HBO Series

- Created by: Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy, Michael Crichton

WestWorld cover

WestWorld: This took me 4 attempts to watch. I kept falling asleep during the first 3 attempts. I'm happy to say attempt #4 was worth the effort.

WestWorld is a analogue simulation for the wealthy. In the WestWorld simulation, the setting is a Western-themed world, which I am not a fan of at all (with a few exceptions, such as Sergio Leon films or Cormac Mccarthy books).

Like all great stories, the setting in WestWorld is never the driving force of the narrative. It is always about its inhabitants, while maintaining to not give away too much to the audience. This series is about the nature of consciousness, memory, time and greed.

Here are some quotes that stood out for me

“Wasn’t it Oppenheimer who said any man whose mistakes take 10 years to correct is quite the man? Well, mine took 35.”

Westworld S.1Dr. Robert Ford

“Since I was a child I've always loved a good story. I believed that stories helped us to ennoble ourselves, to fix what was broken in us, and to help us become the people we dreamed of being. Lies that told a deeper truth.”

Westworld S.1 Dr. Robert Ford

"An old friend once told me something that gave me great comfort. Something he had read. He said that Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin never died. They simply became music."

Westworld S.1 Dr. Robert Ford

"We can't define consciousness because consciousness does not exist. Humans fancy that there's something special about the way we perceive the world, and yet we live in loops as tight and as closed as the hosts do, seldom questioning our choices, content, for the most part, to be told what to do next."

Westworld S.1 Dr. Robert Ford

"Evolution forged the entirety of sentient life on this planet using only one tool: the mistake.".

Westworld S.1 Dr. Robert Ford

"See, it took 500 years for someone to notice, something hidden in plain sight. A doctor, he noticed the shape of the human brain. The message being, that divine gift does not come from a higher power, but from our own minds."