Sunday, June 28, 2009

It's not TV, it's HBO

HBO launches a new series tonight, HUNG. It's about a single father of two kids who is down on his luck, his house caught on fire without insurance, he can't keep a job... he has only one thing going for him. He is strung like an ox.

I predict that it will be popular. Though intended for mature audiences, the men will think to themselves - if worse comes to worst, maybe I can do THAT for a living. (have torrid sex with hot women who pay you for the experience) Women will think to themselves -- I have a few extra bucks in the cookie jar.

HBO's series (among which are ROME and The Sopranos) do not reflect the better angels of human nature - not since Band of Brothers anyway.
And before Hung comes on, you can watch the second season of True Blood. Which answers the question, "where can a small town Louisiana girl find love?"

Worst case it will take your mind of the Obamatrauma.


Opus #6 said...

I have never had hbo in my home.

LL said...

Opus: What do you do without vignettes of:

Male Prostitutes
Roman Orgies and bloodbaths
and so forth...

dancing across your plasma screen?

Opus #6 said...

I really couldn't say.

WoFat said...

We haven't had HBO in years. We stopped all of the "premium" channels because they were a waste of time.

Julia@SometimesLucid said...

I actually don't like the True Blood series very much. I LOVE the books but am not feeling the TV show as much.

I am TIVOing Hung. Looking forward to a new HBO series I actually like.

LL said...

Note to self:

Julia likes HUNG.

Got it!

The Fien Family said...

I wish I had HBO...though Showtime has some good series also. When I come down on Thursday, I will have to come over and watch the last episode of true blood!

Anonymous said...

I refuse to have HBO in my home,which is to my wife's displeasure. However,she has gotten True Blood on DVD,which I watched one episode. To say the least,it was the last.

Julia@SometimesLucid said...

LL - I thought the show was OK so far. I'm not sure if was hooked enough to watch the whole season. It reminds me a bit of Californication (I watched most of the first season and then got bored).

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