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No Plans Tonight? Watch Westworld’s First Episode for Free on HBO Go


Our opinions about the premiere episode of Westworld here in the TMS office are as mixed as they come. That being said, you should feel empowered to form your own opinion, which you can now do even if you don’t have cable. Thanks to HBO, you can stream the first episode online for free. If you don’t want to watch it here on the TMS website, you can go ahead and check out that link right there. Now, you’ll know what the heck all the other cool kids are talking about at the lunch table/water cooler/bus stop/what have you.

As for us, well, we’ve got our opinions already shared and everything. Whereas Maddy felt that the first pilot was full of wasted potential, Teresa feels that it was actually pretty well done. Personally, I haven’t seen it yet, so you bet I’ve got plans to take advantage of this free streaming to check it out myself. Elsewhere, a lot of folks have been really happy with it, and HBO has the ratings numbers to show for their satisfaction.

Whether Westworld‘s inherent problems astutely pointed out by Maddy will play out remains yet to be seen. This is obviously a series, and a pilot at that, so we can only guess at what the writers have in mind for the show’s story. There’s no track record established here quite yet, so who knows.

Will you be checking out Westworld thanks to this stream? Or, if you’ve already checked it out, what did you think?

(via Birth.Movies.Death)

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