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By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Meta-superhero show is deep, violent, challenging.

TV HBO Drama 2019
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age 15+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 12+

Watchmen review

I thought it was an amazing adaptation of a graphic novel. After I watched it myself I invited my 13 year old to watch it. It’s a great show for anyone above the age of 12. I would say this only due to the complexity of the plot. Younger children might be bored
age 13+

A superhero show that has Christian representation!

A superhero story about complex and moral decisions. Lots of bloody fight scenes and a couple of sexual references, but, nothing a 13 year old can't handle. It also has positive representation of Christians! I would let any 13 year old watch this show.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (5 ):

This ambitious series attempts to tell a very different, complex American story in which masked heroes play a significant part. It's interesting that it arrives at a time when superhero content is the dominant form of entertainment in America. Watchmen feels a lot like some of producer Damon Lindelof's other work -- Lost and The Leftovers, specifically -- in that it weaves together a variety of storylines, genres and points of view into an incredibly elaborate story. With a strong cast and a seemingly fearless storytelling style, Watchmen could become as legendary as the classic it's based upon.

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