Paramount Ranch fire

Paramount Ranch, which served as a filming location for nearly 500 films and television shows over the years, is the latest casualty of the wildfires that are currently sweeping across California. The historic “western town” area in the mountains outside of Los Angeles, where projects like Westworld, Gunsmoke, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and many others were shot, has burned to the ground. Read More »

Westworld Aaron Paul

Westworld season 3 may have just gotten a lot more interesting.

Aaron Paul, who broke out in AMC’s Breaking Bad and has since gone on to star in shows like Netflix’s BoJack Horseman and Hulu’s The Path, has officially joined the cast of HBO’s high-profile sci-fi show for its third season. Read more about the Westworld Aaron Paul casting below. Read More »

westworld season 3

Westworld season 2 left a lot of viewers scratching their heads, and it looks like season 3 will take things even further. Showrunners and creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy say that when Westworld season 3 arrives, we can all expect a “radical shift” in the world of the show as we know it.  Read More »

2018 Emmys Snubs and Surprises

The nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and with so many TV shows out there for us to binge, there were bound to be some snubs. But thankfully, along with some of the TV shows and talents that didn’t get recognized by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, there were also some surprises that we weren’t expecting to land nominations.

Let’s run through a list of some of the 2018 Emmys snubs and surprises below. Read More »

Decoding Westworld is a weekly podcast recapping the HBO original series Westworld. In this episode, Joanna and David are joined by Kickstarter backer (and writer) Will Wallace to reflect on season 2 of the show. Follow Will on Twitter.

Thanks for listening to this season of Decoding Westworld! Have your own crackpot theory?  Want to leave us feedback in general? Get in touch with us at decodingwestworld(at)gmail(dot)com.
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Westworld ending

Every so often, something will happen in Westworld that makes me take a step back and wonder, “Are they making this up as they go along?” The answer, at least according to Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy, is no! According to Joy, there is a very concrete plan for the eventual Westworld ending.

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Decoding Westworld S2E10 – The Passenger

Decoding Westworld is a weekly podcast recapping the HBO original series Westworld. In this episode, Joanna and David discuss the season finale of the second season, “The Passenger.”

Be sure to check out Joanna’s recap of this episode and Chris Evangelista’s recap of the episode.

Thanks for listening to this season of Decoding Westworld. Have your own crackpot theory?  Want to leave us feedback in general? Get in touch with us at decodingwestworld(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks!
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westworld season 2 finale ratings

Audiences apparently weren’t in the mood to bring themselves back online to watch the Westworld season 2 finale. A new report indicates that 30% fewer viewers watched the season 2 finale compared to season 1. Where did the audience go? Perhaps they escaped to the Valley Beyond.

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Stranger Things 2 Visual Effects

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, the team behind the visual effects of the second season of Stranger Things breaks down some of the scenes from the series. Plus, Jeff Goldblum acts out a bunch of different characters from the original Jurassic Park and Westworld executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy participate in a discussion about the second season finale for BFI. Read More »

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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, check out a Superbad table read from back in 2002 when Seth Rogen and Jason Segel were going to star in the movie. Plus, Westworld executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy deliver an extensive breakdown of one of the pivotal episodes this season, and get a recap of the first two seasons of This Is Us in just 12 minutes. Read More »