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There’s no questioning the quality of the shows HBO puts out. The writing, acting, and effects are always top-notch which has been seen in programs like Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, and Boardwalk Empire. You know you’re doing something right when reputation alone is enough of a reason to watch a show, which is exactly how I felt about Westworld. I had never seen or even heard of the 1973 film that gave the show inspiration (I’ve seen it now, though!), but I felt the need to give Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s Sci-fi thriller a shot because of the network alone.
After a couple weeks off, Fox’s The Exorcist is back, but I can’t say it’s any better. This show is very polarizing. There are moments when it’s very intense and draws your attention in, but then that moment is followed by bad storytelling, stupid characters, or cringeworthy dialogue. Chapter 9 was no different. When we last left the Rance family, Casey had just been freed from the demon’s grasp but it quickly made its way back to Angela/Regan.
The story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. With modern day Los Angeles as the backdrop, this musical about everyday life explores what is more important, a once in a lifetime love or the spotlight.