The sci-fi western series from Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy was inspired by the 1973 Michael Crichton film of the same name and is set at a Wild West theme park created by Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) with human-like androids where guests are encouraged to indulge their fantasies and desires.Written by
The "Westworld" park is set in the 1870's. This becomes clear in Season #2 when Dolores is at "Fort Forlorn", inside which is stationed the US Army's 25th Infantry Regiment, as evident by the flags in the fort. The 25th were stationed in various places in Texas and New Mexico for the entire 1870's until they were transferred to the Dakota territory in 1880. See more »
Season 1 was profound, thought-provoking, gripping drama. I thought it the best TV show ever.
Season 2 was self-indulgent, complexity for complexities sake, which ultimately led nowhere. Along the way were gapping holes that I can only guess are there out of laziness and/or to lure viewers to watch former episodes in a vain attempt to fill said holes, thus trapping them in the world of the show that now exists only for its own sake, that now offers nothing of value to the viewer in exchange for their time.
Like the guests, the core drive of the show is to survive, at any cost. It will die without my viewing eyes to accompany it.
Another show that lost its way after an incredible first season.
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