Friday, October 28, 2016

What Westworld is Teaching Me About Love

Just as all sentient life may arise from a single evolutionary mistake, so, too, can a love story. You mistakenly think your relationship is “fate.” You mistakenly project all your hopes and dreams onto a single person. You mistakenly justify poor behavior (“He’s just not responding to my texts because he’s busy”), and, much of the time, you don’t realize what you’re doing.

HBO’s new $100 million franchise hit Westworld isn’t just examining society’s basest appetites for depravity and violence in a revolutionary fashion, it’s also providing a beautiful metaphor for breaking down the building blocks of human love (and failure to love).