Westworld isn't your typical amusement park. Intended for rich vacationers, the futuristic park allows its visitors to live out their most primal fantasies with the robotic "hosts." However, the robotic hosts have evolved an artificial consciousness that is similar to, yet diverges from, human consciousness. No matter how illicit the fantasy may be, there are no consequences for the park's guests, allowing for any wish to be indulged; but there is a price to be paid.
Season one of Westworld was outstanding. The slow reveals, the running themes (think a different cult tune on the pianola each week), the gradual realisation that something wasn't quite right..
But then came season two - the hosts have gone native and want their freedom. Er... and that's it. No real storyline, just aimless mooching about and pointless violence. That the only interesting character now is the writer of the hosts storylines, says something about how dull the rest of the cast has become.
This needs a serious rescue mission or it is as doomed to failure as the wandering hosts and their quest for freedom.
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