We find ourselves at a crossroads, we are at a very vulnerable time in our TV watching lives. Game Of Thrones is done for the year and we have an empty hole in our souls, this is the perfect time for some high concept new show to try to swoop in and catch us on the rebound. Now this has happened many a time in the past with typically disastrous results (I’m looking at you Flashforward and Revolution). I hold out hope that Westworld could be our October-April fling that fills us up figuratively and literally with that goodness we all crave right now. Even though I hold out hope, in the back of my mind I prepare myself for the ultimate letdown and heartbreak.
Westworld is a modern take on a 1973 film by Michael Crichton who you may know of as the writer of the book that the movie Sphere was based on. Westworld is described as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin,” the series tells the story of a futuristic theme park called Westworld.