I don’t want to bash Westworld too hard - the production is amazing, the performances are top notch and it had some amazing moments. Clearly there’s talent there. It just feels like they gave the writers too much rope and they ended up in knots. The premise had limits, there’s an uprising and it’s put down, the end. Now we’re to buy into some tiny cell of robots fighting the ‘real world’ and abandoning Westworld entirely. I don’t give a shit about that show.
More annoyingly it feels like they avoided some of the topics they could have covered by trying to be too clever. A real shame, this feels like an opportunity lost and the kind of situation where the suits should have stepped in and course corrected. I get the feeling that Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan were ready to bask in glory today, but instead they didn’t realize they’d been sniffing their own farts all along. Maybe they should question the nature of their reality.