“Watchmen” takes place in an alternative, contemporary reality in the United States, in which masked vigilantes became outlawed due to their violent methods. Despite this, some gather around to start a revolution while others are out to stop it before it is too late, as a greater question rises above them all; who watches the Watchmen?
Join The Shat on TV crew that brought you "Game of Thrones," "Westworld," "True Detective," "American Gods," and "Taboo" as they launch their newest TV venture: "Watchmen" on HBO.
Premise "Watchmen" is the superhero drama television series, based on the DC Comics limited series of the same name created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, created and developed by Damon Lindelof for HBO.
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Ep. 23: Watchmen Final Stand
The voicemailers dominate this final mailbag edition of Shat on TV: Watchmen, with five callers sharing their opinions on everything from Dr. Manhattan to podcasts themselves. Plus, a King Bee critic calls in with an apology.
Newsstand email covers listeners' final thoughts on the season as a whole, key characters, and even an umm ... actually.
Ep. 22: Watchmen - 109 - Newsstand
Based on your letters and voicemail, "Watchmen" Episode 9 hit a home run. The season finale, "See How They Fly," satisfied viewers who wanted a story with few loose ends and a simple resolution. It also fueled tons of conversation about why Angela Abar ate the egg, what Europa meant to Adrian Veidt, and whether Lady Trieu was Trieuly Evil.
Ep. 21: Watchmen - 109 - Deep Dive
The season finale, "See How They Fly," inspired our last, longest and best "Watchmen" Deep Dive. Gene examines whether Doctor Manhattan committed suicide. Roger ponders why Angela Abar was so quick to gobble her magic egg. The King Bee worships at the altar of Ozymandias, and the three rate how well each character was used.
Ep.20: Watchmen - 109 - Instacast
The Shat Crew provide their immediate reactions to the Watchmen season finale: Episode 9, "See How They Fly." The King Bee spotlights Jeremy Irons' exquisite performance as Adrian Veidt, while Roger Roeper says he was satisfied by not impressed. Gene mulls over the possibility Doctor Manhattan committed suicide by Trieu, and we learn the secret identity of Lube Man.
Ep.19: Watchmen - 108 - Newsstand
"Watchmen" Episode 8 focused on Dr. Manhattan and Angela Abar, so we weren't surprised when your letters also centered around the two biggest characters in Damon Lindelof's new TV universe. Email and voicemail sparked conversation about tachyonic antitelephones, whether Topher's being fed mini-bites of blue goodness, and how Adrian Veidt still fits into the story.
Ep.18: Watchmen - 108 - Deep Dive
Episode 8, "A God Walks into A Bar." A Watchmen Deep Dive told in three acts.
Act 1: Gene Lyons explains Dr. Manhattan. Fast forward to Act 2 (34:00) if you don't care about retrocausality.
Act 2: Roger Roeper finds Jesus in "Watchmen." Zip ahead to Act 3 (50:00) if the Bible doesn't interest you.
Act 3: The King Bee explores what Adrian Veidt's persecution in the post-credits scenes tells us about Europa and Veidt's motivations. Oh, and he takes a stab at the horseshoe thing. It's pretty good.
These podcasters age like fine wine
If this podcast was a wine flight...Roger would be a glass of something crisp and bubbly, with a flavor that is all too fleeting; Gene would be a glass of something mellow and full-bodied, with a quality you've come to expect from this brand; and lastly, you have something dry and bold with King B, that brings a refreshing tartness to round out the palate.
On a more serious note, these guys constistently deliver top quality podcasts. They're funny and offbeat. The sound quality is spectacular. And there are no awkward silences or mumbling or talking over one another or excessive monologuing. Or farts.
(P.S. I'm usually a fan of Big D but I think I actually prefer a comic bk nerd's take on this. But then again, I might be biased because I am also a comic bk nerd....)
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