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Westworld: the next must-see cable series?

Posted: 19 Sep 2016, 22:53
by pcqgod
Early reviews are very positive:

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/09/16/westworld-reviews

Teaser trailer:




The original movie is probably in my top 25 all-time.

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

Posted: 22 Sep 2016, 11:56
by Phil T
I'm very tempted by this, actually. I loved the original film.

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

Posted: 22 Sep 2016, 13:37
by Dr Markus
Loved the film, so bit nervous about this.

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

Posted: 23 Sep 2016, 20:26
by harvey k-tel
I love how HBO calls it a "NEW ORIGINAL SERIES".

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

Posted: 23 Sep 2016, 20:55
by Quaco
The billboard looks amazing.

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Alas, watching the trailer, it didn't seem to be the kind of thing I would like that much.

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

Posted: 23 Sep 2016, 22:03
by pcqgod
Quacoan wrote:The billboard looks amazing.

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They stole the Whataburger logo!

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/09/23/we ... rger-logos

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

Posted: 26 Sep 2016, 13:34
by Dr Markus
A guess at a spoiler. You have been warned.

I'm kinda hoping they rip off blade runner and the main character (If there is one) doesn't know if he/she is a robot.

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

Posted: 01 Oct 2016, 09:30
by Spec
I'd never seen or heard of the film before but watching it now. I like it and so will be interested to see what the series does with the idea.

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

Posted: 03 Oct 2016, 15:38
by pcqgod
Oh, that was good. That was very good.

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

Posted: 03 Oct 2016, 15:40
by Dr Markus
pcqgod wrote:Oh, that was good. That was very good.


You talking about the first episode or the film?

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

Posted: 03 Oct 2016, 15:57
by pcqgod
Premiere episode, aired last night.

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

Posted: 03 Oct 2016, 16:10
by Dr Markus
Happy days, glad someone liked it off the bat.

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

Posted: 04 Oct 2016, 15:54
by Dr Markus
Westworld: Series premiere draws 3.3m viewers to HBO


http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-37552719

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

Posted: 04 Oct 2016, 17:03
by sloopjohnc
pcqgod wrote:Premiere episode, aired last night.


I watched. It was interesting - I don't know if I'd go to good quite yet.

I remember seeing the original movie in my local movie theater when I was in jr. high. There were some interesting Sci Fi movies back then like A Boy and His Dog with Don Johnson, Death Race 2000, etc.

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

Posted: 04 Oct 2016, 17:24
by echolalia
So if the first episode is anything to go by, there is only the Wild West, with no Medieval or Ancient Roman package. Which is understandable, as those options have already been covered in Game of Thrones and Spartacus. In the original film scenario I would have headed straight for Ancient Rome, I suppose.

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

Posted: 04 Oct 2016, 17:29
by sloopjohnc
echolalia wrote:So if the first episode is anything to go by, there is only the Wild West, with no Medieval or Ancient Roman package. Which is understandable, as those options have already been covered in Game of Thrones and Spartacus. In the original film scenario I would have headed straight for Ancient Rome, I suppose.


You, Bacchanalian, you.

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

Posted: 04 Oct 2016, 18:28
by echolalia
It's the togas! And making electric babies with Messalina etc.

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

Posted: 04 Oct 2016, 20:01
by fire and fueryIre
echolalia wrote:
So if the first episode is anything to go by, there is only the Wild West, with no Medieval or Ancient Roman package. Which is understandable, as those options have already been covered in Game of Thrones and Spartacus. In the original film scenario I would have headed straight for Ancient Rome, I suppose.



Sandalworld doesn't really have quite the same ring though, does it?

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

Posted: 04 Oct 2016, 20:13
by Dr Markus
fueryIre wrote:
echolalia wrote:
So if the first episode is anything to go by, there is only the Wild West, with no Medieval or Ancient Roman package. Which is understandable, as those options have already been covered in Game of Thrones and Spartacus. In the original film scenario I would have headed straight for Ancient Rome, I suppose.



Sandalworld doesn't really have quite the same ring though, does it?


You just know some hippie has opened up a sandal shop called that.

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

Posted: 04 Oct 2016, 22:37
by echolalia
fueryIre wrote:Sandalworld doesn't really have quite the same ring though, does it?

No :-( Too effete by far.

This could open the floodgates to all kinds of shoddy "copycat" productions, though…

Eastworld (work in a Trabant plant in East Berlin, painting carburettors silver. Then, at night, make a dash for freedom over the Wall)

Pharaohworld (shag your siblings as a cast of thousands builds a styrofoam pyramid just for you)

Snowworld (mainly snow and polar bears. Occasional sleet)

Craicworld (life in an Irish call centre)