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Westworld bucks the trend and bounces back after convoluted season two

The sci-fi epic has bounced back, something not many series do, writes Pat Stacey

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Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson), or whichever host brain is inside her shell, is suffering an identity crisis in the much-improved third season of Westworld

Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson), or whichever host brain is inside her shell, is suffering an identity crisis in the much-improved third season of Westworld

Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson), or whichever host brain is inside her shell, is suffering an identity crisis in the much-improved third season of Westworld

Sustaining a major television series, intended to run for five seasons or more, is a bit like playing Barcelona during their glorious 2009-2011 period. Lose the ball just once and you’ll have a hell of a hard time winning it back.

If a TV series loses its mojo, it faces a huge struggle to recover. Remember when Homeland was the hottest drama series of 2011? Everybody seemed to be watching it, including President Barack Obama and his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose office was known to request advance screeners from broadcaster Showtime.


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