I know I'm super late to the party, but I finally got around to watching this in anticipation of season 3.
Just started season 2. Major Inception vibes at the opening. Looks like there's also a jump in the cinematography. The first season always looked akin to NCIS or something lol. That's kind of a shame because season 1 still had such great production value and set design otherwise.
Mixed feelings on things, but generally it's been a very engaging experience. I didn't like some of the melodrama of office politics in season 1, and I it felt like many of the characters just ended up giving the same speech about the same thing in every episode until the philosophy of the thing was drilled into the viewer. Got kind of tedious towards the end. But the twists in story and character revelations were chilling.
I hear all the buzz about season 2 being apparently worse, so I guess I'm strapping in for that.
I don't know what to make of it. I thought things got a little convoluted towards the end and it seemed like characters were written to deceive each other just for the sake of it. I also kinda stopped rooting for any of the characters, because it felt like the stakes sort of disappeared and everything felt a little "bottled."
Episode 9, Kiksuya, is fantastic storytelling. Probably one of my favorite episodes of the show so far.
I also don't know if I quite understood the end:
was that really William's daughter or a host? is she trying to torture him or implying that she wants to keep him "alive" the way he did to Delos? Maybe I need to rewatch the last few episodes. I still didn't understand what William was trying to accomplish before.