What would you do if you could step into a fantasy world of posh adventure, sexy inhabitants and zero consequences? Welcome to HBO’s highly anticipated new show, Westworld, which is premiering this Sunday, October 2. Coursing with Inception-level head-trips and full-blooded energy, the show places us in a state of looped reality, hosted by robotic denizens of a Western theme park—and let’s just say shit gets EPIC. Here are eight reasons why you need to clear your schedule and watch the first episode this Sunday.
1. There's serious, unyielding girl power
We can't help but feel a little flutter in our aspiring CEO hearts when we see a boss bitch tear up the establishment. Scandi mami, Sidse Babett Knudsen, plays the park’s operations leader, Theresa Cullen, and FYI: she is not here for the mansplaining bullshit. She shuts down small talk, calls out park creator Anthony Hopkins, and drags anyone who can’t keep up, all while chic-ly smoking in power separates. Not to mention, Evan Rachel Wood and Thandie Newton, who play a couple of seriously not-to-be-messed-with hosts.