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Watchmen Finale Recap: One Doomsday at a Time - Plus, Who Dies?

I might still be woozy from that big blast and the squid blizzard, but… did we actually get all of our Watchmen questions answered in that humdinger of a season finale? Sunday’s episode tied up most of the HBO drama’s remaining mysteries in a pretty, blue bow, leaving just one tantalizing thread that can carry the story into a potential Season 2 if HBO and showrunner Damon Lindelof come to some sort of agreement. All that and the ... more Comments

'Watchmen' Finale Review: Episode 9 Takes Off Its Mask to Reveal a Perfect Ending - Spoilers

Setting aside for a moment the collective power of “Watchmen’s” unmasked story, the symmetry of its ending is absolutely beautiful. A series that begins in Tulsa’s Dreamland Theater ends there. Devastating attacks are happening outside both times Will Reeves (then played by Danny Boyd Jr., now by Louis Gossett Jr.) sits in his cushioned seat, staring above the stage. Over 100 years ago, his mother is nearby, and a century later his granddaughter (Regina King) sits by his side. When he leaves the theater as a boy, his family is about... more Comments

How 'Watchmen' Pulled Off One of the Best TV Seasons of the Decade

The first time Damon Lindelof realized that “Watchmen” — his adaptation/remix/continuation of the groundbreaking 1986 graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons — might actually be a hit was after the pilot debuted at New York Comic Con in October. In the following panel, the 46-year-old writer-producer could tell the audience was connecting with his radical approach: Setting the show in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2019 a... more Comments

What to Watch on TV This Week: 'Watchmen' Season Finale on HBO

Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV. Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, “Watchmen” airs its season 1 finale on HBO, and “The Expanse” returns for season 4 on Amazon. “Michelle Wolf: Joke Show,” Netflix, Tuesd... more Comments

'When They See Us,' 'This Is Us,' 'Schitt's Creek' Lead 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards TV Noms

“When They See Us,” “This Is Us” and “Schitt’s Creek” lead the 25th Annual Critics’ Choice Award noms. This most-nominated trio represents an interesting diversity of platform, with “When They See Us” being from streamer Netflix, “This Is Us” being a broadcast drama (NBC) a... more Comments

Watchmen Recap: Are All of Your Doctor Manhattan Questions Now Answered?

This week’s Watchmen has the chef’s-kiss title “A God Walks Into Abar.” But it could also very easily be called “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Doctor Manhattan But Experience Time in Too Mortal a Fashion to Know How to Ask.” Or, alteratively: “Blue’s Clues.” The big blue guy formerly known as Jon Osterman, as we were repeatedly reminded in this week’s Watchmen, experience... more Comments

'Watchmen' Review: Episode 8 Is a Beautiful Blue Valentine to the Human Condition

So much of what’s made “Watchmen” one of 2019’s best series is how effectively it brings superheroes down to size. From keeping Sister Night (Regina King) grounded in Angela Abar’s perspective to watching a caped crusader (Jeremy Irons) rip one in the middle of his own trial, Damon Lindelof’s adaptation is intent on demystifying the mythical attachment we have to men and women wearing masks. They’re just people, people are flawed, so you h... more Comments

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Didn't Know He Had Another Role in 'Watchmen' Until After He Shot Two Episodes

When Yahya Abdul-Mateen II was cast in “Watchmen,” there was only Cal Abar. In his audition, he read “something from the pilot” and another scene from the second episode “that got cut” — nothing else. During his chemistry tests with Regina King, he was embodying her capable, dutiful, human husband. That role was enticing enough for the “Get Down” and “Us” star, and no one told him to expect any... more Comments

Were Titans Deaths Improbable? Did Fuller House Expand? Seal Team Hook-Up: Yea or Nay? And Lots More TV Qs!

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Watchmen, NCIS: LA, Prodigal Son and ... more Comments

Writers Guild Unveils 2020 TV Award Nominees

“The Simpsons” is leading the way with three Writers Guild of America nominations, followed by two each for “Bob’s Burgers,” “The Crown,” “Dead to Me,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Pen15,” “Russian Doll,” “Succession,” “... more Comments