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Aaron Paul Will Be Joining Season Three Of HBO's Westworld And I Hope All He Does Is Make Jokes About Robots As Jesse Pinkman

If this is a dream, Delores, I don't want to wake up.

TV content has seen a dramatic rise in quality over the last couple of years and leading that wave is HBO’s Westworld, arguably one of the most ambitious shows in recent memory.

Yet despite looking stunning at all angles, its all-star cast, and it’s crazy head-spinning narrative, I embarrassingly haven’t kept up with the show because I’ve been on a re-watch binge of Breaking Bad. I know, I’m a terrible person.

But now I literally have no excuse to not watch Westworld because Aaron Paul will be a major part of season three of HBO’s big sci-fi drama.

Deadline reports that Paul will be joining the next season of HBO’s popular show as a series regular, though his character is being kept under wraps at the moment.

Having had his big, ahem, break as Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad, Paul has done a bunch of other great TV shows prior to joining Westworld, such as voicing the goofy yet pure-hearted Todd in BoJack Horseman and playing the religiously-challenged lead in The Path.

It will certainly be interesting to see what kind of character Paul will be playing in Westworld given how that show is fustercluck of humans and androids in the best of ways. But whatever or whoever he plays, I certainly will be tuning in because, well, he’s goddamn Aaron Paul and he is just endlessly watchable in anything.

Honestly, I’m kinda wishing that Paul will just rock up in Westworld as Jesse Pinkman and spend the entire time making jokes about robots and science, all of which is punctuated by an endless stream of “yeah bitch!”

The First Footage From True Detective Season Three Is Here, And I Already Like Those 60 Seconds WAY More Than All Of Season Two

Time is indeed a flat circle, if that circle didn't include True Detective season two.

There are two things in my life that I consider to be “bloated disappointments that looked good on paper”. Number one is KFC’s Double Down. I mean, it tasted alright, but it certainly wasn’t worth the price nor was it as large as advertised.

As for number two, that would be season two of HBO’s True Detective.

What a letdown after a pretty damn good first season.

The nihilistic tone was so grim you just want to curl up into a ball, the all-over-the-place storyline was incomprehensible, and the dialogue. Dear lord, the pretentious dialogue. Not even Daniel Day-Lewis can sell the line “Never do anything out of hunger. Not even eating so Vince Vaughn was always going to fight a losing battle there.

That being said, the cast were awesome and did what they could with the bad material, though I do question Colin Farrell’s decision to go with a seedy mustache.

After letting True Detective lie dormant for a number of years now, presumably so that showrunner and writer Nic Pizzolatto could pull his head out of his ass and get to work on an actual good idea, HBO have dropped the trailer for season three of the show.

And wow.

It’s only 60 seconds of new footage but that snippet is already miles better than season two. The noir aesthetic looks crisp and less obnoxiously dark, the voice over dialogue is actually pretty good, and the brilliant Mahershala Ali is front and centre for the whole season.

The trailer doesn’t tell us much about what the story is, but it clearly shows Ali trying to solve a heinous crime across several time periods. It’s pretty much the same schtick as season one, but hey that was the “good” season so why not go back to what worked.

Interestingly, it looks like Ali will be the only detective trying to solve the crime this season, which I’m perfectly fine with because the man is fantastic and a strong, independent detective that don’t need no buddy.

True Detective season three won’t be dropping until 2019 some time so feast your eyes on the trailer here for the time being.

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