Highly Overrated But Still Good
Clever, believable, and super fun to watch. It totally has replay value.
Let me be very fair here, this is not the best movie in my opinion. But, this movie is fun, it has purpose and is very enjoyable to watch.
Season one was excellent, but season 2 was rubbish. Only good thing to say about it is that it's easy to shop watching it. I don't crave for more. When you think about the potential of universe they create it's amazing they can make a whole season with almost nothing going on.
If they had made only one season and made a proper ending it would have been a 10. Season 2 is dragging my rating down.
I watch a lot of series on cable and the one ingredient that all hit show have is that you can't wait to get to the next episode whether the previous episode was a cliff hanger or not. Westworld is missing that ingredient, I can just let it sit and maybe watch an episode or maybe not. I think in an effort to make it intelligent and high concept, they ended up making it a little bit dull and almost dreamlike. It always feels like your stuck in a flashback sequence, with no current narrative anchoring the plot. It makes me a little disappointed, because the acting is pretty good and the budget is there, just having trouble connecting. Loved the original films too.
It's one of the most overrated TV series out there. A the concept was interesting and also very good acting from certain very very good actors but give good performances everywhere. This show is not only overrated but also very boring. My guess is directors and producers wanted to do too much with this TV series but end e making a slightly better than average overrated TV series.
Season 1 is well worth a watch for the sheer production value and a great story arc. But, season 2 descends into bumbling nonsense - too many writers, too many ideas, too many stories.. what a shame. I see that JJ Abrams is involved in this show so this explains why it's like 'Lost' - rambling with no sense of ending.
The writers have been given far too much time to ponder human existence and whether cyborgs could think for themselves - just give us a stunning series of worlds with action, adventure and dips into how cyborgs could evolve without committing too much time to this.
Basically, this stunning action series has fallen into a mumbo-jumbo trap. Maybe Season 3 will be better but I suspect that the best of this show is over....disappointing.