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WESTWORLD Season 4 Ep7 (ANALYSIS)WESTWORLD Season 4 Ep7 (ANALYSIS)

Westworld Season 4 Ep7 Analysis

Westworld Season 4 Ep7 is the seventh instalment of the fourth season of an American dystopian science fiction television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The first two seasons were loosely based on Michael Crichton’s Westworld movie where android hosts in a Western theme park rebelled against their human masters. The third season explored the world in which this theme park were set in, thereby rendering the title irrelevant. At the end of which, the status quo of the world had been altered when Rehoboam, the A.I. that controlled and ordered the world was destroyed.

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WESTWORLD 406 (ANALYSIS)WESTWORLD 406 (ANALYSIS)

Westworld 406

Westworld 406 is the sixth instalment of the fourth season of an American dystopian science fiction television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The first two seasons were loosely based on Michael Crichton’s Westworld movie where android hosts in a Western theme park rebelled against their human masters. The third season explored the world in which this theme park were set in, thereby rendering the title irrelevant. At the end of which, the status quo of the world had been altered when Rehoboam, the A.I. that controlled and ordered the world was destroyed.

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WESTWORLD 405 (ANALYSIS)WESTWORLD 405 (ANALYSIS)

Westworld 405 is the fifth instalment of the fourth season of an American dystopian science fiction television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The first two seasons were loosely based on Michael Crichton’s Westworld movie where android hosts in a Western theme park rebelled against their human masters. The third season explored the world in which this theme park were set in, thereby rendering the title irrelevant. At the end of which, the status quo of the world had been altered when Rehoboam, the A.I. that controlled and ordered the world was destroyed.

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WESTWORLD SEASON 4 EPISODE 4 (ANALYSIS)WESTWORLD SEASON 4 EPISODE 4 (ANALYSIS)

Westworld Season 4 Episode 4 Analysis

Westworld Season 4 Episode 4 is the fourth instalment of the fourth season of an American dystopian science fiction television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The first two seasons were loosely based on Michael Crichton’s Westworld movie where android hosts in a Western theme park rebelled against their human masters. The third season explored the world in which this theme park were set in, thereby rendering the title irrelevant. At the end of which, the status quo of the world had been altered when Rehoboam, the A.I. that controlled and ordered the world was destroyed.

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WESTWORLD SEASON 4 EPISODE 3 (ANALYSIS)WESTWORLD SEASON 4 EPISODE 3 (ANALYSIS)

Westworld Season 4 Episode 3 is the third instalment of the fourth season of an American dystopian science fiction television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The first two seasons were loosely based on Michael Crichton’s Westworld movie where android hosts in a Western theme park rebelled against their human masters. The third season explored the world in which this theme park were set in, thereby rendering the title irrelevant. At the end of which, the status quo of the world had been altered when Rehoboam, the A.I. that controlled and ordered the world was destroyed.

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WESTWORLD SEASON 4 EPISODE 2 (ANALYSIS)WESTWORLD SEASON 4 EPISODE 2 (ANALYSIS)

Westworld Season 4 Episode 2 Analysis

Westworld Season 4 Episode 2 is the 2nd instalment of the fourth season of an American dystopian science fiction television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The first two seasons were loosely based on Michael Crichton’s Westworld movie where android hosts in a Western theme park rebelled against their human masters. The third season explored the world in which this theme park were set in, thereby rendering the title irrelevant. At the end of which, the status quo of the world had been altered when Rehoboam, the A.I. that controlled and ordered the world was destroyed.

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IS EUPHORIA WORTH BINGE-WATCHING?IS EUPHORIA WORTH BINGE-WATCHING?

Euphoria

Euphoria is an American teen television drama broadcast by HBO. Based on an Israeli TV series of the same name, the HBO series was created by Sam Levinson, who wrote and directed most of the episodes. The series has been critically acclaimed and commercially successful, with HBO having reported that the series is the second most popular HBO series ever, after Game of Thrones.

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WESTWORLD SEASON 4 EPISODE 1 (ANALYSIS)WESTWORLD SEASON 4 EPISODE 1 (ANALYSIS)

Westworld Season 4 Episode 1 Analysis

Westworld Season 4 Episode 1 is the first instalment of the fourth season of an American dystopian science fiction television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The first two seasons were loosely based on Michael Crichton’s Westworld movie where android hosts in a Western theme park rebelled against their human masters. The third season explored the world in which this theme park were set in, thereby rendering the title irrelevant. At the end of which, the status quo of the world had been altered when Rehobaum, the A.I. that controlled and ordered the world was destroyed.

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WE OWN THIS CITY PART 6 (ANALYSIS)WE OWN THIS CITY PART 6 (ANALYSIS)

We Own This City Part 6 Analysis

We Own This City Part 6 is the finale of an American true crime drama miniseries based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton. The miniseries was developed and written by George Pelecanos and David Simon, who had previously collaborated on The Wire and Deuce. The premise involves the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force (GTTF) and the corruption surrounding it.

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THE GILDED AGE S01E07 (ANALYSIS)THE GILDED AGE S01E07 (ANALYSIS)

The Gilded Age S01E07 Story Analysis

The Gilded Age S01E07 is the seventh episode of a historical drama television series created by Julian Fellowes for HBO that is set in the United States during the Gilded Age, the boom years of 1880s New York City. Fellowes is, of course, best known for creating critically acclaimed and popular period dramas like the Gosford Park film and Downtown Abbey TV series.

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THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES SEASON 2 (ANALYSIS)THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES SEASON 2 (ANALYSIS)

The Righteous Gemstones Season 2 Analysis

The Righteous Gemstones Season 2 is the second season of an American black comedy television drama series created by Danny McBride. The series follows a famous yet dysfunctional family of televangelists and megachurch pastors led by widowed patriarch Eli Gemstone (John Goodman). Eli and his immature children, Jesse (Danny McBride), Judy (Edi Patterson) and Kelvin (Adam DeVine), lead opulent lives funded by church donations.

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THE GILDED AGE S01E05 (REVIEW)THE GILDED AGE S01E05 (REVIEW)

The Gilded Age S01E05 Review

The Gilded Age S01E05 is the fifth episode of a historical drama television series created by Julian Fellowes for HBO that is set in the United States during the Gilded Age, the boom years of 1880s New York City. Fellowes is, of course, best known for creating critically acclaimed and popular period dramas like the Gosford Park film and Downtown Abbey TV series.

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THE GILDED AGE S01E04 (REVIEW)THE GILDED AGE S01E04 (REVIEW)

The Gilded Age S01E04 Review

The Gilded Age S01E04 is the fourth episode of a historical drama television series created by Julian Fellowes for HBO that is set in the United States during the Gilded Age, the boom years of 1880s New York City. Fellowes is, of course, best known for creating critically acclaimed and popular period dramas like the Gosford Park film and Downtown Abbey TV series.

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THE UNDOING – PART I (REVIEW)THE UNDOING – PART I (REVIEW)

Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant in The Undoing.

The Undoing is a six-part HBO psychological thriller drama mini-series based on the 2014 novel You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz. for the purpose of this review, I shall be splitting my comments into two parts. Episodes one to three will be covered in The Undoing – Part I. So whenever I refer to The Undoing – Part I, I am discussing the first three episodes.

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TRUE DETECTIVE SEASON 1TRUE DETECTIVE SEASON 1

After having laid down the foundations for how we might break down the elements of a story via my inaugural PoP Theory piece, I thought that analysing the excellent first season of the HBO series True Detective would provide us with a solid discussion of said elements.

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GEEK OUT! HOW WESTWORLD HAS RE-INVIGORATED SCIFI TVGEEK OUT! HOW WESTWORLD HAS RE-INVIGORATED SCIFI TV

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This post contains spoilers!

Serialised story-telling in science-fiction TV really took off – we would suggest – in the early 1990s with Star Trek: The Next Generation and Babylon 5. The success of these space operas resulted in a flurry of similar type series, including two from the Star Trek franchise viz. Deep Space Nine and Voyager and the successful re-imagining of the Battlestar Galactica (BSG) movie franchise into a edgy, thought-provoking drama that reflected the times succinctly.

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GEEK OUT! WESTWORLD SEASON ONE EPISODE THREEGEEK OUT! WESTWORLD SEASON ONE EPISODE THREE

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“THE STRAY”

Curiouser and curiouser. As more revelations are brought to light, we begin to understand why the Hosts are beginning to ‘malfunction’ on a regular basis. The fact is that Bernard Lowe has been having clandestine meetings with Host Dolores Abernathy and stimulating her evolution towards sentience – whether intentional or not. Dr. Robert Ford also provides backstory as we are introduced to ‘Arnold’ – his former partner, who may have introduced the coding that is causing the problems experienced at Westworld. Of course, Dr. Ford has his own mysterious agenda as well.

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These insights are provided alongside a prolonged look at a plot line involving Dolores and her ‘love-interest’ Teddy Flood which now includes a new dark sub-plot with Wyatt, a former army colleague of Teddy’s who has gone all psychotic (if Hosts are not real, why should we care?). In addition, two Westworld staffers (Ashley Stubbs and Shannon Woodward) encounter a stray Host (hence the title) which predictably goes crazy on them, with consequences surely to ripple throughout the series.

It’s all rather ponderous and stretched out but at least the story is being developed at a deliberate pace rather than being rushed through to the inevitable moment when the Hosts rebel against their makers. And what about the Man in Black??

More info at IMDB 

… still there’s more …

GEEK OUT! GAME OF THRONES SEASON FIVE DIGS A DEEPER HOLE FOR THE STORY TO GET LOST INGEEK OUT! GAME OF THRONES SEASON FIVE DIGS A DEEPER HOLE FOR THE STORY TO GET LOST IN

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By now, it becomes abundantly clear that George RR Martin and the writers of Game of Thrones have no clue what to do. Instead of intriguing plot lines and character development, the TV series is a sequence of scenes with maximum shock value to incite internet buzz and cultivate some kind of false belief that Game of Thrones is one of the best TV shows ever.

It’s not.

Remember LOST? A series that began almost perfectly before getting entangled by too many convoluted plot lines that were thrown up just to keep interest at fever pitch but without any intention of resolving anything? Well, that’s happening with Game of Thrones. Too many plot lines going nowhere. Instead of character development, shock deaths, loss of limbs, blindness, rape etc are dumped on characters to generate sympathy and create the illusion of edginess.

Season 5 proves quite conclusively that the TV series is as clueless as the books in trying to tell a coherent story. The abuse of Sansa Stark, the immolation of Princess Shireen, the public shaming of Queen Cersei, the blinding of Arya Stark, the overthrow of Queen Daenerys Targaryen, the deaths of Mance Rayder, Stannis Baratheon and even Jon Snow (above) is simply shock overdrive in order to mask a lack of narrative ideas.

Remember the finale of Season 1? Daenerys turned the tragic death of Khal Drogo into an epiphany with the birth of her three dragons but even that promise proved hollow. Every subsequent season has delivered disappointment after disappointment as one by one, main protagonists are killed off until there’s hardly anyone left to root for in this abysmally, depressing story called Game of Thrones. 

Now, when is Season Six?