Rambling TV: Thoughts on Westworld and The Walking Dead

I'm not even in the mood to write about TV. Aside from Westworld, everything I've seen on TV this week has been downright awful. From TV that drags, to forced monologues, to the fact that my country elected a racist as president. It's not been a good week. Let's get all the shit out of the way first.

The Walking Dead

This week's episode was a prime example of how sometimes a show reads better than it watches. When I read the spoilers, I actually had a bit of hope. I'd be seeing Rick and plenty of the other characters again, but instead it was just more of the same.

More of Negan speechifying everyone, more forced stupid decisions. You're really going to tell me that Rick, the guy that buried weapons outside of Terminus, and hid a gun outside of Alexandria didn't think to have Olivia make a fake inventory list and then hide half their weapons? After they already said they set aside supplies for the Saviors? Come on. 

The episode was also 90 minutes when it didn't need to be. So aside from a great moment between Rick and Michonne and some amusing Father Gabriel moments, we got stuck with extra speeches and extra focus on characters like Spencer and Olivia who can't act their way out of a paper bag. It's sad that the best episode of the season so far has been the one with a fucking pet tiger in it.

Westworld

Now for the good, Westworld continues to be absolutely amazing, and one of the big theories was finally confirmed tonight - that Bernard is in fact a host. Now, a lot think he's a host made in Arnold's image, but if not, was Bernard a real person? Did he gross Ford, end up being murdered, then a host made to cover that up? Is that Theresa's fate? 

We got more sweet moments between William and Dolores, even though they didn't get to do much in this episode, but hey, a body filled with explosives got to blow up to give them an escape route after their train was stopped.

One of the most disturbing scenes (aside from the fact that Charlotte called a meeting with Theresa midway through fucking a host) was the two of them "proving" Ford has tampered with the hosts enough to the point where they're dangerous. Clementine gets beat up by another host, then after she's reset, she kicks his ass. When Stubbs goes in to stop her, he count power her done and has to kill her. They decide to give her a lobotomy, but not before Mauve gets Felix to take her there to witness it. 

No MIB or Elsie this week, but I can tell these last few episodes are going to be action packed. I can't wait to see where it all goes next. 

Rambling TV is a series where I ramble semi-coherently about the things I watched on television. This week is brought to you by anger and depression. 

10 comments:

  1. I briefly skimmed what you said about Westworld, because I'm only on episode 3...I know...I'm totally behind, but it's fantastic! I need to catchup ASAP.

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    1. It keeps getting better too! I hope you catch up soon.

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  2. When that reveal came in, I didn't see it coming. I don't go to forums or read any theories but I was like "what the fucking fuck?" That was shocking. The MVPs of that episode were Evan, Thandie, Anthony, Jeffrey, and Sidne (who will be missed).

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    1. I wonder how I would've taken it had I not read some theories on reddit? lol

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  3. This season of The Walking Dead is THE WORST. Honestly, you are so right about Rick and his inability to do anything intelligent. They had days to prep for Negan's visit and what did they do with all that time? They need to stop running episodes in a single location and switch it up like Game of Thrones. A scene in Alexandria, a scene in the Kingdom or the Hilltop. I bet next week is going to be 100% Hilltop with Maggie and Jesus and I'm going to willingly scoop out my eyes with a spoon.

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    1. Exactly! It floors me that Gimple is incapable of doing a multi-location episode anymore. He's got more bottle episodes this season than any of the others, and that's awful.

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  4. This episode was so depressing hopefully the next one is a bit less creepy cause goddamn this was dark as hell :D TWD going down the crapper, still, I see :lol:

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    1. I'm not sure why I'm still watching. What am I doing to myself? Do I hate myself this much? lol

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  5. I didn't even think of Rick telling Olivia to make a fake list and hide half of their weapons. It would've been great then if still two guns on the fake list didn't turn up, and it was a fight to try to conceal their hidden guns from Negan. *sigh* This show....That blue shirt was nice though!

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No seriously, post one. I need attention.