Thursday, December 8, 2016

Somewhere West of Here

"I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is, Who in the world am I?" -Alice

So this was the week when I finally had a little time to delve into the HBO series Westworld, and is it ever a hell of a ride! I'm just four episodes in, but I'm completely hooked. It's one of those slow-building, carefully crafted plots that grows addictive. This is a format that HBO has perfected with Game of Thrones, and here they adapt it to a sci-fi idea, with subtle psychological horror elements. This is perhaps the best sci-fi show since Battlestar Galactica. 

Watching this show, I find it stimulating my mind in ways that I enjoy shows to do. It makes you constantly question the ethics of the world it creates and brings up questions of what is real and what isn't. In our current world of fake news, this is interesting and provocative topic. 
Excellent scripts, outstanding acting, and incredible vision make this one the most exciting shows this year. I can't wait to season where it goes from here on in...I bought the ticket and now I'm along for the ride.

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