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Nina Young

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April 23, 2020 5:12 p.m.

Second Take: Determinism in TV shows provides relevant lens to view one’s actions amid pandemic

HBO’s “Westworld” recently promoted the tagline, “Free will is not free,” in its season three poster above a robot’s silhouette drowning in sand.
Over on Hulu, Nick Offerman spouts platitudes about the deterministic state of universal physics in FX’s new show, “Devs.”
And “Dark,” releasing its final season on Netflix later in the year, will join the slate of shows grappling with the role of the individual amid inescapable chaos.

By Nina Young

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