The Philosophy of WestworldSep 27, 2018
At first glance, Westworld is just another show about robots run amok. If you look a little closer, though, you find all kinds of other philosophical questions in play, and you find them being explored with impressive seriousness and subtlety. At the level of philosophical reflection, this is golden-age television at its very best.
Harold G. Neuman
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 -- 3:31 PMHope you are right about a
Hope you are right about a new golden age for television. I guess I missed the first one, even though I grew up during its' tenure. Is 'modern' television more complex; more intellectual; more philosophical? I just don't know. Seems to me that there was a time, not so long ago, when a show about black people, called 'Blackish', would have been insulting to Black people, even when they were calling each other the infamous "N' word. Now,I have tried to watch and appreciate the new TV. It just hasn't worked out for me, though. Which is why (I guess) I continue to write...talk to people...engage with society. generally, and avoid television---much as I have done since, uh, 1972, or there about(s). Popular culture is so, fickle???
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 -- 5:18 PMThe golden age of television
The golden age of television was that time, just before its national rollout, when it was filled with potential and had not yet reached its kinetics.