Watchmen

Season 1 | Cast |

Watchmen is an HBO series created by Damon Lindelof. It acts as a continuation of the original graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore, considered to be one of the great literary works of the 20th century. As with the comic, the TV series tells the tale of a world where costumed vigilantes and even super humans are real and the dramatic effect they have on it, altering the course of history as we know it. It is both a critique and a love letter to the comic book superhero zeitgeist, a psychological exploration of what might compel a person to develop an alter ego and punish evil.

Where the source material was entrenched in the Cold War drama of the 1980s, the 2019 version uses the still very relevant sociopolitical issues of racial injustice and ideological strife in modern America as its backdrop. Specifically in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where once again, various weirdos in masks are caught in between a web of murder, conspiracy, and looming disaster. The clock's ticking.

This show is dark and intense, fun and unpredictable, disturbing and thought-provoking, like the comic. However, it's not content to simply ride the coattails of the original, thankfully including its own story, characters and setting. While something of an odd beast, Watchmen still manages to offer a lot for both die-hard fans of the graphic novel and those who are new to the material.

Season One

1.1 It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice
1.2 Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship
1.3 She Was Killed by Space Junk
1.4 If You Don't Like My Story, Write Your Own
1.5 Little Fear of Lightning
1.6 This Extraordinary Being
1.7 An Almost Religious Awe
1.8 A God Walks into a Bar
1.9 See How They Fly

Cast

Regina King (Angela Abar)
Tim Blake Nelson (Looking Glass)
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Cal Abar)
Andrew Howard (Red Scare)
Tom Mison (Mr. Phillips)
Sara Vickers (Erika Manson)
Jeremy Irons (Adrian Veidt)
Louis Gossett Jr. (Will Reeves)
Frances Fisher (Jane Crawford)
James Wolk (Senator Joe Keane)
Dylan Schombing (Topher Abar)
Adelynn Spoon (Emma Abar)
Jean Smart (Laurie Blake)
Don Johnson (Judd Crawford)
Jacob Ming-Trent (Panda)