Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby Phil T » 22 Oct 2016, 14:25

Spec wrote:I like it a lot after three episodes. Some wonderful little touches - I loved the use of Paint it Black for one of the shootouts and how the bar piano played a little bit of Radiohead's No Surprises.


Yes, I loved those neat little suprises.

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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby Phil T » 22 Oct 2016, 14:26

The Great DeFector wrote:Wright and Hopkins are brilliant. I've seen Wright in a few things and wonder how he's not a bigger actor.

Angela Sarafyan is good too and for other reasons as well.

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There's something hypnotic about her looks.


She's gorgeous!

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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby slightbreeze » 24 Oct 2016, 23:44

Watched first two episodes, found myself getting more bored by the minute. Lovely to look at, and the piano playing No surprises was a nice touch, but excitement at a minimum. Also found Hopkins very annoying. What a mannered and self important actor he is.

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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby driftin » 25 Oct 2016, 17:34

I'm enjoying it somewhat but the pace is pretty somnambulant. I'm also hoping that it's actually going somewhere and all the portentous mysteries that appear every episode actually get explained.

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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby sloopjohnc » 25 Oct 2016, 18:44

pcqgod wrote:I actually thought this week's episode was an improvement over week 2. Seems like the wheels are in motion again, after a "marking time" episode.


I'll keep at it a little longer, but the leash is pretty short.
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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby pcqgod » 25 Oct 2016, 18:55

Evan Rachel Wood just hinted that Episode 5 will be an event.
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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby mentalist (slight return) » 25 Oct 2016, 22:16

I just started watching this and it immediately got the thumbs up as the Danish PM from Borgern is in it :D
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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby Dr Markus » 02 Nov 2016, 18:18

It's shaping up nicely. There's a bit of a lost feel to it, in terms of stories interlinking. The nudity in the actual westworld in the last episode was a bit over the top.
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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby PENK » 03 Nov 2016, 19:57

The Great DeFector wrote:The nudity in the actual westworld in the last episode was a bit over the top.


It's HBO, Markus. I think most people were surprised it took them five episodes to get to a big old orgy. I was at least amused by them cutting to a scene where the camera immediately panned to a great big cock.
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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby PENK » 03 Nov 2016, 20:03

As for the episode itself, it was a good shot of adrenaline just as things were starting to meander. It's still very wonky on the whole: the various plot strands are all interesting and the mystery and identity games are the big draw. Most of the main cast are doing a good job (thank God they jettisoned the shouty British guy: he should have paid more attention to Harris and Hopkins* if he wanted to learn how to chew scenery effectively) but there are a few big holes... such as how many fucking robots are running around out there? There seem to be thousands of the things, and yet there don't seem to be that many back in the compound when we see them getting repaired. How does Jeffrey Wright grab Dolores and chat to her every night, then put her back without anyone noticing?

*And speaking of Harris and Hopkins, their little sit-down (think Pacino and De Niro in Heat) was one anticlimactic weak point: it seemed to rob Harris of his intrigue and power.
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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby Dr Markus » 03 Nov 2016, 20:14

PENK wrote:
The Great DeFector wrote:The nudity in the actual westworld in the last episode was a bit over the top.


It's HBO, Markus. I think most people were surprised it took them five episodes to get to a big old orgy. I was at least amused by them cutting to a scene where the camera immediately panned to a great big cock.


I know, but even still.
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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby PENK » 07 Nov 2016, 22:25

PENK wrote:thank God they jettisoned the shouty British guy


I spoke too soon: he was back today, almost ruining another fine episode. Image
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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby Dr Markus » 07 Nov 2016, 22:33

Spoiler alert, fuck, c'mon man.
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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby Dr Markus » 09 Nov 2016, 12:44

The story lines are getting a bit off track now, bit fuzzy.
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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby sloopjohnc » 21 Nov 2016, 16:46

The Great DeFector wrote:The story lines are getting a bit off track now, bit fuzzy.


I have no idea what the fuck is going on. For being supposedly such a smart guy, Hopkins' androids are going nutty.

Reminds me when Steve Jobs started NEXT.
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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby pcqgod » 21 Nov 2016, 20:28

Even I'm starting to lose patience with the current story lines. The plot about Maeve becoming increasingly self-aware and powerful has been crawling along nearly all season. The stuff with the maze is too mysterious and unexplained to invest much attention in, leaving the intra-corporate warfare storyline the only one that really grabs me right now. With two episodes left this season, we need a major event.
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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby sloopjohnc » 21 Nov 2016, 22:09

pcqgod wrote:Even I'm starting to lose patience with the current story lines. The plot about Maeve becoming increasingly self-aware and powerful has been crawling along nearly all season. The stuff with the maze is too mysterious and unexplained to invest much attention in, leaving the intra-corporate warfare storyline the only one that really grabs me right now. With two episodes left this season, we need a major event.


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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby Dr Markus » 22 Nov 2016, 12:54

I get what's going on, it's just some of the "rules" of westworld seem to be getting ignored. Like the robots can't harm humans when they can clearly be seen to be. I know that opens up the question, are they human or are the robots? but why make it more complicated than it already is.
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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby PENK » 22 Nov 2016, 13:53

Isn't it that they can't kill humans? They can bash them around a bit, like Teddy did with Ed Harris or like the Confederados did with William's dickhead brother-in-law a couple of weeks ago.

I think it's been pretty good. Seems that every time I start to find a plot point a bit baggy, they tighten it up a bit (as they did last night with Maeve and the two science wonks).

I still have to suspend my disbelief at the sheer size of the enterprise, mind. A massive area, thousands of robots running around, but only ever a handful seemingly brought in for fixing etc...
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Re: Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Postby Dr Markus » 22 Nov 2016, 13:55

PENK wrote:Isn't it that they can't kill humans? They can bash them around a bit, like Teddy did with Ed Harris or like the Confederados did with William's dickhead brother-in-law a couple of weeks ago.


The scene with willy's dickhead brother in law is what I'm talking about. I just assumed that the robots couldn't lay a finger on them. Anthony Hopkins still hasn't too with the chilling easiness he goes about his plan and the actions he takes.
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