Westworld Season 4 Is an Upgraded Model
If you, like me, dutifully watched all of Westworld’s third season (and even perhaps, like me, did a whole dang podcast about it) and yet have pretty much no recollection of what happened during its muddled run of episodes, I highly suggest watching some sort of video recap ahead of the season-four premiere (HBO, June 26). Otherwise, you will be utterly at sea; Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan’s knotty sci-fi thriller allows little time for catchup and rehash.
Once you’ve gotten your bearings, though, season four proves far more inviting, legible, and gripping than did the previous season, which significantly altered the DNA of the series from eerie psycho-philosophical musing to pre-apocalyptic action.
The series is still very much about consciousness and self-determination, as a slew of robots and fleshy, …
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