If You Don't Like My Story, Write Your Own
Watchmen Season 1



Critic Ratings: 29
Critics Consensus

Guided by the bombastic introduction of the eccentric trillionaire Lady Trieu, "If You Don't Like My Story, Write Your Own" makes for a truly bizarre, highly captivating experience.

Episode Info

Reclusive trillionaire Lady Trieu finally enters the stage with a mysterious offer. With Blake getting closer to the truth of her cover-up, Angela enlists Looking Glass for help. Meanwhile, The Lord trains two new servants.

Cast & Crew

Jeremy Irons
Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias
Don Johnson
Judd Crawford
Jean Smart
Laurie Blake
Tim Blake Nelson
Looking Glass
Christie Amery
Ms. Crookshanks
Frances Fisher
Jane Crawford
Tom Mison
Marcos Maez/Mime
Sara Vickers
Erika Manson/Marionette
Adelynn Spoon
Emma Abar
Lily Rose Smith
Rosie Abar
Hong Chau
Lady Trieu
James Wolk
Senator Keane
Edward Crook
Mr. Phillips
Stephen Williams
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Critic Reviews for If You Don't Like My Story, Write Your Own

Coded language, deceptive truths, and a general aura of mystery dominate the fourth episode of HBO's Watchmen, an altogether perfect thematic drive for a story framed around a false-fronting billionaire.

Nov 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Helping matters, to little surprise, is Regina King, who is very much the emotional lynchpin of Watchmen. It's also enormously fun to watch her shifting dynamic with Laurie [Jean Smart].

Nov 11, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Well, this was a weird one.

Nov 11, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Both Angela and Lady Trieu's daughter's experiences with the past in this episode reminded me of Transparent's second season, which explored how trauma is passed down via genetics.

Nov 11, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

A show this guilty of Bad Vertigo Comics syndrome should count itself lucky it has enough going on visually and narratively to power through such undeservingly ostentatious scripting.

Nov 11, 2019 | Full Review…

[Hong] Chau makes the third leading woman who is forty or older to enter Watchmen, and she's every bit as wonderful, calculating, and intimidating as Regina King and Jean Smart.

Nov 11, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

We see fairly early on in episode four that she's [Lady Trieu] connected to these events and somehow they are connected to Angela's newly discovered grandfather as well.

Jan 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Watchmen is shaping up to be possibly the finest show of 2019. It has hit a little under the halfway point, the pins are being set up and knocked down at the bat of an eye, and it just keeps getting more and more clever every week.

Dec 27, 2019 | Full Review…

As great as the world-building is, and as much as I love watching all these great actors chew scenery at each other, I'd really like to get back to thematic storytelling.

Nov 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Now that Sister Night, Laurie Blake, and the rest of the Tulsa PD are all firmly within one another's orbit and testing one another, things are starting to get weirder and more intense in the best of ways.

Nov 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Watchmen has seamlessly blended world building while keeping the story puttering along, and they keep up this momentum in Episode Four.

Nov 11, 2019 | Full Review…

The fourth episode of HBO's Watchmen sidesteps the show's less interesting mysteries in order to spotlight its characters. Filled with references to American comics and Nigerian literature, it tells a potent story of inherited trauma

Nov 11, 2019 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…