New TV Season 2019-20

West World seemed like an even blend of 90's/00's sci fi concepts explored as lightly as possible with incoherent writing. Played straight, season three could've been interesting, but instead followed the pattern:

1) Oh this new thing could be interesting
2) Reveal!
3) It was dumb and irrelevant all along

It's only narrative value is in a compare/contrast with Devs with Upload as garnish. I don't hate it. The style and performances remain interesting to watch. Just wish it was servicing something.

My hot take on where things will go with Westworld next season, I will spoil tag them, but I will just be guessing. I don't read about the shows I like to watch. So I have no inside info on where things might go.

Spoiler:

I assume everything will have gone to sh*t and from that final scene in the last episode, years will have passed. The world will be post apocalyptic. But I could be totally wrong.

Gaald wrote:

I just finished watching season 3 of Westworld. I am still really enjoying the show. Anyone else watch it?

Yep. Dedicated thread is here.

I liked S3. It had some flaws, and I don't think it was quite as good as S1 or S2. I did like that a lot of it was very cyberpunk. I think my favorite thing about it may have been Thandie Newton's acting.

Currently in the middle of S3 of Killing Eve, I wouldn't be surprised to see both her and Jodie Comer up for another Emmy, and I can't decide between the two.

So I’m thinking of finally starting Snowpiercer. This will be a solo viewing, as just bringing up the film still makes Teresa wince.

I’m just not sure my brain needs the ultimate dystopian nightmare right now. But it might be exactly what it needs.

Jayhawker wrote:

So I’m thinking of finally starting Snowpiercer. This will be a solo viewing, as just bringing up the film still makes Teresa wince.

I’m just not sure my brain needs the ultimate dystopian nightmare right now. But it might be exactly what it needs.

I've just watched the first episode. It's changed quite a bit from the 2013 film (and I assume the comic) and it's a bit uneven. But it is quite compelling. Jennifer Connelly brings a degree of class and sophistication to the whole endevour that certainly raises it above average. There is a clonking great big reveal at the end of the first episode that certainly means it's going to be nothing like where the film ends up.