Westworld is a 2016 action series. The series has got three seasons in its name and the viewers have loved the show very much. According to critics, it has got a good reputation. HBO’s Westworld has returned with a premiere that has pushed the series mythology closer to something we have already seen in CBS’s Person of Interest.
For the first two seasons of the series, for the most part, in the titular Western-inspired theme park, the series dealt largely with the rise of the park’s android hosts sentience and their eventual turn on their makers- as well as the human guests who used the park for their violent delights.
Through the lens, Westworld explored the philosophical themes of what separates humans and machines and who, ultimately, is more human. With the third season, the series’ philosophy remains intact, but the action has moved far away from the park.
Now, the vengeful host Dolores is out in the real world, and she has a specific plan to take over the world. We do not know all the details yet, but we do know that it involves an advanced AI machine called Rehoboam. And with the revaluation with this machine, Westworld grows closer to another television series that explored similar threads: Person Of Interest.
Person of Interest had premiered in 2011 on CBS and then ran for five seasons. The show was one part procedural, and one part serialized. It followed the adventures of a team made up of Jim Caviezel’s Mr. Reese and Michael Emerson’s Harold Finch, who had used the data of a highly advanced surveillance program, simply called ‘The Machine’, that had predicted the patterns to prevent crimes before they happened.
Over time, the series’ mythology grew, and another, rival AI machine was introduced: Samaritan. Now, both the machines worked the same way, but they were given different goals by those who used them. The two machines were all-seeing and extremely powerful.