Tag: HBO

True Blood: Season 5

True Blood: Season 5

| June 4, 2013

When True Blood first hit the airwaves all those years back, the show had promise. Along with all of the typical bloodsucking fare, this show had an age: vampires were out. It always had the potential to be a biting commentary (pun absolutely intended) on the struggle for equal rights within the gay community. Where […]

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Game of Thrones: Season Two

Game of Thrones: Season Two

| February 18, 2013

Easily one of the greatest cable television shows of all time, Game of Thrones is a prime example of a fantasy series done right. Sprung from the mind of George R.R. Martin and his novel series, A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones is a true tour de force, with its incredible cast, […]

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Life’s Too Short: The Complete First Season

Life’s Too Short: The Complete First Season

| January 15, 2013

Ricky Gervais has expressed a desire to have a certain expected style, citing Woody Allen as a successful example of how this can be obtained.  Of course, this is a recipe open for immense backlash, with a dwindling fanbase inevitably on the horizon.  But the niche market is a place Gervais belongs, and within that […]

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Enlightened – Season 1

Enlightened – Season 1

| January 11, 2013

Laura Dern attempts to join a long list of strong female characters in TV comedy with Enlightened.  The series, which Dern co-created with executive producer Mike White, is about Amy, an executive in a big company who has a nervous breakdown after an affair with her boss (Charles Eston).  Returning to work months later, having […]

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Game Change

Game Change

| January 8, 2013

Remember Sarah Palin?  She was John McCain’s running mate during the 2008 presidential election.  She was mocked extensively on Saturday Night Live (as they are wont to do), and her presence made politics feel even more like the reality show it had become.  HBO and director Jay Roach collaborated to make a movie to memorialize […]

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Watch This: Trailers for Lay the Favorite & Girls

Watch This: Trailers for Lay the Favorite & Girls

| December 7, 2012

The best of this week’s trailer offerings cover all media platforms. Director Stephen Frears’ new film, Lay the Favorite, opens in limited release in Los Angeles today, but the rest of us can catch it on demand or download it off iTunes. And Lena Dunham’s critically acclaimed HBO series, Girls, premieres its season two trailer this week […]

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Inside HBO’s The Newsroom

Inside HBO’s The Newsroom

| June 26, 2012

One of the highlights of this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival was not seeing a film per se, but an advance look at the new HBO series, The Newsroom, which premiered this past Sunday night. Audiences were shown the 75 minute pilot followed by a panel discussion that included the brilliant creator and writer of […]

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Babar: The Classic Series: The Complete First Season

Babar: The Classic Series: The Complete First Season

| June 12, 2012

Nostalgia overtook me as I dove into the first episode the 1989 children’s animated program, Babar, not to be confused with the recent spin-off series Babar and the Adventures of Badou. Babar’s oh-so-familiar saccharine title track transported me back to my childhood, to a time when I’d awaken before school to hear the moral tales […]

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