This science fiction western series from Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy was inspired by Michael Crichton's Westworld (1973) and is set at a Wild West theme park created by Dr. Robert Ford (Sir Anthony Hopkins) with human-like androids, where guests are encouraged to indulge their fantasies and desires.Written by
During Season 1, a photo of Juliet, William's wife, is briefly visible in a shot. This was not deliberately a photo of an actress whom showrunners intended to cast as Juliet; rather it was simply a stock image of a woman in Times Square that the props department bought from Getty Images (on the Getty website, the title of the photo is "Cab passing woman in Times Square at night" and the photographer is Eric Von Weber). However, many viewers recognized the model in the stock photo as Claire Unabia, who had appeared on the reality competition show "America's Next Top Model," so when the character of younger Juliet appeared during Season 2, Unabia was actually cast in the role. See more »
During the opening credits' animation, a hand is shown firing a revolver. However, the mechanics depicted -- the trigger pull cocking the hammer -- are only true of double-action revolvers. The 1873 Colt pictured would require the hammer to be cocked by the thumb before the trigger could be pulled. See more »
Man in Black:
This whole world is a story. I've read every page except the last one. I need to find out how it ends. I want to know what this all means.
See, now that's why I never learned to read.
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Seasons 1 and 2 are both great. Season 1 was fresh and spent a lot of time in world building and developing the characters and their arc. And Sir Anthony Hopkins always is a delight. But I also enjoyed season 2 as they travel to the promised land. It nicely concludes the story and was action packed. I give both season 1 and 2 an 8.
But season 3 totally lost me. If some of the original cast was not in season 3 I would have given up but I hung on as you're invested in these characters. Unfortunately the story was weak and the villain silly and it's hard to follow the story. The pacing is off and the conclusion didn't pay off. There were many scenes where it just drags and tonally it's off that I had to fast forward the slow bits or I would have tuned out. Really the story nicely concluded in season 2 and there's no story left to tell so they're trying to keep this going but there just isn't much plot or character arc. Can't see how they can sustain this into more seasons The hosts have already gotten their happily ever after in the promised land at the end of season 2. Season 3 is watchable for some cool action scenes but lower your expectations and fast forward slow scenes so you don't fall asleep.
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