The one-hour drama series Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the re-imagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.
Westworld isn’t your typical amusement park. Intended for rich vacationers, the futuristic park allows its visitors to live out their most primal fantasies with the robotic “hosts.” However, the robotic hosts have evolved an artificial consciousness that is similar to, yet diverges from, human consciousness. No matter how illicit the fantasy may be, there are no consequences for the park’s guests, allowing for any wish to be indulged; but there is a price to be paid.
Audience Score 92%
Critics Consensus: With an impressive level of quality that honors its source material, the brilliantly addictive Westworld balances intelligent, enthralling drama against outright insanity.
While I’ve watched a few Artificial Intelligence movies in the past two years, some were okay (Chappy) and some dreadful (Ex-Machina), I’m not the biggest Sci-Fi fan out there but I was blown away by the first episode of Westworld. They do an amazing job keeping things a little bit mysterious while explaining some of the surroundings to you. The show keeps you guessing about the next play and that’s something to appreciate. I found the show getting a little less exciting around the 7th or 8th episode but the ending will make it up. They clearly wrote an ending where they could have closed the series if for some reason they couldn’t make a second one without leaving too much open ends. Luckily they are coming back with a second season somewhere in 2018.
Season 1 of Westworld premiered on October 2, 2016.
10 Episodes in season 1, season 2 is also rumored to have 10 episodes.