westworld dissonance theory

We’re knee-deep into season one of Westworld and HBO’s new science fiction series has made a habit out of asking big questions, offering complicated answers, and generally being one of the most promising, intriguing, and downright entertaining new shows of the year. The fact that I can write nearly 4,000 words dissecting a single episode is evidence of that. The fact that we can discuss the show’s philosophical implications and then pivot to talk about the show’s crazy mysteries reminds me Lost‘s heyday and that’s only a good thing – if Westworld can deliver as much joy as that series did throughout its run, I can deal with the frustrating hiccups that will surely arise every now and again.

A new batch of images from the fourth episode of the season, titled “Dissonance Theory,” have arrived online, teasing which characters and storylines will be touched upon in the coming hour.

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John Cleese's The Walking Dead Recap

If there’s one person who knows a lot about walking, it’s John Cleese. Therefore, while it might seem completely out of left field to have the comedian from Monty Python give us a recap of all six season of The Walking Dead, it’s actually brilliant.

This coming weekend brings the seventh season premiere of The Walking Dead, and we’ll finally get to see who Negan knocked into the next world with his signature weapon, Lucille, in the cliffhanger from last season. If you need a reminder of what’s happened over the past six years of the show, this recap is a rather entertaining way to catch up. Actually, it’s pretty entertaining even if you don’t need to catch up.

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Westworld is certainly a show that presents the audience with many mysteries and just as many questions, something we’ve come to expect from Bad Robot and Jonathan Nolan. We’re only three episodes into the first season of this HBO series adaptation, and already we’ve seen our fair share of Westworld theories. Some theories question the location and time of this story, while others try to draw connections between the characters. Some of the most exciting theories may already be debunked (or were they?)  . And other theories have been directly addressed by the showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy Nolan, who would neither confirm or deny your assumptions.

With a couple of days to digest the third episode, “The Stray,” we have rounded up a new batch of Westworld theories for you to consider. In this edition we ask the big question of “Who is Arnold?” and how will his presence impact the future of this series? Also, where does the Maze lead and how does the constellation of Orion connect with what we know so far about the Westworld backstory? All this and more, after the jump.

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Don Roy King video profile

Even people who aren’t die hard Saturday Night Live fans like myself know who Lorne Michaels is. When you’re the man responsible for creating one of the biggest, groundbreaking television shows of all time, and you continue to run the show for nearly four decades (there were some years he wasn’t in charge), even casual fans are bound to learn your name. But for the past 10 years, there’s been another man responsible for bringing SNL to your screen.

Don Roy King has been the director of Saturday Night Live for 10 years now (not quite as long as Kenan Thompson’s time on the show which began in 2003). He calls the shots for a 90-minute sketch comedy show that is broadcast live across the nation on network television after being put together in a single week. There is no other job like it, and it’s a miracle the show even gets off the ground each week. But with the work of Don Roy King, more often than not it goes smoother than it ever should, and a new video profile dives into his career and work on the fast-paced show. Read More »


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CBS is hoping to turn your mobile game addiction into TV ratings gold. The network has just given the greenlight to Candy Crush, based on the video game franchise that everyone was hooked on a couple of years ago. The TV version will be an hourlong live-action game show played on giant interactive boards with some sort of play-along component for fans watching at home.   Read More »

Twin Peaks season 3 featurette

I won’t be convinced that Twin Peaks season 3 actually exists until the closing credits roll on the first episode sometime next year. Until that happens, the return of one of television’s most beloved and most frustrating shows is purely theoretical. Not even this new featurette, which features members of the original cast and a few newcomers discussing what it’s like to return to that bizarre small town, has me certain about this.

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american crime story

The second season of American Crime Story hasn’t even begun filming, but it has been revealed that FX has greenlit a third season of the hit docudrama anthology series. American Crime Story Season 3 will take on the Gianni Versace murder case. Hit the jump for more details.

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legion tv spot

At San Diego Comic-Con 2016, FX premiered a trailer for Legion, their upcoming series based on Marvel’s X-Men comics from Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley. If that didn’t have you excited for this new show, we’ve since learned that the show might connect with future X-Men movies, will likely feature an appearance from Professor Xavier and Flight of the Conchords star Jemaine Clement has joined the cast for a multiple-episode arc.

Now FX has released a new television spot for Legion that asks the question: Does David Haller know what he is?  Dan Stevens’ (The GuestDownton Abbey) character David Haller, a schizophrenic yet powerful telepathic and telekinetic mutant who may or may not be Professor X’s son. The new Legion tv spot focuses on Haller’s craziness. Watch it now, embedded after the jump.

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westworld man in black theory

Like the robots at the center of the plot, Westworld constantly asks the viewer to examine the nature of the show’s reality. Usually, these questions stem from plot threads that demand further exploration, like what actually happened to Arnold, the mysterious co-founder of Westworld whose existence has been scrubbed from the park’s official history. Other questions deal with the logistics of the park itself, specifically where this massive place could possibly be located (especially since it’s difficult to communicate with the outside world and the staff is required to live on site and rotate out every few months).

Those discussions have emerged from dialogue and plot threads on the show, with the series inviting analysis because of something a character says or, more often, something they do not say. One of the strangest conversations surrounding Westworld feels like a shot in the dark, albeit a fascinating shot in the dark that has just enough evidence to make sense. And the latest episode, “The Stray,” either proves it to be true or…proves it to be untrue.

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