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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jul 18, 2019 at 08:00. 17 comments

Westworld to Possibly Be Less Confusing

Westworld to Possibly Be Less Confusing

I was pretty invested in Westworld’s puzzle-box structure in its first season, but by season 2, I was having as much trouble hanging onto the plot as I was the summer I gave myself only one week to finish my requisite AP English reading, Anna Karenina. Westworld’s known for having as many plot twists, time jumps, and hanging threads as 19th century Russian nihilists have nicknames, after all,...

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Lauren Evans Lauren Evans May 20, 2019. 10 comments

Sorry for Your Game of Thrones Loss, But Here's a New Westworld Trailer

Sorry for Your Game of Thrones Loss, But Here's a New Westworld Trailer

Now that Game of Thrones is kaput, where are we going to train our screen-bound gazes? Should we talk to our partners or play with our pets or go outside? Fuck no! A new trailer for Westworld Season 3 has been released, so let’s remain hidden in our darkened apartments and watch it on repeat until the show returns in 2020!

The new trailer, set to Pink Floyd’s “Brain Damage,” gives us a good...

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Emily Alford Emily Alford Apr 14, 2019. 2 comments

Lena Waithe Will Join the Cast of Westworld for Season 3

Lena Waithe Will Join the Cast of Westworld for Season 3

Adding Lena Waithe to a project immediately makes it better. That is facts. But how she finds the time to give us so many things at once remains baffling and, frankly, more than we deserve.

In addition to showrunning the BET adaptation of Boomerang, executive producing and writing Showtime’s The Chi, appearing in Ready Player One, Transparent, Dear White People, This Is Us, and writing the...

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Hazel Cills Hazel Cills Jul 30, 2018. 16 comments

HBO President Gaslights Everyone Who Hated This Season of Westworld

HBO President Gaslights Everyone Who Hated This Season of <i>Westworld</i>

About halfway through this season of Westworld, I finally stopped watching. I kept getting frustrated with how repetitive and meandering the show had become. And plot lines seemed to stretch out forever. I wasn’t alone in my complaints—many other critics called Season 2 “a mess” and “too complicated.” But according to HBO president Casey Bloys, the hate that rained down on Westworld’s second...

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Sheena Raza Faisal Sheena Raza Faisal Jul 13, 2018. 22 comments

Here Are Your 2018 Emmy Nominations

Here Are Your 2018 Emmy Nominations

The incredible Samira Wiley and The Blacklist’s Ryan Eggold announced the 2018 Emmy nominations on Thursday morning. With it, Sandra Oh became the first Asian woman ever to be nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series for her work on Killing Eve.

Issa Rae also bagged her first Emmy nomination for Insecure, and Zazie Beetz is another first time nominee for Atlanta.

Other highlights: Game of...

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Joanna Rothkopf Joanna Rothkopf Jul 09, 2018. 10 comments

Would You Do the Westworld Thing We Just Found Out You Can Maybe Do Despite Minor Glitches?

Would You Do the <i>Westworld </i>Thing We Just Found Out You Can Maybe Do Despite Minor Glitches?

Sunday’s episode of Westworld, “The Riddle of the Sphinx,” gave you (me) that follow-up panic attack to your (my) “San Junipero” episode of Black Mirror-related meltdown.

Spoilers, mmkay?

On this week’s Westworld Conspiracy Corner, Deputy Editor Julianne Escobedo Shepherd and I discuss the Lost-esque portrayal of a bot gone mad, whether or not we would invest in a similar procedure for...

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Joanna Rothkopf Joanna Rothkopf Jun 27, 2018. 14 comments

Westworld's Season Finale Has Me Feeling Mildly Nauseated and Generally Optimistic for the Robot Community

<i>Westworld</i>'s Season Finale Has Me Feeling Mildly Nauseated and Generally Optimistic for the Robot Community

The twists, turns, unclear timelines, hushed melodramatic voices, and presence of so much dust in Westworld Season 2 has had me feeling like I am a kidnapped sorority pledge, blindfolded and thrown into the back of Ashlynn’s Jeep Renegade and driven around campus 30 times until I am so disoriented that I’m heaving and weeping even though Britnee and Ashlynn said it was supposed to “the most...

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Joanna Rothkopf Joanna Rothkopf Jun 21, 2018. 9 comments

Stay in Westworld Long Enough and You're Gonna Cut Yourself Open

Stay in Westworld Long Enough and You're Gonna Cut Yourself Open

In the penultimate episode of Westworld’s second season, things are really getting moving. In the lawless world of the post-regulation, post-human park, it seems like there is no way to get out with your sanity in tact—you’re gonna cut yourself open, shoot yourself with something, start leaking goo.

Spoilers.

On this week’s Westworld Conspiracy Corner, Deputy Editor Julianne Escobedo Shepherd...

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Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Jun 14, 2018. 10 comments

Actually, the Hosts in Westworld Have Been Awake for a Long, Long Time 

Actually, the Hosts in <i>Westworld </i>Have Been Awake for a Long, Long Time 

“Kiksuya”—the Lakota word for “remember” and the title of Sunday night’s Westworld episode—was a devastatingly beautiful change of pace, giving us some answers where questions are normally posed, and providing us with subtle (but not confounding!?!?!) clues to the direction of where this whole romp is headed.

Helmed by German director and cinematographer Uta Briesewitz, who took full advantage...

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Joanna Rothkopf Joanna Rothkopf Jun 05, 2018. 11 comments

Westworld's 'Les Écorchés' Flayed My Brain

<i>Westworld</i>'s 'Les Écorchés' Flayed My Brain

Last season, Westworld had a couple of really great, fast-paced puzzle episodes that focused hard on dislodging viewers from our comfortable position in a single timeframe. The result was a pleasant confusion and slight nausea, like a propeller plane doing a rapid but controlled plummet.

But on Sunday evening’s episode, titled “Les Écorchés”—meaning those sketches of a muscle-and-sinew-bound...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese May 22, 2018. 6 comments

Does Cardi B Watch Westworld?

Does Cardi B Watch <i>Westworld</i>?

Cardi B plays both blushing bride and vengeful widow in her new music video for “Be Careful,” the most vulnerable song from her debut album Invasion of Privacy.

Maybe it was that vulnerability that triggered ambivalence toward the song upon its initial release back in March; after a string of more boastful bangers, fans either embraced or rejected Cardi’s softer, more mournful...

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Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Julianne Escobedo Shepherd May 22, 2018. 11 comments

Can Westworld Hosts Get UTIs? 

Can <i>Westworld </i>Hosts Get UTIs? 

“Akane No Mai,” the Japanese title for this week’s episode of Westworld, roughly translates to “the dance of Akane”—but Akane is both a name and a word for “deep red,” aka BLOOD, aka a thing we saw a lot of in our first glimpse at Shogun World, the park for when Westworld is too boring. It was also a turning point in the story, and whew! Was it a lot.

SPOILERS NOW.

For this week’s Westworld...

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Lauren Evans Lauren Evans May 10, 2018. 22 comments

HBO Insists Its Elephants Are Treated Just Fine on Westworld Set, Despite What PETA Says

HBO Insists Its Elephants Are Treated Just Fine on <i>Westworld</i> Set, Despite What PETA Says

The creators of Westworld have come under fire from PETA for its use of elephants in the series, saying that one that appeared on screen had been previously abused. HBO has responded with a resounding “nah.”

After elephants appeared in the show’s most recent episode, PETA sent a letter to HBO’s programming president, Casey Bloys, saying that not only was using the animals inhumane to begin...

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Joanna Rothkopf Joanna Rothkopf May 08, 2018. 2 comments

In Westworld, the Edge of the Park Is...More Park

In Westworld, the Edge of the Park Is...More Park

Another episode, and not one, but two more worlds to daydream about, baybee!

Sunday’s episode of Westworld, titled “Virtù e Fortuna,” gave us some juicy fan service—the origin of the tiger (TIGER HYPE), as well as Raj World (your vacation destination if you wanna feel good in Colonial India) and Shogun World (a snowy Edo era Japan?). In addition to those worlds, we see the edge of a park for...

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Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Julianne Escobedo Shepherd May 01, 2018. 3 comments

Westworld Is Infiltrating Our Actual Lives, All According to Plan

Westworld Is Infiltrating Our Actual Lives, All According to Plan

We’re only on Episode 2 of Westworld’s second season, and already we have been thrust into a confounding spiral; not only have the human and host worlds crossed wires on the show, they seem to be doing so in our day-to-day lives, too.

As with the precedent set by Lost, Westworld seems to be setting little Easter egg traps on the internet for its most devoted and eagle-eyed fans to suss out and...

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Joanna Rothkopf Joanna Rothkopf Apr 27, 2018. 18 comments

Will Westworld End in a Host-Controlled Earth? The Signs Don't Point to Yes, But They Also Don't Point to No

Will <i>Westworld </i>End in a Host-Controlled Earth? The Signs Don't Point to Yes, But They Also Don't Point to No

If you can even believe it, Westworld is back, just a year and a half-ish after its first season ended, though it feels about a lifetime longer.

Along with it returns Westworld Conspiracy Corner via Twitter Live (watch below), the only Westworld day-after coverage that combines the unhinged analysis of Jezebel Deputy Editor Julianne Escobedo Shepherd’s and my broken brains with plausible...

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Hazel Cills Hazel Cills Apr 11, 2018. 13 comments

Westworld Teased Fans With Spoilers, and Then Rickrolled Them

<i>Westworld</i> Teased Fans With Spoilers, and Then Rickrolled Them

If you watched Westworld’s first season, you might remember that it was stupidly easy to figure out important plot points ahead of time (and it’s not just because more than half of the characters are robots built to complete the same, routine storyline every day).

In preparation for the show’s long-awaited second season (premiering April 22), Westworld’s creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy...

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Aimée Lutkin Aimée Lutkin Mar 30, 2018. 15 comments

'The Reckoning Is Here' and It's Dolores Who Brought It in the Full Westworld Trailer

'The Reckoning Is Here' and It's Dolores Who Brought It in the Full <i>Westworld</i> Trailer

We’ve been teased , we’ve been advertised to , but the official Season 2 trailer for Westworld—set to a moody orchestral rendition of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box”—is now actually here. The women, they are taking over.

Though its starts out in the classic dream sharing therapy between Dolores and Bernard, the trailer quickly spins out to show the wider park and the wider world. No one...

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Feb 25, 2018. 20 comments

What Would It Take for a Sex Robot to Pass a Turing Test?

What Would It Take for a Sex Robot to Pass a Turing Test?

At what point does a robot become more than just a vessel for satisfying a human’s needs? That’s one of the many questions posed by the new HBO series Westworld, based on that other Michael Crichton story about a theme park in which the android attractions—who are designed to be fucked and killed—rise up against their creators.

The series, which premiered Sunday evening, is science fiction,...

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Clover Hope Clover Hope Feb 07, 2018. 14 comments

It All Burns Down in the Westworld Season 2 Trailer

It All Burns Down in the <i>Westworld</i> Season 2 Trailer

From the looks of this season two trailer, the robots of Westworld are about to revolt in their frilly Western costumes and humans, picking up from the season one finale, where we discovered Maeve’s identity as the center of the Maze, which is the key to establishing the humanity of these manmade bots. It’s all a construct! So what does it mean? “Look at this world. This beautiful...

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