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Westworld (TV Show)

The Incomparable 518: Mother of Androids

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.

Jason Snell with Cicero Holmes, Nathan Alderman, Kelly Guimont and Don Melton


TeeVee 648: Westworld Reaction, S3E8: "Crisis Theory"

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.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 647: Westworld S3E7 Analysis: Passed Pawn

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.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 646: Westworld Reaction, S3E7: "Passed Pawn"

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.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 644: Westworld S3E6 Analysis: Decoherence

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!

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 643: Westworld S3E5 Analysis: Genre

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.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 642: Westworld Reaction, S3E6: Decoherence

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!

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 641: Westworld S3E5 Reaction "Genre"

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.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 640: Westworld S3E4 Analysis, "The Mother of Exiles"

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.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 638: Westworld S3E4 Reaction "The Mother of Exiles"

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.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 637: Westworld S3E3 Analysis: "The Absence of Field"

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.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 636: Westworld S3E3 Reaction "The Absence of Field"

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.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 634: Westworld S3E2 Analysis: "The Winter Line"

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.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton and Nathan Alderman


TeeVee 632: Westworld S3E2 Reaction "The Winter Line"

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.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 631: Westworld Season 2 Recap

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.)

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 630: Westworld Season 1 Recap

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.)

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 628: Westworld S3E1 Analysis: "Parce Domine"

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!

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 625: Westworld S3E1 Reaction: "Parce Domine"

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.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 574: Westworld SDCC Season 3 Trailer Reaction

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!

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 447: Westworld Reaction S2E10: The Passenger

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.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 445: Westworld S2E9 Reaction: Vanishing Point

Your “hosts” Kelly and Don barrel through the penultimate episode and discuss where we are as we head into the season finale.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 443: Westworld Season 2, Episode 7 Analysis: Les Écorchés

Your “hosts” Kelly and Don come to you LIVE from WWDC! No really! They’re in the same place at the same time!

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 441: Westworld Season 2, Episode 8 Reaction: Kiksuya

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.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 439: Westworld Season 2, Episode 7 Reaction: Les Écorchés

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.

Kelly Guimont


TeeVee 437: Westworld S2E6 Analysis: Phase Space

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.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 433: Westworld S2E6 Reaction: Phase Space

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.”

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 432: Westworld S2E5 Analysis: Akane No Mai

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.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 429: Westworld S2E5 Reaction: Akane No Mai

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!

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 428: Westworld S2E4 Analysis: Riddle of the Sphinx

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!

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 425: Westworld S2E4 Reaction: Riddle of the Sphinx

“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.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 424: Westworld S2E3 Analysis: Virtu E Fortuna

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…

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 420: Westworld S2E3 Reaction: Virtu E Fortuna

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?

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 419: Westworld S2E2 Analysis: Reunion

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!

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 416: Westworld S2E2 Reaction: Reunion

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!

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 414: Westworld S2E1 Analysis: Journey Into Night

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.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 412: Westworld Reaction S2E1: Journey Into Night

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.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 409: Westworld Rewind, S1E4: Dissonance Theory

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.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TV Talk Machine 172: Let's Unleash Them

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.

Tim Goodman and Jason Snell


TeeVee 405: Westworld Rewind Bonus: Full S2 Trailer

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.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 400: Westworld Rewind, S1E3: The Stray

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)

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 394: Westworld Rewind, S1E2: Chestnut

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 Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 387: Westworld Rewind, S1E1: The Original

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.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 210: Greetings from the Uncanny Valley: Westworld S1E10

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.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


The Incomparable 330: Team Killer Robot

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.

Jason Snell with Kelly Guimont, Don Melton, John Siracusa, Nathan Alderman, Glenn Fleishman and Tony Sindelar


TeeVee 209: Greetings from the Uncanny Valley: Westworld S1E9

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.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 208: Greetings from the Uncanny Valley: Westworld S1E8

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 Guimont with Don Melton and Gedeon Maheux


TeeVee 204: Greetings from the Uncanny Valley: Westworld S1E6-7

Kelly and Don return with a breakdown of the two latest mindblowing episodes of HBO’s Westworld.

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton


TeeVee 203: Greetings from the Uncanny Valley: Westworld S1E1-5

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.)

Kelly Guimont with Don Melton