Sign in to follow this  
Fuego

HBO Westworld (no spoilers)

Recommended Posts

Other thread got locked, so...

I loved the two shows leading up to the ending. They were some of the best of the whole series. The ending?... bleah. It really didn't satisfy me at all. So damn much could have been done with it, but it was disjointed and seemed like they had another spin-off planned and wanted to get started on that instead of doing a great ending with a tickler for more. Or maybe they ran out of creative room and time.

 

I won't spoil it for anyone who still hasn't seen it.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


PLEASE EXCUSE THE ANNOYING COMMERCIAL BREAKS IN THE CONVERSATION:

As with everything these days, the cost of keeping the Ex-C forum up and running has been rising. Inflation? In part, but the primary reason is this: As participation in the forums grows, costs increase. The Ex-C forums will remain free of charge to everyone, but if you believe this little corner of the Internet provides value to you or others, and you feel inclined to help keep us online, please consider making a one-time donation or becoming a regular contributor. Contribution options appear under the "Upgrade" link above, and can be accessed by clicking here.

Oh, and as an incentive (no, you won't be given any bogus promises of eternal bliss), if you do become a regular contributor by signing up for any monthly or yearly patron package, this annoying ADVO will disappear.

And now, back to the regularly scheduled conversation...



I watched most of the first season and got lost and couldn't figure out where they were going with the story. So I just lost interest and never even finished the first season.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There were definitely some episodes that didn't move the plot much at all. My biggest take away from the series was "How much of what I do is a programmed response versus me choosing? How much of what I assume is true is actually fact versus a collective convenient story-line (much like Christianity defined my reality for three decades)? Are there really clues that demonstrate a different reality, or does that thinking just indicate paranoia and mere hope for a paradise beyond that spawned religion in the first humans?"

 

It is entertaining to ponder, and to question social constructs that people often assume are set in stone. Just yesterday I was thinking about how Viking raiders that pillaged and raped had a very different view of what was "right" and good than we do today. Does that make them "wrong", or just different culturally? Their god was a god of war and they attributed success to their god, and the spoils of battle were rightfully theirs because they won. That was pretty much true of almost every culture of humans as far back as we have records, and still is quite present in American politics. In contrast to the tribal past, today there is also a much larger awareness of human community, regardless of colors and cultures, and much greater tolerance for differences in many people.  We are becoming aware that we can choose to behave and value things and ideas that don't fit with past constructs, and pursue a construct that is mutually beneficial. It is also painfully obvious that many don't value that way at all and see life as a game they intend to win, their own personal benefit at the cost of all others they deem beneath them.

 

The secondary plot is what those with extreme wealth can do behind the scenes, and their goal for absolute power and control.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this