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Westworld: All set to get its new season on HBO.

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Westworld

The series, which is based on the original film by Michael Crichton, is told from the point of view of a programmer and examines the relationship between human beings and machines. The first season revolves around the creation of an artificial intelligence. The show is one of the most popular TV series on HBO, with its second season premiering in October .

What is the plot of the story ?

Westworld is a theme park where guests can be themselves and have any wish granted by robot hosts. The robots have freed humans from their usual reality .  And allow them to enjoy the moment in the most comfortable and varied way. However, at the same time, they continuously remind the visitors of what they are not.

Who is in the cast ? What role did each character portray ?

The cast include Evan Rachel Wood , Jeffrey Wright , James Marsden , Thandie Newton , Simon Quarterman , Ed Harris , Jimmi Simpson, Francesca Eastwood, Tessa Thompson and many others. Some characters are like the titular host (Aiden) who yearns for his own kind, while others are more like your everyday bottom-feeder. One can’t help but think of 1984’s Big Brother as an apt comparison for some of these robots that seem to be always watching you  . For your flaws as much as for your good deeds.

What are the difficulties they faced ?

Westworld is not a light show. It deals with many difficult themes such as the dual hermeneutics of pleasure and pain in an attempt to parallel the fragile balance between host and guest, as well as the mechanics behind character creation, life-long memories and subjectivity. The show repeatedly reminds us that there is no need to be afraid of what we do not understand since we always have someone else’s perception to rely on.

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Who is the antagonist ? What are its motives ?

The show is situated in a futuristic version of the Wild West, full of human-like robots who can fulfill their every wish. The main antagonist is Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins), the wily creator and chief executive officer of Westworld. Dr. Ford takes any opportunity to experiment on his own creations, take them beyond their original design  . And eventually end up creating an android that will be able to roam free among his guests to do whatever it wants  . As long as it does not harm or challenge anther human being. In other words .  Absolutely no one is allowed to leave the park alive and unharmed  .  With the exception of Maeve (Thandie Newton), the head programmer at Delos Inc.

What are the epic scenes ?

The main story arc of the season revolves around the creation of a second, more powerful android. This story arc is essentially a question of self-love and doubles as an exploration of human desire and its ironic physical manifestation; we are shown how our wishes become our creations and are, ultimately, the ones who play God. The scene that best exemplifies this concept is Maeve’s final escape in the episode “Riddle Of Thorns”.

Who is the most loved character ?

Probably Dr. Ford is the most loved character of the show, not only according to the ratings, but also according to the critics in each and every time he appeared on screen. The reason for this popularity is that he manages to be both human, unexpected and unpredictable – all at once!

Would you recommend watching this ?

Absolutely! There is always a new, teasing episode to watch for Westworld fans. The show is good for those who enjoy surprises, discoveries and plot twists. For instance, many things in the episode “The Adversary” were not anticipated by even the most attentive audience members. I would recommend watching this show because it is not just a TV show – it’s an experience that mixes philosophy, psychology and self-reflection with excellent cinematography and soundtrack. Thanks for reading !

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