Love this pod, the hosts are insightful, funny, and not afraid to make light of West World when it starts going off narrative. This show is immensely improving my enjoyment and understanding of the television program, great stuff.
I’ve listened to many episodes of this show as I respect the Ringer brand and I’ve finally had enough. The ramblings featured in this podcast sound like the group has done zero pre-planning whatsoever and it is irritating to listen to. There is so much great material to discuss on Westworld and this podcast can do so much better. I expect better from the Ringer. Give me Mallory Rubin- she’s thoughtful and actually respects her platform and understands her responsibility to put quality content into the world. This podcast is a waste of time, I actually lose brain cells while listening to it.
Started out as a good podcast at the beginning of this season but by the finale, has really gone off the rails. While Danny’s theories can be a little off the wall, the rudeness of cutting him off and shutting him down from finishing a sentence is truly unprofessional this cast. Only for the rest of the hosts to respond with their answers, which were: “well no one really knows”, or “they could do anything”, “not worth even talking about”. What is the point of covering this show if you can’t even have one original thought?? Really needs a better moderator who can keep discussion evenly dispersed and on track.
With such fertile subject matter, it is difficult to determine how this podcast can manage to be largely devoid of any thoughtful or compelling commentary. Some self-editing and unspoken thoughts might be in order - not every silly notion needs to be included just because it happened to pop into somebody’s addled brain. An example among many: yammering on about Transformers and Optimus Prime because some prime numbers are referenced in WW - hardly funny, instructive or remotely relevant to the fascinating and impending issues raised in WW. Perhaps Ringer World’s Ford Simmons needs to reprogram these hosts before the next season.
Palpable tension as hosts who aren’t named Danny Heifetz seem to chomp at the bit to dismiss Danny’s thoughts or punish him for mistakes. This passive aggressive dynamic becomes the centerpiece of the episode for me with few exceptions. I give Heifetz credit, he clearly puts a great deal of time into his research. Cohosts could learn the value of Yes And and basic table manners.