Replicant wrote:Source of the postJohnmcl7 wrote:Source of the postmrtoddie wrote:Source of the post Mindhunter - very good, worth a watch if you like crime / thriller. I really like the pacing as well, it never feels forced as it seems that they have much more of a free reign to develop the story with as much time as they need, rather than a fixed length format.
I thought it was a great TV series and in particular the way it made it all feel quite real as you see how horrible and disturbing the serial killers are with the effect it has on those doing the interviews. There was nothing flashy or fancy about it but it could still be remarkably gripping and it's quite a moment near the end.
With the new series of Westworld coming out I'm rewatching the original series which I was very impressed with the first time I watched it and still am on the second watching, it's a show that isn't spoiled by knowing what's happening as you can focus on other details. Plus the quality of it stunning both visually and the audio plus I think they've done a tremendous job making the technology of the world feel real from the way the artificial hosts behave right down to the design of the PDAs and phones.
This might sound like a silly question - You do realise it was all based on real events John? Even though it was 'dramatized.
Finished watching Westworld over the weekend for the first time (just in time for the new series). Loved it. I remember vaguely watching the old film many moons ago as well.
It's not a silly question, I thought it was all fictional until someone pointed out earlier in the thread it was real. I guess I wanted it to be fictional as I didn't want to think there are people that are so screwed up out there.
Westworld season 1 and 2 spoilers:
It was definitely better being able to watch it all back to back as I was concerned I wouldn't like it as much the first time but I thought it better this time. Unusually these days I like the fact that at the end of the series it answers almost all the questions rather than leaving most of it open as you'd expect these days. It's almost a self contained series and the finish is just brilliant, Anthony Hopkins is perfect for the role and I love the part where he's chatting to Dolores at the end and you start to realise actually he's not who he appeared to be and then the chat with Bernard confirms he is on their side with a touching handshake and 'good luck'.
At the moment I feel it shouldn't have had a second series as I can't see how it can measure up to the first and feel it would be better left as a single series but that's being unfair and I'm curious to see how they do with series 2. The trailer certainly looks good and clearly they're going for a completely different theme this time. There's not much happening in the first episode of series two but it was quite intriguing to see the aftermath of Delores' massacre, even though she has the Wyatt character it seemed a bit odd as she was running around murdering everyone but as she said herself she's jumping between the two extremes and will settle down in the middle.
For anyone wanting a quick recap of the first series, I thought these two videos were good:
There's a few clever little touches to confuse the timelines and I also liked that when Dolores realises it's her voice she's been hearing, it breaks down the voice in three words with Arnold's voice, Ford's voice and finally Dolores' own voice.