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The Westworld Thread

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by CigBurn, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
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    It wouldn't be an HBO show if it didn't have nudity in it. That's their trademark basically
     

  2. CigBurn

    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Tonights episode (S2E8) has to have been one of my favorite episodes of the season. That was just some seriously great storytelling.
     
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  3. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

    Can't wait... but I have to... 14 more hours!
     
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  4. Electgumbo

    Electgumbo Lost Planet Airman Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 26, 2010
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    That was just about the awesomest thing I’ve seen on TV in a long time.
     
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  5. Monkeyboy

    Monkeyboy Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 23, 2015
    Nowhere, man ...
    I don't usually stop and watch while walking by, but that episode had me stopping.
     
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  6. jayoldschool

    jayoldschool Mod Admin Staff Member

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    Fantastic episode. Absolutely stunning on a visual and storytelling level. LOST needed an ep like this.
     
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  7. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

    Got to see it last night. Great episode.
     
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  8. ChukkerNation

    ChukkerNation Senior Stratmaster

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    Must . . . not . . . read. Only . . . just finished . . . Season 2-Episode 5.
     
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  9. Monkeyboy

    Monkeyboy Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 23, 2015
    Nowhere, man ...
    They're all dead and in the afterlife .
    Haha , no, that would be way too hokey:rolleyes:
     
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  10. Robins

    Robins Dr. von Loudster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 22, 2010
    Germany
    I sort of liked the brutality - ****ing androids.
    It is strange what keeps me rocking these days. I like Westworld.

    All the best,
    Robin
     
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  11. Monkeyboy

    Monkeyboy Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 23, 2015
    Nowhere, man ...
    UM, no, good shows is their trademark basically.:thumb:
     
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  12. Monkeyboy

    Monkeyboy Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 23, 2015
    Nowhere, man ...
    THAT was a GREAT episode. Layered, compelling, and inventive storytelling. Very touching.
    Better than Deadwood. Better than The Sopranos. More to my taste than GoT. This
    season is a Dunkathon .
     
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  13. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
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    There's no deny in that they do some really good shows, I never argued that! But it's been known for a long time that nudity is one of their trademark's in almost every show they do. And I'm comparing to other streaming services such as Amazon, Netflix and such.
     
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  14. Monkeyboy

    Monkeyboy Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 23, 2015
    Nowhere, man ...
    They use swear words too.
     

  15. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
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    Oh come on now, I'm not prude I just stated a fact.
     

  16. CigBurn

    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Personally I could give a rats pa-toot about either. In my mind fixating on that as something any more manipulative or useful than excellent writing/production is almost overly reductive. Especially given the nature and theme of the show itself. JMHO of course.
     

  17. Electgumbo

    Electgumbo Lost Planet Airman Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 26, 2010
    Scott La.
    @Guy Named Sue
    I’d agree with your statement. From the Sopranos at the Bada Bing and GOT well anywhere on GOT.

    The first season of Westworld did have a lot of nudity but the second has almost none. Most of the nudity is in the repair shop when the “Hosts” are being repaired. It seems they can only fix them naked. But now that the “Hosts” are killing all the humans nobody repairs them so there’s not much nudity.

    Oh wait they do go in the basement where all the old “Hosts” are stored and there are hundreds standing around like statues in their Birthday suits.... ah never mind just disregard this post ...:rolleyes:
     
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  18. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
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    Actually I think the nudity in Westworld served an important purpose. As I have said earlier this show draws a lot of parallels between biblical stories and Jungian Archetypes. You could easily see that Anothony Hopkins is playing the role of God and Ed Harris is the Devil, the rider in black.

    The nudity in the first season hints to early genesis story of Adam and Eve before they had eaten the apple from the tree of knowledge. God discovers this as one day he sees Adam covering up his genitals and appearing to be uncomfortable with being naked and visible. God proceeds to ask him why he has covered himself up, to which Adam answers I feel ashamed. God then asks, Well how do you know that you should feel ashamed?

    There's even a scene, I can't remember the episode, in first season where I think Dolores is sent back due to malfunction, one of the tech workers is working on her system and has covered her naked body with a blanket. A moment later Hopkins comes in and sees this and becomes furious, asking who covered her up? Who's idea was it? And demands that she should be totally naked.

    This is a sort of control to the extent that it could show when the host's are becoming fully self-aware. I should state that I was paraphrasing the Adam and Eve story.
     
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  19. Monkeyboy

    Monkeyboy Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 23, 2015
    Nowhere, man ...
    I didn't say or mean anything about prudery. Cussing is also one of HBO's "trademarks".
    Which, along with nudity, is neither here nor there in regards to the quality of their programming.
     
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  20. Monkeyboy

    Monkeyboy Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 23, 2015
    Nowhere, man ...
    ....and we get to see the good:thumb:, the bad:thumbd:, and the ugly:eek:
     
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