Westworld's second season was probably the most anticipated TV show of the 2018 season, with Westworld season one having been such a phenomenon back in 2016. The trailers for Westworld's second season had looked promising, most of the cast was returning and the show-runners had, very sensibly, left a long gap between seasons so that season two could be as a refined as possible, so there was plenty of reason to be optimistic.
So, did Westworld season two deliver? Unfortunately, aside from a few good bits here and there, the continued best efforts of its cast and fantastic production values, it was overall a disappointment and Westworld no longer carries the same level of hype it once did.
Filled with narrative bloat, dumb plot twists and misjudged scenes, Westworld's second season only made the flaws already present in season one even worse and confirmed it as a show that's only interested in showing off how clever and twisty it is, rather than actually telling a good story.
Looking at all the mistakes and blunders season two made, perhaps it'd be a good thing if Westworld just got cancelled, since it's very hard to be optimisitc about season three.
Film Studies graduate, aspiring screenwriter and all-around nerd who, despite being a pretentious cinephile who loves art-house movies, also loves modern blockbusters and would rather watch superhero movies than classic Hollywood films. Once met Tommy Wiseau.