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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 2, 2016
Season #: 1, 2
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  • Summary: The second season of the sci-fi western series inspired by the 1973 Michael Crichton film of the same name introduces Delos Corporation founder James Delos (Peter Mullan).
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Apr 17, 2018
    100
    There is plenty of action and violence in the first half of the season, but what will empower the show’s longevity is its metaphysical theme, the exploration of the meaning and definition of human existence.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Lowman
    Apr 19, 2018
    90
    [Westworld] impressively returns. ... The series usually hits the mark with strong storytelling that gives you a lot to ponder after the shooting is over. And the performances are outstanding. This year, the females are leading the way. Newton is a joy to watch and Wood shimmers, clearly embracing the new Delores.
  3. Reviewed by: Alex McLevy
    Apr 17, 2018
    83
    Westworld season two goes to some unsettling and unpleasant places--it’s not always a fun watch--but as it settles into a chaotic groove, the show is becoming a thrilling mind-bender, laced with just enough intellectual resin to give all that bloodshed a savvy frisson of wit.
  4. 80
    Season two doubles down on the show’s meta tendencies. The Man in Black repeatedly announces that, thanks to the revolt, the stakes of the “game” that is Westworld (and presumably also the show that is Westworld) have been raised in a way that makes the entire thing more interesting. He’s not wrong.
  5. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Apr 20, 2018
    75
    Blessedly for fans who don’t want to work so hard, less so for those wonks who do, the second season is much easier. It’s still brainy while managing to push the new narrative ahead hard and fast. It also manages to splatter the brains too: Westworld is now less a searing indictment of screen violence (the first season) and more a straight-up snuff series.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Apr 19, 2018
    70
    Westworld remains a hugely ambitious series, painted on a sweeping, star-studded canvas that continues to expand in the second season. Yet the first half of that run repeats the show's more impenetrable drawbacks -- playing three-dimensional chess, while spending too much time sadistically blowing away pawns. The result is a show that's easier to admire than consistently like.
  7. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Apr 18, 2018
    50
    Maeve is fun to be around. She’s self-contained and withering and she takes us to new, admittedly very gory places. When the show is about her, it zips along, making sense. Dolores, on the other hand, speaks in vagaries and prophecies, clearly a part of the series’ Reddit-bait. ... Westworld itself is the Rickroll. However annoying and tedious certain parts of it are, it’s never gonna give them up.

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  1. Positive: 20 out of 72
  2. Negative: 31 out of 72
  1. Apr 23, 2018
    10
    I'll give the season a 10 based on my expectation and what I got from the first episode.Basically, I think
    Westworld is a major project with
    I'll give the season a 10 based on my expectation and what I got from the first episode.Basically, I think
    Westworld is a major project with lots of ideas and probably with a bigger picture imagined for.So I believe we must judge based on what each season has to offer.The first season was an introduction to this game and season 2 seems to seek the aftermath of the events that happened in season 1 besides throwing out a new narrative.This means we're gonna have more Q&A(actually more questions than answers!)
    So if we consider that we must say that it was a solid start.There is no need to be impatient with Westworld.I just wish it can get the support and wherewithals needed to be renewed for further seasons.
    The only thing I don't like about the series is some of its actors, especially Lee's character.
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  2. Jul 12, 2018
    9
    This is probably one of the most fascinating shows right now, and this season in particular is full of iconic and meaningful moments, bringingThis is probably one of the most fascinating shows right now, and this season in particular is full of iconic and meaningful moments, bringing new topics and matters on discussion like what we are or if there's something like free will.
    In terms of production, this season is amazing, using a chaotic narrative as a powerful resource for plot twists and narrative purposes. Obviously, as the first season, it requires a lot of attention, because the unique details make the experience even greater. And maybe this last is not for everybody.
    The soundtrack, by Ramin Djawadi, is also wonderful, giving a lot more of impact to key scenes and to the show in general.
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  3. Aug 24, 2018
    7
    Technically and conceptually the entertainment industry is at an all time high. By contrast writing is at an a very low ebb. Directorially weTechnically and conceptually the entertainment industry is at an all time high. By contrast writing is at an a very low ebb. Directorially we have a very mixed bag.
    Westworld 2 encapsulates this. Visually outstanding. Musically beautiful. Individual actors give everything.
    But too many cooks spoil the broth. A narrative mess. The timeline disruption is just an annoying directorial trope. Overuse of discursive plots. Unsatisfying character conclusions. Cannon fodder shootouts in the nonsensical thousands by supposed spec ops. False cod philosophy and worse of all unimaginative ending.
    The show needs one good writer and one good director and it will be a masterpiece.
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  4. May 11, 2018
    4
    Two episodes into the second season and Westworld lost its intrigue; it's just a shooting gallery, full of murder and mayhem. Every guestTwo episodes into the second season and Westworld lost its intrigue; it's just a shooting gallery, full of murder and mayhem. Every guest character is now a disposable moron or a Cannon Fodder for the hosts. The world was created for the elite, but it seems no one in the real world cares that hundreds of elites go missing. Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores is an absolute snooze fest with way too much screen time. So many loop holes in the advanced technology kind of like Star Wars tech; you would think that the hosts could be identified and located by the technology that created them. Overall its suffering the Walking Dead syndrome of style without substance. Expand
  5. May 2, 2018
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. OMG, what a mess. I don't care about any of the characters, about their past, nor where they are travelling to (the weapon?). Hate the Android FaceBook analogy storyline, boring. What do humans REALLY want? Laughable, just laughable. Expand
  6. Jul 2, 2018
    2
    So they ran out of plot half way through season 1, but decided to keep writing into season 2???
  7. Jun 27, 2018
    0
    If you thought Thandie Newton was a dumb character last season, get ready because there's like twice as much of her this time around, and herIf you thought Thandie Newton was a dumb character last season, get ready because there's like twice as much of her this time around, and her (totally pointless) attempts to find her "daughter" were the most cringe inducing parts of this very uneven second season. They also waste a whole episode with backstory about one of the indian robots we've never heard of before, a really weird choice given they only have 10 episodes to work with. It looks more and more like making a second season was a mistake. Expand

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