December 6, 2016

Which characters were top class in last night's episode, and which fell short of the mark? 

This season was littered with memorable  performances from all of the mainstay characters, and bolstered by some surprise cameos. And wherever you looked last night, someone was...

November 29, 2016

A lot has come to pass in the last two episodes of "Westworld," and when we entered the second half of the November month, Maeve was coming to life, Dr. Ford was running and wrecking shit, Elsie was missing, Arnold was an enigma, Dolores was living out her existential...

November 15, 2016

This show has been dealing in deception and misdirection from the outset, so no wonder we'd have an episode that addresses the illusory nature of the show inthe title itself, a French phrase for, in this context, artistic mind-fucking. 

More elegantly, the phrase trompe...

November 11, 2016

The piano has been setting a haunting soundtrack for the show since the first episode, and each time the title sequence rolls we get a look inside the box, the strings vibrating from each black and white touch. Fittingly, this episode begins with the piano in the broth...

November 4, 2016

"All hope abandon, ye who enter here."

Sunday's episode title, "Contrapasso," is a clear allusion to Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, the most famous of this three part epic poem being Inferno, in which the protagonist, Dante, is guided through the rings and layers of H...

November 3, 2016

In an era rife with political controversy and racial turmoil, we naturally welcome Sunday night distractions, often in the form of sport, food, and television shows. Sometimes, we tune out the outside world for a few moments and turn down the volume in our own heads to...

October 24, 2016

 ... therefore I am. 

Cogito, ergo sum. The Descartes allusion is not lost as we start this episode, where we see Delores ending her dialogue with Bernard by hinting at the French Enlightenment philosopher's most quotable-quote.

"I think... I think I'm losing my mi...

October 18, 2016

Let's start with the title of the episode, "The Stray." The third of the season was a bit dialogue heavy, but I'll take it instead of watching The Man in Black massacre another family if it means we get more answers. So, the "stray" most directly refers to the rogue ho...

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