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Super great season so far, love Paul a lot, awesome actor, love the show all around!

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REHOBOAM EXPLAINED | Westworld Season 3 Theory | Nerd Soup
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oWUmuXahCY

Some interesting historical background info around the name.

And at 5:25 (https://youtu.be/9oWUmuXahCY?t=325) they mention https://next-episode.net/watchmen and Arrival (2016), but the current Westworld season also reminds me of https://next-episode.net/devs (and/or vice versa). smile

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I am terribly, terribly, terribly sorry but episode 4, for some reason

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just felt like a chore. And possibly even a bit shark-jumpy. It may have crept up on me, but within the span of 1 episode, aside from the Jesse Pinkman storyline, the show somehow seemed to divest itself of all intensity by being too clever for its own good.

  • Ed Harris going all season 2 of Mr Robot.

  • The big bad french baddie is just a no-fucks-given storyline.

  • "OOOOHHHHHH, we're ALLL Dolores."

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Sorry you didn't, I liked 3x4. smile

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The "deeming William incompetent/ voting shares transfer" ploy was done nicely! smile

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3x5 was weird (a bit too much Genre for my taste cool), but I still mostly liked it. smile


'Westworld' cocreator Jonathan Nolan breaks down Sunday's 'Genre' episode and the inspiration for each movie theme
https://www.insider.com/westworld-movie … iew-2020-4


And I learned something new from that article:

As Nolan points out, Westworld and the other Delos parks aren't accessible to just anyone. A daily visit to the park starts at $40,000 per day, with vacation packages that total up to $6 million.

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Seem to recall them mentioning in earlier season it was 30K for a weekend?

I'm fairly certain now; Westworld has shit the bed. There's just no gravitas to it any more. It lurches along from clunky scene to clunky scene and all with that fuckign dreadful 80's synth soundtrack clamouring along for the ride and seemingly trying to jarr you out of every goddamn moment. Sitting through episodes 4 and 5 has felt like some sort of pop culture obligation. Dare I fucking say it but if the show didnt have seasons 1 and 2 in its resume, and was launched as a standalone from season 3, the thing would be getting panned as another pretty looking hi-tech scifi thingy with forgettably plastic performances

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Frustrated With Westworld Season 3? Try Hulu's Devs
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/frust … 0-6476151/

cool

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Season one is nearly perfection in and of itself.

Season two was extremely convoluted, essentially ruining the enjoyment and its impact.

Season three is hearkening back to the balance of intrigue and actual plot movement of season one, putting it in a solid second place. but Serac is literally the worse of villains

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'Westworld' Renewed for Season 4 at HBO. Showrunners Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan have a pre-existing deal in place that keeps them with the sci-fi drama for up to six seasons.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live- … bo-1291307

elnova wrote:

Serac is literally the worse of villains

Why? I've seen far, far worse. smile

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Ok, I've watched the finale, 3x8. I was slightly disappointed, I liked it a bit less than the other 3x episodes. But still, it's a really good show! smile

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The end scene (before the closing credits) totally reminded me of the Fight Club end scene! big_smile

And then the two scenes after the closing credits... damn! big_smile

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lighton wrote:

And then the two scenes after the closing credits... damn! big_smile

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I know right.  Where was house-keeping big_smile

DRM "manages access" in the same way that Prison "manages freedom".
http://xkcd.com/488/

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Wizard wrote:
lighton wrote:

And then the two scenes after the closing credits... damn! big_smile

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I know right.  Where was house-keeping big_smile

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Died 100 or 200 years earlier? cool

For him to still sit there, the A.I.'s predictions must have been way off and the end of (most of?) civilization must have come way quicker than it was announced - there was no time for someone to call the cops. Maybe the area was contaminated soon after he 'shut off'? I wonder if in the next season the hosts have taken over or at least created their own little bubble, and humans live in something like the New York from the I Am Legend (2007) movie...

And how did his power source last that long? Was the power source ever discussed?

Next season could also be great! smile

88 (edited by Asteria 2020-06-03 09:50:59)

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Yesterday I finally finished watching season 3.

I rewatched seasons 1 and 2 prior to watching the last one. I really liked them (especially the first season) and I was looking forward to new adventures in the "real world". I was hoping that season 3 will be about "questioning the nature of our (human) reality" and was really excited.

And then - I got disappointed, as it usually happens when you have great expectations. big_smile

If season 3 weren't the part of "Westworld", if it were an independent series, I would think that it is an average science fiction and action show, with lots of shooting, fighting, special effects, weak and not very interesting story and pretty flat characters. Watchable, but forgettable. Something like "Altered Carbon" season 2, but filmed with much bigger budget.

However, this season supposed to be the part of "Westworld" and should have continued where season 2 ended. It did, but in a strange and messy way. They relied heavily on special effects, shooting, fighting, racing, rioting while the story felt empty and confusing, with no real substance. They DID try to give something to the audience, but it just didn't work the way it supposed to.

The only thing I liked was Maeve's story, but just the beginning of it, while she was still trapped in the virtual world. The rest was... meh. And the music was terrible. I know that they wanted to create the feeling of suspense with it, but such attempts hardly work if the story is boring.

I'm happy that season 4 won't be filmed and aired soon. I still have to decide whether to continue watching this show or not. I'm not sure whether it will be able to recover after this...

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I felt season 3 would have sat better as a 2 part TV special. as a tie in for season 2-3 instead. And maybe that was what they wanted to do, but weren't allowed with the contract they have for several seasons. The compromise could have been dropping to 8 episodes.

I did like the feel of the future. What I really liked was the fact I believed so many parts of it could happen and the start of it all could be happening now. I felt that worked.

Definitely still intrigued enough to watch season 4.

"city morgue, you kill em, we chill em"

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Asteria wrote:

Yesterday I finally finished watching season 3.
[...]
I got disappointed, as it usually happens when you have great expectations. big_smile

bamuel wrote:

I felt season 3 would have sat better as a 2 part TV special.

Too bad that season 3 didn't (fully) work for you guys.

bamuel wrote:

I did like the feel of the future. What I really liked was the fact I believed so many parts of it could happen and the start of it all could be happening now. I felt that worked.

Yeah, I liked that "feel of the future" too. The only thing I disliked was that the car doors looked a bit too flimsy. But then it's really, really hard (expensive) to do "future cars" right/ fully convincing, as many other TV shows and movies have shown.