HBO President Gaslights Everyone Who Hated This Season of Westworld

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About halfway through this season of Westworld, I finally stopped watching. I kept getting frustrated with how repetitive and meandering the show had become. And plot lines seemed to stretch out forever. I wasn’t alone in my complaints—many other critics called Season 2 “a mess” and “too complicated.” But according to HBO president Casey Bloys, the hate that rained down on Westworld’s second season was no big deal.

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“I wouldn’t agree that the backlash was widespread,” Bloys said at HBO’s TCA presentation on Wednesday in Los Angeles, according to IndieWire. “The people who love [the series] really love it, even the people who dislike it feel the need to discuss it and talk about it, and let you know they dislike it, and debate. And for a show to arouse that kind of feeling, that’s what we want.”

Interesting. You know who else completely ignores any emotion or utterance that doesn’t fit the narrow ideas of what their world should be like? Casey...blink once if you need someone to rewire your code.

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Either way, Westworld will be back for Season 3. I will not be watching!

Pop Culture Reporter, Jezebel

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DISCUSSION

Haters gonna hate. This season was great, and Thandie Newton is everything.