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Westworld sucks yet they co lead in Emmy Nominations

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The night of.....silicon valley......and other great shows just barely get mentioned and another blood and gore mind numbing stupid program gets recognized. The worst part is game of Thrones because their new season has not started yet gets ignored completely.......I am out of touch with popular American culture.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/emmys/saturday-night-live-westworld-top-2017-emmy-nominations/ar-BBElD3t?li=BBnb7Kz

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You are completely out of touch if you really think Westworld sucks. GOT starts this Sunday... can't wait.

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The story line was simplistic, and the gratuitous violence was entirely boring. However, I cannot wait for Game of thrones. HBO has gotten bad. It used to be 75% winners on the series, but now it is a 50-50 proposition. My wife told me Larry David is back in October, and I cannot wait. I have had two down weeks without new episodes of Silicon Valley, but Game of Thrones will take care of my HBO fix. I am addicted to great tv series.

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Moonlight sucked but it won best picture.

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The whole Westworld premise is that a class of near human robots can be used for sex toys and gratuitous violence. This creation of a disposable near human life form is a Republican wet dream. I found it so tedious as the plot line was always obvious and the weekly violence and death was graphically violent to appease some who harbor these weird sexual violent fantasies and pay to come to this robot world. I guess the folks who voted for President Trump like this kind of chit tv. Meanwhile, the night of gets almost entirely ignored. It was brilliant. It was multilayered and had some of the best acting on TV last year, but it only got two or three nominations

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I watched the entire season and do not agree at all with your characterizations.

I found it to be an overly ambitious exploration of the themes of consciousness, free-will, and authoritarianism.

The cultivation and development of those themes were occasionally half a bubble off plumb, but at times I found its ruminations to be rather disturbing.

Overall, I'd give the season a "B".

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I would give it a C- and unfortunately tried to give it a chance watching almost all of the episodes, but the character development was tedious until almost the last three episodes, as the fingernail on the board repeated deaths of characters and repair of the robots got moronic. The sexual fantasy and violence of guests was so tedious that it was entirely predictable. For this show to get so many emmy nominations when HBO has in the past had quality shows get the same, makes me lose all faith that an emmy almost means nothing.

I also found Hopkins role so predictable and boring that I kept hoping the obvious was more complex. It was not. Now on the other hand, the night of, got hardly any notice and I think that series had incredible writing, incredible acting, and insightful perspectives which I have not seen since the HBO series the wire. I will be totally piszed if the night of is ignored.

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I had really high hopes for The Night Of, and the first three or four episodes were outstanding.

I thought it really bogged down and became predictable and cliched when it turned to the prison scenes and trial sequences.

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Agree on the prison sequence. Completely disagree on the trial sequence and preliminary hearings. I thought the writing on the police investigation phase was the best writing since the wire. The acting was off the charts.....until the prison sequence which you have nailed. However, I would give that series an A without hesitation, and I doubt 5% of Americans have ever heard of the series, and less who actually viewed the same.

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Vikingwoman wrote:Moonlight sucked but it won best picture.


Another dull best picture. La la land wasn't great but would have been a better best picture choice.

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Sal wrote:I watched the entire season and do not agree at all with your characterizations.

I found it to be an overly ambitious exploration of the themes of consciousness, free-will, and authoritarianism.

The cultivation and development of those themes were occasionally half a bubble off plumb, but at times I found its ruminations to be rather disturbing.

Overall, I'd give the season a "B".




I rate it a C. Didn't think it was worthy of all the praise.

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There still is sanity in the world. Westworld got skunked in the Emmy awards. It is the most moronic idiotic show on HBO, and I could not believe it got any nominations. I finally have some faith in the process because if this show got one award, it would have been one award too many.

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Just because you don't get it doesn't mean it's a bad show. I'm sorry to have to break this to you.

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2seaoat wrote:There still is sanity in the world.  Westworld got skunked in the Emmy awards.  It is the most moronic idiotic show on HBO, and I could not believe it got any nominations.  I finally have some faith in the process because if this show got one award, it would have been one award too many.

Is it anything like this?:



It was pretty awful then.

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It wasn't much different from the movie clip you posted. Anthony Hopkins played the same character he's played in every movie since Silence of the Lambs. Ed Harris who is usually a good actor played a robot like a robot. I did watch the whole first series.
The Oscars were the big shame this year. Moonlight was a waste of time. None of the other movies compared with Hidden Figures. I just watched that on HBO Saturday and It was a truly great movie.

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I agree that hidden figures was a pleasant find on HBO. It is incredible the talent that gets overlooked even today because the intelligence is hidden under racial and cultural bias. I simply do not understand how something as simple and tired as Westworld got nominated, but fortunately there are some sane people left in this world who appreciate what is good and what is not. To me Westworld is like Tim Tebow playing any professional sport......it is mediocre at best, yet somehow repeatedly it gets highlighted.

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