Westworld

Anybody watching this new series on HBO? Not only is it a great series, but the music is incredible. Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones music composer) also composed the opening credit song for WW. He's a true artist.



What I find more intriguing is how they interject modern music in many scenes (especially scenes in the Mariposa Saloon on a player piano) to sound like old west music. It's been fun hearing something in the background and trying to see who is the first (my wife or me) to ID the song.

http://www.vulture.com/2016/10/westworld-modern-songs.html

If you haven't seen this series yet, give it a watch. I think it's up to episode 6. It's been a great series to fill the void until GOT comes back, and (in my opinion) is almost as good.

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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,818
    It's in my list to checkout...

    Problem is that list keeps getting longer and longer nowadays lol
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  • MrBuhlMrBuhl Posts: 2,427
    Enjoying it thoroughly, I haven't paid attention to the piano but now I will - thanks for the tip!
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,432
    The robot orgy was worth it alone. Got your attention at orgy didn't I ?
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,953
    Hey it's a word Vanilla doesn't censor. That in itself is remarkable.
  • StantonZStantonZ Posts: 393
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    Loved it from the beginning! One of those (rare) series where I want to watch each episode ASAP. There's a good article somewhere about the guy who generates the music scrolls (they're really real) for the player piano scenes. Looking forward to a long run...
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  • StantonZStantonZ Posts: 393
    Just bought the laserdisc (of original movie) off of eBay. Can't believe what I paid (for an LD), but I've always wanted it and the DVDs/BDs aren't really that much better because it's such an old movie.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,985
    scubalab wrote: »
    Anybody watching this new series on HBO? Not only is it a great series, but the music is incredible. Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones music composer) also composed the opening credit song for WW. He's a true artist
    I'm enjoying the series so far, and I also thought the opening music was reminiscent of Game of Thrones - that explains it.

    I just hate waiting for new episodes. Binge watching has spoiled me.
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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,714
    Love the show...it has replaced Walking Dead for Sunday night viewing. You have to think at some point in time that type of "amusement park" will exist, at a steep price I would imagine.
  • adb3daadb3da Posts: 486
    The season finale was awesome. Will be a long wait for season 2.
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,793
    We watched the last two episodes last night. I fell asleep here and there during the finale, so I'll need to watch it again! Actually, I might have to watch the whole season again. It's a lot to take in and figure out, and given that I typically watched most of the episodes later in the evening, I'm sure I missed a lot along the way. Love this series!
  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,634
    Is it sci-fi?
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  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,793
    Willow wrote: »
    Is it sci-fi?
    Yep - basically about a 'park' for the wealthy to play with AI 'hosts' from the old west. Anthony Hopkins and Ed Harris are great in it too. From IMDB:

    A series inspired by the 1973 film of the same title written by Michael Crichton about a futuristic theme park populated by artificial beings.

    It's on HBO, so it's definitely for mature audiences (nudity, graphic violence, sexual content, etc.). It's been a nice series to watch if you like Game of Thrones.
  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,634
    Might have to try to find it. Sounds interesting for sure
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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,714
    Didn't see that coming in the Season Finale. Anyone else catch on to the Camper Van Beethoven at the end....
  • Ron-PRon-P Spaceman Spiff Posts: 8,511
    This is my new favorite show, even better then GoT.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,985
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    Didn't see that coming in the Season Finale. Anyone else catch on to the Camper Van Beethoven at the end....
    I did miss that! I thought that was Radiohead Exit Music.
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  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,634
    Im going to watch it on Wednesday while I wait for our new sectional delivery.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,985
    Oh, congratulations, I hear that can be a dicey procedure! Is it a boy or a girl?

    I have to say, Westworld was one of the shows that made me realize how much I *hate* waiting the time in between episodes, never mind seasons. Can't remember for sure, but I thought I read that there was going to be a lot of time in between now and the next season for it.
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  • Jimbo18Jimbo18 Posts: 2,161
    msg wrote: »
    Oh, congratulations, I hear that can be a dicey procedure! Is it a boy or a girl?

    I have to say, Westworld was one of the shows that made me realize how much I *hate* waiting the time in between episodes, never mind seasons. Can't remember for sure, but I thought I read that there was going to be a lot of time in between now and the next season for it.

    I agree. The Sopranos was the worst for doing that. The last couple seasons were about 1 1/2 years apart, or more. That was the first HBO original show that was hugely popular, and I always thought they were dragging it out just to keep the subscriptions up until they found another hot show.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,985
    yes, I think that was the first show that got me hooked on HBO.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,985
    I think I'm going to have to watch the first season of Westworld again. I didn't realize the story was as deep and twisty until I started to read some of the online 'explanation' articles/reviews over the past few weeks when things started getting crazy. I'd like to see it again now knowing what I know now, with a different perspective.
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  • StantonZStantonZ Posts: 393
    I'm thinking the same thing: a "binge watch" may be in order for WW. The good (and bad) news is there's plenty of time to do it before the second season hits.
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  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,634
    Ok I think I'm hooked! Watched 3 episodes. Not as sci-fi as I thought.
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  • StantonZStantonZ Posts: 393
    That's what made the movie unique as well. It looks like a Western...but there's a bunch of Sci-Fi behind it. As the series goes on, it gets more Sci-Fi.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,132
    Anyone else watch the first episode of the new season tonight?
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  • coolsaxcoolsax Posts: 1,762
    yeah.. just like last season i'm confused from the start, but that isn't surprising as it looks like they are continuing with the back and forth timeline.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,132
    Yeah. One of the things I liked about the first 1-4 episodes of the last season was how they didn't spoon feed you anything. People that I've tried to get to watch the show gave up during the first episodes as a result. Their loss.

    First ep of this season was pretty good, but yeah lots of unanswered questions.

    Production value remains high, great directing and cinematography!
    coolsax wrote: »
    yeah.. just like last season i'm confused from the start, but that isn't surprising as it looks like they are continuing with the back and forth timeline.

    "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • Airplay355Airplay355 Posts: 4,294
    Anyone notice a lot of white noise in some of the dialogue?

    Love the show, hate the streaming audio quality. Picture is great, audio is :|
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