Westworld |OT| Doesn't look like anything to Me

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Huzzah! our Official Topic |OT| for WESTWORLD.

I think it was my favorite show from last year, beating out a very cool season of Game of Thrones.

Oh.. and we should be getting a new trailer during the Superb Owl!


I imagine there will be a ton of twists and turns for Season 2, so we can use this thread to discuss.
 
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Yeah, I need to rewatch it. But I have time b/c I probably won't watch any of S2 until it's over. It's something I need to binge, not stretch out over three months. I won't remember the clues and such week-to-week, but if I watch it over the course of a few evenings, I'll tend to catch more.

Honestly, while I loved season 1 (I agree it was probably my fav of last year), I question if the second season will be as compelling. The way S1 ended, there can't possibly be as much suspense/mystery this time around. I'm sure there's a way, but my feeble mind has no clue what direction it's going, even after the trailer... which really didn't show or tell us much of anything we didn't already know. It was more of a mere reminder that the show still exists.
 

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In this age of binging.. which I like.. it was nice to have a weekly show that kept you in suspense. It let me experience it with other people.. since we're all at the same point each week. The downside of binging is everyone is either done with the show or at some random point, so it's hard to talk about the show.

I have no idea where they're going either.. maybe more of the other world's? Will we see earth? Hope the man in black still plays a big part.
 
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Yeah, binging it does sound kind of nice for the reason nacho mentioned, not forgetting important bits from weeks prior. But then discussing it with other fans and analyzing everything to try and figure out the crumbs is also half the fun. I guess if you have no intention of following the community to decode things it's best to just binge it.

As for they are going, it looks like there's a revolt and they leave the park? That or there are modern worlds? I can't imagine them doing the is he/isn't he thing this season in regards to whether or not someone in particular is human or robo. I mean, I guess they could, but that angle would've lost a lot of it's mystique.
 

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I just avoid conversations about it until I've watched it. It's pretty easy, as my family doesn't watch, and I see my actual friends only a few times a year, and we just talk about jobs, kids, and sports. If I avoid the thread here for a few months, I'm good.

On one hand, I miss out on the group speculation, which can be entertaining in and of itself. But on the other hand, I don't have to worry about being spoiled by eagle-eyed fan detectives. When I went back through the thread here for the first season, you guys had all kinds of stuff figured out way before I did at the same point... but I wasn't chatting with anyone along the way, reading articles, or trying to find out anything. I just blindly binge-watched with minimal speculation, and I got lots of nice surprises when it all clicked.

I think I'd rather just stupidly enjoy the ride rather than parsing every detail week-by-week. I'm not sure I'd have enjoyed the first go-round as much if someone with too much free time spelled everything out after each episode.
 

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I think the fun part of the speculation is finding out your detective skills were spot on. Or looking back on your original ideas and seeing how far off they were. I don't know. Had I not followed the \W/ community, I think I would've missed or forgotten a lot of important hints and threads even up to the very end. I would've just been confused by a lot. Though on the other hand, I followed along and still felt a little lost by the end. :dunceemoticon:
 

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It all comes down to personal preference but I got a kick out of trying to figure things out. The internet ended up being pretty spot on, but we still didn't find out we were right until the end.

I got to chat about it here, with a couple of friends, and another forum I'm on.

Essentially it expanded the show from 10 or whatever hours of enjoyment to much more.

Now something like Stranger Things can be the same, with binging.. but you need a show where you know everyone just sat their asses down and powered through it.
 

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Haha. Yeah, you can't speculate with people who binged a whole season but are pretending that they didn't. "Wow. Suspiciously all of your theories were spot on. 🤨"
 

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I think I'm going to try the binge thing this year. No speculating, just enjoy the ride. In the meantime I'm going to rewatch the first season.
 

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I was thinking just the opposite, that'd I'd try to watch it week-to-week. But even if I planned that, I'd still get behind and end up binge-watching the second half. My tv viewing is just too irregular.
 

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Hah! I was going to suggest that you do the opposite of what you did last year so we can see which ends up being the preferable viewing method consensus...if there is one.
 

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I enjoy it, it's a good show. But like the Walking dead, the lack of humor wears on me after awhile. It's a problem I see on some many new shows now. They try so very hard to be edgy and serious, they forget that we have the ability to find humor even in the darkest of situations. But that's just my opinion.
 

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I thought the premier was just okay. I don't know if the wait was too long, or what.. but I wasn't sucked right in like I was last season.

I think the "war torn" Westworld is ultimately way less interesting than the one we see at the beginning of S01. The mystery is gone.. and they need to invent a whole new mystery for us.. but I still feel they had a lot of mileage left with the old one..

I dunno. Keep watching obviously.. but it's gonna be a much different season this time around. The time skips are kind of weird (and obviously pronounced this time).

I also feel like Dolores is a dick, but am not sure that's how I felt about her to end last season. There is only the Man in Black to really 'root for' now.
 

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Last nights episode was better.. but so much cutting back and forth and around and around.. I don't know. This season still feels kind of weird.

I hope we get to see more of the man in black though. Dolores in normal people clothes.. hot!
 

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Dolores is too dumb to turn herself into a Mave like god or to realize there are other parks even though she has the tablet and access to the lab to do whatever she wants.
 

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Last nights episode was better.. not amazing but better I guess..

So we have Westworld. India World, Ninja World.. I wonder what else? Have they said how many total parks there are?

I still think it's weird we don't really have a protagonist or antagonist this season. I kind of hate everyone. I guess maybe rooting for Maeve and the Man in Black? I dunno.
 

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It feels like it’s about to get really good. All hell breaking loose with parks about to mix together.

Has Mave lost the ability to voice command the others without any explanation? She was doing it in Ep 1 and then suddenly can’t control the Injuns?
 

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Series has definitely gone up a couple notches from the rough start. The ending to the last episode was awesome!

Can't wait to see where they're going.. Shogun world was really cool too.

So Indian (dot) world, West World, Shogun World.. didn't they say there were like 7 worlds?
 

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6 worlds.

The Raj (Park 6)
West World (Park 1)
ShoGun World (Park 2)

Others are unknown at this point, but possibly be Medievil World, Spa/Roman World & Furture World (From the movies)

Absolutly love this show, worth fighting with the wife to see it "almost" live. :)
 

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Ah okay.

I was worried at the start.. the show just didn't have the right 'feel' to it, but now it seems to be back in the groove of things. They need to keep a mystery going.. as thats the best part of the show in my opinion.
 

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Last night was the finale. If you turned it off at the end credits you missed what I assume is a peak at the future.

This ep was all kinds of confussing & I've been following along pretty well this season. Can't wait to watch it again.
 

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I liked it.. covered a LOT of ground.. was glad they got some extra time for the episode.

The after credits scene was good too..

It takes place way in the future according to the showrunner

I felt like the season started good, then went into the shitter by around episode 4-5 and then came back and ended strong. Looking forward to Season 3, but I'm hearing it's likely 2020 now. GoT is 2019 so maybe they only want 1 big series per year?