If We Controlled Your Remote… 10/2/16

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Kyle’s Choice

westworld102smallTonight, HBO kicks off its new drama, Westworld. Long before Jurassic Park, writer Michael Crichton told another tale about a theme park gone awry. The 1973 film Westworld, which Crichton wrote and directed, tells the story of Delos, a futuristic amusement park for adults where vacationers spend $1000 a day to stay at either Medievalworld, Romanworld, or Westworld and live out their deepest fantasies. Westworld recreates the Old West with its gunslingers, prostitutes, and saloons, but there are no rules, laws, or judgement in Delos. The parks are populated with realistic androids who are there to fulfill the patrons’ every desire, whether that be carnal or even murder. However, the androids soon started glitching and turned on the guests, who then found themselves in a desperate struggle to survive.

The HBO series is inspired by the original film and comes from executive producers J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan. It will expand the universe and story and delve more into the philosophical questions of right and wrong and just how “human” these artificial beings are. Is it okay to use these androids to act out our deepest desires, or do they have thoughts and feelings like we do? And if so, how long will it be before they rise up and take control of the situation? The series has assembled an all-star cast for its 10-episode first season, including Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Luke Hemsworth, and Clifton Collins, Jr.

I was a huge fan of the original film, so I can’t wait to check into Westworld tonight!

On tonight’s 75-minute premiere, “The Original,” as theme park guests interact with the automaton “hosts,” the park’s head of programming is alarmed by subtle changes in some of their main attractions, and a rancher’s daughter is reunited with a gunslinger, even though her father might not approve.

Go back to the Old West tonight on HBO at 9/8c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Quantico, Madam Secretary, The Simpsons, Son of Zorn, Family Guy, The Last Man on Earth, Fear the Walking Dead, The Strain, Ash vs Evil Dead, Blunt Talk, and Shameless.

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