34 Details In HBO's 'Watchmen' Episode 1 You Might Have Missed | Pop Culture Decoded

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  • Published on:  Monday, October 21, 2019
  • The first episode of HBO’s “Watchmen” series continues the celebrated story of the graphic novel. Taking place 34 years after the events of the original, the first episode of “Watchmen” has numerous references and subtle allusions to the 1986 graphic novel. Rorshach, Minutemen, Mars, and so many squids — this episode has everything. We dissect all the clues and analyze their hidden meanings, right down to the smallest detail.

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    34 Details In HBO's 'Watchmen' Episode 1 You Might Have Missed | Pop Culture Decoded
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  • Jonathan Reed

    Jonathan Reed

     7 days ago

    I love the graphic novel and tried to watch the show -- it's AWFUL. It has absolutely nothing to do with the original material and is just an excuse for more SJW propaganda. The Tulsa massacre, while tragic, has nothing to do with the Watchmen story and was included purely for value-signalling purposes. This show is garbage.

  • ComedyTragedy


     7 days ago

    To be fair, Nixon was never impeached in our reality either

  • ComedyTragedy


     7 days ago

    Love the video but I wish you would refer to the original as comic books since they were 12 issues of comic books before they were a graphic novel

  • darpachief


     14 days ago

    ⚠️Tulsa Massacre ⚠️

  • ringo barooka

    ringo barooka

     14 days ago +1

    Thank you for this 👤☺🐙

  • Rashad Smith

    Rashad Smith

     14 days ago

    What happened to the black child that the little boy was holding after the Tulsa Massacre?

  • SteveDave227


     14 days ago +6

    Also, the title of the show, "Watchmen" is very similar to the title of the original graphic novel, "Watchmen".

  • Bryce Fryar

    Bryce Fryar

     14 days ago +5

    Did he really call it a riot and 100 dead?! Wow.... It was a massacre and the estimated dead don’t start at 100, they start at 1000. Where the heck did he get these numbers from?

    Oh wait a minute........why am I even asking?

  • Andrew Netherton

    Andrew Netherton

     14 days ago +4

    The 1921 boy/2019 old man character's name is William Reeves, indicating he's a descendant of Bass Reeves.

  • Cody Purvis

    Cody Purvis

     14 days ago

    You didn’t do any research at all real research the squid attack in New York was a hoax.

  • Buttercookie Cinnamini

    Buttercookie Cinnamini

     14 days ago

    Thank you.

  • prettypepsterful


     14 days ago +1

    why is no one talking about how race is “reversed?” Like the Oklahoma musical was all black ppl, there were tons of black ppl in the city, and Angela has three white kids. I’m assuming they’re adopted but it’s reversed like white ppl adopting black kids. Is it really an alternate reality or just a lot of black ppl in Tulsa???

  • tiptopper da grasshopper

    tiptopper da grasshopper

     14 days ago +7

    Drop of blood in the eggs she was cracking.

  • John Frum

    John Frum

     14 days ago


  • Adam Anglin

    Adam Anglin

     14 days ago +1

    The sheriff played in Oklahoma.

  • Bob P

    Bob P

     14 days ago

    "As much as I feared that this series, which departs significantly from the Alan Moore canon, would be weighed down by the usual PC nonsense, I never imagined its very first episode would revel in visceral anti-white sentiment and Leftist Id-expression fantasies. If we extrapolate from this show’s first episode, HBO’s Watchmen may turn out to be the Left’s spin on the imagined future events of The Turner Diaries. At a minimum, the 2019 Watchmen series appears to be a continuation of what we have seen to an alarming degree in the past year or so: an acceleration of the cultural normalization of various Leftist positions which, cumulatively, form the new culture war against whites:

    The curtailing of free speech for non-liberal whites;
    The failure to distinguish white supremacy from White Nationalism and white identitarianism;
    The categorizing of White Nationalism as “terrorism,” from which constitutional due process will not be required;
    The notion that possessing certain thoughts and beliefs (not just acts) are sufficient to make one guilty of “terrorism”;
    The continuous, surreal rewriting of history to fit Wakandan-like fantasies;
    The framing of history as that of White Rage – that is, of whites perpetually victimizing and inflicting pointless violence upon non-whites;
    The depiction of black bodies as innocent, and relatively agentless, victims of the white patriarchy."

    MAX WEST • OCTOBER 22, 2019 • 4,400 WORDS

  • Everyone has an opinion

    Everyone has an opinion

     21 days ago

    So, Jud is corrupt?

  • Matrim Helmsgaard

    Matrim Helmsgaard

     21 days ago +2

    You forgot a pretty important detail. The show is super woke and has next to nothing to do with Watchmen.

  • Tim Bagwell

    Tim Bagwell

     21 days ago +2

    Such a good pilot episode. Didn't realize the opening and closing sheif shot though so thanks!

  • Junkiana


     21 days ago +4

    Riot? It was a massacre!