RICH REVIEWS: The Watch (Episodes 1-6)

Based on the characters from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, A group of misfit cops rises from decades of helplessness to save their corrupt city from catastrophe.


Series Directed by:
Emma Sullivan … (3 episodes, 2020)
Craig Viveiros … (2 episodes, 2020-2021)
Brian Kelly … (1 episode, 2020)Series Writing Credits
Simon Allen … (creator) (8 episodes, 2020-2021)
Amrou Al-Kadhi … (1 episode, 2020)
Ed Hime … (1 episode, 2020)
Catherine Tregenna … (1 episode, 2020)
Joy Wilkinson … (1 episode, 2020)
Terry Pratchett … (1 episode, 2021)

Series Cast: 

Samuel Adewunmi … Carcer Dun 8 episodes, 2020-2021
Marama Corlett … Angua 8 episodes, 2020-2021
Richard Dormer … Sam Vimes 8 episodes, 2020-2021
Jo Eaton-Kent … Cheery 8 episodes, 2020-2021
Adam Hugill … Carrot 8 episodes, 2020-2021
Lara Rossi … Lady Sybil Ramkin 8 episodes, 2020-2021
Wendell Pierce … Death 7 episodes, 2020-2021
Joe Vaz … Urdo van Pew 5 episodes, 2020-2021
Matt Berry … Wayne 5 episodes, 2020
Ralph Ineson  … Detritus 3 episodes, 2020-2021
Ruth Madeley … Throat 3 episodes, 2020-2021
Ingrid Oliver … Doctor Cruces 3 episodes, 2020-2021
Paul Kaye … Inigo Skimmer 3 episodes, 2020
Matthew Van Leeve … Oook 3 episodes, 2020
James Fleet … Archchancellor of Unseen University 2 episodes, 2020-2021
Jane de Wet … Alice Band 2 episodes, 2020
Munro Lennon-Ritchie … Young Sam Vimes 1 episode, 2020
Anna Chancellor … Lord Vetinari 1 episode, 2021
Hakeem Kae-Kazim … Captain Keel 1 episode, 2021
Shane John Kruger … Goblin #2 1 episode, 2021
Bianca Simone Mannie … Wonse 1 episode, 2021

Series Produced by:
Simon Allen … executive producer (8 episodes, 2020-2021)
Rob Wilkins … executive producer (8 episodes, 2020-2021)
Ben Donald … executive producer (1 episode, 2021)
Hilary Salmon … executive producer (1 episode, 2021)
Richard Stokes … executive producer (1 episode, 2021)
Phil Collinson … executive producer (unknown episodes)

Season 1

Episode: 1 “A Near Vimes Experience”
Directed by: Craig Viveiros
Created and Written by: Simon Allen
Produced by: Johann Knobel
Run Time: 43 min, 10 secs
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: Somewhere in a distant secondhand dimension is where our story takes place and that line does make you want to know a whole lot more.
The character Captain Sam Vimes and the setting immediately let you know magic exists and it’s not pleasant. The character Death is cute and weird not real scary but someone you like instantly.
In this town, crime is handled differently. The attitudes of these police officers is something else. Angua is one cop who is strange and for good reasons.
Vimes is a pathetic loser yet he does have a tough guy attitude to him. You feel sorry for him ye still fear him some as well.
You will see so many supernatural creatures here. Lady Sybil Ramkin is gorgeous a true beauty. She is more than that too.
The Watch has been watching not doing. A new cop in town Carrot may bring change.
The sense of humor here is subtle.
Sergeant Detritus is a troll and one with a good heart. Cheery is an interesting character he/she is the medical expert for the team.
Captain Sam Vimes the looks on his face they alone are worth watching this to see.

Episode: 2 “Ook”
Directed by: Craig Viveiros
Created and Written by: Simon Allen
Produced by: Johann Knobel
Run Time: 42 min, 32 sec
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: Detritus we see his loyalty to Captain Sam Vimes. The Captain does show some grief here but he is over it fast.
The Captain does continue to investigate the missing library book. Then a dragon flies by. It is an awesome sight.
The Magical Unseen University does have one professor that is inept in his actions in the past. Can he somehow help with this dragon running wild in the city? Probably not.
The characters are so out there you have never seen anyone like them or any show like this. Carcer the main villain has secrets.
Angua is shown using a crossbow. Her personality and the way her character comes across is pure magic. As she changes you will be scared. She is tough, deadly yet somehow remains cute. In this episode, you will even feel sorry for her and her problem.
The Captain’s face just shows expressions that will have you riveted when he is on screen.

Episode: 3 “The What?”
Directed by: Brian Kelly
Created and Written by: Simon Allen
Produced by: Johann Knobel
Run Time: 41 min, 49 sec
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: The five-member team of the Watch is going to infiltrate the Assassin’s Guild. Each member of this team is a unique being that stands out on their own.
Lady Ramkin is just such a gorgeous person in both looks and personality. Death shows up and he is not like you would expect him to be. He looks the part but how he acts is like an ordinary person with a job to do.
Carcer is still very much busy. He and his sorceress are up to no good.
Lady Ramkin can sing. She has a lovely voice. It turns out to be one of her many skills.
The Captain now you have to see his expressions. This is a man who is discovering he is better than he thought he was.
The sense of humor mixed in with this is amazing it will make you laugh. The action is hard-hitting. Yet it is the characters themselves who steal the spotlight. Each one is unique and unlike anyone, you have ever seen before.

Episode: 4 “Twilight Canyons”
Directed by: Brian Kelly
Created by: Simon Allen
Written by: Joy Wilkenson and Simon Allen
Produced by: Johann Knobel
Run Time: 42 min, 46 sec
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: The characters are riveting they immediately capture your attention and hold it. The new guy has the hots for the werewolf girl Angua she is so cute and so tough.
Captain Sam Vimes and Lady Ramkin are developing a most interesting relationship. Lady Ramkin looks amazing especially holding an ax. She comes across as a lady of high social standing yet she is willing to get her hands dirty.
The humor is low key but it will make you smile and even laugh. Watching Ramkin throwing up is funny.
The villains are after a sword, one that talks. Carcer and his witch do not really come across as evil yet they do have an atmosphere about them that they will do as they want.
Wow, fighting in an old age home is a definite no no, hilarious. You will never see this coming. It is an amazing scene.
The people of the city are afraid of the dragon. Vimes boss wants to control it not kill it. Potions and charms are offered even though they are useless.
Vimes is a drunken fool. Now each episode shows him growing becoming more than he was. He is turning into a capable police officer. Yes, he is becoming the cop and the man he could have always been. It is great to see him evolving yet still maintaining his basic personality.
This show is so much fun to watch.

Episode: 5 “Not On My Watch”
Directed by: Brian Kelly
Created by: Simon Allen
Written by: Catherine Tregenna
Produced by: Johann Knobel
Run Time: 42 min, 21 sec
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: Captain Vimes is now out to destroy Wayne the talking sword. Vimes is a man who is an unlikely hero.
The humor is done in a low key manner that is guaranteed to make you laugh.
The characters here are unlike any you have seen before. They are a motley group.
Angua is shown as her first transformation occurs. It is a traumatic experience. This tough little girl can cry.
The things that happen in this series will leave you in wonderment. The things you see will have you questioning why and what is going on.
The Watch team are so great together. Lady Sybel Ramkin is one tough proper Lady who can get very improper. Captain Sam Vimes is kind of weird in a way that makes you believe in him. Corporal Angua von Uberwald is simply amazing and the cutest werewolf you will ever see. Constable Carrot Ironfoundersson is your most normal one in this group. Corporal Cheery well this crossdresser and alchemist is one solid woman who is really a man. It is not strange at all the way it is presented with him or her as the case may be wearing a dress. This mixed group is strange yet they do all work so well together. The Captain now he really brings the team together without trying to.
If you are a little weird and strange well then you will fit right in with this show.

Episode: 6 “The Dark in the Dark”
Directed by: Emma Sullivan
Created by: Simon Allen
Written by: Amrou Al-Kadha & Simon Allen
Produced by: Johann Knobel
Run Time: 42 min, 48 sec
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Comments: The animated start to this episode is cute. The team the Watch has a case of a man killed by the dragon who was not. A mystery to start things off.
The characters are way out there. They are weird and this collective is unlike anything you have seen before.
Carrot and Angua are fun to watch. He has such a crush on her. Well, she is the cutest police werewolf you have ever seen.
Three members face the Dark in the Dark in the mines. Cheery, Carrot, and Angua enter the mines. Meanwhile, Sam and Sybel hold down the fort. Until the assassins come. They are a motley lot as are most people in this world. The one assassin is very bloodthirsty.
The Dark in the mines is alive and frightening. It takes Cheery within itself and Cheery makes a peace within himself.
The assassins do get a face to face with the Watch. Cheery does lead a dance number with wonderful accompanying music.  Cheery looks amazing as does Carrot and Angua is just Wow gorgeous.
Carcer for the main villain he is not used very much. He and his witch though form a plan of attack. They have a way to beat the Watch now.
This episode was filled with more crazy things than you can imagine. You need an imagination to watch this way out series. The characters are astounding.

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