There aren’t many shows out there that grab my attention these days, most lose my interest after the 5th episode, so when I first found out about Westworld and watched the first episode, I knew straight up I had found my new favorite show…
“Westworld” — which is based on the 1973 Michael Crichton movie of the same name, tackles the notion of the bicameral mind, a real-world theory that theorizes that the human consciousness evolved because the brain would have conversations with itself, possibly leading early humans to believe they were communicating with a higher power. Westworld took this concept and based the entire season on it and it’s amazing.
The show takes place in fictional Westworld, a technologically advanced, Western-themed amusement park populated completely by synthetic androids dubbed “hosts”. Westworld caters to high-paying visitors dubbed “newcomers” (or just “guests”), who can do whatever they wish within the park, without fear of retaliation from the hosts.
Yeah, I know the idea of A.I. becoming self-aware and posing a threat to humanity has been done to oblivion, but it’s a subject that can never get old or boring if done correctly. Westworld takes that concepts and turns it into a realistic scenario based on that idea and that’s why the show is so intriguing. It’s something that’s possible, something we humans might actually do in the future given how fast we are advancing in technology.
Actors such as Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Anthony Hopkins & Evan Rachel Wood really do an amazing job in bringing this world and their respective characters to life. The music in this show is really phenomenal and adds to the suspense in the show.
The shows about to reach it’s season finale on December 4th so this your perfect opportunity to catch up now if you still haven’t watched it. Trust me, if you liked Stranger Things or any show that has twist that’ll have you coming with theories for days and going “NO WAY!!!” then you won’t be disappointed.