Westworld While extending elements of a third season that creatively went off the rails, "Westworld" returns and

features a number of recognisable actors in new roles. While there is undoubtedly intelligent life eager to follow

this, at this point, it's less a matter of being unable to follow the series through its confusing maze and more

a matter of not feeling as though it's worthwhile to try. The HBO drama still features a variety of really fine actors

enhanced with James Marsden returning and Oscar winner Ariana DeBose and Daniel Wu among the new arrivals.

It also looks more obviously futuristic in design (a result of having left the original amusement-park-for-

adults premise). But once more, they're mostly moving in the same direction, resulting in violent acts with little to

no indication of where this train is going. Even though the lengthy gaps between seasons have undoubtedly not

helped, it is not immediately clear how a more rushed timetable will address the system's flaws. The most intriguing

plot line is on the rebel A.I. Maeve (Thandiwe Newton), who teams up with Caleb (Aaron Paul) to embark on a mission.