I bailed on Westworld after the first two episodes of season one because it just didn’t grab me, so I’m not really sure what’s going on there.
I didn’t really object to the way BSG ended.
Lost, on the other hand, I thought crawled up its own ass as it wound down. The first half, or thereabouts, was telling one story and then they seemingly abandoned that story and went off in another direction that was neither interesting nor satisfying.
Sounds like Westworld accomplished the same thing in twenty episodes.
I think HBO, for all of their acclaim, can really let their series spiral out of control. True Detective’s first season was pretty good but ultimately left me wanting more; the second season was a mess. The Sopranos started strong, but I thought it started meandering around in the third season and gave an ending that is, depending on your point of view, brilliant, frustrating, ambiguous, or a big middle finger to the audience. And then there was John From Cincinatti. Makes me a little nervous about Game of Thrones…