That's not the movies fault.
You are right that it's not

The existence of that movie and flashy execution runs counter to the message of the novel and I'm not gonna back down on that

Snyder had Rorschach delivering sincerely exactly what the novel was trying to satirize, and he was given the light of a hero. Which was so far off.

Then there's the ending

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EvilMegas
12/03/19 2:08:38 PM
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I won't disagree, but even with everything that happened, I think the movie did a good job of showing how all of the capes sucked as people. The only time anyone looked "cool" is the prison stuff.
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Doctor Foxx
12/03/19 2:11:49 PM
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EvilMegas posted...
I won't disagree, but even with everything that happened, I think the movie did a good job of showing how all of the capes sucked as people. The only time anyone looked "cool" is the prison stuff.
The show does it a lot better imo.

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ParanoidObsessive
12/03/19 2:16:42 PM
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lihlih posted...
Also, 30 years in the future means none of the familiar characters, I guess. So fuck that nonsense.

This is arguably the real problem - the show is just set in a similar sort of world that extrapolates from the original, but has almost nothing to do with it (other than cameos shoe-horned in to emphasis the connection). You could easily make this sort of show as a unique property that has almost nothing to do with the Watchmen brand at all and there'd be almost no meaningful difference.

For some people, that will be a positive (especially if they like the story being told, and didn't necessarily like or understand the context of the original). For others, it will be a negative (especially if they loved the original story, or find the new story to be pointless, derivative, or not as enjoyable). For Alan Moore, it will probably be an abomination and an atrocity bordering on war crime, but to be fair, Alan Moore hates everyone and everything so he was going to feel that way no matter what it was like (especially because he hates everything DC does with the universe outside of the original story).
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skullbone
12/03/19 2:26:23 PM
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ParanoidObsessive posted...
This is arguably the real problem - the show is just set in a similar sort of world that extrapolates from the original, but has almost nothing to do with it (other than cameos shoe-horned in to emphasis the connection). You could easily make this sort of show as a unique property that has almost nothing to do with the Watchmen brand at all and there'd be almost no meaningful difference.


This is so wrong it's painful
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Doctor Foxx
12/03/19 2:31:32 PM
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ParanoidObsessive posted...
For Alan Moore, it will probably be an abomination and an atrocity bordering on war crime, but to be fair, Alan Moore hates everyone and everything so he was going to feel that way no matter what it was like (especially because he hates everything DC does with the universe outside of the original story).
If you're familiar with how dirty DC did Moore I wouldn't blame him for that at all

ParanoidObsessive posted...
You could easily make this sort of show as a unique property that has almost nothing to do with the Watchmen brand at all and there'd be almost no meaningful difference.
All right someone has definitely not watched this at all

It's a Lindelof show set in the Watchmen universe with existing characters. I'm trusting after watching The Leftovers that he can deliver a well crafted and planned out show. So far Watchmen has exceeded expectations. It's a remix not a reboot. You can enjoy the show with or without the comic knowledge, and if it leads you to the comic you'll only have more of the universe to enjoy with that discovery

The new characters they've introduced are great (lol Red Scare) and the old characters exist. Some even appear regularly.

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Doctor Foxx
12/03/19 2:43:01 PM
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Also. The fucking soundtrack. Haven't had a show scored so well in ages. End credits for the last episode had music chills oooooo

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Mead
12/03/19 2:56:41 PM
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Yeah Trent Reznor killed it

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Doctor Foxx
12/03/19 3:08:54 PM
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Mead posted...
Yeah Trent Reznor killed it
Esteemed country music star Trent Reznor

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Metalsonic66
12/03/19 5:51:41 PM
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Doctor Foxx posted...
No!

Wowwww
I would have been interested in a direct adaptation

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Doctor Foxx
12/03/19 6:36:25 PM
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Metalsonic66 posted...
I would have been interested in a direct adaptation
There are direct events from the comics that are depicted in the show. It's taking place 34 years after the comic and showing how that shaped society, but not everything in the show takes place at the same time. I'm sure there's going to be even more from the comics brought in for the show.

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Metalsonic66
12/03/19 6:39:01 PM
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That's cool

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Doctor Foxx
12/04/19 1:24:16 PM
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Finally got my co-worker to watch it

He's a long time Moore fan that has read the novel through at least a dozen times

He will not shut up about how good it was and he's only seen the first episode lol

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GanonsSpirit
12/04/19 3:03:33 PM
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ParanoidObsessive posted...
This is arguably the real problem - the show is just set in a similar sort of world that extrapolates from the original, but has almost nothing to do with it (other than cameos shoe-horned in to emphasis the connection). You could easily make this sort of show as a unique property that has almost nothing to do with the Watchmen brand at all and there'd be almost no meaningful difference.
Once again PO shoots his mouth off about something he knows nothing about, and is completely wrong.

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Ogurisama
12/04/19 4:12:25 PM
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