• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 2, 2016
Season #: 2, 1
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Kristi Turnquist
    Apr 20, 2018
    50
    This is some serious feel-bad TV, which would be OK if there were any character, human or android, we cared about, or if the show was saying something fresh and insightful.
  2. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Apr 19, 2018
    50
    Maeve supplies rare flashes of wit to a series that often equates humorlessness with seriousness of purpose. ... A low opinion of humankind may be a prerequisite to full enjoyment of the series. The viewer, less confused by the weave of time lines, is on firmer footing this season, but the show continues to obscure motivation to the point of making motivation irrelevant.
  3. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Apr 18, 2018
    50
    Maeve is fun to be around. She’s self-contained and withering and she takes us to new, admittedly very gory places. When the show is about her, it zips along, making sense. Dolores, on the other hand, speaks in vagaries and prophecies, clearly a part of the series’ Reddit-bait. ... Westworld itself is the Rickroll. However annoying and tedious certain parts of it are, it’s never gonna give them up.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 313 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 57 out of 313
  1. May 11, 2018
    4
    Two episodes into the second season and Westworld lost its intrigue; it's just a shooting gallery, full of murder and mayhem. Every guestTwo episodes into the second season and Westworld lost its intrigue; it's just a shooting gallery, full of murder and mayhem. Every guest character is now a disposable moron or a Cannon Fodder for the hosts. The world was created for the elite, but it seems no one in the real world cares that hundreds of elites go missing. Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores is an absolute snooze fest with way too much screen time. So many loop holes in the advanced technology kind of like Star Wars tech; you would think that the hosts could be identified and located by the technology that created them. Overall its suffering the Walking Dead syndrome of style without substance. Full Review »
  2. Apr 22, 2018
    6
    boy that premiere was a big ole mess, a lot of tense music but ridiculously drawn out meaningless scenes, we're no closer to actual plotboy that premiere was a big ole mess, a lot of tense music but ridiculously drawn out meaningless scenes, we're no closer to actual plot progression than the appearance of the clean up crews, and that's it. i do hope this gets better, cause more of what we got here just isn't going to cut it for me. Full Review »
  3. Jul 8, 2018
    4
    After three episodes I called this what this had become, style without substance. Season one was both, but this seemed to be a meanderingAfter three episodes I called this what this had become, style without substance. Season one was both, but this seemed to be a meandering mess. After seeing the entire second season, I can confirm that was accurate.

    There are too many breaks in continuity, especially being able to simply reboot a dead host without repairs. It that were possible then it would have been done throughout season one by the technicians instead of carrying them. To make that even worse, they do not reliably even use that plot device for sentient hosts. Then there is the repetition within story lines. Once is interesting, twice is boring, and a third time is a criminal waste of time. By the end of the season, they even devolve to that old trope where no one knows if they are real or a replicant.

    I will not be surprised if next season I read that they are now suggesting everyone is just in the Matrix, or it was all just a dream. I certainly am getting off this train before it hits the mountain.
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