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John Byrne
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Posted: 15 May 2018 at 7:10am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

With the early episodes, I did get a sense of "making it up as they went along." Having spotted what I think is the major story thread, I am no longer seeing it quite that way, altho I do get a sense of certain elements being "stretched" beyond their original shape. Mostly to fill time.

Anyway, for those who are interested, I break my own rule on speculating. Here's what I think is happening:


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Posted: 15 May 2018 at 9:10am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Have you watched season 1 yet JB? You are pretty much on the money I think & what you speculate gels with much of what was revealed in the latter episodes of season 1
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Posted: 15 May 2018 at 10:15am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I watched S1. That was when I started griping!
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Posted: 15 May 2018 at 10:28am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I thought you gave up & then started again @ season 2. Didn’t realise you went back & completed it. I’m a couple of episodes behind now, which is usually when I just give up. I’ll either catch up, wait to binge the whole of season 2 in one go or never go back. Not sure which yet
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I didn't have to "go back." S1 was like a scab at which I could not stop picking.
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Ah, I see. Yes, I’ve experienced that @ times
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Posted: 21 May 2018 at 10:41am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Yes, "GET ON WITH IT!" is what I was thinking after watching nearly every episode of Season 1!!  I finally gave up on it, just not my kind of show, but the concept was intriguing.

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Okay, I give up. This is like watching paint peel, and what's underneath is not interesting.
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You'll be back. Strangely, the reviewers are saying that episode is the best one there has been so far. I'm still struggling in 20 minute blocks late at night. It just is not able to keep me awake.
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Posted: 23 May 2018 at 7:22am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

You'll be back.

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Not this time. The side trip into "Shogun World" was a complete waste of time. As is Maeve's quest for her "daughter," who, by any reasonable interpretation, doesn't even exist!!

With this, plus a third (!) season to fill out, the show runners will have no choice but to parade before us more and more tangents and time wasters. Not for me!

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This is where I developed series problems with LOST. The narrative would be moving along, and then -- bang!! They would drop in a completely irrelevant episode.

In terms of Westworld (and the writers claim they have it all mapped out), would it not be better to have 7 episodes or so that actually move the story rather than fill out more for the sake of it?

Going back to LOST, this was where it did improve slightly when it dropped from 24 episodes per season to 13 or 16. It seemed to force the writers to move things along for better or worse.
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Posted: 23 May 2018 at 9:35am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

…Westworld (and the writers claim they have it all mapped out)…

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I'm sure they have an overall arc planned -- beginning, middle, end. The problems arise in what they do getting from one point to the next. Too much filler.

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On a plus note, i did like the version of Paint It Black
on the soundtrack!
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I think the lack of fat is why I thought STRANGER THINGS was such a good show, & why, though it is a good episode, Eleven’s side episode felt like such a waste of time.

Main narrative or nothing!
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