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  • #125698

    Lebron
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    It’s more about a billionaire’s family.  I’m fine with it, the Culkin brother is great.  The heir apparent plays the tool role well, and Cameron from Ferris Bueller is good as the off the reservation sibling.  Actually so is the suck up almost son in law.  I’ll watch anything with Brian Cox.

    #125724

    Lebron
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    I might hate watch that Yellowstone series on Paramount.  Has ‘awesomely terrible’ potential.

    #125937

    chicowalker
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    I was ready to ascribe the board’s Cobra Kai endorsement to your This is Us blind spot, without having watched it.  Just finished the first episode, holy shit so good.  Does the rest hold up?

    #125965

    Kevin
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    I was ready to ascribe the board’s Cobra Kai endorsement to your This is Us blind spot, without having watched it. Just finished the first episode, holy shit so good. Does the rest hold up?

    Absolutely. It’s so good.

    #126084

    Kingasaurus
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    Westworld.

    What the flipping fuck

    #126093

    Lebron
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    You would think that would be a good way to end the series.  I don’t know if it’s already scheduled for a 3rd season but what’s the point, all of the character/story arcs are sufficiently resolved.  Of course I’m sure they’ll go back to the well.

    #126095

    Kingasaurus
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    You would think that would be a good way to end the series. I don’t know if it’s already scheduled for a 3rd season but what’s the point, all of the character/story arcs are sufficiently resolved. Of course I’m sure they’ll go back to the well.

    Well, yeah. Delores is apparently loose in the “real” world with all the host data, and Bernard wants to stop her. You can still go anywhere with that.

    #126110

    Kevin
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    Is it weird to still like Westworld even though I have no idea what is going on about 85% of the time? 😆

    #126185

    Doncabesa
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    Is it weird to still like Westworld even though I have no idea what is going on about 85% of the time? 😆

    It’s really well shot/acted, I honestly didn’t think this season was a tough follow.  Was just more Jonathan Nolan style non-linear timelines.

    #126327

    BrianInLA
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    You would think that would be a good way to end the series. I don’t know if it’s already scheduled for a 3rd season but what’s the point, all of the character/story arcs are sufficiently resolved. Of course I’m sure they’ll go back to the well.

    Its coming back for a 3rd season. Since no one is ever really dead I suppose the story lines could go anywhere. A drinking buddy who has worked on the set of both seasons has said its by far the most confusing thing he’s ever been a part of where normally when you’re working you can sort of get an idea of the story or what the plot is supposed to be even though its shot in pieces and in different locations. He said that its impossible for this show. They still have the set for the town of Sweetwater partially up and it can be seen through the trees (barely) when driving up near where I live.

    I love the show but wasn’t a huge fan of the ending. It sort of makes sense and was one of the few ways to get the hosts off the island without a lot of carnage.

    #126328

    Lebron
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    I liked the idea of Charlotte/Dolores getting out to wreak whatever havoc and just leaving it at that.  I really liked the Ashley Stubbs bit revealing him as a host because he was mostly useless throughout.  The William/Man in Black utterance of “oh fuck” was terrific.  A 3rd season to me is mostly Charlotte/Delores v. Bernard, which on the surface I don’t know if I care that much about it.

     

     

    #126338

    thatsnotwhatisaid
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    Heard on a podcast that Westworld is the most expensive show HBO does and their ratings don’t measure up to the cost.  Speculation is they’re getting one more season to wrap up the story (i.e. The Leftovers) and that they killed off all those characters at the end of S2 partially to save $$ on the the cast.

    #126339

    Kingasaurus
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    I liked the idea of Charlotte/Dolores getting out to wreak whatever havoc and just leaving it at that. I really liked the Ashley Stubbs bit revealing him as a host because he was mostly useless throughout. The William/Man in Black utterance of “oh fuck” was terrific. A 3rd season to me is mostly Charlotte/Delores v. Bernard, which on the surface I don’t know if I care that much about it.

    You still might have the plot point of trying to figure out who is a host and who isn’t because Delores has the host-making machine and all the spheres with the data. My guess is her plan is to reconstitute the hosts (like Teddy and others) in the real world and use them to try and take over. How many hosts in high-level positions who replace their “real” versions would it take?

    #126340

    Kingasaurus
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    Heard on a podcast that Westworld is the most expensive show HBO does and their ratings don’t measure up to the cost. \

    Thta’s why Rome only got two seasons. Too bad – I really liked that one.

    #126348

    Feejis
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    I liked the idea of Charlotte/Dolores getting out to wreak whatever havoc and just leaving it at that. I really liked the Ashley Stubbs bit revealing him as a host because he was mostly useless throughout. The William/Man in Black utterance of “oh fuck” was terrific. A 3rd season to me is mostly Charlotte/Delores v. Bernard, which on the surface I don’t know if I care that much about it.

    You still might have the plot point of trying to figure out who is a host and who isn’t because Delores has the host-making machine and all the spheres with the data. My guess is her plan is to reconstitute the hosts (like Teddy and others) in the real world and use them to try and take over. How many hosts in high-level positions who replace their “real” versions would it take?

    Without knowing how this future society is constructed, it seems incredibly implausible for a few hosts to literally take over the world full of (presumably) hundreds of millions of people.

    Not to say that she still doesn’t have that goal, but it’s a go nowhere plot if you ask me.

    #126358

    chicowalker
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    Wait, Thor Jr. is a host? :lol: I need to pay better attention

    #126365

    Doncabesa
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    Wait, Thor Jr. is a host? 😆 I need to pay better attention

    Heavily implied, but like always you don’t know 100% for sure.  It was how he talked about his directives/drives to Halores on the beach at the end.

    #126386

    Kingasaurus
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    Wait, Thor Jr. is a host? 😆 I need to pay better attention

    Heavily implied, but like always you don’t know 100% for sure. It was how he talked about his directives/drives to Halores on the beach at the end.

    I don’t think he is. I think he’s just fed up with the way the humans are behaving in relation to the hosts, and the willingness of the company to just threaten and kill people to protect their position. He has an ethical problem with it, and he doesn’t like being pushed around by shitty people. Why should he have loyalty to these terrible people, just because he’s drawing a paycheck from them?

    #126430

    Lebron
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    One of the show’s creators seemed to indicate he is in an interview, original question was if Stubbs knew Charlotte was now Delores

    It is safe to assume. And there is a step further that you can assume too. And we don’t say it explicitly, but if you are left wondering with all [Stubbs’] talk, his knowing talk about, “I’ve been at the park a very long time,” and Ford designed him with certain core drives, and he’s gonna stick to the role he’s been programmed with; it’s a little acknowledgement of just why he might have his suspicions about what’s going on with Hale, and then lets her pass.

    And doesn’t it make sense if you are Ford and designing a park and you have a whole master plan about helping robots that you would keep one Host hiding in plain sight as a fail-safe? Maybe the Host who’s in charge of quality assurance? And by the way, that was totally meant to be subtle.

     

    #127240

    Kevin
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    July

    Finally started this weekend, and have gotten through five episodes.

    It’s not nearly as fun as Billions, but I like it.

    Edit: Succession, that is. No idea how WordPress edited that quote.

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by  Kevin.
    #127289

    Lebron
    Participant

    Agreed, it only has a couple of fun moments per episodes but it’s still good.  The long lost grand nephew guy is stellar.  And Matthew McFayden (sp) is great as the pathetically whipped suck up.  And of course Cameron from Ferris Bueller is great.  Brian Cox.  Fuck it, it’s good.

    I also have been half hate half like watching Yellowstone.  Surprise nudity and cussing.  Scenery is great.  Took me forever to figure out Cole Hauser, he’s put on some pounds.

    #127889

    Kevin
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    Wow, that last episode of Succession was great!

    #127905

    chicowalker
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    Wow, that last episode of Succession was great!

    Holy shit yes.  In less able hands it would come off as melodrama/farce- the sheer amount of shit that went down.  But they made it plausible.  And that last scene was stunning.  I’m convinced the last people left standing are going to be Logan’s wife and doofus Greg

    #127940

    Lebron
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    No doubt on Greg specifically with the knowledge of the cruise line scandal and the copies of certain documents he made. The Kendall character has to be washed out now.

    And Greg knows about Kendall looking for blow, not sure if he knew it was the waiter guy that ended up dead that he was sending Kendall to but he knows Kendall’s issues. Greg the Egg.

    #127941

    Kevin
    Participant

    Roman watching the rocket launch was amazing.

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