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Online Hydra009

Re: Westworld TV Series
« Reply #45 on: April 20, 2020, 03:49:04 PM »
Not a 'theory', but an hypothesis--sorry, couldn't resist.
Fan theory.  Theory in the colloquial sense!

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Re: Westworld TV Series
« Reply #46 on: April 20, 2020, 03:59:58 PM »
From my experience with the first two seasons, it took most of my mental abilities to just to take a stab at keeping up.  I think the premise of the series is wonderful, but it's easy to feel lost half the time.
That's intentional.  Imo, season 1 did a beautiful job of foreshadowing major reveals.  A keen-eyed watcher might be able to guess some stuff.

In fact, fans did such a good job guessing for season 1 that the show creators felt the need to up their game and make season 2 impossible to crack.  And they succeed a little too well.  Season 2 was so inaccessible and complicated that it was nearly impossible to predict.  Fans were basically just stabbing in the dark.

Now, with season 3 the creators are going a little easier on us with a much more straightforward narrative.  Not to toot my own horn, but I guessed two out of three major reveals correctly.  The third is still ongoing, so we might not find that out until the season wraps up.

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Offline Sal1981

Re: Westworld TV Series
« Reply #47 on: May 04, 2020, 09:36:38 AM »
Season 3: Crisis Theory (final episode of the season)

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Offline Baruch

Re: Westworld TV Series
« Reply #48 on: May 04, 2020, 10:41:06 AM »
Season 3: Crisis Theory (final episode of the season)

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I liked the joke, and I like your Feynman quote.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

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Re: Westworld TV Series
« Reply #49 on: May 04, 2020, 02:39:15 PM »
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Re: Westworld TV Series
« Reply #50 on: May 04, 2020, 03:03:05 PM »
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Re: Westworld TV Series
« Reply #51 on: May 04, 2020, 03:22:54 PM »
Watching Westworld videos and the reviews fairly often get basic facts wrong and therefore misinterpret scenes.  *Ford chuckles to himself*

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Offline Sal1981

Re: Westworld TV Series
« Reply #52 on: May 05, 2020, 03:52:55 AM »
Watching Westworld videos and the reviews fairly often get basic facts wrong and therefore misinterpret scenes.  *Ford chuckles to himself*

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Re: Westworld TV Series
« Reply #53 on: May 05, 2020, 11:54:55 AM »
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Re: Westworld TV Series
« Reply #54 on: May 07, 2020, 01:22:06 PM »
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Re: Westworld TV Series
« Reply #55 on: May 07, 2020, 01:51:11 PM »
A peak at the writers' room:

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Offline SGOS

Re: Westworld TV Series
« Reply #56 on: September 09, 2020, 01:31:48 PM »
A peak at the writers' room:

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Year 3 Episodes 1 to 3
I know that Delores wants to take over the real world, or have her revenge on it, or something like that, but that was kind of established in the second year.  Beyond that, I'm watching images of people talking in conspiratorial tones about things I don't understand, and can't figure out the point of it all.  This was hard enough to follow in the second year but I'm running out of curiosity.  I loved the movie, dated as it now is, but that was a hell of a story.  This seems more like nonobjective performance art designed to appeal to a sense I must not have.  Most of the original cast has not shown up in the latest set of disks, at least not yet.  Did they run for cover to save their careers?  The character I identify with most is:

Bernard
1) I want to understand
2) I don't understand
3) I don't get it

Except that Bernard seems more concerned, although I wished the writers would have given him better things to do.  I think this will be the last season for me.  Although Delores looks mighty fine in a slinky cocktail dress.  Beyond that... I want to understand.  I don't understand, I don't get it.

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Re: Westworld TV Series
« Reply #57 on: September 09, 2020, 02:03:28 PM »
Dolores's goals are hard to guess at because they always seem to be in flux.  In one scene, it's petty revenge and horrifically cruel at that (contradicting her merciful behavior).  In another, it's complete genocide.  In another, it's simple freedom.  I believe the writers did this obfuscation to deliberately try to keep her mysterious, but it really just makes her seem erratic and serves to take away from her character.  If the audience doesn't know who she is and what she wants, they can't sympathize with her.

I want to understand.  I don't understand, I don't get it.
*dons Ford's black hat*  Hardly your fault.

Offline SGOS

Re: Westworld TV Series
« Reply #58 on: September 10, 2020, 06:31:20 PM »
Episode 5 (I think) of year 3 was entertaining for sure, not that I got any real clarity from it.  OK, there's clarity but only in minor details, but with little direction toward a plot.  From the old West of Delos to upscale society on the order of James Bond casinos is an interesting contrast, and I enjoyed the elegant flesh market that Delores and Jesse Pinkman crashed. I got several unexpected laughs out of that.  The real world is every bit the fantasy of the theme park.  It's watchable if not understandable.  In season 2, I decided to just watch it without understanding, and I can do that again, but like I said, I'm running out of curiosity, although I think the settings, and acting will hold my interest a while longer.  It reminds me of a David Lynch production, although less corny.

Offline SGOS

Re: Westworld TV Series
« Reply #59 on: September 10, 2020, 06:34:08 PM »
I'm not sure they are in the real world yet.  Maybe it's just a bigger theme park.