Watchmen - S01E04 "If You Don't Like My Story, Write Your Own" 11/10/2019 *spoilers*

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  1. MikeMar

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    No talk about lubeman yet???

    Gotta be Petey right?
     
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  2. cbrrider

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    Gotta be. Lol.
     
  3. cheesesteak

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    I probably forgot but what's the backstory of Amgela's kids who don't look anything like her or her husband?
     
  4. Rob Helmerichs

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    It's not just her...it seems to be everybody. Probably some kind of nightmare liberal law to integrate families..?
     
  5. caslu

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    Her partner was killed during the White Night massacre and the kids were his, she and her husband adopted them.
     
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  6. Steveknj

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    So at the suggestion of some folks, I went back and watched the movie, which as just okay, mostly boring until toward the end. Then I went back and watch this episode to see if watching the movie helped clarify what's going on here. Not really. There seems to be only passing references to most of the characters in the movie. So, no, the movie didn't help all that much. I'm trying to like this as much as you all and a lot of critics, but I'm just not loving it. I'll give it one more. Maybe as we go along there will be more clarity.
     
  7. MikeMar

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    Without spoiling anything, you really don't need to have read the graphic novel or watched that movie to enjoy this show. They really do explain everything that is needed

    This is probably in my top 5 favorite shows this decade and easily top 10 of all time.
     
  8. Steveknj

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    OK thanks. It was only suggested to me that if I watched the movie I might get a better grasp of what was going on, because the show was (is?) losing me. I guess it's just not my cup of tea. For me it just feels like a confusing mess.
     
  9. Rob Helmerichs

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    It's not confusing because you haven't seen the previous stuff; it's confusing because they let information out at their own pace. But it all comes together eventually.
     
  10. MikeMar

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    It all comes together!
     
  11. Steveknj

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    My issue with this type of thing is always this. How many episodes am I supposed to give a show before that happens in a landscape where there are dozens of shows I want to watch and have trouble finding time to do so. As it was, I put this show on hold for a month because I wanted to watch 5 or 6 other shows I preferred. Obviously for some of you (maybe most of you), the show grabbed you from the beginning and you are willing to give it time. I'm not sure I am. I find myself 20 minutes into the show bored and reaching for my phone. That's why I say, I'm not sure this show is for me. Nothing about it is holding my interest. I'm sticking with it because everyone tells me how great it is. But everyone has told me how great other shows are, and I just didn't see it.
     
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  12. trainman

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    Well, if you don't like this story, write your own.
     
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    If you're not enjoying it at this point, then I would suggest you stop watching it. I don't mean this in a snarky way at all. Personally I enjoyed this series far more when it was confusing and less when it came together. The confusing nature made me think, and I like TV series that I have to spend some extra time thinking about. I feel it is designed to appeal to that sort of viewer.

    I had seen the movie so I knew the basic premise, but only had vague memories of the plot. I rewatched the movie somewhere around half-way through the season -- not because I felt I had to, but because the series made me want to relive the movie experience. The TV series does eventually tell you everything you need to know.
     

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