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May 2, 2020 at 9:02 am #1203458914
I think it was not that great of an episode. It was not the worst but it was not the best either. After some really good episodes this one was a bit of a let down. As I said before Aaron Paul character is one of the most uninteresting of the Westworld universe. At the same time one of the biggest mistakes this show has done so far is focusing on the new characters(Aaron Paul and Vincent Cassel) putting aside the leaders of previous seasons. C’mon, Aaron Paul is nowhere near the level of Jeffrey Wright(for me one of the best performances on TV of the past decade) and Vincent Cassel despite being really good is no Anthony Hopkins. To get back on track and be on the level of the first two seasons(yeah, I did like the 2nd one) the show has to give Jeffrey Wright a more vital role and bring back the man, the myth, the legend Anthony Hopkins.
Jeffrey Wright was THE lead last season so it’s ridiculous he’s nonexistent this season.
Big fan of Better Call Saul, Sex Education, Barry, BoJack Horseman, and, especially, SurvivorMay 2, 2020 at 9:06 am #1203458918
Jeffrey Wright was THE lead last season so it’s ridiculous he’s nonexistent this season.
I’ve said before, Season 3 Bernard is the new Season 8 Jon Snow. In fact, I’d say Jeffrey Wright has had it even worse than Kit Harington. At least the argument could be made that Harington was still a lead. Can’t say the same for Wright.May 2, 2020 at 9:20 am #1203458940
Wright is now only used to give expositionMay 2, 2020 at 3:09 pm #1203459383
I agree this is easily the worst season for the show, however it still has moments of brilliance specifically episode 4 and 6. I adored the first two seasons ad I know I’m in the minority here but I thought season 2 was more brilliant than the first but this season has truly been a step down. he actors still get good material but the only actors getting great material is Paul and Wood, and this is coming from someone who adores Newton and Maeve, but her characters motives just don’t make sense and I haven’t been able to connect with her like I have the past two seasons. The worst thing is without a doubt Wright having noting to do it reminds me of Lena Headey having nothing to do in that train wreck of a last season of Game of Thrones and eve with nothing to do she was still the best performer but Wright hasn’t had any opportunity to shine this season.
I am part of the minority who agrees with you that season 2 was better than season 1, however, I do not consider either season of the show brilliant. It always had big flows, but they were nothing compared to this third season… I think that the juicy material this season was for Thompson and Harris. Paul and Wood do what they can, but his is as boring as watching two turtles fight, and she is the definition of one-note, my ¨favorite¨ part of her is how she answers every question in a mysterious way…. The CRINGE made into dialogue on TV: – “Dolores, where are we going?” – “To find a piece of you lost long ago, Caleb” 😀
Wright was rewarded with another “brilliant” explanation – “Dolores is made with poetic sensibility, she cannot kill humanity because of it, so she has Caleb do it for her” Hmmm. “POETIC SENSIBILITY, this sounds so smart Lisa, lets put it in Bernard’s mouth, people will think that is a clever explanation for Dolores stupid behavior.” Goood, this episode was so bad.May 2, 2020 at 4:09 pm #1203459447
I actually think this is Woods best season material wise and performance wise. Her performance the first season it was good but not great. Her performance tha second season was one note, but this year she actually surprised me with how well she pulled off this material. Paul I feel is a good addition but not at the cost of Wright, how has been in more episodes than Harris and yet has had so much less to do. Harris is good as always but Its his worst season and I wish he was in more of the season and I feel the same way about Newton. Shes such a brilliant actress and is still amazing to watch but it’s her worst season easily it’s such a shame after winning an emmy for an amazing season she gets this lack luster material. Thompson is having her best season as well. The first two season not really a performance worth mentioning but hers is the performance that makes the biggest impression on me this season and I would nominate her.May 3, 2020 at 12:12 am #1203459839
I actually think this is Woods best season material wise and performance wise. Her performance the first season it was good but not great. Her performance tha second season was one note, but this year she actually surprised me with how well she pulled off this material. Paul I feel is a good addition but not at the cost of Wright, how has been in more episodes than Harris and yet has had so much less to do. Harris is good as always but Its his worst season and I wish he was in more of the season and I feel the same way about Newton. Shes such a brilliant actress and is still amazing to watch but it’s her worst season easily it’s such a shame after winning an emmy for an amazing season she gets this lack luster material. Thompson is having her best season as well. The first two season not really a performance worth mentioning but hers is the performance that makes the biggest impression on me this season and I would nominate her.
Agree about everybody with the exception of Wood, I think that the whole Planet was in love with her and Newton’s acting in season 1, it was their best season without a doubt. Then Newton had a strong season 2 as well.May 3, 2020 at 1:34 am #1203459906
Just binged the last two seasons this week. Season 2 was decent but the third is just not good.
Poor Aaron Paul. He’s not doing a bad job but Caleb is not being handled properly. Paul has proved himself, of course, portraying Jesse but he also did a very good job in The Path. It might be bad if the audience associates his image to what made Westworld bad. Or almost bad. No, no, bad. This season is bad, WTF was “Genre”?
The whole season feels flat, superficial. The show has always been pretentious, but then Hopkins said something intelligent and I was like “Yeah, bitch! Magnets!”.
Wright, Harris and Newton deserve batter material. It’s such a waste of their talent. William’s storyline had potential but fell short.
I can only hope the finale makes up for some of that.May 3, 2020 at 7:32 pm #1203461276
I’m going to laugh when this show gets snubbed across the board in the main categories.May 3, 2020 at 7:35 pm #1203461281
I’m going to laugh when this show gets snubbed across the board in the main categories.
it really doesn’t deserve any nomination except maybe Thandi and Tessa
FYI, there’s a scene after the credits I’m finale.
and I wonder if that’s really end of someone In show.May 3, 2020 at 7:55 pm #1203461321
Evan Rachel Wood was AMAZING! A great winner she would be, she is so getting in! I really liked the finale but it was the weakest season finale of the series, but still wood, there are shows far worse that are more predicted (some bias against WW idk why) Newton was also very good but the writing was meeessy, however this even deserves to win best directing! What a showMay 3, 2020 at 8:08 pm #1203461339
I was ok with this episode, not really the brillance of episode 4, but not really bad as episode 3/5. It was an ok season that makes me ask where are they going?
The cast is great, but lame dialogue can’t be saved all the time. Will we ever get to something meaningful? Maeve’s motivation is random AF, so was Caleb with her at this final scene.
I believe Wright and Harris can still bring more to the table with their characters, but season 4 really looks something that we don’t know where will it head into.May 3, 2020 at 8:26 pm #1203461356
Hmmm. That was hands down my favourite season, but something about the finale felt anticlimactic. All Dolores and Caleb had to do was get inside Incite, attach a few cables and switch command control of the system to Caleb? Alright…
Bernard and Stubbs spent the season on some sort of journey to stop Dolores but never even got remotely close to her. Jeffrey Wright was severely underused.
Hale was easily to most interesting character this year. Her not wanting to go back inside the building, then being caught out as Dolores by Serac, then trying to escape was the most tense I’ve been watching something in such a long time! I expected her to go full stage 5 revenge on Dolores but she didn’t. Wtf did she do though? She said goodbye to Dolores and then Dolores froze…I did not get it. Was she trying to kill? Give her a nap? Allow Maeve to capture her? What were you doing Charlores?!
Aaron Paul is great and did his best with a character who was ultimately really dull. We could have gotten all his expositonary material out of the way weeks ago and made him more engaging. It would have been cool to see him and Dolores form more of a master/student like relationship and friendship. They never hinted at Caleb being attracted to Dolores at all until the finale when she mentioned his ‘intentions’. I thought he seemed infatuated by her but never in a romantic way.
And what is with these post credit scenes? If I didn’t randomly let the credits play, I never would have seen it! I was furious that Hale’s last line was “goodbye” before she disappeared because that made me think Tessa Thompson was leaving the series. The post credit scene (which was awesome and should have been part of the main episode) leaves the impression she will be plenty involved in season 4. I wonder what sort of host personality Evan Rachel Wood will be playing, cause ain’t no way she’s going anywhere. I thought she was fantastic this season.
I’m so glad William is dead. I’ve hated him since season 1 so hopefully his host counterpart will be a fun addition.
Above the line nominations I would easily say: Wood (lead actress), Thompson (supporting actress but Newton is more likely), Paul (lead actor) and Harris (supporting actor).
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