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“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 ventur ...
 
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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" ab…
 
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. This New…
 
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. Finally, the Shat boys e…
 
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 but not impressed. Gene mulls over the possibility Doctor Manhattan committed suicide by Trieu, and we learn the secret id…
 
"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…
 
Episode 8, "A God Walks into A Bar." A Watchmen Deep Dive told in three acts. Act 1: Gene Lyons, a man who took two semesters of physics at Arizona State University, attempts to explain the string theory and bootstrap paradox of Dr. Manhattan's existence while also arguing that Will Reeves destroyed Cyclops on his own. Fast forward to Act 2 (34:00)…
 
The Shat Crew provide their immediate reactions to Watchmen Episode 8, "A God Walks into A Bar." Roger hails it as possibly the best episode yet, while Gene marvels at how the storytelling took him from rejection last week to absolute adoration this week. Plus, Adrian Veidt gracefully slips back into the story, and Roger announces the creation of t…
 
Man, did we piss some people off! Listeners write in about what we got wrong with the Episode 7 Deep Dive, what we got right, and what the heck is happening at the Millennium Clock. Hear why Roger feels like he's Doctor Manhattan, and discover the link between Watchmen, Star Wars, and Nietzsche. Experience Gene's encounter with "black girl magic vo…
 
Episode 7, "An Almost Religious Awe" delivered the biggest plot twists we've seen so far, but were they overly telegraphed? And are they true to the "Watchmen" spirit? Our seventh "Watchmen" Deep Dive dissects some of the decisions made by Damon Lindelof's team as The King Bee busts out some Reflectatine and Gene Lyons explains why Episode 7 is the…
 
The Shat Crew provide their immediate reactions to Watchmen Episode 7, "An Almost Religious Awe." Gene rolls his eyes at the flood of I-told-you-so tweets coming after the big blue reveal, and Roger spots Trieu tech in the Seventh Kavalry hideout. Also, Dr. Lyons explains mnemodialysis and begins to worry we might have an Avengers-type showdown on …
 
Thanksgiving weekend be damned; we just can't stop talking about "Watchmen!" True to the excess of holiday binging and Black Friday shopping, this supersized Newsstand edition is overflowing with listener mail and voicemail. We'll explore whether Looking Glass is the worst cop ever, how Nostalgia works, Lady Trieu's secrets, Jehovah's Witnesses, Th…
 
Episode 6, "This Extraordinary Being" rewrote the book on flashback episodes and introduced a second powerful origin story, unmasking Hooded Justice and daring to explore the rage of the marginalized and the phenomenon of benevolent racism. Our sixth "Watchmen" Deep Dive outlines seven big reveals, breaks down the music used in the episode, and sco…
 
You complained, and we listened! The Instacast is back! The Shat Crew provide their immediate reactions to Watchmen Episode 6, "This Extraordinary Being." The King Bee focuses on Will Reeve's Magic Maglite, and Gene Lyons explores how Hooded Justice's origin story shows us there are myriad sides to every story. Have a quick listen, write us at host…
 
Episode 5, "Little Fear of Lightning" set our sights on "Watchmen" fans' favorite character: Looking Glass. It's a master class in illustrating an origin story while also answering loads of questions. Our fifth "Watchmen" Deep Dive outlines two big reveals: who is behind the Seventh Kavalry and where is Adrian Veidt? This episode also explores: how…
 
It's bonus weekend episode of "Shat on TV" dedicated to your listener mail! This Newsstand edition covers new theories on where, when, and why Adrian Veidt is imprisoned; what fell from the sky; whether Judd Crawford faked his own death; and who Lube Man really is. Join The King Bee and Gene Lyons for a quick rundown of all the listener mail we cou…
 
"Watchmen" Episode 4, "If You Don't Like My Story, Write Your Own," wasn't filler. It was a funneling of far-flung ideas and characters into a more concentrated storyline, powered by notions of legacy and reckoning. Our fourth "Watchmen" Deep Dive asks "what's with all the eggs?" while exploring baby-making, Ozymandias' escape plans, and whether ch…
 
Listeners filled up the mailbag, so he's a bonus episode of Shat on TV to cover your letters. This Newsstand edition covers whether Judd Crawford's dead, steampunk junk, tons of cast notes, the Turner Diaries, Skip Gates' true claim to fame, how "Watchmen" stacks up against "Game of Thrones," the tomato tree, Adrian Veidt's mention of the Seventh C…
 
"Watchmen" Episode 3, "She Was Killed By Space Junk," completed the world building portion of the HBO series and shifted into the business of pushing the plot forward with showrunner Damon Lindelof's trademark depictions of nihilism, loneliness, and brutality. Our third "Watchmen" Deep Dive outlines the tragedy of the second Silk Spectre, Lori Blak…
 
"Watchmen" Episode 2, "Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship," painted a sweeping landscape while amplifying echoes of the Alan Moore graphic novel that spawned this HBO series. Our second "Watchmen" Deep Dive unearths secrets behind Judd Crawford's death, Adrian Veidt's timeline, and Will Reeves' powerful connections. This episode also explores: …
 
"It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice" brought HBO's vision of the "Watchmen" universe to life in a fearless and dark premiere, sparking some serious conversations and painful discoveries. Our first "Watchmen" Deep Dive covers everything from the 1921 Tulsa Race Riots to what raining squid says about reality as a whole. This "Shat on TV" episod…
 
"Watchmen" debuted on HBO, bringing race wars, authoritarianism, violence, and the complexity of Damon Lindelof's storytelling to a hungry audience. This Instacast recorded just minutes after "Watchmen" aired, highlights the histories, characters, mysteries, and key themes. Hear King Bee's wacky theory on the man in the wheelchair. Roger tells us w…
 
We've rounded up everything you need to know before watching HBO's "Watchmen" and boiled it down to less than 30 minutes. Find out what Don Johnson, Regina King, Louis Gossett Jr., and Robert Redford will bring to the show, plus discover some secret identities you might not expect. Why are the cops wearing masks? Will we see Dr. Manhattan? What hap…
 
The Shat on TV crew that brought you "Game of Thrones," "Westworld," "True Detective," "American Gods," and "Taboo" launch their newest TV venture: "Watchmen" on HBO. “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…
 
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