We break down the third season of HBO’s “Westworld”, a show that we may appreciate more for the big swings that it takes rather than the number of times it actually connects. This just-finished season was messy, with one clear through-line and a bunch of other characters who are not served particularly well. We break down the character arcs for Dolores, Bernard, Dolores, Maeve, Dolores, Serac, and Dolores. There’s also praise for Marshawn Lynch (and his shirt), for the show’s continued excellent use of music, and we ponder who the emotional center of the show might actually be.
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don are here for the final episode of Season Three. Lots of feelings, a bit of blurry video, and a snap assessment of the entire season before (soon) stepping into analysis.
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don return to step into analysis for the penultimate episode of Season 3. This episode includes a quick inventory of our players, some stronger belief in some theories, and Kelly offers some coffee preparation tips.
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don chat after watching the penultimate episode of Season Three! Some theories are proven correct, some questions are asked, and we get some questions to ponder when stepping into analysis.
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don step into analysis for the three-quarter mark of Season Three of Westworld! There’s the usual dose of theorizing, some discussion of what’s ahead in the home stretch, and some contenders from the (Not So) Secret Theory Club!
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don step into analysis for “Genre” the fifth episode of season three of Westworld. Join them for a lot of discussion of each (wait for it) genre through the episode, many theories, and far more than the required daily allowance of adoration for Iggy Pop and David Bowie.
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don are back to react to Episode 6, Decoherence! As usual some theorizing, some love for some faves, and a lot of chatting about getting the band back together. As usual, Kelly sets a timer and it’s off to the races!
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don do their best to assemble coherent sentences in the aftermath of the latest episode of Westworld. A bit of theorizing, a bit of recovery, Kelly has a very happy reunion with a beloved character and as usual, a bit of gushing over the music.
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don step into analysis for the latest episode of Season Three. Much is made of the names of establishments in the show, Don spins up a couple of theories, Kelly riffs on Don’s theories, and there is discussion of Our Friendly Neighborhood Hemsworth.
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don are back again with their reactions to the latest episode of Westworld! As the action starts to ramp up and we get answers that just lead to more questions, Kelly and Don try their best to keep up fresh from watching the episode.
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don step into analysis for the latest episode of Season 3! Theories abound regarding who the Hale is piloting Ms Hale, who the Hale is piloting Dolores, and what role Rohoboam plays in all of this. BONUS: Kelly has a story about Star Trek Tea that you really need to hear.
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don have just finished watching the latest episode of Westworld, and now they race against the clock (app on Kelly’s iPhone) to get their initial reactions out to share with all of you.
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don are back! This time they step into analysis with guest Nathan Alderman and discuss the latest episode, The Winter Line. Some light interrogation and a bit of theorizing.
Once again your “hosts” Don and Kelly are back to talk about the latest episode of Westworld. We have theories, robots, theoretical robots, and at least one wild theory.
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don dig into Season Two and all the twists and turns as they look forward to the Season Three premiere. (NOTE: Much like the interesting timelines on the show, the S1/S2 recaps take place before the S3 premiere, but got released after. Delos orders.)
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don take a look back at Season 1 (with an occasional mention of Season 2) as they prepare for Season 3 to kick off. (NOTE: Much like the interesting timelines on the show, the S1/S2 recaps take place before the S3 premiere, but got released after. Delos orders.)
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don step into analysis for the Season Three premiere of Westworld. Topics: juggling brain balls, our Friendly Neighborhood Terminatrix, and how exactly Delos and Incite are related. Come for the recapping, stay for the confidently wrong theories!
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don have returned, timer in hand, with their reactions to the return of Westworld! Like a brain ball in a brand new body, you get a bit of plot, a bit of theory, and a lot of joy at finally being back.
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don are back, timer in tow with their reactions to the trailer that debuted at SDCC and their reactions to saddling up the podcasting horse again. Enjoy!
For the last time (for now), your “hosts” Kelly and Don get together for an initial reaction to an episode of Westworld, this one specifically being the Season Two finale. Join them for a slightly longer reaction since it includes 50% more episode than normal and some thoughts on the reaction shows this year.
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don barrel through the penultimate episode and discuss where we are as we head into the season finale.
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don come to you LIVE from WWDC! No really! They’re in the same place at the same time!
Well it finally happened. Your “hosts” Kelly and Don ended up a few minutes over time after this monumental episode. Most of the overage is Kelly being super excited about finally getting this particular episode, and then even more excited to actually be right about something.
Your “host” Kelly has to tag in two other Westworld theorizers since Don is in the body shop at the moment. Welcome Curtis and Christopher to a completely improvised setup after they finish watching near WWDC using Kelly’s iPhone and some number of adapters.
June 4, 2018 • 25 minutes • Kelly Guimont
This week, “hosts” Kelly and Don are joined by fellow Westworld fan Tom Bridge, who discusses the evolution of the season so far, thoughts on Shogun World, and we watch Don wave from the station as Kelly and Tom hop on board a theory train.
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don react to yet another ho-hum episode of Season 2 of Westworld and wonder if we’re ever going to get any more actual plot advancement.*
*This is what the young people call “sarcasm.”
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don step into analysis for S2E5 of Westworld! They dig deep into theories, discuss what happened, and ponder the halfway point of Season Two.
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don flip out, theorize, and give their impressions S2E5 of Westworld after seeing it once. Hear them race the clock to get all their thoughts into twenty minutes!
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don discuss the latest episode of Westworld at length with friend of the show Jim Truher! Come for the theories, stay for the brain velvet cupcakes!
“Hosts” Kelly and Don give their initial reactions to the latest episode of Westworld, the aesthetic of the (hatch) “apartment,” and Kelly coins the phrase Brain Velvet Cupcakes much to Don’s delight.
Your “hosts” Don and Kelly take a deep dive into the third episode of Season Two, pondering what it all means and discussing a couple of the answers given in this episode. It goes without saying this might be a bit of a bummer if you haven’t seen the episode first…
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don race the clock to talk about all the things they did (and didn’t) see in the latest episode. Does it sound like anything to you?
After their initial reaction, your “hosts” Kelly and Don had some time to review and ponder and spin up their own personal theory machines including a couple that get created in the middle of recording the episode!
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don discuss Episode Two which answered a half ton of questions, but generated a ton more. Listen to them race against the clock!
You got the quick reaction episode, now see how your “hosts” Kelly and Don feel about the second season premiere after a few days of introspection and more viewings of the first episode.
Your “Hosts” Kelly and Don are back for Season Two, with their attempt at a quick episode immediately after watching the season premiere. Really, they tried.
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don give you some news and some discussion of the fourth episode of Westworld along with “guest” Jim Truher making his podcasting debut! Come for the rewatch, stay for the theories.
Tim reveals big changes in his Power Rankings! with a bunch of new series entering the hallowed list of 21 top shows to watch right now. And after a whole lot of anticipation, here comes season 2 of “Westworld.” Tim’s seen the first five episodes and has an early review.
We officially got a Season Two Trailer. So of course your “hosts” Kelly and Don watched it many times, obsessed over it, spun up a bunch of theories, and then tried to stuff two hours of analysis into a 15 minute sack.
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don give you some news, some in-depth discussion of #NoFrameWasted, and continue to amuse themselves (and hopefully you) with theories about what happens in Season Two. (Insert spoiler warning here)
Your “hosts” Kelly and Don give you a bit of news, their thoughts on what they want aside from the television episodes, and introduce you to the Patron Saint of the Uncanny Valley.
Note: Discussion of the Super Bowl ad happened in a bonus episode you can hear separately.
Kelly and Don return at last for some news, a recap of the first episode now that we Know What Happens, and try not to deviate too far from their loops.
In which Kelly and Don record a quick reaction show moments after the episode ended, only to go most of an hour anyway. You know. Real quick like.
Get your cowboy hat and your favorite Radiohead playlist, because it’s time to venture into the park for our first-season review of HBO’s “Westworld.” Is Anthony Hopkins running Westworld the park or “Westworld” the show we’re watching? Why can’t the Man in Black take a hint? Who is good and who is evil? Are the hosts sympathetic characters or empty, scripted shells? (And can’t you ask that question that about any fictional character?) We provide some quick analysis and also ponder where the show might take us in season two.
In which Kelly’s Episode Nine On HBO Theory is exquisitely disproven. Don and Kelly discuss the latest happenings both in the park and in HQ, and ponder What It All Means for the season finale.
Not a lot happened in an episode where a lot happened!
Kelly has a theory about The Magical Ninth Episode On HBO. Don tries to keep the show on track since Kelly forgets to introduce herself after being excited to have a guest on, Ged Maheux from The Iconfactory.
Kelly and Don return with a breakdown of the two latest mindblowing episodes of HBO’s Westworld.
Greetings from the Uncanny Valley! In this first episode, Kelly and Don bring you theories and speculation from the first half of the first season of Westworld. (Mostly because they didn’t start the podcast until halfway through the season.)