Oh man, I just need to discuss that season of Westworld!
Here’s a plot synopsis to keep spoilers out of the thread preview:
A series inspired by the 1973 film of the same title written by Michael Crichton about a futuristic theme park populated by artificial beings. Westworld isn’t your typical amusement park. Intended for rich vacationers, the futuristic park – which is looked after by robotic “hosts” – allows its visitors to live out their fantasies through artificial 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.
My love list:
- The Music. (Especially the Paint it Black suite)
- Ed Harris
- Armistice and Hector’s joy using modern submachine guns.
- That Samurai World is just as exploitative in design as Westworld (continuing the colonialism/slavery metaphor)
- “You mean a lie?”
- None of the twists were non-sequiturs. And yet, they were all satisfying (save one).
My “needs improvement” list:
- The transformation of William into the MiB. I mean, it made sense overall, but the particulars went by a little fast and was mostly exposition.
- The “evil gay man” and “evil bisexual” tropes.
- Samurai World is kinda lame.
- Why was cold storage melting? (Not important to the story, but I was interested in anything showing off how the mesa worked.)