Watchmen

Episode Info
Season: 
Season 1
Aired: 
Friday, March 6, 2009 - 7:30pm
Channel: 
Bravo!
Study Guide: 

Based on the 1985 graphic novel, WATCHMAN is a complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the "Doomsday Clock"-which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union-is set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion-a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers-Rorschach glimpses a wide ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future.

Their mission is to watch over humanity. but who is watching the Watchmen?