Westworld CriticismPosted: October 31, 2016
Emily Nussbaum is very smart and a good TV critic, chipple on all that, but this bugged me:
First of all, are we sure we’re not watching the gayest male bachelor party of all time?
Plus, this knock on the show seems to me to go against one of Updike’s rules of (book) fair reviewing:
Do not imagine yourself a caretaker of any tradition, an enforcer of any party standards, a warrior in an idealogical battle, a corrections officer of any kind.
Sometimes I wonder if all criticism should begin with a little creed or prayer like: creating something like Westworld is such an incredible miracle combination of talent, craft, imagination, vision, perseverance, and courage. To think of the efforts of hundreds that go into creating a single frame of this show is humbling. BUUUUT:
Some strong feelings about critics are expressed by the fictional narrator of this book.
Me, I appreciate critics, really enjoy Emily Nussbaum, and respect a take!