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Old 01-17-2020, 06:24 PM   #1
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HBO's Controversial Watchmen Series Not Returning for Second Season


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"Watchmen" won a loyal following and critical acclaim, as the superhero comics series was adapted into a politically relevant drama about race and the criminal justice system.

But don't look for a second season of the drama, which wrapped up its nine-episode run last month, largely because creator Damon Lindelof isn't interested in doing it.
Lindelof always planned on this being a one-shot series. I didn't care for the strong left political slant or the weekly release format so didn't stick with it for long. Still, it performed fairly well critically and even had some good viewership numbers so people adding this series to the "Go woke, go broke" lists aren't being honest with themselves. It's entirely possible HBO will revisit this universe again.
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Old 01-18-2020, 02:44 AM   #2
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Considering what crap the last two episodes were, I have no desire to see this come back. It was just totally excellent until they got to Dr. Manhattan and then it just turned to mush. It is obvious whoever wrote those last two had no idea what Manhattan was capable of or had even read the comics.

After treating the comics with total reverence, it was shocking to see them totally abandon them for the finale.
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Old 01-18-2020, 04:03 AM   #3
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I cannot say that I was riveted while watching.
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Old 01-18-2020, 04:51 AM   #4
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Man, you can call me an old grumpy ass, but fuck this show. It had some really cool moments, but overall I am happy if they leave it at one season. I just had to put up with too much politics and annoying shit that ruined the potentially cool story. Another season of that would just push me away. It was very cool at times, but also stupid as hell at others times. We should have all left it at the 2009 movie.
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Old 01-18-2020, 07:14 AM   #5
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Damn you fuckers drink a lot of haterade. This was in my second favorite show last year. behind rick and morty. I thought it was original, well scripted, and looked legit AF.

Oh well.....haters will hate.
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Old 01-18-2020, 08:04 AM   #6
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Haters didn't get the show canceled, lol. A lack of LOVERS got the show canceled.

Just because I don't have sex with you doesn't mean it's my fault you're not sexually attractive to people.* The show sucked. Bye.

* Happily married, you pervs. lol
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If this really was a money-winner, HBO would have found a way to get a second season. The fact that they didn't is very telling.
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Old 01-18-2020, 08:59 AM   #8
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Damn you fuckers drink a lot of haterade. This was in my second favorite show last year. behind rick and morty. I thought it was original, well scripted, and looked legit AF.

Oh well.....haters will hate.

I didn't hate it. It just did not hold my attention and I had to force myself to watch it. (I reached episode 3 and thought, nah. Continued anyway).

Just because someone doesn't like something as much as you did, it does not mean that they're a hater. It was a good show... it just lacked something.

Stranger Things Season 3, on the other hand, was pretty good.
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This show didn't get canceled. It ended. Didn't it have the highest ratings of any new series last year?

I thought it was pretty great, and didn't really have a clear political slant, just like the old watchmen didn't.
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This show didn't get canceled. It ended.
lol.

He didn't die, his life just terminated.
You didn't lose, you just didn't win.

lolololololol. Distinctions without a difference.
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Haters didn't get the show canceled, lol. A lack of LOVERS got the show canceled.

Just because I don't have sex with you doesn't mean it's my fault you're not sexually attractive to people.* The show sucked. Bye.

* Happily married, you pervs. lol
The show was never cancelled. It was a one and done series....
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This show didn't get canceled. It ended. Didn't it have the highest ratings of any new series last year?

I thought it was pretty great, and didn't really have a clear political slant, just like the old watchmen didn't.
Yeah. I didn't think it was political at all...It shed some light on the Tulsa Massacre, which I never had any clue was a real event...But I don't think that is "political".
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Old 01-18-2020, 01:49 PM   #13
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lol.

He didn't die, his life just terminated.
You didn't lose, you just didn't win.

lolololololol. Distinctions without a difference.
DId you even watch it? What would the second season be about? What would the plot be when clearly it was made to be 1 season?
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It had some cool moments (OG Hooded Justice origin) but it also mangled the returning characters IMO. I didn't love it, this is probably for the better.
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The show definitely had its moments. Knowing nothing about the comics left me in a steady state of WTF. I enjoyed Regina King's performance throughout.
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DId you even watch it? What would the second season be about? What would the plot be when clearly it was made to be 1 season?
They totally left it open for a second season. We never got to see Night Owl, or hear why he was in Jail. That's a lot of room for a second season there.

Personally, if I was writing the second season, the first thing I would have Jon do is dump Angela for a younger, prettier girl, since that is something he has done several times before.

I also wouldn't have her gain any of his powers, because he's not dead. He didn't die -- no one absorbed his powers in the finale and he's been disintegrated twice before and it didn't kill him, why would it work the third time?

Plus, I would start to flesh out the idea of Mirror Guy replacing Rorschach.

I think trying to tie it back to the comics is a good idea, so you could certainly do some stuff with the first Night Owl and pair that with modern stuff with the new Night Owl.

And how about a new Comedian? Perhaps even with Jeffrey Dean Morgan coming back for some scenes as the original Comedian? How about a Comedian who "sees" the original Comedian talking to him all the time? And you are never sure if it's real or just an imaginary friend?

I could knock this one out of the park.
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Didn't care for it, because I don't really like the whole Watchman series/universe.

They didn't seem like flawed humans vigilantes with (or without) superpowers, they seemed like a bunch of weak willed dickwads with superpowers. If I want to see that sorta shit, I'd watch a taping of the UN General Assembly.
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The show was never cancelled. It was a one and done series....
I'm sure that's what they were saying regarding the potential for a second season had it gone gangbusters like GoT or the like. Suuuuuure.

He didn't die, his life just terminated. -- YOU'RE DEAD.
You didn't lose, you just didn't win. -- YOU LOST.
It wasn't cancelled, it just ended. -- NOT GOOD ENOUGH; YOU'RE OVER.

Distinctions without a difference, and a meaning in each.
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Distinctions without a difference, and a meaning in each.
Yeah, people seem to forget Westworld was supposed to be one-and-done too. If there had been enough money in it they'd have done a second season even if it meant fucking the original show runner and his carefully woven "one shot" plot.
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Haven't seen it.
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