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Roger Roeper & Dick Ebert & Gene Lyons host a weekly podcast covering Westworld the hit science fiction thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy for HBO, based on the 1973 film of the same name, which was written and directed by American novelist Michael Crichton. Nolan serves as executive producer along with Joy, J. J. Abrams and Bryan Burk with Nolan directing the pilot. The series premiered October 2, 2016. Described as "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial ...
 
Brothers who grew up a decade apart laugh and skewer their way through reviews of their favorite superhero movies and tv shows - highlighting their unique perspectives, a healthy amount of rivalry and embarrassing childhood stories. If you love America, laughing, classic cartoons and the newest releases, laughing, cool movie insights, a rating system based on pandas, and laughing, then you need to subscribe to... "THE FANTASTIC JUSTICE SQUAD SUPER WONDER BROTHER FRIENDS (who review stuff)"
 
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We gathered the meanest listener tweets, texts, emails and reviews from "Westworld" Season 3 for this special edition of Shat on TV. No one is safe as Ashley, Gene, and Big D take fire for everything from their voices to failing geography class. Plus, listeners offer their final thoughts on Westworld as a whole, Dolores' flaws, the undying simulati…
 
More than 3,000 votes were counted, and Big D drank a half bottle of vodka to celebrate Season 3 of the "Shat on TV: Westworld" Westie Awards! This special (and strangely dark) podcast edition is a thank you to everyone who listened and supported Shat on TV this season. It includes winners for Best Future Tech, Best Dressed, Best of The Dolori, Bes…
 
If you're the type of person who slows down to see a multi-car pileup, you'll love the listener mail in this week's Telegraph. Our 100th episode of Shat on TV: Westworld examines the link between Dolores and Mexican independence, sympathy for Serac, things the Season 3 finale did well, and reasons why viewers felt betrayed by HBO. Things get downri…
 
While the Internet grumbles about the Season 3 finale, the Shat Crew gets down to business asking tough questions in an effort to find Westworld's core: Did Dolores have a master plan? Why hide the key inside one of the world's most wanted men? And who's really dead? This Deep Dive, covering Episode 8, "Crisis Theory," also rounds up plot holes, qu…
 
"Westworld" Episode 7's Telegraph has more laughs per minute than anything we've done this season. Listeners wrote and called in about Maeve's story arc, the real Dolores Prime, illogical fight scenes, EMPs, passed pawns, and French accents. You guys really can't let go of the accents. In this mailbag edition of Shat on TV, we also cover "Neuromanc…
 
It only took six episodes, but Gene finally has tinfoil! Find out why he thinks Charlotte Hale was acting weird, and hear Big D's far more plausible explanation. Ashley adds to the mix with a breakdown of William's WWE group therapy, and we round out coverage of Westworld Season 3, Episode 6, by discussing the identities of the hosts being printed …
 
Listener mail this week focused on Caleb, Dolores's pearl clones, an underpopulated Neo Los Angeles, lost lines of dialogue, William's punishment, and blood identity scanners. "Westworld" Season 3, Episode 4 also inspired email and voicemail covering Charlotte Hale tinfoil, hamartia, "Rent" the musical, and that hammy fight scene between Dolores an…
 
Gene and Ashley take heat from listeners, and Big D skates by as we dive deep into Season 3, Episode 4: "The Mother of Exiles." This edition of Shat on TV explores a multi-Dolores universe, including the emergence of Dolores Prime, and asks "Who has the key to the Sublime?" We also dig up everything we know about Caleb, add to Dick Ebert's Crazy Ti…
 
Texas shows up strong in this listener mail edition of Shat on TV: Westworld. Your email and voicemail concerning Season 3, Episode 3, brought in lots of expertise, from theoretical physics to medical protocol. This week's topics include time as a loaf of bread, the "noble savage" philosophy, humanism vs. determinism, and how to pronounce Rehoboam …
 
Who the Hale is Charlotte? Roger Roeper returns to "Shat on TV" to explore the biggest question presented by Westworld Season 3, Episode 3: "The Absence of Field." Ashley Schlafly explains the poem behind the episode's title and reaches back to Ancient Rome to illustrate the predicament Caleb is facing. Gene Lyons celebrates Westworld's vision of f…
 
Listener mail after "Westworld" Season 3, Episode 2 covers great minds like Lacan, Fromm, Faucault, Sartre, Barthe, Chomsky, and Rahobo. Ashley and Gene compare brain boners. Big D finds a mispronunciation mate, and we celebrate the memory of a Shat listener who is no longer with us. Longtime friend of the pod Thiago writes in with a Biblical "Umm …
 
Shat on TV's coverage of Westworld Season 3, Episode 2: "The Winter Line" starts off intelligently with discussions of free will vs sentience, the nuance between hero and villain, and Ashley Schlafly's brilliant overview of Louis Althusser's views of subjection and the state. Things take a turn as Dick Ebert unveils his latest treatise: "Rahobo, Th…
 
Is the "real world" just a simulation? Is Francis a fidelity test? What's Incite up to, and why is Gene Lyons so happy? We answer these questions and more in Shat on TV's first "Westworld" Deep Dive of Season 3. Episode 1, "Parce Domine" brought us a Bible lesson, a new face for artificial intelligence, a missing Delos board member, updated opening…
 
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