This episode of "Bingeworthy" breaks down the two sides. On the one hand, this is a sci-fi fantasy world that is engaging and begs you to follow along. It's a "big, and sprawling, and complex, and weird" world that "if you get it" becomes intoxicating.
On the other hand, it's a cliche wrapped in an archetype packaged for HBO. As co-host Jessica Shaw said:
"This show is so pretentious. This show is 'Jurassic Park'. There's an old white man, and he created a park, and everyone is coming, and these creations are acting out, and they are attacking the humans."
The haters need to live a little. This show has entertainment value while also asking some deep questions. That's not an easy thing to pull off, but "Westworld" does it. Maybe it's not for everyone, but that doesn't make them pretentious. Yeesh.
This show is designed to keep people on edge about everything. It's just a television crossword puzzle. But because it has a narrative people take it soooo seriously. People need to get over themselves and get outside more.