agree with you on all points save for your sentiments on the outsider. i realize it was maybe 1-2 episodes too long, but it really felt like a king book come to life. it was pretty rich, in my opinion. hbo definitely needs to learn when to let go. dragging something out isn't going to give them another sopranos or the wire. if it's broken early on, it might not be fixable. westworld is just too big a concept (or lack of one) to continue. it took game of thrones multiple seasons to become a mess like this show already is. but hey, at least most hbo shows don't get insanely stupid like showtime's.