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WESTWORLD, DIVORCE and INSECURE All Renewed For Season Two

WESTWORLD, DIVORCE and INSECURE All Renewed For Season Two

Straight from an official Press Release comes news that the current Sunday night lineup, even before the conclusion of their respective premiere seasons, have each been renewed for a sophomore season. Read the information below: HBO RENEWS WESTWORLD, DIVORCE AND INSECURE LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14, 2016 – HBO has renewed WESTWORLD, DIVORCE and INSECURE for second seasons, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. “I am thrilled to announce the pickup of our three fall series, all of which have distinctive, original voices,” said Bloys. “Critics and viewers alike have welcomed WESTWORLD and INSECURE, as well as the...

Westworld: “The Adversary”

Westworld: “The Adversary”

Westworld seems to have become one of the shows that have a fan base completely divided. A large portion of people is completely in love with the show, claiming it’s the next Game of Thrones, while others think it’s the same story told a different way. As the season continues, that line blurs a bit and we see people switch sides. Honestly, I still haven’t figured out exactly where I stand with it. Maeve (Thandie Newton)  has been my favorite since Episode One and that hasn’t changed. This episode only further solidified that. She seems to have a higher level of awareness than most of the other characters. This episode, she...

Westworld: “Contrapasso”

Westworld: “Contrapasso”

Deeper and deeper we go, down into the rabbit hole, with nothing but a series of cryptic clues and metaphors for human consciousness. Often each episode leaves you asking a million questions when the end credits start to roll and this week was no different. The mystery of Arnold widens even further as we discover that other characters are aware of his presence, most specifically Dolores who we learn through a conversation with Ford that she was one of the last people to speak to him on the day that he died, 34 years ago. We know that he ‘died in the park’ but to what extent was that death actually a death? If Arnold had existed...

In WESTWORLD – There Has Been An Awakening

In WESTWORLD – There Has Been An Awakening

In the original movie version produced in 1973 the first Host to begin to gain consciousness was played by Yul Brynner (2016 seems to be the year of remaking Yul Brynner works with The Magnificent Seven, as well as Westworld getting make-overs). It probably helps to consider the deliberate changes that the Westworld reboot has made. In the original it was the gun-slinging male that became aware after countless days of being killed over and over again. In this Westworld it is not a strong, cowboy character but the female Host designed to be the innocent, pure embodiment of prairie Americana. The writers chose to tell this new story from a...

Westworld: “Dissonance Theory”

Westworld: “Dissonance Theory”

In only four weeks, Westworld has proven itself to be an insanely captivating and unique experience. It may be argued it exists for a niche audience, but its originality and metaphorical implications are immense, and viewership is increasing drastically. Regardless of ratings—because HBO doesn’t keep shows on based on ratings anyway—Westworld’s charm and nihilism are delightful and undeniable. Forgive me if I get a bit too philosophical with you in my dissection of this week’s episode and the show in general, but with a series like Westworld, it is my hope you may greater appreciate the series from a different perspective. I’m...

Westworld: “The Stray”

Westworld: “The Stray”

This week’s episode answered a million questions and asked a million more as we are sent diving head first deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole. Arnold. Arnold is the key to this whole story; I’m almost sure of it. In a conversation with Bernard, Dr Ford talks about Arnold who he created Westworld with. Arnold became completely obsessed with Westworld and of unlocking the consciousness of the Hosts and when asked where Arnold is currently, Ford quickly responds that he died in the park. It is unclear as to whether Arnold was created by Ford but it is most certainly an interesting theory to pursue. If Arnold was a Host, created...

Westworld: “Chestnut”

Westworld: “Chestnut”

Westworld continues to stun and amaze, throwing its viewers into the technological future and the abilities it offers us; in this instance to engage in the past. For the right price. You can do anything you want to do. Be anyone you want to be. The possibilities are endless. White Hat vs. Black Hat Two friends embark on their own adventure into Westworld.  Logan, played by Ben Barnes, has already visited the park before and is eager to show his friend around. William, played by Jimmi Simpson, seems hesitant but also excited to experience this new world.  The two men have very different characteristics from the beginning, and their choices...

Westworld: An Allegory of Our Virtual World

Westworld: An Allegory of Our Virtual World

HBO’s gun slinging and pulsating Sci-fi/Western epic Westworld debuted two weeks ago and it has already gained favorable responses. Variety claim that the show hit the highest viewing figure numbers for a HBO premiere since True Detective in 2014. It has been over 40 years since the 1973 release of Michael Crichton’s original film starring Yul Brynner. Subsequently since the themes and concepts surrounding the plausibility and vividness of virtual reality has taken on a whole different meaning. Expanding the scientific scope of the original, creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy have given Westworld a virtual relatedness that...

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