Westworld Season 2 reminds me of Lost… and that’s OK

There is a bigger mystery out there than quite what has happened to Westworld by the end of Season 2’s powerfully complex finale The Passenger, and it’s been raging for a good ten years: why exactly is comparing a show to ABC’s legendary series Lost such a terrible thing? At numerous points across Westworld’s secondContinue reading “Westworld Season 2 reminds me of Lost… and that’s OK”

Westworld: The Ongoing Struggle with Non-Linear Storytelling

People, it seems, are struggling with Westworld. While there is some evidence to suggest a drop in viewership across Season 2 of HBO’s new televisual powerhouse, the conversation is less about the threat of Westworld coming to an end—particularly given Season 3 is already a certainty—but rather why certain people are considering checking out ofContinue reading “Westworld: The Ongoing Struggle with Non-Linear Storytelling”

When did Humans become the Black Hats of Modern Fiction? Westworld, The Walking Dead & Encroaching Dystopia

When did we become the bad guys? When I say we, I mean it in the Royal sense. A collective *we* referring to modern society. Humanity. For decades in cinema, television and half a dozen other entertainment mediums, we were the good guys. Human beings, men and women, we understood right from wrong and savedContinue reading “When did Humans become the Black Hats of Modern Fiction? Westworld, The Walking Dead & Encroaching Dystopia”