Folks, I don't usually do this, but the HBO series Westworld is so extraordinary, I want to give it one more recommendation.
From a well-known premise (based on the 1973 film), this series has ventured far afield. Last night's episode was so shocking I had to watch it a second time to catch all the stuff I missed due to sitting stunned and staring at the screen in open-mouthed surprise.
The cast is superb in this one. But, the champ is Anthony Hopkins. He comes across as an addled old man content to socialize with his "hosts." Then his true personality and motives are revealed and you see doddering kindly old Santa Claus become Hannibal Lecter, icy, dangerous, and without compassion.
I smell an Emmy and/or a Golden Globe.
If you have access to this one already, check it out on demand. It's amazing on several levels.
Please don't miss it. In a host of wonderful series past and present on HBO, this one is the most starkly brilliant of them all.
Until next time...