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    Wow. 2.4 was fantastic.
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    Only through E3 so I stopped reading somewhere on Page 1. I was hesitant to start S2 because S1 was so nearly perfect (a bit of hyperbole perhaps) and I didn't think S2 could be anything but a letdown. And to be honest I hated how it all started, but S2 has been a slow climb to the top as of E3 and there is so, so, so much going on it's a treat to watch.

    I was a bit miffed at the scene between Dolores and Maeve in E2. These characters have hardly interacted at (not missed as in not yet shown but in never actually materialized) yet the tried to portray so much more in that scene. Then just like they pass each other by as if, "meh".

    I love puzzles, but this show is at its best with dramatic tension, character development and deeply enriched themes cascading through nearly every spoken word. I hope they never forsake that.

    The does take itself too seriously at times - especially with Delores - but E3 had a decent amount of levity. I am encouraged S2 will be more like S1 and less like LOTR/The Hobbit which is where I was sure it was headed early on.

    Can't wait for E4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    Only through E3 so I stopped reading somewhere on Page 1. I was hesitant to start S2 because S1 was so nearly perfect (a bit of hyperbole perhaps) and I didn't think S2 could be anything but a letdown. And to be honest I hated how it all started, but S2 has been a slow climb to the top as of E3 and there is so, so, so much going on it's a treat to watch.

    I was a bit miffed at the scene between Dolores and Maeve in E2. These characters have hardly interacted at (not missed as in not yet shown but in never actually materialized) yet the tried to portray so much more in that scene. Then just like they pass each other by as if, "meh".

    I love puzzles, but this show is at its best with dramatic tension, character development and deeply enriched themes cascading through nearly every spoken word. I hope they never forsake that.

    The does take itself too seriously at times - especially with Delores - but E3 had a decent amount of levity. I am encouraged S2 will be more like S1 and less like LOTR/The Hobbit which is where I was sure it was headed early on.

    Can't wait for E4.
    Delores is definitely the most dangerous invitation to lazy, comic book style writing. So far they have not succumbed to the temptation and hopefully the writers are completely isolated from Hollywood, LA, the media, the fans, and the Other Nolan.

    They're forced to interact with Abrams and that hasn't dumbed it down yet, so that's a good sign.
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    Re: Westworld Season II: The Puppet Show is Over

    Another amazing episode. I just donít know how itís possible to be this good this frequently. Maybe not as cerebral as other episodes but still a great watch.

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    Re: Westworld Season II: The Puppet Show is Over

    I really prefer Maeve to Dolores. Sheís much more bad *** and less preachy. I get sick of the monologues from Dolores

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    Ditto. Iím finding her to be annoying as hell.

    I think itís because Maeve is driven by something much more human. And sheís doing it much more convincingly. Im not sure if itís the acting or the writing or both.

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    Rinko Kikuchi was effing awesome.

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    Re: Westworld Season II: The Puppet Show is Over

    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    I really prefer Maeve to Dolores. She’s much more bad *** and less preachy. I get sick of the monologues from Dolores
    While I like Dolores' character overall, the monologues are getting to be like Dany's in Game of Thrones. Way too many of them, and honestly, I don't see them serving any purpose to the story.

    Maeve is awesome. They nailed the casting with Thandie Newton.

    I loved the part when all the Westworld hosts recognized "themselves" during the brothel robbery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaNorthStar View Post
    I loved the part when all the Westworld hosts recognized "themselves" during the brothel robbery.
    While that part was fun, it didn't work with the plot.

    Lee said at the beginning of the episode that Shogun world was for the guest that were advanced, and wanted something more brutal, and more difficult than Westworld. So, given that, how was Lee able to copy the exact same plot and quest from the most basic, beginner area of Westworld?

    Also, I was correct on the unknown woman being William's daughter. That one was pretty easy to figure out.
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