This sounds like a mixed bag but the ending of the first season was such a world-changer there's no way the second season could feel like a clean transition.
Get ready for swarms of “it doesn’t look like anything to me” posts in the comment section once season 2 airs!
It promises great things. I hope it lives up to everyone's expectations.
The title says "completely absurd" and the body of the article says "bordering on the absurd."
Those aren't the same thing.
Damn its gonna be sheer insanity, can't wait. And I'm really curious as to what some of those cameos are, I bet a few notable actors pop up as guests/park visitors during the ensuing rampage.
To be fair where else did it really have to go plot wise for season 2 other than a "rise of the machines" theme. They played around with the idea the host were "alive" for most of ths season espically when it came to Mav, i have the hooker/madame host name wrong possibly. So yeah i would expect something alittle more action like.
> By the time she’s talked about her old life being a lie and how she’s going to make her former masters pay for the third or fourth time, you may well be rolling your eyes. It’s oddly unimaginative, and ironically robotic considering the supposed shift for her character.
I think this guy may have missed the point a little bit here. of course the newly sentient Dolores is single minded. Maeve's character seems to be similarly focused on finding her "daughter"
It's not like Doloroes would gain sentience and suddenly be a fully functioning adult who has the life experience to be able to compartmentalize and rationalize. She knows that all her memories are pain and torture and that she can hurt the people who did that, so naturally thats what she'll do, at least for the first half of the season
If I had to gamble I'd guess her story arc is going to be one where she has to learn a different way than the brutality she has always known.
I find the whole concept of this review based on the first 5 episodes to be silly. Westworld S1 painstakingly set ups the world and your expectations over the first half of the season only to violently shatter them and have unconsensual intercourse with your brain. To judge the second season based on the first half seems disingenuous. Also I could be alone here but for me Dolores doesnt come close to Bernard as "the show's emotional heart and most sympathetic character".