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  • Turd Ferguson
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    As a person who has not read anything or watched the movie, it is still quite enjoyable. However, I’m not a viewer who gets mad over this type of confusing plot. My parents are more like that, but they’re enjoying it almost as much as I am.

    Big fan of Better Call Saul, Sex Education, Barry, BoJack Horseman, and, especially, Survivor

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    kellis
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    Finally started watching it and…

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    As a person who has not read anything or watched the movie, it is still quite enjoyable. However, I’m not a viewer who gets mad over this type of confusing plot. My parents are more like that, but they’re enjoying it almost as much as I am.

    To be fair, I read the series and watched (maybe half-watched) the movie and it’s still pretty out-there, so it would only be able to get you so far.

    I’m loving it so far. My only disappointment is that I’ve lost hope that they secretly cast Justin Theroux as Doctor Manhattan so we could see his giant blue wang.

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    Stegeo
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    Good for Hong Chau for getting all these solid guest spots on TV. I did not expect her to be on this ep and she was good. I’m still confused as to where this show is heading, and whether it’s a limited or actual series. It does remain visually stunning (production design included) ofc. I also find Irons’ storyline boring af.

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    puck05
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    Even though it’s not boring, it’s a slow paced show so I’m very excited how the story will move forward. Every new episode raises new questions.

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    vinny
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    THIS SHOW. A+ EPISODE. I’m hooked.

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    thatnerdgreg
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    Once again I think this show is great. This was a really strong introduction for Hong Chau. She perfectly fit in and did some great and intriguing work. AV Club’s rview made mention of how this show now has three actresses over forty years old who have been given the opportunity to play strong main characters here, and I believe that’s admirable. Comic book and superhero stories have always been more male centered, so it’s great to see these women who usually wouldn’t be given much of a showcase in this kind of story getting what they deserve. King, Smart, and Chau all deliver, just like the rest of the cast. Veidt has somehow gotten even creepier than before. We’re getting more of an idea of what’s going on with him each week, and while there’s still a lot of mystery to his role in all this, it appears we’re getting somewhere. We still have plenty of other question marks though. A big one is Gossett Jr. This episode started to reveal a bit more about him while adding even more mystery to his role at the same time. I hope he can get a big episode soon, cause I really like what I’ve seen of him, even if we haven’t seen too much of him yet. If this show keeps remaining true to the spirit of Watchmen, I’m guessing we’ll only start to really understand everything in the last two episodes, which is fine by me, as the show keeps me guessing in a way that’s genuinely fun. I’m excited for next week, as it appears Tim Blake Nelson will be leading that episode. He hasn’t had a particularly big showcase yet, but I’ve find him to be quit enjoyable and engaging so far, so I’m ready to see more of Looking Glass. Something that I’ve enjoyed so far is the minor characters, such as the couple we saw at the beginning of this episode. The original comic did a good job of giving the common public’s viewpoint, and it seems like the show is following that guideline, although seemingly to a lesser degree so far. I’m still very unsure of if they’ll call this a series or miniseries. If they go for miniseries, they’ll likely do better in nominations, but I can still see them making an impact on the race of they go series. The fact that HBO hasn’t said what the show is yet is intriguing. Could they be trying to keep things under raps? Are they discussing if there’s a way to continue the show after this season? Has any show entered the Globes as a series or miniseries but then ended up campaigning as the other option when it came to the Emmys? And I’m not talking about something like Downton Abbey or Big Little Lies, I’m talking about the same season being placed in different categories. Anyway, besides that, I’m still really enjoying Watchmen, and I hope the show keeps up the solid entertainment.

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    kellis
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    Even though I’ve never seen or read anything regarding the original movie and books, I’m in love with this show. It has a bit of a pacing issue, but other than that, everything is great: the acting, direction, music, production design, etc; and in no way does it deserve the audience scores it’s getting. The mix between comedy and drama is also a perfect fit, as well as the way it deals with racial issues. I’m stanning King all season long so beware everyone. Smart is great and I absolutely loved Chau’s introduction. Irons’ plot line I could care less about though. So far, this is my favorite show of the season (aside from Unbelievable).

    In regards to the awards placement, I think they’ll do Drama at the Globes but wait to see how The Outsider does in January to see if they should ship it to Limited. But then again, I don’t know if I see King sticking with this project for some reason and this feels like a one-season show so maybe it goes Limited regardless.

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    She perfectly fit in and did some great and intriguing work. AV Club’s rview made mention of how this show now has three actresses over forty years old who have been given the opportunity to play strong main characters here, and I believe that’s admirable.

    Chau looks so young wow good for her

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    Chau looks so young wow good for her

    I wouldn’t have guessed it either. I just looked Chau up, and apparently her actual age is unknown, but listed as either 39 or 40.

    Anyway, I’ve seen some people comment that their not a fan or Iron’s story. Despite being a big fan of his scenes, I understand. It’s the most confusing and nonsensical part of the show so far, especially if you don’t know the original story. There’s a few lines and elements of Jean Smart’s role that could confuse people who didn’t read the comic or watch the movie, but for the most part people will understand her. Irons’ story is so out there and seemingly unconnected to the rest of the plot that it’s confusing even for people who know his character from the comics and film. But that clearly seems intentional, and I personally find the surreal nature of it all to be very entertaining and interesting. It seems like the preview for next week is hinting that his plot’s about to have a big change, which feels appropriate since it’ll be the halfway mark of the show, and I want him to get involved (or if he already is, reveal his involvement) with the rest of the story. I think Irons’ character and story will be more easy to appreciate when they make it clear just what exactly is going on with him. Irons and the show as a whole make me think of the first season of Westworld, as they’re very mysterious and people will likely be able to have a greater enjoyment of them once they have a greater understanding by the end. This actually could make the show having such an early release an advantage. Once it ends, it’ll be able to sit with voters for awhile so that they can think back on it all and be able to understand things more clearly than they did when they first watched it, thus liking it better. If the show was debuting near the end of eligibility, it might not have that advantage.

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    Owl-Always-watching
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    #1203175113

    Show was conceived as limited series. However Lindelof ‘was open to continue series. He stated that in an interview. But season one has a definite resolution n not left in cliffhanger. I don’t see why hbo wouldn’t want to continue it

     

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    Tyler
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    I don’t see why hbo wouldn’t want to continue it

    ratings?

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    Lindelof said that if ratings are well and people like it then there can be a second season. It looks like it achieved both two so I wouldn’t be suprised when HBO announces a second season. Though they wouldn’t tell immediately if it’ll be a continuation or a new story.

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