…but really, can anyone escape Westworld? No. Not in the least. Even if you do not watch Westworld, it’s everywhere in your feeds and in your grill, so basically you’re stuck with it until it goes off the air (and even then, people still talk about it). But that’s okay! Westworld is great in the way that all dark prestige genre stuff is great, which is to say that it is complex and soul-crushing. Proof? Dolores, once our heroine, is in full on murder spree mode. I mean, sure, kill all the humans, but maybe not me? That’d be swell.
This is what Westworld does to people, and also to hosts, so I decided I’d explore that in my latest for Paste Magazine‘s TV section.