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Title: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: 54 on Saturday 14 September 2019, 09:52:48 AM
Figure this is likely worthy of its own thread.

https://youtu.be/-33JCGEGzwU
Title: Re: Watchmen
Post by: TBG on Saturday 14 September 2019, 10:35:01 AM
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The final Watchman
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Post by: kingkerouac on Saturday 14 September 2019, 01:55:58 PM
Figure this is likely worthy of its own thread.

https://youtu.be/-33JCGEGzwU
Looks good.
Did I ever tell anyone about when I lived a couple of streets away from Alan Moore?
Title: Re: Watchmen
Post by: Troll on Friday 18 October 2019, 04:26:45 PM
This is getting really good reviews.
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Post by: Groo on Tuesday 22 October 2019, 01:08:18 PM
very good opening episode.

Never read the books, only ever watched the movie, so surprised how completely different it is to the movie.
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Post by: Si on Tuesday 22 October 2019, 01:24:01 PM
First episode was very interesting, tons of potential. Hope we get some backstory for the history in one of the episodes.
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Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 22 October 2019, 02:07:04 PM
I’m going to get Now TV for this when more episodes are out, looks great.
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Post by: YankeeToon on Tuesday 22 October 2019, 04:11:46 PM
very good opening episode.

Never read the books, only ever watched the movie, so surprised how completely different it is to the movie.

This is set 30 years after the movie/book, so it's all fairly new even if you've read them. The only main difference (Major spoilers for the movie/book, trivial spoilers for the episode)

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Beyond that, book readers are pretty much in the dark about why things are the way they are now.

Title: Re: Watchmen
Post by: Conjo on Tuesday 22 October 2019, 08:24:56 PM
Didn't understand the ending of the first episode at all. Hope I wasn't supposed to :lol:
Title: Re: Watchmen
Post by: Si on Wednesday 23 October 2019, 09:02:52 AM
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/21/arts/television/watchmen-tulsa-race-riot.html
Title: Re: Watchmen
Post by: Village Idiot on Wednesday 23 October 2019, 02:56:43 PM
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/21/arts/television/watchmen-tulsa-race-riot.html

Thanks for this, I watched the first episode yesterday and I wondered how historical that scene was, since I had never heard of the episode before (granted, I'm not a yank despite spending some years living there).

The fact the attackers had a plane bombing the blacks seemed a bit fantasy-like, but apparently that did happen. Wow.
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Post by: Si on Wednesday 23 October 2019, 03:09:19 PM
Me too, was genuinely shocked it was on that scale. Dreadful that it's not more well known.
Title: Re: Watchmen
Post by: B-more Mag on Wednesday 23 October 2019, 05:54:28 PM
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/21/arts/television/watchmen-tulsa-race-riot.html

Thanks for this, I watched the first episode yesterday and I wondered how historical that scene was, since I had never heard of the episode before (granted, I'm not a yank despite spending some years living there).

The fact the attackers had a plane bombing the blacks seemed a bit fantasy-like, but apparently that did happen. Wow.

Me too, was genuinely shocked it was on that scale. Dreadful that it's not more well known.

I'm pretty certain I didn't learn about it until I was out of college. College experiences will differ, but I'm willing to bet it's still not widely taught in primary schools. And that is just insane.
Title: Re: Watchmen
Post by: Troll on Wednesday 23 October 2019, 06:17:59 PM
So what exactly is this?  Retelling of the same story?  Sequel?  Different story in the same universe?
Title: Re: Watchmen
Post by: Si on Wednesday 23 October 2019, 06:20:08 PM
Sequel set years after I think, not sure how closely they will tie everything back after one ep.
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Post by: Troll on Wednesday 23 October 2019, 06:26:05 PM
Sequel set years after I think, not sure how closely they will tie everything back after one ep.

Is it a sequel to the book or the movie?
Title: Re: Watchmen
Post by: Si on Wednesday 23 October 2019, 06:27:06 PM
Sequel set years after I think, not sure how closely they will tie everything back after one ep.

Is it a sequel to the book or the movie?
That I'm not sure of as it feels like both after one ep. Anyone else know?
Title: Re: Watchmen
Post by: Village Idiot on Wednesday 23 October 2019, 06:34:54 PM
It looks like book to me, given the

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Title: Re: Watchmen
Post by: Si on Wednesday 23 October 2019, 06:36:56 PM
:thup:
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Troll on Sunday 3 November 2019, 06:23:06 PM
No idea where the story is going or how they're going to bring Ozymandias and Dr Manhattan together with the stuff in Tulsa, but thought the first two episodes were excellent.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Si on Sunday 3 November 2019, 06:26:49 PM
First two episodes have been amazing, it could so easily disappear up it's own arse but if it doesn't we are in for some top drawer television.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 5 November 2019, 03:31:40 AM
Excellent again.  Jean Smart deserves an Emmy for that episode.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: kingkerouac on Thursday 7 November 2019, 01:43:00 PM
Have to admit, I'm loving it.
TV that treats people like grown ups..
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Si on Thursday 7 November 2019, 01:46:39 PM
It's really good stuff so far.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: LoveItIfWeBeatU on Tuesday 12 November 2019, 09:42:01 PM
I wonder if people who haven't seen the film/read the book have a clue what's going on (well even less of a clue than those who have seen/read)?

Ozymandias, Dr Manhattan, etc haven't really been explained.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 12 November 2019, 09:46:04 PM
It is a sequel.  I'm glad they just jumped right into it instead of explaining stuff we already know.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Pandamninator on Tuesday 12 November 2019, 11:27:04 PM
First two episodes have been amazing, it could so easily disappear up it's own arse but if it doesn't we are in for some top drawer television.

That is the inevitable outcome, Damon Lindeolf permanently exists in that state.

Doesn't mean that it won't be quality still.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: YankeeToon on Tuesday 12 November 2019, 11:29:34 PM
I think it's definitely written under the assumption that most viewers will be at least passingly familiar with the source material. There's a whole lot that would make no sense otherwise.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Troll on Monday 18 November 2019, 03:48:16 PM
This is the best thing on tv right now.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Ian W on Monday 18 November 2019, 04:21:06 PM
Could someone update the title (or tell me now) when it’s all online? Then I can subscribe for one month.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Troll on Monday 18 November 2019, 04:28:59 PM
Could someone update the title (or tell me now) when it’s all online? Then I can subscribe for one month.

Season finale due on December 15th.  Would definitely watch the movie or (preferably) read the book first.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Ian W on Monday 18 November 2019, 04:37:04 PM
Cheers.

I’ve done both, but not for a while. Might have a refresh first.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Si on Tuesday 19 November 2019, 01:42:18 AM
This week's was brilliant, loving this.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Nobody on Tuesday 19 November 2019, 12:18:53 PM
Well this is bloody excellent :thup: Watched the first four episodes last night, had to stop myself from putting the fifth one on at 2 am.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Si on Tuesday 26 November 2019, 01:41:15 AM
f*** me this week's episode was unreal. This is getting better each week, so good.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 26 November 2019, 02:19:13 AM
This is up there with the likes of True Detective, The Wire, and Game of Thrones as one of the best ever debut seasons.  It really is that good.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Si on Tuesday 26 November 2019, 02:25:48 AM
That last episode man, they directed the f*** out of it. I was hooked, next week is a long time coming.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: kingkerouac on Tuesday 26 November 2019, 01:50:29 PM
Best show on TV at the moment, imho.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Si on Tuesday 26 November 2019, 09:55:52 PM
@Mike @Beren sound off please. This is that good.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 26 November 2019, 10:04:56 PM
This is Worm levels of good so far.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 26 November 2019, 10:55:39 PM
This is Worm levels of good so far.

:lol: See. Stop that s***.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 26 November 2019, 11:40:48 PM
:lol:  Just watch it.  The hentai can wait.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Si on Wednesday 27 November 2019, 10:07:19 AM
Mike it good. It very good.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Beren on Wednesday 27 November 2019, 11:01:10 AM
:lol: I started ep 1 when I was super tired and felt immediately lost. I need to re-read the graphic novel before I start this.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: mouldy_uk on Wednesday 27 November 2019, 02:32:11 PM
Episode 6 was excellent, really enjoyed it.

I've seen the Watchmen film from a few years ago but never read the original comic source material, so some things are a bit lost on me. However, having a certain amount of mystery is one of the appealing things about it so far and they do seem to be joining up a lot of the dots as the series progresses.

I would also recommend the official podcast that explains quite a bit about the show and includes the writer and exec producer Damon Lindelof.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Troll on Wednesday 27 November 2019, 03:20:59 PM
Episode 6 was excellent, really enjoyed it.

I've seen the Watchmen film from a few years ago but never read the original comic source material, so some things are a bit lost on me. However, having a certain amount of mystery is one of the appealing things about it so far and they do seem to be joining up a lot of the dots as the series progresses.

I would also recommend the official podcast that explains quite a bit about the show and includes the writer and exec producer Damon Lindelof.

Only major difference between the book and the movie is

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Apart from that, the film is basically a scene for scene retelling.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Troll on Monday 2 December 2019, 05:28:54 AM
I had no idea, but someone on Reddit successfully guessed  (https://www.reddit.com/r/Watchmen/comments/dwlub7/i_believe_we_have_already_seen_doctor_manhattan/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf) this week's reveal.  This show has all the world building and attention to detail Lost did, but none of the tediousness. 
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Si on Monday 2 December 2019, 11:56:10 AM
This show is f***ing unreal, it's so well written and plotted.  Honestly man it's close to having a perfect season not long left if they pull it off I'm in awe.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Ian W on Monday 2 December 2019, 12:07:44 PM
Looking forward to queuing it all up over Christmas.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Conjo on Monday 2 December 2019, 07:52:44 PM
First episode I was like wtf. I'm still a bit wtf so far but it seems like the backstory is spoon fed pretty well as we go along so I'm not that worried about not understanding anything as I assume what I don't understand will be told later on. No need for any previous knowledge of the universe for anyone doubting whether to watch it or not. Don't believe what the basement dwellers may tell you about nerdy comic book lore, you're fine without it.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Troll on Monday 2 December 2019, 07:54:53 PM
Completely disagree.  You'll enjoy it a lot more if you've read the book or at least seen the movie.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Papavasiliou on Tuesday 3 December 2019, 12:20:10 PM
Another great episode.

For every question answered there seems to be two more asked. Really hope they can wrap these things up without having to push things over into a second season.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: YankeeToon on Tuesday 3 December 2019, 03:32:24 PM
Supposedly this story arc is structured as a complete one-season story, no cliffhanger ending.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Beren on Tuesday 3 December 2019, 04:12:41 PM
Supposedly this story arc is structured as a complete one-season story, no cliffhanger ending.

If it's popular enough you can near enough guarantee they'll shoehorn a loose end to spin out a second season.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 3 December 2019, 05:26:55 PM
Supposedly this story arc is structured as a complete one-season story, no cliffhanger ending.

If it's popular enough you can near enough guarantee they'll shoehorn a loose end to spin out a second season.

Or maybe a different story set in the same world, like Fargo.  I hope there's another season, this has been the best show in ages.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Si on Tuesday 3 December 2019, 05:57:59 PM
Supposedly this story arc is structured as a complete one-season story, no cliffhanger ending.

If it's popular enough you can near enough guarantee they'll shoehorn a loose end to spin out a second season.

Or maybe a different story set in the same world, like Fargo.  I hope there's another season, this has been the best show in ages.
Oh that's a good shout, I want more however they do it.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Dokko on Tuesday 3 December 2019, 06:05:27 PM
Episode 7 is up there with any episode of any TV ever made. So much fell in to place. Storytelling of the greatest ability.

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PS: I hated the film, realising now that it was probably down to that I didn't understand it and thought it was going to be something else. So glad I gave this a chance.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 3 December 2019, 06:29:11 PM
Find any list of the greatest comics/graphic novels of all time, and Watchmen will be at the top, but it was always considered unfilmable.  The movie was basically a scene by scene remake, but it just didn't work, the screen was the wrong medium for that story.  If you like the show, give the book a chance, even if you're not into comics.  It's a lot deeper and thought provoking than the typical stuff.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: LoveItIfWeBeatU on Tuesday 3 December 2019, 09:15:47 PM
The music (including cover versions) has been a big part of the enjoyment of this series.

https://www.menshealth.com/entertainment/a29516167/watchmen-season-1-soundtrack-songs/

Supposedly this story arc is structured as a complete one-season story, no cliffhanger ending.

That's great to hear.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 3 December 2019, 09:18:09 PM
The music (including cover versions) has been a big part of the enjoyment of this series.

Life on Mars (@Mike!) at the end of the last episode.   :sweetjesus:
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: LoveItIfWeBeatU on Tuesday 3 December 2019, 09:24:33 PM
The music (including cover versions) has been a big part of the enjoyment of this series.

Life on Mars (@Mike!) at the end of the last episode.   :sweetjesus:

I presume that version was by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross but the cover versions don't appear on the series soundtracks.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 3 December 2019, 09:28:04 PM
Looking Glass theory.

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Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Beren on Monday 9 December 2019, 04:41:29 PM
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Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Troll on Monday 9 December 2019, 05:26:45 PM
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“I would never pass my abilities on to someone without their consent.  I suppose I could transfer my atomic components into some sort of organic material. If someone were to consume it they would inherit my powers.”

“So you can put them in this egg, and if I ate it I could walk on water?”

Seems obvious to me, but this show doesn't feel like it'll pick the obvious choice.

The backstory about Europa was cool.  Was surprised to discover that Adrian isn't in prison, and went there voluntarily.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Beren on Monday 9 December 2019, 05:37:01 PM
I'm not following. Why would that require her to see him on the water?
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Mike on Monday 9 December 2019, 05:39:12 PM
How many eps left?
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Troll on Monday 9 December 2019, 05:41:12 PM
How many eps left?

1.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Troll on Monday 9 December 2019, 05:43:45 PM
I'm not following. Why would that require her to see him on the water?

Maybe she sees him not floating later (or someone else floating) and that's how she realises he's transferred his power.  It's definitely something that's happened to him in the future that he's already seen, and those lines means it's probably something to do with transferring his power.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Beren on Monday 9 December 2019, 05:49:06 PM
That would be an unsatisfying rationale IMO
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Post by: ikri on Monday 9 December 2019, 07:31:56 PM
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Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Si on Tuesday 10 December 2019, 02:54:51 AM
I love this show. Gutted there's only one left.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: kingkerouac on Tuesday 10 December 2019, 09:05:41 AM
The best show I've seen for a long time.
Did I ever tell you all about my encounters with Alan Moore when I lived in Northampton?
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Si on Tuesday 10 December 2019, 09:06:19 AM
No, go for it.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: kingkerouac on Tuesday 10 December 2019, 09:18:48 AM
I lived in an area called Poets Corner.
It was about 15 minutes walk into town to the local comic shop.
So I would pop into the shop on my way into town.

It was a pretty well stocked - as good as Forbidden Planet used to be on Percy Street in the 90s.
One day, I was in there, browsing through a few books, when I felt a shadow behind me, and turned to face a huge (6' 3") hulking, hippy bloke.
He was dressed all in black with a silver Crow topped cane, and had huge silver rings on all of his fingers.
The 2 guys serving behind the counter went into 'Yeah, this happens every day' mode.
Yes, it was Alan Moore himself.

All I could say was 'Excuse me, mate' as I brushed past to get out of the shop.

Been kicking myself ever since that I didn't engage the man in conversation.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Dokko on Tuesday 10 December 2019, 05:57:34 PM
https://qz.com/quartzy/1732050/why-alan-moore-wants-nothing-to-do-with-hbos-watchmen/

Complicated. Really, should it have been made?
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 10 December 2019, 06:01:58 PM
https://qz.com/quartzy/1732050/why-alan-moore-wants-nothing-to-do-with-hbos-watchmen/

Complicated. Really, should it have been made?

Yes.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 10 December 2019, 11:16:27 PM
If they pull off the ending, this is going to top Chernobyl for me.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: LoveItIfWeBeatU on Wednesday 11 December 2019, 12:23:42 AM
I presume everyone watched the latest episode to the end of the credits?
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Si on Wednesday 11 December 2019, 12:32:48 AM
Only by chance was on my ohone during credits or I'd have missed it.
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Post by: Shak on Friday 13 December 2019, 11:13:51 PM
Caught up on all of this, it’s brilliant. Really disliked the movie but glad I gave this a chance. The music in it is wonderful, really adds so much to the show.

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Post by: Troll on Friday 13 December 2019, 11:24:36 PM
I think that's the point with Dr Manhattan.  Moore was always trying to show what superheroes would be like in the real world.  Masked vigilantes like Batman end up being psychopaths like Rorschach, and people with the power of Superman/Thanos are barely even human anymore and completely unrelatable.

Absolutely guarantee Dr Manhattan will be back.  He's almost omnipotent and won Vietnam on his own, there's no way he gets taken out by some Klansmen.
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Post by: Beren on Friday 13 December 2019, 11:36:13 PM
Caught up on all of this, it’s brilliant. Really disliked the movie but glad I gave this a chance. The music in it is wonderful, really adds so much to the show.

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Post by: Troll on Monday 16 December 2019, 03:31:20 AM
That was a perfect season of tv.  Every single episode was good.
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Post by: Mike on Monday 16 December 2019, 03:32:36 AM
Will marathon over the holiday week.
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Post by: Si on Monday 16 December 2019, 06:16:39 AM
f***ing clever b******'s did it. s*** that was glorious television. The writing across the season was ridiculous, not sure a show has managed to break my heart and exhilarate me as much as this did.

Can't spoiler the quote so will post later but this episode had one perfect line that summed up the whole series.



Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Troll on Monday 16 December 2019, 03:42:44 PM
Three of the main cast are Oscar winners.  Are there any other shows that come close?
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Post by: Beren on Monday 16 December 2019, 11:16:27 PM
Episode 9

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Post by: LoveItIfWeBeatU on Tuesday 17 December 2019, 12:08:48 AM
I enjoyed the series. I'm pleased it had an actual ending.
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Post by: Si on Tuesday 17 December 2019, 12:20:11 AM
Episode 9

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I f***ing loved it.
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Post by: kingkerouac on Tuesday 17 December 2019, 07:22:41 AM
I read that Lindelof would make it a 'closed' ending, but if anything, that ending definitely leaves the door open for more.
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Post by: Beren on Tuesday 17 December 2019, 12:27:28 PM
Episode 9

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I f***ing loved it.
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Post by: Si on Tuesday 17 December 2019, 12:49:35 PM
:thup: those are fair points.
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Post by: kingkerouac on Tuesday 17 December 2019, 01:53:35 PM
Definitely the best thing I've sen on TV for a few years.
I hope Lindelof gets talked into a 2nd.
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Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 17 December 2019, 02:03:01 PM
Got this queued up for Christmas :thup:
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Post by: Troll on Tuesday 17 December 2019, 03:46:53 PM
I'm not sure what I want to happen with future seasons.  It wrapped everything up neatly, but left us a couple of hints of what could come next.  I think want it to follow Fargo and True Detective and have the next season set somewhere else in a different period of time.  Completely new cast, except for maybe Angela and Veidt.
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Post by: Conjo on Tuesday 17 December 2019, 10:49:31 PM
As good as you'll ever manage to end a series. You will always get people who either think it's too slow or too fast. I'm not reading a novel, I'm watching a series to not have to think so much and to be entertained, and I was.
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Post by: Dokko on Wednesday 18 December 2019, 11:19:52 AM
Peaked at ep 7. All just came together, brilliant stuff. Last 2 eps dived a little, wasn’t as impressed but appreciated it had a story to finish off. A lot of the time with shows like this the journey is better than the destination.

Not sure on a 2nd season, though leaves it open to follow on from that ending, which I don’t think would be right, but what people will clamour for and be disappointed when delivered. Go back 20 years or go forward, some cast pulled through, not all.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: LoveItIfWeBeatU on Saturday 28 December 2019, 08:06:27 PM
The music (including cover versions) has been a big part of the enjoyment of this series.

Life on Mars (@Mike!) at the end of the last episode.   :sweetjesus:

I presume that version was by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross but the cover versions don't appear on the series soundtracks.

The "Life on Mars" cover is included on "Watchmen: Volume 3 (Music from the HBO Series)" by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Wednesday 15 January 2020, 08:25:22 AM
that was f***ing astonishing tbh :lol:

echo beren somewhat with the last ep not feeling somehow as "good" as the rest but i think that's largely down to them doing the main reveal in the ep8

i mean honestly, that was lindelof?  everyone's favourite s*** sandwich maker :lol:

make more of that pls, however the f*** they do it just make moar
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Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Wednesday 15 January 2020, 08:28:18 AM
oh one thought about it as well, i mean it's alluded to in many comic book adaptations/movies/shows etc. but that's the first time i've watched something and thought the rationale behind wearing masks for the protagonists felt real and held a genuine element of peril for the them (inc. the police wearing them etc.), just brilliantly done
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: cubaricho on Thursday 16 January 2020, 10:30:44 PM
No second season.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Troll on Thursday 16 January 2020, 11:03:29 PM
Fair enough.  I'd like more, but how often do we watch a tv show and say it should have ended after season one?  Takes balls to actually do it.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Si on Thursday 16 January 2020, 11:06:21 PM
No second season.
f***. But it'll always be perfect I guess.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Keggy_Keagal on Friday 17 January 2020, 12:00:39 AM
Made up there's no second season. Was very conflicted about Watchmen (for a number of reasons) before it started but think they really captured lightning in a bottle. 

Also there's a degree of irony to HBO not doing the show without Lindelof.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Yorkie on Friday 17 January 2020, 12:28:51 AM
No second season.

Was considering giving this a go having seen folks raving about it on here. This just sealed it.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Papavasiliou on Friday 17 January 2020, 10:22:12 AM
Listening to Lindeloff on the podcast for it, it was clear he wasn't just going to agree to do a second season straight away.

He was pretty adamant he wouldn't even consider it until he had a decent workable idea and that it might take him years to get to that point.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Shak on Friday 17 January 2020, 10:54:31 AM
Figured the second season would be dodgy, so much of what made the show was the sense of mystery and finding out who the characters were as we went. A second season with the same characters would have been a letdown.

If they ever do another season it should be set in a different time period and have an entirely new set of characters.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: LoveItIfWeBeatU on Friday 17 January 2020, 01:00:02 PM
I'm also pleased there will be no second season.

A story can have a beginning, a middle and an end. Too many TV series have a beginning, a middle but no idea how to end. The only reason they go on is for money reasons not narrative reasons.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Shearergol on Friday 17 January 2020, 01:19:35 PM
Made up there's no second season. Was very conflicted about Watchmen (for a number of reasons) before it started but think they really captured lightning in a bottle. 

Also there's a degree of irony to HBO not doing the show without Lindelof.

No mate, that was the witcher
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: kingkerouac on Sunday 19 January 2020, 11:52:09 AM
I'm also pleased there will be no second season.

A story can have a beginning, a middle and an end. Too many TV series have a beginning, a middle but no idea how to end. The only reason they go on is for money reasons not narrative reasons.

I've heard rumours that HBO are planning on treating Watchmen as a 'True Detective-style' movable feast of a show.
So we could see a continuing season but set in a different time and location with focus on other characters.

It's possible...but having said that, season 2 of True Detective was s****.
Title: Re: Watchmen - Game of Throne's Rules Apply Herein
Post by: Groo on Sunday 19 January 2020, 03:25:55 PM
I'm also pleased there will be no second season.

A story can have a beginning, a middle and an end. Too many TV series have a beginning, a middle but no idea how to end. The only reason they go on is for money reasons not narrative reasons.

I've heard rumours that HBO are planning on treating Watchmen as a 'True Detective-style' movable feast of a show.
So we could see a continuing season but set in a different time and location with focus on other characters.

It's possible...but having said that, season 2 of True Detective was s****.



Fargo does the same thing and so far every season has been good.