Is 'Westworld' a pretentious show? | The Tylt

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HBO's "Westworld" has fans in a tangle. What is Ford's endgame? What does the corporate board really want? And how do the hosts really feel about their lot in life. But from another angle, the show is a hot mess of pretentious storytelling. Take the backdrop of "Jurassic Park," throw in some "Lost"-esque enigmas and you have a show of never-ending, cringe-worthy mystery. What do you think? Read more and vote below! 🌵

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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."
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It's "Sir" Anthony Hopkins, if you please. 

Ugh. He was a great actor when he was younger, but now Hopkins just has permanently bored face and is paid millions to show that mug on camera. 

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Learn to recognize great acting, please!

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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. 

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Is there a better show on right now?

(Answer: No.)

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Do you ever question the nature of your reality?

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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.

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Take a few moments to ask some basic questions and it all falls apart.

FINAL RESULTS
Is 'Westworld' a pretentious show?
A festive crown for the winner
#WestworldIsDeep
#SoOverWestworld