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Anybody watch the premiere last night? After such high expectations and the long wait for the show, I thought it actually held up pretty well.

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Liked it enough. And most of the reviews said the Pilot is the worst episode of the bunch since it was mostly just setting the stage so thats pretty encouraging.

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fucking loved it!! i hope the rest of the eppys are repetitive though

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I lasted ten minutes. Sorta over the "hey let's fill the show with brutal violence" approach.

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I lasted ten minutes. Sorta over the "hey let's fill the show with brutal violence" approach.
It's kind of sad if that's all you got out of it.

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I lasted ten minutes. Sorta over the "hey let's fill the show with brutal violence" approach.
Oh c'mon, that's not what this show was about.

not that there was anything else in this 1st episode, but I'll certainly watch the second too before deciding if to continue or not

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A great premiere This looks like it will be HBO's perfect Game of Thrones replacement.

I'm going to watch it next week for sure.


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Will watch just for Steven Ogg.
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Oh c'mon, that's not what this show was about.
That's my point. If it was about that then I'd have stated it differently. For me, far too many shows - no matter what they're about - are including lots of scenes centered on graphic, brutal violence. Scenes that serve little purpose other than shock value. It's become an ugly cliche.

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That's my point. If it was about that then I'd have stated it differently. For me, far too many shows - no matter what they're about - are including lots of scenes centered on graphic, brutal violence. Scenes that serve little purpose other than shock value. It's become an ugly cliche.
Fair enough. For some reason it doesn't annoy me, for now.
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It's kind of sad if that's all you got out of it.
Not nearly as sad as that so many TV teams are including gratuitous violence in shows.

Plus that's a weird comment. Even if it hadn't been only ten minutes in, the fact that I disliked a scene enough to stop watching a show doesn't mean there's nothing else to it. Who knows, maybe I'll give it another shot in a few weeks.

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That's my point. If it was about that then I'd have stated it differently. For me, far too many shows - no matter what they're about - are including lots of scenes centered on graphic, brutal violence. Scenes that serve little purpose other than shock value. It's become an ugly cliche.
That might be your point but you are missing the point, these scenes do serve a purpose in Westworld and even illustrate the overarching themes and ideas of the show...don't be so closed-minded. Give it another shot.

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That might be your point but you are missing the point, these scenes do serve a purpose in Westworld and even illustrate the overarching themes and ideas of the show...don't be so closed-minded. Give it another shot.
Too me you're missing the point. There are many other (and far more creative) ways to illustrate certain things and set a foundation for any story. The main reason they (and so many shows) take the graphic violence approach is an attmept at shock value. Except it's being done so much it's just dreary. When I heard about this series, I checked out the plot of the original. I haven't watched it but I'd bet that it doesn't use such a graphic approach.

TV people, like movie people, tend to get caught in "monkey see, monkey do." I guess one driver is that there's so much money involved that many go with whatever is being done by others. But I also think there's a lack of craetivity.

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