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Re: Westworld
« Reply #45 on: July 23, 2017, 10:27:25 PM »
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Re: Westworld
« Reply #46 on: July 25, 2017, 11:57:55 AM »
Maybe something will happen this season!

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Re: Westworld
« Reply #47 on: February 05, 2018, 10:53:20 AM »
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Re: Westworld
« Reply #48 on: February 06, 2018, 07:25:15 AM »
I'm hoping this is the sort of show that's good after it gets cancelled.

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Re: Westworld
« Reply #49 on: February 06, 2018, 11:28:45 AM »
You're apparently the outlier on this though. Everybody I know raves about it.

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Re: Westworld
« Reply #50 on: February 06, 2018, 12:00:35 PM »
You're apparently the outlier on this though. Everybody I know raves about it.

It's not bad. I like the idea that the first season is actually covering, like, 15 timelines or some shit and we're left to think about how and why.

But it's so introspective. And I feel like the timeline fuckery is the only new thing about it. otherwise, it's a rehashed "robots are us/we are robots/robots are aware" tropefest. I mean, remove one clever plot device, and maybe give fewer lines to Hopkins, and we've been watching this same story since Capek's RUR.

Now I know that argument can be made about everything, but I hate it when they try to hide behind it (see Interstellar and Inception -- a reskin of Arrival and Dreamscape, but given this Millennial "YOU AIN'T SEEN THIS BEFORE!!!" twist).

Westworld could be great if they weren't so obsessed about making it look great. You know what I mean?

Another factor: We're in an era of grand storytelling both on the small screen and large. Westworld also suffers from the fact that there is a glut of unique and interesting takes on sci-fi tropes happening at the moment. Every channel has one. Westworld benefits from production value and that HBO charm, but it's one of many in a sea of great TV that none of us have time to watch anyway. It almost feels 15 years too late. Or maybe too early.