Watchmen - S01E03 "She Was Killed By Space Junk" 11/03/2019 *spoilers*

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  1. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    And as Mike says, at this point it's hard to tell how much of the confusion is due to not knowing what happened before, and how much is built into their storytelling method (although since I'm not terribly confused and I'm very aware of the original story, I suspect it's probably more the former, although maybe I'm just strange enough to fit into their storytelling style)...

    Look at Mr Robot Season 1, which became more and more confusing until you figured out what was going on, which had nothing to do with any earlier story.
     
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  2. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

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    I don't think this show would be enjoyable for me without familiarity with the original comic but obviously others even in this thread disagree.
     
  3. dimented

    dimented Comfortably Numb TCF Club

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    Understood. But I disagree about it being terrible. I quite enjoyed it.
     
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  4. heySkippy

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    Uh, hello?
     
  5. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

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    A lot of people really like the movie. The people who didn't might be more vocal about it. I might be guilty of that.
     
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  6. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

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    Watchmen is coming from Damon Lindelof of Lost fame, trust me, it's going to be full of (and IME already has been) easter eggs, trivia, buried clues, sure you can just casually view it, get the gist, and probably enjoy it, but he's made a career of deep insightful shows that you can really dig into, for me this really feels a lot like Lost 2.0 and I'm very happy about that.
     
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  7. MikeMar

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    Exactly, you can enjoy the show on the face, but half the fun is week to week going online and fan theories and all that jazz
     
  8. Hoffer

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    I liked the first episode, but didn't get it. A podcast I've already listened to for over a year happened to give background on it the next day. That helped me a lot, and helped me enjoy the show more as well. I understand the show a lot more three episodes in, but I still enjoy listening to the podcasts talk about things. I've never listened to a podcast about a TV show that I can think of. I'm enjoying the whole thing I've got going with this show.
     
  9. Saturn_V

    Saturn_V Now with flavor!

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    Man, I thought that's what killed Westworld. You couldn't watch *without* the YT commentary and theories- and a lot of em' were batsh!t bananas.

    Emergency Awesome! is a good compromise- mostly walk through of the episode easter eggs without wild-arsed speculation.
     
  10. logic88

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    The supplemental material from Peteypedia has more info on that. :)

    https://www.hbo.com/content/dam/hbodata/series/watchmen/peteypedia/03/new-frontiersman.pdf

    And while the supplemental materials does add to the new Watchmen world, I'm not sure how I feel about the need to do outside reading. They really should have found some more ways to incorporate the supplemental materials into the script.
     
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  11. MikeMar

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    Does knowing that John Grisham REALLY have anything to do with the show you are watching? Not really :D
     
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    I was ready to give up after the first episode until I watched a podcast. The series has been getting more and more interesting from there. I still watch the podcast afterward, but on episodes 2 and 3, I pretty much "got it" on most of what was going on. This is one of those shows that you actually have to pay attention to; part of my issue with the first episode was having it playing passively in the background while I was actively working. There's too much going on for that to work.

    My memory of the movie is pretty poor. I'm rewatching it now and enjoying it. Never read the comic. Don't plan to.
     
  14. Tony_T

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    I recently read the comic, and just watched the movie (last time I saw it when it first came out), and the movie pretty much tracks the comic
    except for the plan that Veidt used, and to a smaller degree having Ronald Reagan running for president at the end, not Robert Redford
    so if you want to get the background, as you said, you could just watch the movie
     

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