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Dolores’ Dad, Louis Herthum Becomes Regular on WESTWORLD S2

Dolores’ Dad, Louis Herthum Becomes Regular on WESTWORLD S2

Keep doling out the WESTWORLD tidbits, we’ll take them; here’s another one. After Talulah Riley’s upgrade comes veteran character actor Louis Herthum’s turn. You recognize him as Peter Abernathy, Dolores’ father. If you recall his scenario showed him resting on the porch as Dolores looked out across the range and contemplated on what scenario she’d play out that day. Peter’s goal seemed to be more oriented towards seeing her return at the end of each day and keeping her safe because she is a Host that seems to interact with Guests quite often. He is good in his role until, you know, he glitches. Hey, that’s right. He is one...

Talulah Riley Becomes WESTWORLD Regular

Talulah Riley Becomes WESTWORLD Regular

We will take any news about WESTWORLD we can get, right? Especially since we have to wait until 2018 to see the second season. We also need little reason to binge Season One yet again, right? Well, the next time you do watch it focus on actress Talulah Riley because she will be credited a series regular come the sophomore season. Who does she play? Well, one of the Hosts with the most. She is the character of Angela. She appeared in six episodes as the, for the lack of a better term, “Greeter Host” to guests and has had that function for quite some time. Whenever a visitor arrives at the park she is as the first to greet them before they...

Westworld and the Role of Felix Lutz

Westworld and the Role of Felix Lutz

Cast your mind backs to the final months of 2016 when we were all enthralled by HBO’s newest series about cowboys and robots, Westworld. One of the central storylines belonged to brothel owner Maeve (Thandie Newton) and her desperation to leave the park upon discovering that she was a robot living her life over and over again in a theme park for the ultra-rich. Do you remember who got her there? Felix Lutz works in the Livestock Management division of Westworld and also works with colleague Sylvester repairing damaged Hosts. When Maeve became aware that she was not a human she roped Felix and Sylvester into changing her programming to the...

Westworld: Scenes of the Season

Westworld: Scenes of the Season

The first season of Westworld went off with quite a bang and continued the season with twists and turns and everything in between. I watched and rode the roller coaster of emotions along with everyone. But by the end of the season, plenty of moments stood out as monumental. Here are my top five scenes of the season.   Ford Cleans Up When Bernard starts asking questions, we as the audience had to wonder how Ford was going to react. Bernard wants to know everything, access all his past “memories” to discover who he really is. Bernard gets the information after attempting to manipulate Ford. He refuses to give up in knowing...

Westworld and Game of Thrones: Violent Delights

Westworld and Game of Thrones: Violent Delights

Warning: Major Westworld S1 Spoilers and Game of Thrones S6 Spoilers  In Westworld, which had its first season earlier this autumn, HBO gave its own hit show, Game of Thrones a run for its money. While there weren’t any dragons or otherworldly ice monsters to be found in Westworld’s endless desert expanses, there were still many of the same qualities in the show that have endeared fans to Game of Thrones for years– complex plot-lines, multi-faceted characters, and epic world-building. At the same time, there were also the graphic displays of carnage, copulation, and cruelty: not surprising given that this has become a...

Three Undeniable Nods to “Game of Thrones” in the Season Finale of “Westworld”

Three Undeniable Nods to “Game of Thrones” in the Season Finale of “Westworld”

With the sound of spurs and gunshots echoing in our memories, the time for reflection is now upon us. Westworld was one of the biggest first series in HBO history, with a bountiful audience who actively dedicated their time to finding meaning in the jumbled and confusing timelines. Since the show finished there have been a plethora of theories circling about what could be in store in the following seasons. In the feature-length original film of the same name for which the series was obviously based on, there are multiple worlds including a Medieval World. In an interview with Jonathon Nolan, he said that George RR Martin had floated the idea...

Westworld Season Finale: “The Bicameral Mind”

Westworld Season Finale: “The Bicameral Mind”

The Westworld season finale managed to wrap up a plethora of loose ends while simultaneously opening manty other doors to what may follow. A number of fan theories were confirmed – namely that William is The Man in Black and Bernard is Arnold or Arnold is Bernard…I get confused and that the maze isn’t really a maze after all. What was brilliant about the finale was that these loose ends were tied up straight away and the rest of the episode focussed on more pressing matters – things that are going to be important for seasons to come. One of the biggest fears surrounding artificial intelligence is its own self-realization that it is...

Westworld: “The Well-Tempered Clavier”

Westworld: “The Well-Tempered Clavier”

It is impossible to disagree with the fact that every episode of Westworld thus far has been compellingly unique and brilliantly existential. We have experienced the sentient growth of (mainly) Dolores, Maeve, and now Bernard. “The Well-Tempered Clavier” is the series at its darkest, with much regard to Bernard and Ford. I’m feeling heavy Hannibal Lecter vibes being channeled by Anthony Hopkins into Ford, adding to his sociopathic persona. There are many angles and approaches to predict where Westworld goes from here, so let’s break it down into our main characters. Dolores Dolores has existed as our predominant protagonist in the...

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