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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 74
  2. Negative: 33 out of 74
  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 14, 2018
    9
    The ending of the first season makes you think that what happens after Ford's death will be a huge massacre with hosts against humans, full ofThe ending of the first season makes you think that what happens after Ford's death will be a huge massacre with hosts against humans, full of action, suspance, thrill and revenge! It's not... season 2 starts really slow and immediately mess with the timelines, giving a new meaning to the term "foreshadowing" and showing some interesting details in flashbacks. Revenge is not as satisfying as you expect, because the guests are all unharmed and in tears all the time, and action is only in episode 3.
    Then the series starts moving with episode 4, that reveals you the real purpose of the Delos project! Episode 5 gives you a huge story full of fanservice, then the series comes to the peak in the last 4 episodes! Slowing only on episode 8, the best of the series in my opinion, and giving a satisfying but unpredictable ending in episode 10! Great series!!
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  3. Jun 24, 2018
    7
    Remember how gorgeous and coherent that the first season of Westworld had, in this season however, is nowhere to be located (well sort of.) InRemember how gorgeous and coherent that the first season of Westworld had, in this season however, is nowhere to be located (well sort of.) In this second season of this show, we’re pretty much left off where chaos is being depicted after the events of the first season. However, this show maintains its superb western charm when it comes to its dazzling visual effects, on-point cinematography, clean performances, and outstanding production design. But when it comes to the direction and writing of this season however, is inconsistently chaotic. In the first season, it was no problem, but when it comes to this season, it’s just rather unsettling for me to fully understand what is going on. Hate to say it but this season somewhat disappointed me from many angles as I try to watch this show. If I was a host, I would definitely glitch my mechanism and hopefully get someone from the Delos corporation that is human to erase my memory so I could be put in factory reset mode or just to lock me up in the cold storage area just to forget how sloppy this season was compared to the masterfully brilliant first season. And for some weird reason, this had the True Detective season two flu right there - I mean it's still a good show right?!... Expand
  4. Jul 8, 2018
    4
    After three episodes I called this what this had become, style without substance. Season one was both, but this seemed to be a meanderingAfter three episodes I called this what this had become, style without substance. Season one was both, but this seemed to be a meandering mess. After seeing the entire second season, I can confirm that was accurate.

    There are too many breaks in continuity, especially being able to simply reboot a dead host without repairs. It that were possible then it would have been done throughout season one by the technicians instead of carrying them. To make that even worse, they do not reliably even use that plot device for sentient hosts. Then there is the repetition within story lines. Once is interesting, twice is boring, and a third time is a criminal waste of time. By the end of the season, they even devolve to that old trope where no one knows if they are real or a replicant.

    I will not be surprised if next season I read that they are now suggesting everyone is just in the Matrix, or it was all just a dream. I certainly am getting off this train before it hits the mountain.
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  5. Jun 11, 2018
    3
    Very well made, but boring. So sad. It's like they want us to empathize with robots, with whom we know nothing about. Sob story after sobVery well made, but boring. So sad. It's like they want us to empathize with robots, with whom we know nothing about. Sob story after sob story. It's just a **** drag. S1 was great, but this was a mistake! Expand
  6. Aug 27, 2018
    2
    Convoluted, boring, and with no momentum whatsoever, "Westworld" stumbles into irrelevance in 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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