A few weeks ago, HBO recently released a brand new, captivating show called Westworld. This science fiction series is based on the 1973 film (with the same name), and is directed by Jonathan Nolan. If that name sounds vaguely familiar, that is because he is directly related to Christopher Nolan, the director of famous movies such as Batman The Dark Knight, Inception, or Interstellar. A lot like those box office hits, Westworld brings movie quality cinematic beauty to a TV series. Some of the scenes shown have such intricate detail and fascinating music. Check out the trailer below.
There have only been three episodes since the release of the show on October 2nd, 2016, and I am already 100% hooked. To explain this show as simply as possible, Westworld is an amusement park. It is a Western themed cowboy and saloons, virtual reality park. The amusement park has hosts and guests. The hosts are the programmed, manufactured “robots” that occupy the park offering adventures or services to the guests. The guests are the rich snobs, from the real world, who pay $40,000 a visit to do whatever they want in the amusement park without any repercussions. These so called robots are so human like, that after a recent upgrade they begin to show signs of memory and a conscience. The workers who maintain the amusement park are beginning to see the signs of trouble with the robots in Westworld after the recent update. Yet, is the fact that these robots are gaining human like capabilities dangerous? Or beautiful?
Catch Westworld every Sunday night to follow this series. Tune in and watch Westworld from anywhere in the world with your Slingbox!