First Breaking Bad, then Game of Thrones, and now Person of Interest, Westworld has nothing more to offer than crossovers, references, and copied concepts.
References are good, as they take the audience back to some of their favorite cinematic moments and makes them fall in love with the current show even more. Crossovers are even better, as they allow the creators of two different shows to cash on the combined audience of both.
- Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and so on – Westworld or Crossover World?
- Westworld’s Game of Thrones crossover – How ridiculous it can become?
- Breaking Bad’s Jesse Pinkman appeared in Westworld.
- Fans are annoyed with Westworld’s crossover obsession.
Come-on! We know how MCU manages to bring in over a billion-dollar for every movie.
Crossovers have become a formula to bring in more audience. But how many times a show can use the same formula and still get the result? There will come a point when the show will be left with nothing of its own.
Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and so on – Westworld or Crossover World?
Created by Jonathan Nolan, Westworld is currently HBO’s one of the most-watched Sci-fi shows. Westworld Season 3’s finale premiered on 3rd May 2020, and the fans who watched the season are pissed off. The show is coming with Season 4. But why? To crossover with a dozen more shows?
Those who watched Westworld Season 3 noticed how the show has become a crossover world after featuring references from Game of Thrones and AMC’s Breaking Bad.
Whatever original was left got diluted when the finale hinted at the similarities between the concept of “Rehoboam” in Westworld and CBS’s former Sci-fi show Person of Interest.
Westworld’s Game of Thrones crossover – How ridiculous it can become?
Though Westworld and Game of Thrones always had things in common like Violence, Fantasy Setting, Sexual dominance, twisted plot, and the same Network.
But in Westworld Season 3 Episode 2 “The Winter Line”, fans noticed a literal crossover with Game of Thrones.
The crossover happened when Bernard and Stubbs entered the lab of “Park 4”, which seemed to be a Medieval themed park.
When Bernard and Stubbs walked past through some glass covered cells, what we saw blew our mind. It was Drogon, the only surviving dragon son of Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones.
Not only Drogon but there we saw two Medieval men acting as owners of Drogon. Can you guess who they were? Those two men were Dan Weiss and David Benioff, showrunners of Game of Thrones. No! We are not joking.
Breaking Bad’s Jesse Pinkman appeared in Westworld.
Aaron Paul, extremely famous for his portrayal of Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad, plays Caleb in Westworld.
Both the shows are owned by different networks and are no how linked to each other. Yet, just like Game of Thrones crossover, a reference from Breaking Bad also appeared irrationally in Westworld.
In the episode “Passed Pawn” in Westworld Season 3, when a series of events forces Caleb to go back in memory lane and discover his true identity, he begins visualizing his past.
As his injected memory fades away and the actual memory takes over, he visualizes walking past through a building painted in Graffiti. Strangely, as he walks past the building, two graffiti written words, “Skin” and “Bager” pops-up into the frames’ focus.
The special treatment of those words and the timing got fans believing that the scene referred to Jesse’s best friend’s “Skinny Pete” and “Badger” from Breaking Bad and El Camino.
Fans are annoyed with Westworld’s crossover obsession.
Other than the crossover references of Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad in Westworld, the show has been accused of doing it several times with Jurassic Park, Star Wars, etcetera in the past seasons.
The recent introduction of Rehoboam, an extremely advanced A.I. machine, in Westworld has raised the question of the similarity in its concept with CBS’s former Sci-fi show Person of Interest. The Person of Interest also deals with a similar kind of A.I. tech that works to predict and control the Human future to make a better world.
With so many references and crossover attempts in every other episode of Westworld, fans are concerned that the show will soon have nothing else than crossovers with Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and numerous other shows.