This science fiction western series from Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy was inspired by Michael Crichton's Westworld (1973) and is set at a Wild West theme park created by Dr. Robert Ford (Sir Anthony Hopkins) with human-like androids, where guests are encouraged to indulge their fantasies and desires.Written by
This show features one Oscar winner: Sir Anthony Hopkins; and two Oscar nominees: Ed Harris and Rinko Kikuchi. See more »
Man in Black:
This whole world is a story. I've read every page except the last one. I need to find out how it ends. I want to know what this all means.
See, now that's why I never learned to read.
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I'm into episode 5 of season 2 now. Season 1 did a great job creating the universe and building up tension and suspense. It even made me get invested in some of the protagonists while failing to make me care for others.
I stuck to it mainly due to the fact that I really loved Person of Interest and whatever Jonathan Nolan wrote before.
Here's the problem: I don't care about any of the characters at this moment. I'm not invested in what they are working towards or if they even survive.
The production value and acting are both top, there is nothing to complain there. But I keep getting distracted while watching an episode and start doing other things. The pace and cutting is weird since season 2 started and it fails to keep my attention at all. I was really waiting for the promised ancient Japan part of the park and all the samurais. Sadly, even that storyline fell flat and ended in clichéd characters and no caring on my end.
I fail to find what drives most of the characters to do what they do. There are some goals I can see and others that just feel off. It feels like all of them are just wandering the park (that should be overrun by the parks security or government military by now) for no apparent reason.
I'm sad because I really had high hopes for this due to Jonathan Nolan. Will give up watching now though.
A solid 6 for the acting and production of the series. Nothing more cause I really don't care about any of the characters by now.
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