Watchmen: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

Bold and bristling, Watchmen isn't always easy viewing, but by adding new layers of cultural context and a host of complex characters it expertly builds on its source material to create an impressive identity of its own.



Critic Ratings: 106


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User Ratings: 6936
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Regina King
as Det. Angela Abar/Sister Night
Jeremy Irons
as Adrian Veidt
Don Johnson
as Judd Crawford
Tim Blake Nelson
as Det. Looking Glass
Adelaide Clemens
as Pirate Jenny
Tom Mison
as Mr. Phillips
Frances Fisher
as Jane Crawford
Sara Vickers
as Ms. Crookshanks
Jean Smart
as Laurie Blake
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Critic Reviews for Watchmen Season 1

All Critics (106) | Top Critics (30)

Lindelof has turned it into a stunningly cinematic look at white supremacy, policing and race in the US. Watchmen is mystifying but hugely entertaining, if deeply troubling.

Dec 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Based on the episodes I've seen, it's too early to tell whether Lindelof can make the show's enigmas pay off in a satisfying way, but so far, I'm ready to give him the chance.

Oct 24, 2019 | Full Review…
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Lindelof's work will either add up to the coolest, most intricate dramatic series this side of Westworld or the biggest swing-and-a-miss in recent television history.

Oct 23, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

An energetic, unruly show with a very concise and ambitious objective.

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Watchmen is a thrilling and scintillating series that is sure to find armies of fans, old and new, who will undoubtedly be besotted.

Oct 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Sunday night on HBO, I saw something I thought I'd never see on television: the depiction of a dark day in American history that not many know about-the Tulsa massacre.

Oct 25, 2019 | Full Review…
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By honoring the past, but moving the property forward, the new Watchmen, created by Damon Lindelof, became one of the year's best television series.

Dec 18, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Watchmen is not just a deconstruction; it is a celebration of what superheroes can be, and you have to love comics to be able to create content like that.

Feb 6, 2020 | Full Review…

There's a lot going on in Watchmen. Actually, there's too much, a surplus of narrative, too many three-minute set pieces that don't advance the story, and way, way too many flashbacks.

Jan 30, 2020 | Full Review…

Watchmen encapsulates the weariness of Black America, our wounds healing just enough for the scabs to be torn off again.

Jan 5, 2020 | Rating: A | Full Review…

This show transcends more than time, it transcends boundaries, it breaks the nerd ceiling and transports people into the narrative just beyond Jupiter - and people are not scared whatsoever of the climate and new world.

Dec 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Because Lindelof doesn't confuse fidelity with loyalty, and is not afraid to manifest his own contemporary voice, he finally manages to capture Moore's spirit. [Full Review in Spanish]

Feb 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Watchmen: Season 1

  • 10h ago
    Ambitious, important, and with great plot ideas, Watchmen creates a constant interest in what is going on throughout the show. But sadly it does not have the action choreography scenes needed for the show not to feel like a drag. It treats its audience as dumb by giving too much exposition that is sadly confused with character development. Once the main plot points are explained, the show loses its edge and unless you are totally immersed with the characters, you are getting ready for a lullaby of sorts.
  • 13h ago
    I dont understand why people are giving it low rates...
  • 17h ago
    Exciting, important and relevant due to its heavy themes, such as racism, besides having an excellent episodes direction by Nicole Kassell, Stephen Williams, Andrij Parekh, Steph Green, David Semel and Frederick E.O. Toye, a brilliant and impeccable script by Damon Lindelof, Nick Cuse, Lila Byock, Christal Henry, Carly Wray, Cord Jefferson, Stacy Osei-Kuffour, Claire Kiechel and Jeff Jensen, beautiful visual effects and exceptional performances by his stellar cast, composed of Regina King (who shines in her role), Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Andrew Howard, Tom Mison, Sara Vickers, Louis Gossett Jr., Jeremy Irons, Jean Smart and Hong Chau, Watchmen consolidates itself as one of the best superhero series of all time and one of the best, if not the best, series of this last decade
  • 5d ago
    Una serie recomendad para aquellos quienes aman la accion y los buenos dialogos, con una trama increible
  • 5d ago
    Awesome show. Most people who don't like this either hate Lindelof or don't like it that Regina King is playing the lead. Believe me, it's a great show.
  • 6d ago
    Beautiful direction, cinematography, costumes, fx, and writing. In my opinion, anyone who judged this negatively did not appreciate how beautifully it all tied together in the last 3 episodes. That being said, a second season would only disservice this neatly tied together package.
  • 6d ago
    Fabulous in all respects. Chellenging, mind-bending, relevant and completely original while paying homage to and building on the foundation of the source material. Brilliant. HBO has another amazing hit. I found this much more gripping than the other one um... His Dark Materials. Anyways, 5-star TV!
  • Feb 10, 2020
    Meh, if I wanted to be bored and uncomfortable I would go to mass.
  • Feb 10, 2020
    Bad. Very disappointing. Could have been something great.
  • Feb 10, 2020
    Fantastic. Well paced and well written, with great acting. I hadn't read the comic, and it seems like many of the viewers who are rating it on the lower end had the comic as background. Coming to the series fresh I think it is fantastic TV.

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