'Westworld' Season Finale: Is It The Next 'Game Of Thrones'?

By Abigail Seymour, Parent Herald December 02, 06:00 am
Could "Westworld" surpass the success of "Game of Thrones?"
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"Westworld" is days away from its season finale and everywhere, fans are buzzing with anticipation and excitement. Ratings and reception prove that the new HBO sci-fi series is experiencing massive success, and many can't help but compare it with another HBO hit, "Game of Thrones." Could "Westworld" be the new GoT?

For Kevin Tsujihara, CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment, "Westworld" has an even greater potential than "Game of Thrones." In an interview with Variety, Tsujihara revealed that the viewer data on "Westworld" is greater than GoT's during its first year.

So far, "Westworld" has reportedly raked in three million viewers during its opening season. "Game of Thrones," meanwhile, now enjoys a solid eight million viewers per season. Based on the new show's first run, Tsujihara believes it can parallel GoT's success. HBO has already renewed the show for a second season.

Meanwhile, critics are torn over the "Westworld," "Game of Thrones" comparison. According to CNET, "Westworld" can "never replicate" GoT, but then again, it's not trying to do so. What it does best is bringing quality television with its brilliant story-telling and cinematography.

Having an all-star cast is definitely added points for the new HBO show. It boasts of having Academy Award winner Sir Anthony Hopkins, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright and Evan Rachel Wood among its roster of actors.

"Westworld" is based on Michael Crichton's 1973 movie of the same title. It takes place in Westworld--a fictional and modern amusement park full of mystery and suspense.

"Westworld" Season 1 finale airs on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. Major revelations are expected to be dropped, and fans are ripe with theories and predictions. According to GQ, among the highly anticipated big reveals include the Man in Black's real identity and Dolores' plan of killing him off.

Whether Ashley Stubbs and Elsie Hughes are still alive is most probably be answered in the season finale. Finally, Arnold is set-up to have one last "nasty surprise" that fans are excited to see.

What do you think of HBO's "Westworld?" Do you think it really could be the next "Game of Thrones?" Sound off your opinion in the comments section below!

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