Have you seen Westworld?

I'm not referring to the original movie with Yul Brynner, although on its own it too is a classic.

Just this week I watched the premiere episode of HBO's new series of the same name, and it absolutely blew me away. In fact I've already re watched it twice, it's that fucking good.

It's dark, visceral and intelligent. The cast is top shelf, featuring Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Wright and Ed Harris. But the standout performance in episode 1 comes from an actor you may have never heard of: Louis Herthum. He's excellent in every sense of the word, and he stole one particular scene right out from under the aforementioned Hopkins.

The premise of course comes from the original film which was written by Michael Crichton. Years later, Crichton went on to write a modernized Hollywood friendly version of the same basic plot: Jurassic Park.

Westworld is HBO's newest Game of Thrones, and it's fabulous.

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Blow you down slate of actors and straight-up logic to everything. Too much artificial cussin'. Looks like a keeper though.

October 5, 2016 @ 7:41 PM

Alison in Ottawa

It has been a long time since I saw a show that left me so intrigued about where it would go and what the story would be, I did not see the original movie so I am in the dark about the future plot...very well acted and based on one episode I think it will be a winner.....

October 6, 2016 @ 9:54 AM

Ryan G

@Alison - the original film was very original and ahead of it's time when it was released, but by today's standards it's a bit on the nose, so I'd say it's absolutely not necessary to watch the film. But worth checking out for a bit of fun.

October 6, 2016 @ 10:02 AM

m m

This is my type of show, so I will definitely watch. Anyone have thoughts on The Leftovers?

October 6, 2016 @ 10:51 AM

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