HBO's "Westworld", starring Anthony Hopkins/produced by J.J. Abrams

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  1. JD

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    Yeah, the Nazi park was a surprise.
    I wonder if the fact that Maeve popped up right after Bernard was talking about finding someone strong enough to stop Dolores was a hint that he's looking for her, or just playful editing?
    I'm looking forward to finally starting to get to see more of the outside world, after just getting a few little bits here and there before.
    So it looks like Aaron Paul's character is going to be a human sympathizer working with Dolores and Co. They've already said that he has a non-human looking robot coworker, so I'm wondering if something happens to him that gets Paul's character to side with the hosts against humanity.
     
  2. Trinity Gingerbread

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    Will season 3 be better then season 2 I found it sucky
     
  3. The Nth Doctor

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    As someone who hasn't watched season 3 yet, I'd say yes.

    ;)
     
  4. Trinity Gingerbread

    Trinity Gingerbread Time is ticking away, tick, tick, ticking away. Premium Member

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    I didn't mind but liked season 1. Season 2 really annoyed me just no reason why it just did and looking online I wasn't the only one who seemed annoyed by season 2 because people felt annoyed as well. So yeah hoping season 3 is a huge improvement.
     
  5. Tuskin38

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    It's funny, it never occurred to me that they would have other kinds of robots in this world, even though it's pretty obvious now considering how advanced the hosts are.
     
  6. Owain Taggart

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    You're definitely not the only one. I felt season was bad enough that it soured me. I'm still on the fence about whether I'll be watching season 3 or not. I hope that the showrunners have listened to the criticism.
     
  7. DigificWriter

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    Season 2 was fine up until the very last "stinger shot" of Old William as a "test host", but I do hope that Season 3 finds a way to erase the disappointment engendered by that 'reveal' and the fact that I felt it was done purely for 'shock value' and to confuse people unnecessarily.
     
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    I cannot wait to see this. The best skiffy show on TV by far.

    As soon as it appears, there's nothing surprising about WWII World - is there? Of course it's a park.

    Honestly, I'm sure the producers have no concern about assuaging the disappointment of folks holding narrow expectations.
     
  9. JD

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    Focusing on pleasing the fans is pretty much the worst way to tell a story, that should be secondary behind just telling the story they want to tell.
     
  10. Serveaux

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    Absolutely Right.™
     
  11. DigificWriter

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    To clarify what I meant by my earlier comment, my hope is that the story that the Nolans want to tell in Season 3 will organically address and assuage the disappointment I felt over the final shot of Season 2.

    IOW, I hope that Season 3 will win me over again through its narrative and hopefully begin to seed stuff that will ultimately make the "Old Man William as a Test Host" thing make sense narratively instead of just coming across as being done purely for "shock value".
     
  12. JirinPanthosa

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    I liked the general thrust of season 2 but it way overdid it with the complex timelines.
     
  13. DigificWriter

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    Other than the "Old Man William" thing at the very end, Season 2's timeline of events really wasn't all that complex.
     
  14. JirinPanthosa

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    Once you mentally untangled it, it wasn’t. From the perspective of the viewer who was given the perspective of a mindwiped Bernard, it was hard to follow.
     
  15. DigificWriter

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    I disagree. We were pretty much told straight-up from the very first shot of Episode 2x01 that we were dealing primarily with a period of two weeks beginning with Dolores shooting Ford in the head at the conclusion of "The Bicameral Mind".
     
  16. JirinPanthosa

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    I do not think the format contributed positively to the experience of the season.
     
  17. JD

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    I'm still a bit confused by people being confused by Season 2's timeline, I had absolutely no trouble following it.
     
  18. Serveaux

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    Nor did i.
     
  19. Enterprise is Great

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    I was a little confused along the way but the finale cleared any confusion up for me. Also I don't mind if I'm a little confused as it gives me something to think about
     
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  20. Trinity Gingerbread

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    I'm not sure if this was true and Reddit isn't really a reliable source for stuff but I read online there and a few other places that season two the writers were a bit ticked off with online forums for predicting everything so they kept changing things in the show during season 2 to out spoiler the spoiler freaks who kept guessing stuff.

    So the writers were agitated by online people. That is not the way to make a good show.