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Local comic that kills on occasion. This is perfection.

I'd say if you liked, and followed, season 1, then the second is a natural extension & worth your watch. S2 had some amazingly beautiful episodes (the one's that centered on Shogun World & the

Don't forget Black Hole Sun on the player piano!

I am a big fan of the Yul Brynner movie.

That said, I'm totally digging what they're doing with this show.  References to repeated storyline ideas like Groundhog Day and Edge of Tomorrow.  I totally dug the use of an orchestral version of Paint It Black (Battlestar Galactica reference?), and then the bizarre Shakespeare quotes that just was its own thing.

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Keeping tabs on the songs (it's all very deliberate, apparently):  Episode 2 -- Radiohead, No Surprises @ 24:35 -- I had to look this one up, too, but at least I recognized it right away as a player piano/orchestral rendition of a contemporary pop tune.

I love what they did with the Thandi Newton character, "bump up her aggression" (and she practically grabs a guest by her pussy), and then turn up her emotional acuity just a tad, and she becomes just right?

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I got the Joplin, and recognize but can't name the one at 37:33.  Debussy?  Sartre?

Also, someone pointed out that all three songs in the first episode had something to do with 'black' -- Paint It, Black, Black Hole Sun, and the song in the end credits was by the man in black (johnny Cash).

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41 minutes ago, EdipisReks1 said:

Did you mean Satie, not Sartre?  

Lollers...yes, yes I did.  There's a lot of dialog over it, but I'll see if I can't give Shazam or SoundHound a go.

And yes, I do like the way they're propelling the story without rushing things.

Continues to remind of Battlestar Galactica. 

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17 minutes ago, grawk said:

it certainly felt like rushing to me last night.

I didn't think so: most of the scenes with Dolores were quite measured.  As were the scenes between Ford and Bernard.  I thought the conversation between Teddy and Delores was lovely.  I never know that Evan Rachel Wood was such a good actor.

So, the woodcarver: I got the impression that he did that to himself to avoid being analyzed.  Maybe part of the maze?

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2 hours ago, grawk said:

it certainly felt like rushing to me last night.

What?  No, not even maybe.  Maybe compared to Luke Cage, but pretty much no other show I can think of (certainly not Dollhouse).

And it was during (one of?) the conversation(s?) between Bernard and Ford where there was an automaton playing piano in the background (I :ian: the fact that they use largely pianos, and a variety of them, even during the opening credits) that I'm not recognizing the song.  (wanders off, returns)  Ooh, ooh, I was right, it was Debussy:

Nice, another callback to "reveries".

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Specifically I think they're rushing the replicants have memories and feelings angle.  I think that should have taken longer to come out.  But I don't know the source material at all.

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1 hour ago, grawk said:

But I don't know the source material at all.

I think that is part of the fun of the Westworld experience. No one really knows where they are going to go with it.

That and the cast is phenomenal for a TV series.

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On 10/17/2016 at 9:38 PM, grawk said:

But I don't know the source material at all.

Give the old movie a watch if you like 70's scifi. It's only about an hour and a half. The show departs drastically from it except for the main premise and a few thematic similarities though. The movie is mostly good for seeing what Terminator and Jurassic Park pulled from it later.

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