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 use of the player piano throughout the series appears to reference Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s first novel, "Player Piano", which describes a dystopian future, in which almost every aspect of human life is automated. In his novel, the protagonist rails against a life devoid of purpose or choice, thanks to the ubiquity of machines. The reality outside the confines of Westworld, has been alluded to as a similar world, where the mundane daily tasks of life have been automated, and where there is no unemployment. However, one of the guests complains that this has left a world where humans have "no agency". See more »
There is beauty in this world. Arnold made it that way, but people like you keep spreading over it like a stain!
Okay, I don't know who the fuck this Arnold is, but your world was built for me and people like me. Not for you.
Then someone's got to burn it clean.
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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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