Tag: HBO

The Deuce: The Complete First Season

The Deuce: The Complete First Season

| February 13, 2018

It’s difficult for me to take an interest in shows about prostitution because familiar clichés inevitably assert themselves.  Male fantasies about women who are paid for sex often take a turn towards stories where relationships that begin as a business arrangement grow into something more intimate, or the sex is so good that the girl […]

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Game of Thrones: Season Seven Review

Game of Thrones: Season Seven Review

| December 12, 2017

The latest season of Game of Thrones was not only one of the best things on television for 2017, but it was also one of the most frustrating. HBO’s hit fantasy series managed to both touch upon many things that longtime fans wanted to see, but also managed to buckle under audiences desires. From legendary […]

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Westworld: Season 1

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Westworld: Season 1

| November 8, 2017

For decades, Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins; Silence of the Lambs) has been building lifelike robots to populate his wild west themed amusement park.  Westworld is a place where the very wealthy can go to indulge their deepest desires with complete realism and total lack of consequence.  They can hunt down outlaws, rob banks, search […]

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HBO’s Crashing

HBO’s Crashing

| August 1, 2017

I’ve been a huge fan of Pete Holmes for many years now.  While he was hosting The Pete Holmes Show, I would often catch the various sketches he would put out on youtube where he plays Batman or Professor X, or a fight promoter in the Street Fighter universe.  His Batman vs. Superman sketch is […]

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Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

| August 1, 2017

When Jane (Shailene Woodley; The Decendents) and her son Ziggy (Iain Armitage; Young Sheldon) move to an upper-class oceanside community, they find themselves immediately swept up in the drama that revolves around the mothers of the kids in Ziggy’s class.  Jane immediately befriends Madeline (Reese Witherspoon; Cruel Intentions), who feels she needs to interject her […]

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Veep: The Complete Fifth Season

Veep: The Complete Fifth Season

| April 6, 2017

This is the second season of Veep that I’ve reviewed for the site and I really just need to go back to the beginning and watch the whole thing because it is hilariously funny, with one of the best casts ever put together for a tv series. For those unfamiliar, the series is about Selina […]

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Vice Principals: Season 1

Vice Principals: Season 1

| January 31, 2017

When I watched the first episode of Vice Principals, I considered just stopping and basing my rather scathing review on that alone.  Thankfully, I didn’t. The series is about two Vice Principals at a high school somewhere in a nameless southwestern town (my best guess).  Neal Gamby (Danny McBride; Eastbound & Down) is a hard-nosed, […]

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Looking: The Complete Series and Movie

Looking: The Complete Series and Movie

| December 9, 2016

Given that Looking only ran for two seasons, I guess I’m not surprised I haven’t heard of it.  Many of HBO’s TV series are cultural phenomenon so it’s rare for them to have a dud that comes and goes without having any impact whatsoever.  This is why I tend to keep an eye out for […]

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Game of Thrones: Season Six Blu-Ray

Game of Thrones: Season Six Blu-Ray

| November 14, 2016

Game of Thrones has rightfully made TV history in the six seasons that it has been on the air for HBO. While both Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter have gotten people into the fantasy genre, it has been this legendary series created by George R.R. Martin that has converted many into the robustness […]

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Confirmation

Confirmation

| August 5, 2016

The HBO film Confirmation, which premiered on the network last April, benefits greatly from the time of its release. Depicting the 1991 confirmation hearing of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, which became a media circus when sexual harassment charges were leveled at Thomas by law professor Anita Hill, Confirmation asks provocative questions about race, gender […]

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