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Old 06-19-2020, 02:06 AM   #1
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HBO's Watchmen Is Free To Watch This Weekend For Non-Subscribers

HBO's Watchmen Is Free To Watch This Weekend For Non-Subscribers

HBO is offering its hit series to non-subscribers for a very limited amount of time.

HBO's hit series Watchmen--a spiritual sequel to the critically-acclaimed DC comic of the same name--is coming to a TV near you, even if you don't subscribe to the network. However, you will only be able to watch it this weekend.

From June 19-21, HBO will offer all nine episodes of the series on and free on demand through your cable provider. You will not need an HBO subscription to access these episodes. This is part of the network's initiative to highlight "Black experiences, voices, and storytellers" to coincide with Juneteenth--the commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

On June 19, HBO and HBO Latino will run a marathon of Watchmen as well, beginning at 1 PM ET/PT, with the final episode airing at 8:45 ET/PT.

Executive producted by Damon Lindelof (The Leftovers) and starring Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk, The Leftovers), Watchmen takes place in the modern-day universe set up by the comic book. Here, masked vigilantes are considered criminals, and the police hide their identities. The series also revolves around the 1921 Tulsa Massacre, where white residents of the city attacked and murdered black residents of the wealthy Greenwood District--which was called Black Wall Street.

The show primarily follows King's character, Angela Abar AKA Sister Night, as she uncovers secrets from the world that connect to Dr. Manhattan, Silk Spectre, Ozymandias, and even some of the members of the original vigilante group The Minutemen.

Watchmen was GameSpot's #1 TV show of 2019, as the series told its own stories set within a defined and very protected comic book universe, all while adding so much more to the world. Sadly, there probably won't be a second season, as Lindelof has stepped away from the show. He gave HBO his blessing to move forward, but that is unlikely to happen as "it would be hard to imagine doing it without Damon involved in some way," explained HBO's programming chief, Casey Bloys.
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Old 06-29-2020, 03:15 PM   #2
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I had some issues with the series but I thought it ended strong and didn't regret watching it.
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Old 06-30-2020, 01:43 AM   #3
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I tend to avoid TV shows based off Comics, I normally can't take changes from the comic to any adaption, even cartoons versions, it probably be better if it wasn't based off of watchmen and it's own thing.

Like Preacher TV vs Comic is no contest and the comic is 10000000 times better. I get that they can't do certain things in the comic in a TV show, like the inbred descendant of Jesus, but ugh, the new story stuff just made me not care, felt like filler from a anime.

I didn't mind Legion season 1, but then season 2 was more of the same so I just stopped watching. I liked how they did Shadow King, one of my favorite X-men villains. When everyone was guessing who the villain was, I already knew, it was pretty obvious. lol
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