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.
The modern songs heard on the player piano, in the Mariposa Saloon and Hotel, are the idea of Jonathan Nolan. Nolan and Composer Ramin Djawadi explained that the covers are to remind people that the world is a theme park, and that everything is scripted. The songs are chosen by Nolan. See more »
I'm into episode 5 of season 2 now. Season 1 did a great job creating the universe and building up tension and suspense. It even made me get invested in some of the protagonists while failing to make me care for others.
I stuck to it mainly due to the fact that I really loved Person of Interest and whatever Jonathan Nolan wrote before.
Here's the problem: I don't care about any of the characters at this moment. I'm not invested in what they are working towards or if they even survive.
The production value and acting are both top, there is nothing to complain there. But I keep getting distracted while watching an episode and start doing other things. The pace and cutting is weird since season 2 started and it fails to keep my attention at all. I was really waiting for the promised ancient Japan part of the park and all the samurais. Sadly, even that storyline fell flat and ended in clichéd characters and no caring on my end.
I fail to find what drives most of the characters to do what they do. There are some goals I can see and others that just feel off. It feels like all of them are just wandering the park (that should be overrun by the parks security or government military by now) for no apparent reason.
I'm sad because I really had high hopes for this due to Jonathan Nolan. Will give up watching now though.
A solid 6 for the acting and production of the series. Nothing more cause I really don't care about any of the characters by now.
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