“Westworld” Season Finale Review by Nate Blake

“Crisis Theory” brought season three of Westworld to an intense end and raised a few questions for the fourth season to explore. It also left me with a few concerns as to where the story will go next. Specifically, though I generally liked what was certainly the most action-packed episode of Westworld to date, I … Continue reading “Westworld” Season Finale Review by Nate Blake

“Westworld” Episode Review: “Passed Pawn” by Nate Blake

“Passed Pawn” finally revealed the truth about Caleb’s combat experience and delivered on the season long promise of a Maeve and Dolores showdown. The battle is far from over, of course, and there is much to unpack about an episode that, for me at least, delivered significantly more on a visual and thematic front that … Continue reading “Westworld” Episode Review: “Passed Pawn” by Nate Blake

“Westworld” Episode Review: “Decoherence” by Nate Blake

“Decoherence” represents the first notable stumble Westworld has made in its third season. Though it continued to build towards what I assume will be an epic showdown between Maeve and Dolores, much of the impact of the Rehoboam information leak was brushed aside in favor of a weak subplot concerning William/The Man in Black. I … Continue reading “Westworld” Episode Review: “Decoherence” by Nate Blake

“Westworld” Episode Review: “Genre” by Nate Blake

“Genre” was written by Karrie Crouse and Jonathan Nolan and was directed by Anna Foerster. This was a fascinating, bizarre, beautiful and in some ways uneven installment of Westworld that will likely still end up as one of the series’ most memorable and talked about episodes. From a plot standpoint, the big developments included Dolores … Continue reading “Westworld” Episode Review: “Genre” by Nate Blake

“Westworld” Episode Review: “The Mother of Exiles” by Nate Blake

“The Mother of Exiles” saw the return of the Man in Black (Ed Harris) and delivered a few stunning revelations. It was also arguably the most action-packed episode of the season so far, but one that has me a little uneasy about the necessity of some characters moving forward. Specifically, I don’t see the Man … Continue reading “Westworld” Episode Review: “The Mother of Exiles” by Nate Blake

“Westworld” Episode Review: “The Absence of Field” by Nate Blake

“The Absence of Field” once again finds the Westworld show-runners focusing on only a small segment of the cast and creating a mostly riveting hour as a result. The episode further develops the relationship between Caleb (Aaron Paul) and Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood), but mostly focuses on Charlotte (Tessa Thompson) and peeling back the mystery … Continue reading “Westworld” Episode Review: “The Absence of Field” by Nate Blake

“Westworld” Episode Review: “The Winter Line” by Nate Blake

SPOILERS AHEAD!!! Just as the third season premiere “Parce Domine” delivered a tour de force hour or so for Evan Rachel Wood, this week was all about Thandie Newton’s host Maeve, who we learned in the post credits scene last week had been exiled to Warworld after the events in the Westworld park that capped … Continue reading “Westworld” Episode Review: “The Winter Line” by Nate Blake

“Westworld” Episode Review: “Parce Domine” by Nate Blake

First off, I would like to apologize for how long it has taken me to post this review. The first season of Westworld aired more than a year and a half before High Contrast began, and season two happened to air right around our wedding, so Alex and I didn’t have time to commit to … Continue reading “Westworld” Episode Review: “Parce Domine” by Nate Blake

“Chernobyl” Series Finale Review by Nate Blake

Episode title: Vichnaya Pamyat Written by: Craig Mazin Directed by: Johan Renck HBO's  Chernobyl closes with the trial of Dyatlov, Bryukhanov, and Fomin. The trial takes viewers on a moment by moment recreation of what happened in the control room leading up to the explosion.  In this closing hour,  Legasov, Khomyuk and Shcherbina testify about the events … Continue reading “Chernobyl” Series Finale Review by Nate Blake

“Chernobyl” Episode 4 Review by Nate Blake

Title: "The Happiness of All Mankind" Written by: Craig Mazin Directed by: Johan Renck "I have two rules. Don't point that thing at me...and two, if you hit an animal and it doesn't die, keep shooting until it does. Don't let it suffer." -Fares Fares as Bacho Episode four of Chernobyl will be difficult for animal lovers. … Continue reading “Chernobyl” Episode 4 Review by Nate Blake