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Watch WESTWORLD Episode 2 Early Along with the Premieres of DIVORCE and INSECURE

Posted on October 7, 2016 at 1:28 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

westworld-thandie-newton-slice-600x200-2If you can not wait to see Westworld‘s second episode, well, you no longer have to. HBO has released it, along with the premieres of their new half-hour series Divorce and Insecure, on HBO Go (and HBO Now). If you weren’t completely sold on Westworld‘s premiere, I highly encourage you to stick with it. The show had a lot to set up in the first hour, but it becomes a lot more layered and nuanced, especially with its character moments, as it progresses. You’ll start to see things from the perspective of the guests (some of whom are awful, some whom aren’t), and get a better sense of the machine at work that controls Westworld’s androids. And if you loved the premiere, well, enjoy Episode 2!

As for Divorce and Insecure, they are both worth checking out — even if you may only stick with one. Divorce comes from Catastrophe‘s Sharon Horgan, but this new series lacks the warmth and a large deal of the relatable nature that made Catastrophe so good. There are kernels of humor but it’s often overshadowed by a lot of lousy people doing lousy things.

Check out the teaser from HBO below touting its early release of these three episodes, as well as the episode synopses for each. If you don’t have HBO’s app, you can catch all three Sunday starting at 9 p.m. ET.

WESTWORLD, Episode #2: “Chestnut”

A pair of guests, first-timer William (Jimmi Simpson) and repeat visitor Logan (Ben Barnes), arrive at Westworld with different expectations and agendas. Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) and Quality Assurance head Theresa Cullen (Sidse Babett Knudsen) debate whether a recent host anomaly is contagious. Meanwhile, behavior engineer Elsie Hughes (Shannon Woodward) tweaks the emotions of Maeve (Thandie Newton), a madam in Sweetwater’s brothel, in order to avoid a recall. Cocky programmer Lee Sizemore (Simon Quarterman) pitches his latest narrative to the team, but Dr. Ford (Anthony Hopkins) has other ideas. The Man in Black (Ed Harris) conscripts a condemned man, Lawrence (Clifton Collins, Jr.), to help him uncover Westworld’s deepest secrets. Written by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy; directed by Richard J. Lewis.

DIVORCE, Episode #1: “Pilot”

Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Robert (Thomas Haden Church) — a middle-aged couple in the suburbs of New York City — try to figure out if their marriage is worth saving after a shocking event at their friend Diane’s (Molly Shannon) 50th birthday party makes them take a hard look at their own lives.
Written by Sharon Horgan; directed by Jesse Peretz.

INSECURE, Episode #1: “Insecure as F**k”

In the wake of her 29th birthday, Issa Dee (Issa Rae) reconsiders her dead-end relationship with Lawrence (Jay Ellis), her live-in boyfriend. Meanwhile, Issa’s best friend, Molly (Yvonne Orji), mourns her singledom and the state of her “lady parts.” Later, Issa uses an open-mic night as an excuse to reconnect with an ex. Written by Issa Rae & Larry Wilmore; directed by Melina Matsoukas.

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