Tick tok, tick tok.
HBO’s highly anticipated Watchmen TV show has finally arrived and, in true Watchmen fashion, has packed in layers upon layers of meaning in each and every scene with the help of some carefully placed Easter eggs and references. What’s more, as a direct sequel to the original 12-issue comic series, the show’s alternate history world-building relies on just how much you’re able to pick out and notice as the characters go about their daily lives.
What we’re saying here is: Watchmen is a show that demands a lot of attention, and possibly multiple viewings, to really take in every important clue and detail. Luckily, we here at GameSpot are ready to put in the time so you don’t have to. We’ve combed over every frame of episode 1 for these 22 hidden references, nods, and details to help you better wrap your head around the show’s world and story.