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Re: Watchmen (TV Series)

Postby the finger genius on Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:54 am

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Re: Watchmen (TV Series)

Postby Nate Dort on Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:33 pm

Don't skip the post credits scene on E8.

I noticed that Veidt is reading Fogdancing. That's the same book that the Clark lady was reading before Lady Trieu came to visit them and buy their land. Kinda strange for Veidt to be reading it, considering he killed the author.
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Re: Watchmen (TV Series)

Postby Nate Dort on Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:23 am

Some speculation on my part:

The egg symbolism was all over E8. Doc M makes one at the table in Vietnam with Angela. He mentions the chicken/egg paradox while he's walking on the pool. Angela throws the egg carton to the ground in the kitchen.
Doc M is going to make another egg, put his powers in it, and Angela is going to eat it. He explained how that's possible at the table in Vietnam. She'll become Doc M.
E8 is basically him showing her how to use his powers. He tells her that she needs to see him walking on water, for later. He makes a pit-stop in the kitchen to make some stuff float, and she sees that. He blows up some heads.
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Re: Watchmen (TV Series)

Postby cneutron on Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:11 pm

Nate Dort wrote:Some speculation on my part:

The egg symbolism was all over E8. Doc M makes one at the table in Vietnam with Angela. He mentions the chicken/egg paradox while he's walking on the pool. Angela throws the egg carton to the ground in the kitchen.
Doc M is going to make another egg, put his powers in it, and Angela is going to eat it. He explained how that's possible at the table in Vietnam. She'll become Doc M.
E8 is basically him showing her how to use his powers. He tells her that she needs to see him walking on water, for later. He makes a pit-stop in the kitchen to make some stuff float, and she sees that. He blows up some heads.


Yeah man, I think you nailed this.
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Re: Watchmen (TV Series)

Postby the finger genius on Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:57 pm

I was thinking the same thing, except I think maybe the egg / seed is already in her - they showed Jon and Angela fucking a lot. He also said something about how he wouldn't give someone his powers without their consent when she asked if their kids would be half god, so I'm wondering how that plays out (or if it was already covered and I missed it.)
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Re: Watchmen (TV Series)

Postby thegrandtour on Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:24 pm

This show is wonderful.
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Re: Watchmen (TV Series)

Postby Nate Dort on Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:07 pm

Nate Dort wrote:I'm calling it now: "Lube Man" is Petey.


One of the peteypedia docs about Fogdancing from this week seem to confirm my theory.

...wearing his gas mask and skin-tight silver suit shimmering with SPF-666...

...they all coat themselves in SPF-666 gel...


The other memo also hints at something happening after the attack at Angela's house:

The morning after the calamity in Greenwood, the dust has settled but our nerves have not. Martial law remains in effect throughout the city as Haz-Mat teams continue to collect the remains of Unidentified Subjects #1 and #2 (the conspicuous absence of REDACTED and REDACTED give us an indication as to the identities of the remains, but given their condition, DNA testing will be required) while the other corpses are intact and once removed from the wreckage, should be more readily identified. One of them may be Agent Blake.


Wreckage of what? Absence of what?
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Re: Watchmen (TV Series)

Postby llllllllllllllllllllllll on Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:44 pm

I’m probably going to finish the next couple of episodes and everything but I’m checking out now.
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Re: Watchmen (TV Series)

Postby blackmarket on Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:39 am

llllllllllllllllllllllll wrote:I’m probably going to finish the next couple of episodes and everything but I’m checking out now.


Yeah, me too. Ep 6 was amazing television, but 8...WTF was that? Lindelof can come up with some interesting ideas now and then, but he never sticks the landing.
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Re: Watchmen (TV Series)

Postby cneutron on Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:46 pm

That ruled.
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Re: Watchmen (TV Series)

Postby jimmy two hands on Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:08 am

Didn't care for it at all.
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Re: Watchmen (TV Series)

Postby GrantMcNeilly on Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:09 pm

Ending was solid, although a cop out when compared to the graphic novel, which had a clear message, while the tv show simply made both trieu and cyclops the bad guys and killed them both. The whole romantic dr manhattan ending was a bit corny but they made up for it with the hilarious way Veidt got taken in (I really loved that, but I will acknowledge that comic book Veidt would never allowed himself to get snuck up on like that, Rorschach tried that if I recall) and the last few scenes with Angela about to walk on water.

I don't think there should be a sequel, but there's enough there that there potentially could be, which I think is kind of amazing. I've never thought of Watchmen as a potential superhero "universe" a la Batman and stuff, but the show really made me see the potential for it, which I think is really neat.

That said, if they made another one it would be a bit pointless, already the storyline here was toothless compared to the activist stance of the comic and i'm not sure they could keep that up for more than one season.
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Re: Watchmen (TV Series)

Postby blackmarket on Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:20 am

The series finale felt clunky and a bit generic in how the show ultimately resolves. 2/5 overall for the show.
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Re: Watchmen (TV Series)

Postby Nate Dort on Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:55 pm

They tried to cram too much into that last episode, and left a lot unresolved. It felt rushed.

Still, I really enjoyed the series overall.
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Re: Watchmen (TV Series)

Postby dipsophonic on Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:18 pm

Nate Dort wrote:They tried to cram too much into that last episode, and left a lot unresolved. It felt rushed.

Still, I really enjoyed the series overall.


Agree big time on that front.

I felt like they managing the build ups and reveals really well, and then bllaaaaaah.

This seems to happen with a lot of promising shows for me.
Feeling like things could have wrapped so much better with just one extra episode of time.

Also, still very much enjoyed it.
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