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Title: HBO GO
Post by: VDB on February 13, 2013, 10:45:22 AM
I haven't really gotten much use out of this app so far, mostly because I don't usually like watching long-form videos on a phone/computer/tablet screen.

Well, hopefully that's all about to change since HBO GO now supports AirPlay via Apple TV (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/02/12/hbo-go-unlocks-airplay-apple-tv-eventually). Praise jesus! Can't wait to try it out.

Confession: I've never watched The Wire, or Treme, because I didn't get in at the start of those series. And the episode selection of On Demand is never very good. So now, hopefully, I can check that shit out.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: gainesvillegreen on February 13, 2013, 11:07:54 AM
I have enjoyed watching the app on my iPad Retina display much more than I thought I would.
If you can stand subtitles, don't sleep on Profugos (Chile - drug running) or Epitafios (Argentina - serial killer) in the Latin America series section.

Wish they had a few more of their (American) series available, but all in all can't complain.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: UncleEbinezer on February 13, 2013, 11:12:12 AM
We watch HBO GO quite a bit through the Google TV.  They have a much better movie selection than on demand and then all of the older shows is a huge bonus.  I still check on the Sopranos regularly.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: gainesvillegreen on February 13, 2013, 11:42:26 AM
We watch HBO GO quite a bit through the Google TV.  They have a much better movie selection than on demand and then all of the older shows is a huge bonus.  I still check on the Sopranos regularly.

Yeah, having all of Deadwood at fingers length is awesome.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: PIE-GUY on February 13, 2013, 12:18:46 PM
Dude, that's great news!
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: VDB on February 14, 2013, 12:32:44 PM
I watched the first episode of Bored to Death last night. It was OK -- amusing if not LOL. With the backlog I have of other shows and movies, not sure if I'll continue this. Anyone else watch this show?
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: PIE-GUY on February 14, 2013, 12:38:09 PM
I watched the first episode of Bored to Death last night. It was OK -- amusing if not LOL. With the backlog I have of other shows and movies, not sure if I'll continue this. Anyone else watch this show?

I watched the first three then dropped it from the DVR list. Wasn't doing it for me.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: WillBreathes on February 14, 2013, 12:45:53 PM
Definitely check out the Witness episodes under the Documentary tab.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: kellerb on February 14, 2013, 02:35:19 PM
I watched the first episode of Bored to Death last night. It was OK -- amusing if not LOL. With the backlog I have of other shows and movies, not sure if I'll continue this. Anyone else watch this show?

I watched the first three then dropped it from the DVR list. Wasn't doing it for me.

So it's not just a clever name
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: WillBreathes on February 14, 2013, 10:28:24 PM
And where is Carnivale?

Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: barnesy305 on February 14, 2013, 10:40:57 PM
And where is Carnivale?

Loved that show.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: ytowndan on February 15, 2013, 12:44:23 AM
And where is Carnivale?

Loved that show.

HBO really fucked them over.  Shows get cancelled all the time.  I get that.  But had HBO told them they were cancelled before that second season finale aired, they could have taken out the last few seconds and it would have been a decent ending for the series.  Five minutes in an editing room. . . that's all HBO had to give them. 
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: gainesvillegreen on February 15, 2013, 11:32:48 AM
And where is Carnivale?

Loved that show.

HBO really fucked them over.  Shows get cancelled all the time.  I get that.  But had HBO told them they were cancelled before that second season finale aired, they could have taken out the last few seconds and it would have been a decent ending for the series.  Five minutes in an editing room. . . that's all HBO had to give them.

Same with Deadwood.
If you want to go hunting for it, I believe the writer/creator of Carnivale has published the entire arc of the story for Carnivale on the internet. I haven't read it, but I believe it circulates. I also believe there is a vibrant message board community for that show too.

Carnivale is definitely a gaping hole in the selection within the app.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: barnesy305 on February 15, 2013, 12:17:49 PM
And where is Carnivale?

Loved that show.

HBO really fucked them over.  Shows get cancelled all the time.  I get that.  But had HBO told them they were cancelled before that second season finale aired, they could have taken out the last few seconds and it would have been a decent ending for the series.  Five minutes in an editing room. . . that's all HBO had to give them.

Same with Deadwood.
If you want to go hunting for it, I believe the writer/creator of Carnivale has published the entire arc of the story for Carnivale on the internet. I haven't read it, but I believe it circulates. I also believe there is a vibrant message board community for that show too.

Carnivale is definitely a gaping hole in the selection within the app.

There is a link to that document from the Wikipedia page. Sucks, I loved that show.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: WillBreathes on February 23, 2013, 01:05:09 PM
Put on Tales From the Crypt too.

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121201061104/villains/images/0/00/All_Through_the_House.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: nab on February 24, 2013, 10:57:59 AM
The insistence that you have HBO as part of a home cable service stunts the profitability of this (and Showtime's) application. 


I don't have cable tv and I'm not interested in getting cable tv.  Between the local stations, hulu, netflix, and the internet, I'm never lacking in something to watch. 

I'd gladly pay a small monthly fee to use this app, such as the fee I pay for netflix and hulu, but that option is not available.  Instead, they insist that I pay a large monthly fee (a cable subscription+HBO), mainly filled with content that I'm not interested in viewing.


Insistence on an old business model despite the profitability of the new model.  Kinda reminds me of another industry.   
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: rowjimmy on February 25, 2013, 08:20:05 AM
Kinda makes me not feel too bad about getting my Game Of Thrones through other means...
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: mattstick on February 25, 2013, 08:42:06 AM

So many people are locked into getting their TV for $80/month through a large Telcom.

The difference between the Cable TV industry and the Music industry is the fact that their core consumers are older, and less willing to steal/cheat their way into getting content, also they have agreements with the NFL.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: VDB on February 25, 2013, 09:09:29 AM
Forbes article on why HBO doesn't offer a la carte service. (http://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2012/09/05/why-doesnt-hbo-allow-non-cable-subscribers-to-subscribe-to-hbo-go-a-la-hulu/)
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: WillBreathes on March 23, 2013, 01:40:27 PM
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/03/22/hbo-go-could-turn-subscription-freesort-of
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: nab on March 23, 2013, 11:48:51 PM
Forbes article on why HBO doesn't offer a la carte service. (http://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2012/09/05/why-doesnt-hbo-allow-non-cable-subscribers-to-subscribe-to-hbo-go-a-la-hulu/)


Interesting. 

Though, the article seems to treat delivery of HBO programing as an all or nothing proposition.  Maybe I'm a little slow understanding the absolutes of corporate relationships, but it seems there is a little more room for creative delivery strategies than the article presents.


I think this is also an important point:


So many people are locked into getting their TV for $80/month through a large Telcom.

The difference between the Cable TV industry and the Music industry is the fact that their core consumers are older, and less willing to steal/cheat their way into getting content, also they have agreements with the NFL.

Though, the music industry has been focused on selling products to those with discretionary income; both older and younger.  The youngest fans still buy the majority of the pop cheese, while the older fans will still shell out $100+ for a Doors box with one unreleased/remastered track.       

 
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: gainesvillegreen on March 28, 2013, 10:22:01 PM
I see Carnivale is now being offered in the service, so that is pretty awesome.

One on my lasting memories of that show was the whore who offered her anus to her true love as a sign of fidelity to him, so that he wouldn't tread where other men did frequently.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: VDB on August 22, 2013, 11:27:48 PM
For those who have an Apple TV: HBO GO is now a native app, finally.

I usually put off accepting the constant Apple TV updates because, well, the notification pops up when I'm about to start using the thing. Turns out this latest update was worthwhile. Oh, and Watch ESPN is also now built-in.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: mistercharlie on August 23, 2013, 04:38:51 AM
My brother-in-law gave us his HBO GO name and password so that we didn't have to find less reputable ways of watching Game of Thrones. Last night I started watching Carnivale with the wife. I watched it when it originally aired, but she's never seen it. I did preface our watching it with 'Are you ok with watching a show that has absolutely no ending?'.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: VDB on January 15, 2014, 10:39:43 AM
For those who haven't checked out True Detective yet (it premiered on Sunday), you should. HBO has another winner on their hands. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey are quite good.

Apparently each season of this show will be eight episodes, and the cast, characters and story will change each season.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: mistercharlie on January 15, 2014, 10:44:25 AM
For those who haven't checked out True Detective yet (it premiered on Sunday), you should. HBO has another winner on their hands. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey are quite good.

Apparently each season of this show will be eight episodes, and the cast, characters and story will change each season.

That's definitely queued up for the wife and I to watch.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: mehead on January 15, 2014, 10:50:46 AM
For those who haven't checked out True Detective yet (it premiered on Sunday), you should. HBO has another winner on their hands. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey are quite good.

Apparently each season of this show will be eight episodes, and the cast, characters and story will change each season.

I watched it last night.

Brilliant.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: PIE-GUY on January 15, 2014, 10:52:38 AM
For those who haven't checked out True Detective yet (it premiered on Sunday), you should. HBO has another winner on their hands. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey are quite good.

Apparently each season of this show will be eight episodes, and the cast, characters and story will change each season.

confirmed - great pilot episode - I'm hooked.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: Buffalo Budd on January 15, 2014, 03:26:23 PM
For those who haven't checked out True Detective yet (it premiered on Sunday), you should. HBO has another winner on their hands. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey are quite good.

Apparently each season of this show will be eight episodes, and the cast, characters and story will change each season.

confirmed - great pilot episode - I'm hooked.

I wouldn`t say I`m hooked yet but I will probably be tuning in next week.  I love the idea of new characters each season.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: mbw on January 15, 2014, 03:30:18 PM
sweet, forgot about this.  will check it out tonight.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: aphineday on January 15, 2014, 05:11:57 PM
sweet, forgot about this.  will check it out tonight.
Totally worth it, I loved it.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: ytowndan on January 15, 2014, 06:53:57 PM
sweet, forgot about this.  will check it out tonight.
Totally worth it, I loved it.

Yep.  I thought it was awesome.  I also really dig the idea of it being its own mini-series every year (kinda like the American Horror Story model). 
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: gainesvillegreen on January 18, 2014, 09:46:13 AM
Enjoyed it as well, looking forward to Sunday.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: emay on January 19, 2014, 05:32:40 PM
wish i had an hbo go account
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: PIE-GUY on January 20, 2014, 07:34:40 PM
Week two was greatness! The closing Wooderson quote:

"Back then... The visions... Most of the time I was convinced I had lost it. But there were other times I thought I was mainlining the secret truths of the universe."

Yes!
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: VDB on January 22, 2014, 09:03:50 AM
^ I believe that was Matt, but yeah that was awesome. Lotsa great philosophy in this show.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: Buffalo Budd on January 22, 2014, 09:34:11 AM
^ I believe that was Matt, but yeah that was awesome. Lotsa great philosophy in this show.

I haven't watched it yet but I knew right away it wasn't Woody's character.
PGs slippin'.  :wink:
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: mistercharlie on January 22, 2014, 10:37:30 AM
^ I believe that was Matt, but yeah that was awesome. Lotsa great philosophy in this show.

I haven't watched it yet but I knew right away it wasn't Woody's character.
PGs slippin'.  :wink:

PG's not slippin', the two of you are. Wooderson is Matthew. You all must be dazed and confused...  :wtu:
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: mbw on January 22, 2014, 10:56:26 AM
Cohle is such a bad-ass.  I'm scared of him.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: VDB on January 22, 2014, 11:09:15 AM
Ah, but of course!

Coincidentally, "Wooderson" also sounds like a mashup nickname for Woody Harrelson.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: PIE-GUY on January 22, 2014, 11:32:11 AM
I was most certainly referring to this guy...

(http://www.marijuana.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/David-Wooderson.jpg)
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: Buffalo Budd on January 22, 2014, 12:10:53 PM
I apologize PG, I am the one who is slippin' for sure.
I am not familiar with the characters enough yet to have known his name. 
Thought that was just a clever nickname you drummed up.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: gainesvillegreen on January 24, 2014, 12:34:55 PM
Everyone in this thread needs to wash up....

 8-)
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: VDB on March 03, 2014, 04:19:15 PM
Rust Cohle's OkCupid profile (http://www.collegehumor.com/post/6955188/rust-cohle-okcupid-profile-true-detective)
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: emay on March 03, 2014, 04:31:28 PM
 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: VDB on March 10, 2014, 10:23:13 AM
TAKE OFF YOUR MASK
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: mbw on March 10, 2014, 10:42:41 AM
that was such a great show/season.
i wanna make flowers all over the yellow kings sister.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: emay on March 10, 2014, 02:58:58 PM
wish i had hbo go :(
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: rowjimmy on March 10, 2014, 03:19:57 PM
i wanna make flowers all over the yellow kings sister.

Not sure what the hell you're talking about but I hope this is a euphemism that means what I think it means and I intend to use it as such.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: sophist on March 10, 2014, 03:26:34 PM
i wanna make flowers all over the yellow kings sister.

Not sure what the hell you're talking about but I hope this is a euphemism that means what I think it means and I intend to use it as such.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: gainesvillegreen on March 10, 2014, 09:58:30 PM
i wanna make flowers all over the yellow kings sister.

Not sure what the hell you're talking about but I hope this is a euphemism that means what I think it means and I intend to use it as such.

Only means Terry has lowered his standards. Precipitously.

Seeing some neg reviews about the finale, which is a bit surprising, I thought it went to its logical conclusion. Loved the series. One of the very few shows I've seen recently which rewards multiple viewings. Like a good novel does.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: ytowndan on March 11, 2014, 01:15:28 AM
i wanna make flowers all over the yellow kings sister.

Not sure what the hell you're talking about but I hope this is a euphemism that means what I think it means and I intend to use it as such.

Only means Terry has lowered his standards. Precipitously.

Seeing some neg reviews about the finale, which is a bit surprising, I thought it went to its logical conclusion. Loved the series. One of the very few shows I've seen recently which rewards multiple viewings. Like a good novel does.

Pretty much all of the negative reviews I saw were from people who expected every little thing to be wrapped up in a bow.  They didn't like the small handful of loose ends, and they also expected a major, last minute plot twist.  I think the big networks have trained many people to expect a very certain, cookie-cutter format with cop shows...and I think the big star power of the show brought in a lot of those "mainstream" viewers. 

Anyhow, enough of my snobby metacriticism.  I thought the finale (and the series as a whole) was fantastic.  I'm pumped for next season.  Assuming it gets officially picked up, which I'm sure it will, the creator has given a little teaser about next year's plot.  He said it will be about, hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system. (http://www.slashfilm.com/true-detective-season-2-plot/)  I'm not quite sure what the hell that means, but I'm glad they're already working on it.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: PIE-GUY on March 11, 2014, 01:23:57 AM
I, too, thought it was a stellar use of the medium. 8 hours of drama allowed for some deep character development, some high tension action, and enough metaphysical bs to keep the blogosphere busy deciphering for months to come. And, honestly, the two stars carrying this thing both put in outstanding performances throughout. 

I will probably watch the whole thing again in a few months to pick up all that I missed the first time through.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: PIE-GUY on March 11, 2014, 09:30:25 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/YnP02Lv.gif)
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: aphineday on March 11, 2014, 11:33:49 AM
Great show, and cool idea for a series. Season 2 has a lot to live up to if they want to compete with Woody and Wooderson.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: VDB on March 11, 2014, 12:04:20 PM
At a certain point in the series I kinda stopped worrying about the confusing mass of tiny details and disparate threads. I'm not sure if the intention was ever for the audience to keep it all straight, or if it was just to give the impression of a very complex, extended episode. I certainly enjoyed the show for what it was -- as much as everyone had their theories about this reveal or that twist, in the end the series was about the two of them, and it always had been.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: WillBreathes on March 12, 2014, 03:41:08 PM
Episode 4 tracking shot was one of the best things I have seen in a while.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: PIE-GUY on March 12, 2014, 04:29:35 PM
Episode 4 tracking shot was one of the best things I have seen in a while.

it was epic, for sure. The suspense of the chase through the Carcosa labyrinth was beautifully shot, as well.

also, check this out... http://www.slate.com/blogs/atlas_obscura/2014/03/11/here_s_the_real_location_of_true_detective_s_carcosa.html (http://www.slate.com/blogs/atlas_obscura/2014/03/11/here_s_the_real_location_of_true_detective_s_carcosa.html)
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: emay on April 02, 2014, 08:05:10 PM
i have obtained an hbo go account!!!!
brushed up on some GoT for the premiere sunday.
should I start true detective? or watch some movies.....
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: mehead on April 02, 2014, 08:09:12 PM
i have obtained an hbo go account!!!!
brushed up on some GoT for the premiere sunday.
should I start true detective? or watch some movies.....

Woody and McConny
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: ytowndan on April 02, 2014, 08:10:54 PM
i have obtained an hbo go account!!!!
brushed up on some GoT for the premiere sunday.
should I start true detective? or watch some movies.....

Woody and McConny

Yup.  Start True Detective ASAP!
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: rowjimmy on April 03, 2014, 07:58:48 AM
Wife and I watched all of True Detective in the last two weeks.

Sofa king good.

Woody is great and the McCon is strong in this one.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: VDB on May 30, 2014, 09:25:15 AM
I've started watching Silicon Valley. I'm through three of the episodes so far. Pretty funny. The satire is particularly amusing if you like and pay attention to tech.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: Buffalo Budd on May 30, 2014, 09:29:19 AM
Wife and I watched all of True Detective in the last two weeks.

Sofa king good.

Woody is great and the McCon is strong in this one.

Love this series, can't wait for the followup season.
Hope the next cast is as good as this one was.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: mbw on September 30, 2014, 08:14:35 PM
Anyone else watch The Leftovers?

I just finished the first season, and while I really enjoyed it, I was hoping for more answers by the end.
Anyone know wtf I just watched?
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: mistercharlie on September 30, 2014, 08:17:12 PM
Anyone else watch The Leftovers?

I just finished the first season, and while I really enjoyed it, I was hoping for more answers by the end.
Anyone know wtf I just watched?

We made it through 1 episode and never watched it again.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: barnesy305 on September 30, 2014, 08:26:33 PM
Anyone else watch The Leftovers?

I just finished the first season, and while I really enjoyed it, I was hoping for more answers by the end.
Anyone know wtf I just watched?

I watched the first season as well, I thought it was awesome.  I don't think we will get a whole lot in the way of answers tho, to me it is more about the characters trying to react to how their world is presently.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: mbw on September 30, 2014, 08:36:19 PM
Anyone else watch The Leftovers?

I just finished the first season, and while I really enjoyed it, I was hoping for more answers by the end.
Anyone know wtf I just watched?

I watched the first season as well, I thought it was awesome.  I don't think we will get a whole lot in the way of answers tho, to me it is more about the characters trying to react to how their world is presently.

Its based on a book, and the first season was the book.  Subsequent seasons will be original content.
I really hope it just doesnt go on and on without answers like Lost.

eta:  the main question I want answered is did Garvey bang his daughters little jailbait friend and will we get to see it, perhaps in flashback.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: barnesy305 on September 30, 2014, 09:17:24 PM
Anyone else watch The Leftovers?

I just finished the first season, and while I really enjoyed it, I was hoping for more answers by the end.
Anyone know wtf I just watched?

I watched the first season as well, I thought it was awesome.  I don't think we will get a whole lot in the way of answers tho, to me it is more about the characters trying to react to how their world is presently.

Its based on a book, and the first season was the book.  Subsequent seasons will be original content.
I really hope it just doesnt go on and on without answers like Lost.

eta:  the main question I want answered is did Garvey bang his daughters little jailbait friend and will we get to see it, perhaps in flashback.

I kept predicting each week that we would see him taking to his daughter's friend, so we are on the same page with that one. I haven't read the book, but does it end like the season did? I did think that the whole Holy Wayne subplot wasn't explored very well which made me indifferent when he bought the farm. I hate loose ends as well, but I just don't think that they will ever explain the actual disappearance.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: rowjimmy on September 30, 2014, 11:24:53 PM
Anyone else watch The Leftovers?

I just finished the first season, and while I really enjoyed it, I was hoping for more answers by the end.
Anyone know wtf I just watched?

I watched the first season as well, I thought it was awesome.  I don't think we will get a whole lot in the way of answers tho, to me it is more about the characters trying to react to how their world is presently.

Its based on a book, and the first season was the book.  Subsequent seasons will be original content.
I really hope it just doesnt go on and on without answers like Lost.

eta:  the main question I want answered is did Garvey bang his daughters little jailbait friend and will we get to see it, perhaps in flashback.

I kept predicting each week that we would see him taking to his daughter's friend, so we are on the same page with that one. I haven't read the book, but does it end like the season did? I did think that the whole Holy Wayne subplot wasn't explored very well which made me indifferent when he bought the farm. I hate loose ends as well, but I just don't think that they will ever explain the actual disappearance.

Weird show. We dug it.

Totally think he banged the friend but doesn't remember.
My wife disagrees.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: mbw on September 30, 2014, 11:47:16 PM
Anyone else watch The Leftovers?

I just finished the first season, and while I really enjoyed it, I was hoping for more answers by the end.
Anyone know wtf I just watched?

I watched the first season as well, I thought it was awesome.  I don't think we will get a whole lot in the way of answers tho, to me it is more about the characters trying to react to how their world is presently.

Its based on a book, and the first season was the book.  Subsequent seasons will be original content.
I really hope it just doesnt go on and on without answers like Lost.

eta:  the main question I want answered is did Garvey bang his daughters little jailbait friend and will we get to see it, perhaps in flashback.

I kept predicting each week that we would see him taking to his daughter's friend, so we are on the same page with that one. I haven't read the book, but does it end like the season did? I did think that the whole Holy Wayne subplot wasn't explored very well which made me indifferent when he bought the farm. I hate loose ends as well, but I just don't think that they will ever explain the actual disappearance.

Weird show. We dug it.

Totally think he banged the friend but doesn't remember.

ah, this makes sense.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: WillBreathes on October 05, 2014, 03:09:33 PM
Loved The Leftovers.

The flashback episode was perfectly placed in the season.  Great characters all around.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: mbw on March 01, 2015, 04:05:05 PM
Does everyone watch Vice, hopefully?

The season opener on cancer treatment is a must watch.
Essentially the are using smallpox, hiv and other diseases to fight cancer cells.  They are curing completely hopless cases of lukemia and other cancers.  Cancer could soon be eradicated.

http://killingcancer.vice.com/
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: mehead on March 01, 2015, 05:36:20 PM
Does everyone watch Vice, hopefully?

The season opener on cancer treatment is a must watch.
Essentially the are using smallpox, hiv and other diseases to fight cancer cells.  They are curing completely hopless cases of lukemia and other cancers.  Cancer could soon be eradicated.

http://killingcancer.vice.com/

Watched that yesterday. Great stuff. Surprised advances like this aren't publicized more.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: mbw on March 01, 2015, 05:43:31 PM
Does everyone watch Vice, hopefully?

The season opener on cancer treatment is a must watch.
Essentially the are using smallpox, hiv and other diseases to fight cancer cells.  They are curing completely hopless cases of lukemia and other cancers.  Cancer could soon be eradicated.

http://killingcancer.vice.com/

Watched that yesterday. Great stuff. Surprised advances like this aren't publicized more.

And 100% funded.  But i guess we need that money for scary brown people in masks on the other side of the world.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: anthrax on April 12, 2015, 04:16:49 PM
got hbo go and the chromecast all set up for the new season of game of thrones.  i've never used hbo go before.  will the new GoT episode be available tonight or is there a lag time before it appears on hbo go?
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Post by: mbw on April 12, 2015, 04:51:45 PM
got hbo go and the chromecast all set up for the new season of game of thrones.  i've never used hbo go before.  will the new GoT episode be available tonight or is there a lag time before it appears on hbo go?

It will be live on hbogo as soon as it airs.
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Post by: rowjimmy on April 12, 2015, 06:08:00 PM
got hbo go and the chromecast all set up for the new season of game of thrones.  i've never used hbo go before.  will the new GoT episode be available tonight or is there a lag time before it appears on hbo go?

It will be live on hbogo as soon as it airs.
Hoping HBO Now is the same.
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Post by: anthrax on April 12, 2015, 06:55:10 PM
got hbo go and the chromecast all set up for the new season of game of thrones.  i've never used hbo go before.  will the new GoT episode be available tonight or is there a lag time before it appears on hbo go?

It will be live on hbogo as soon as it airs.
sweet...thank you!!!!!
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Post by: rowjimmy on April 13, 2015, 10:04:50 AM
got hbo go and the chromecast all set up for the new season of game of thrones.  i've never used hbo go before.  will the new GoT episode be available tonight or is there a lag time before it appears on hbo go?

It will be live on hbogo as soon as it airs.
sweet...thank you!!!!!

This proved true of HBONow. It was up at 9eastern.
Psyched.
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Post by: anthrax on April 13, 2015, 07:16:30 PM
got hbo go and the chromecast all set up for the new season of game of thrones.  i've never used hbo go before.  will the new GoT episode be available tonight or is there a lag time before it appears on hbo go?

It will be live on hbogo as soon as it airs.
sweet...thank you!!!!!

This proved true of HBONow. It was up at 9eastern.
Psyched.

hbo go didn't have it up exactly at 9 eastern.  i fiddled around with it for about 10 minutes and it still wasn't up.  so i put in the last episode of season 4 and by the time that was done the new episode was up.  super excited to have pulled that off!  technology is amazing.
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Post by: mbw on April 13, 2015, 07:42:22 PM
got hbo go and the chromecast all set up for the new season of game of thrones.  i've never used hbo go before.  will the new GoT episode be available tonight or is there a lag time before it appears on hbo go?

It will be live on hbogo as soon as it airs.
sweet...thank you!!!!!

This proved true of HBONow. It was up at 9eastern.
Psyched.

hbo go didn't have it up exactly at 9 eastern.  i fiddled around with it for about 10 minutes and it still wasn't up.  so i put in the last episode of season 4 and by the time that was done the new episode was up.  super excited to have pulled that off!  technology is amazing.

yeah, it was about 9:15.  the shows are typically on right at the same time they air, maybe they delayed it due to high demand or something.
either way, chromecast + netflix + the inlaws hbogo login = win.
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Post by: ytowndan on September 11, 2015, 02:31:21 AM
Have any of you guys checked out David Simon's new mini-series, "Show Me a Hero"? 

I highly recommend it. 
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: VDB on October 07, 2015, 12:36:50 PM
Rewatching Deadwood for the benefit of my neighbors, who'd not seen it. Much is made of the dialog in this show, and for good fucking reason.
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Post by: ytowndan on November 03, 2015, 07:13:16 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/04/business/media/jon-stewart-signs-production-deal-with-hbo.html

Stewart will be producing "digital shorts" exclusively for HBO Now and HBO GO.  Sounds pretty cool. 
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 23, 2015, 08:25:41 AM
Anyone watching The Leftovers?
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Post by: GBL on November 23, 2015, 09:42:51 AM
Anyone watching The Leftovers?

Yeah, took me a little while to get into it, but I'm hooked now.  I have not watched the past two weeks yet though.

 :-o
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 23, 2015, 09:52:12 AM
Anyone watching The Leftovers?

Yeah, took me a little while to get into it, but I'm hooked now.  I have not watched the past two weeks yet though.

 :-o

Dude.
Cool, weird season so far... and getting weirder. Let me know when you're caught up.
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Post by: emay on November 23, 2015, 10:23:00 AM
I started watching season 1 over the weekend, interesting series havent gotten that far in it.
Ill prob dive in more when the gf is out of town and have a long weekend.
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Post by: birdman on November 23, 2015, 11:33:49 AM
Love the leftovers. Can't wait to see what direction they take it.
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 23, 2015, 12:00:14 PM
Love the leftovers. Can't wait to see what direction they take it.

Current season is crazy.
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Post by: mehead on November 23, 2015, 01:35:00 PM
Anyone watching The Leftovers?

Have this season currently recording on my dvr - haven't watched a minute but I know I need to get going.
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 23, 2015, 03:03:34 PM
Only 2 episodes left!
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Post by: barnesy305 on November 23, 2015, 03:18:34 PM
Fucking love the leftovers as well. Last nights episode was so good.
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 23, 2015, 04:49:47 PM
Fucking love the leftovers as well. Last nights episode was so good.

Bizarre but good as shit.
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Post by: GBL on November 24, 2015, 10:06:37 PM
Watched the last two weeks episodes earlier tonight, and the episode from just a couple days ago was definitely bizarre..
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Post by: rowjimmy on December 09, 2015, 08:40:18 AM
Great season wrap-up the week.
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Post by: barnesy305 on December 09, 2015, 10:05:29 AM
Too bad we probably won't get a third season because of ratings. That show is so good.
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Post by: rowjimmy on December 09, 2015, 10:47:21 AM
Too bad we probably won't get a third season because of ratings. That show is so good.

Hope you're wrong.
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Post by: barnesy305 on December 09, 2015, 12:37:32 PM
Too bad we probably won't get a third season because of ratings. That show is so good.

Hope you're wrong.

Me too.
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Post by: mehead on December 09, 2015, 12:54:42 PM
I loved the first season.  Have the second season on DVR and haven't watched a second of it. 
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: barnesy305 on December 09, 2015, 06:11:54 PM
I loved the first season.  Have the second season on DVR and haven't watched a second of it.
Anyone watching The Leftovers?

Have this season currently recording on my dvr - haven't watched a minute but I know I need to get going.

I think we got it.
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Post by: mehead on December 09, 2015, 08:59:38 PM
I loved the first season.  Have the second season on DVR and haven't watched a second of it.
Anyone watching The Leftovers?

Have this season currently recording on my dvr - haven't watched a minute but I know I need to get going.

I think we got it.

I'll check back again in a couple of weeks
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: barnesy305 on December 09, 2015, 10:27:34 PM
I loved the first season.  Have the second season on DVR and haven't watched a second of it.
Anyone watching The Leftovers?

Have this season currently recording on my dvr - haven't watched a minute but I know I need to get going.

I think we got it.

I'll check back again in a couple of weeks

 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

Half of me is hoping that you will have a different comment and the other half hopes it will be exactly the same.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: emay on January 05, 2016, 10:32:34 AM
Anyone ever watch The Jinx? finished up that mini series over the holidays. Crazy story.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: mehead on January 05, 2016, 11:33:03 AM
Anyone ever watch The Jinx? finished up that mini series over the holidays. Crazy story.

Crazy indeed.  Dude was kinda out there.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: emay on January 06, 2016, 10:22:55 AM
Anyone ever watch The Jinx? finished up that mini series over the holidays. Crazy story.

Crazy indeed.  Dude was kinda out there.

the amount of times he blinks throughout the series is disturbing.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: emay on July 27, 2016, 09:19:10 PM
Started watching "the night of"

good stuff
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Post by: rowjimmy on July 28, 2016, 11:17:45 AM
Started watching "the night of"

good stuff

I really like it.
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Post by: mehead on July 28, 2016, 11:19:13 AM
Started watching "the night of"

good stuff

I really like it.

Yup. Really good stuff.
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Post by: VDB on July 28, 2016, 12:25:41 PM
Agreed. One episode in at least.
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Post by: emay on July 28, 2016, 01:42:18 PM
I was looking up to see if David Simon had any part in this series since its brimming with themes he writes about on his blog and in the wire. And has a lot of casting from the Wire.
He has not part with it but themes are very prevalent. Almost like Serial as a HBO series. Storyline is good but the jail stuff was getting a little over the top at the end of the last episode.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: rowjimmy on July 28, 2016, 01:46:01 PM
Have you read much about Riker's Island?

Not too far off the mark from what I've read.
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Post by: emay on July 28, 2016, 01:53:27 PM
Have you read much about Riker's Island?

Not too far off the mark from what I've read.


I havent read much about it, but I believe the violence happens and the people that "run" sections of the prison, this prob happens in most prisons around the country, really just burning his bed in the middle of the prison floor that was like damn this kid is hated on the block. Feel bad for him.
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Post by: alcoholandcoffeebeans on July 28, 2016, 03:00:47 PM
Have you read much about Riker's Island?

Not too far off the mark from what I've read.


I havent read much about it, but I believe the violence happens and the people that "run" sections of the prison, this prob happens in most prisons around the country, really just burning his bed in the middle of the prison floor that was like damn this kid is hated on the block. Feel bad for him.

After interning in the coroner's office for over a year, I'm sad to say this shit happens all the time.
"turf" issues and showing dominance are the 2 biggest reasons people puff their chest in prisons and get killed.
same like out in the real world....

excited to watch this show!
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: WhatstheUse? on August 06, 2016, 09:20:17 PM
Watched the first 4 of "The Night Of" this week,

Really loving it, although - nothin has hit the intensity level of the first episode. Thought I was gonna have a serious panic attack! Dude is so f'd!
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: VDB on September 15, 2016, 02:48:20 PM
Just finished The Night Of last night. Tremendously executed and very thought-provoking. It presents, of course, a highly cynical view of the criminal justice system: one marked by a hopeless mix of competing personalities, human indifference and systemic inertia.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: Multibeast12 on September 19, 2016, 08:38:57 AM
Just watched the three seasons of Silicon Valley. That show is brilliant, in its writing of these tech jokes. Mike Judge, to me is like a functional Dan Harmon, where everything he touches just is comedy gold, and the perfect mix of clever deep jokes and a surface level laugh. You can tell the cast has a lot of fun making the show.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: emay on March 28, 2017, 11:20:40 PM
Watched all 5 of big little liars over the weekend. Pretty good show. Excited to see how they tie this together and solve the murder.
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Post by: emay on March 28, 2017, 11:25:26 PM
Just watched the three seasons of Silicon Valley. That show is brilliant, in its writing of these tech jokes. Mike Judge, to me is like a functional Dan Harmon, where everything he touches just is comedy gold, and the perfect mix of clever deep jokes and a surface level laugh. You can tell the cast has a lot of fun making the show.

I love this show too. Next season starts soon I think. The cast/character interactions are gold. I love the (maybe not so) exaggerated Silicon Valley CEO characters too lol.
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Post by: Hicks on March 29, 2017, 01:33:57 AM
Just watched the three seasons of Silicon Valley. That show is brilliant, in its writing of these tech jokes. Mike Judge, to me is like a functional Dan Harmon, where everything he touches just is comedy gold, and the perfect mix of clever deep jokes and a surface level laugh. You can tell the cast has a lot of fun making the show.

I love this show too. Next season starts soon I think. The cast/character interactions are gold. I love the (maybe not so) exaggerated Silicon Valley CEO characters too lol.

One time I sold whatever it is I sell to this guy:

(https://tophackers.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/george-hotz_1295022410.jpg)

There was more haggling/negotiation than usual, including him linking an Indonesian website that was displaying our product at lower prices than ours and was most certainly not legit.   

In any event, sorta felt like I was in an episode of SV for a bit there. 
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Post by: WillBreathes on March 29, 2017, 04:26:27 PM
Crashing with Pete Holmes is pretty great.
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Post by: emay on March 29, 2017, 04:42:46 PM
Crashing with Pete Holmes is pretty great.

I have watched a couple of those as well. Sarah Silverman guest star one is great.
I also liked the TJ Miller episode in Albany with Artie Lange (speaking of silicon valley).

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Post by: WillBreathes on April 07, 2017, 01:52:48 PM
TJ Miller at the yard sale is amazing.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: mbw on May 18, 2017, 11:39:34 AM
(https://ewedit.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/1334060_mkt-pm_mommy-dead-and-dearest_ka_po_v06.jpg?w=683)

Pretty twisted documentary on HBO.  I don't want to give away too much, but it's good.
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Post by: mehead on May 18, 2017, 01:01:40 PM
(https://ewedit.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/1334060_mkt-pm_mommy-dead-and-dearest_ka_po_v06.jpg?w=683)

Pretty twisted documentary on HBO.  I don't want to give away too much, but it's good.

Just looking at that picture makes me feel uncomfortable.
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Post by: rowjimmy on May 18, 2017, 02:13:09 PM
I think I read a long article about that case. Very messed up.
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Post by: emay on May 18, 2017, 04:22:52 PM
damn! my friend no longer has an acct with HBO so my go acct is donzo

can anyone hook me up with a log in 
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Post by: emay on July 20, 2017, 01:56:18 PM
Anyone watch The Defiant Ones?

Heard some great things. Excited to check it out tonight
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Post by: Buffalo Budd on July 20, 2017, 01:57:25 PM
Anyone watch The Defiant Ones?

Heard some great things. Excited to check it out tonight

A chick here at work that I break with raves about it.
If I had HBO, I would probably check it out.  :|
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Post by: PIE-GUY on July 20, 2017, 02:02:50 PM
Anyone watch The Defiant Ones?

Heard some great things. Excited to check it out tonight

watched it - did not disappoint.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: mehead on July 20, 2017, 02:10:41 PM
Anyone watch The Defiant Ones?

Heard some great things. Excited to check it out tonight

All 4 episodes sitting in my dvr queue. Planning on getting to them this weekend.
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Post by: aphineday on July 20, 2017, 06:24:48 PM
Anyone watch The Defiant Ones?

Heard some great things. Excited to check it out tonight

All 4 episodes sitting in my dvr queue. Planning on getting to them this weekend.
Just finished up episode 4.
So well done, I highly recommend.
Jimmy Iovine is a bad mother fucker.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: VA $l!m on August 16, 2017, 02:43:26 AM
ok, not directly a hbo go question, but i thought maybe some1 here could help me:

almost a month ago i go ta hbo subscription through ps vue on my playstation. it works basically the same as hbo now as far as i understand.
i have access to live hbo feeds and on demand.

up to today i was able to search for and play entire series from their catalog. like every episode of every season... i thought.
i watched all of westworld, all of GOT was there, etc.
the last week or so i was binging True blood and was through like season 5 when today i logged in and all of those series are completely unavailable. i mean, i cant seem to find anything accessable that was there before.
i searched for some answers online and apparently they do update some of their services with limited on demand offereings, but im confused now how the service i had worked in the first place... i cant figure out whats up now.

any1 have a clue whats up here?
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Post by: VA $l!m on August 16, 2017, 05:22:36 PM
eh, nvrmnd, appears to have just been a sevice glitch.  :-D
--back to my summer vampire binge  :evil:
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: PIE-GUY on August 16, 2017, 05:54:46 PM
eh, nvrmnd, appears to have just been a sevice glitch.  :-D
--back to my summer vampire binge  :evil:

I was gonna say, try turning off and on again.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: kellerb on August 16, 2017, 06:14:30 PM
eh, nvrmnd, appears to have just been a sevice glitch.  :-D
--back to my summer vampire titty binge  :evil:

FYP
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: VA $l!m on August 25, 2017, 04:03:37 PM
finished  7 seasons of True blood... having binge withdrawl. not sure what to watch next. -- tried 1st episode of LEftovers last night, not sure about it yet-- any1 have an opinion on it?
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Post by: WillBreathes on August 25, 2017, 04:42:06 PM
I liked the first season of Leftovers... I couldn't get past 3 episodes of the second season.  It's weird.  There are a few really fucked up scenes.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: ytowndan on August 25, 2017, 04:46:54 PM
I gave it like 2 episodes and it didn't grab me.  But that was back when it first aired, so maybe I'll give it another shot one day.  I'm overwhelmed with shows now, though, so it'll have to wait until I have more time.  (Having too many quality TV shows is such an awesome "problem.")
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: VDB on August 25, 2017, 04:52:10 PM
After much ball-busting from friends I have finally started The Wire. About midway through season 1 and am enjoying it so far.
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Post by: runawayjimbo on August 25, 2017, 04:59:33 PM
finished  7 seasons of True blood... having binge withdrawl. not sure what to watch next. -- tried 1st episode of LEftovers last night, not sure about it yet-- any1 have an opinion on it?

I dug Crashing with Pete Holmes and Artie Lang. Pretty inside baseball stand-up comedy stuff, mildly dark but with some heart. Not as funny as Vice Principals, but pretty good. Also, I know this is HBO thread, but if you have access to Showtime Dice's show is hilarious.

After much ball-busting from friends I have finally started The Wire. About midway through season 1 and am enjoying it so far.

I just finished rewatching that start to finish. I watched it when it was on way back when, but then fell out of it some time during S2 which gets a little slow. However, it really picks up at the end of that season, S3 builds nicely on it, and S4-5 are just straight up amazing. So stick with it if you find yourself getting bored with it.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: PIE-GUY on August 25, 2017, 05:04:35 PM
After much ball-busting from friends I have finally started The Wire. About midway through season 1 and am enjoying it so far.

I'm almost exactly half-way through the entire series... it's still awesome!
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: ytowndan on August 25, 2017, 05:14:25 PM
Speaking of The Wire, I feel like Treme often gets overlooked.  I don't think I'd have to sell it too hard to this crowd, considering how it's a music lover's show set in post-Katrina NOLA.  It has almost no "plot" to speak of, at least not in a riviting, fast-paced genre kind of way.  It's essentially all character development.  Lots of real life NOLA musician cameos, too (Trombone Shorty and Kermit Ruffins play themselves...also Jon Baptiste and Stanton Moore make occasional appearances).


And speaking of all this David Simon stuff, his new one, called The Deuce, set in 1970s NYC looks promising.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: GBL on August 25, 2017, 05:24:56 PM
(https://ewedit.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/1334060_mkt-pm_mommy-dead-and-dearest_ka_po_v06.jpg?w=683)

Pretty twisted documentary on HBO.  I don't want to give away too much, but it's good.

Munchausen by proxy?
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: khalpin on August 27, 2017, 04:45:06 PM
Speaking of The Wire, I feel like Treme often gets overlooked.  I don't think I'd have to sell it too hard to this crowd, considering how it's a music lover's show set in post-Katrina NOLA.  It has almost no "plot" to speak of, at least not in a riviting, fast-paced genre kind of way.  It's essentially all character development.  Lots of real life NOLA musician cameos, too (Trombone Shorty and Kermit Ruffins play themselves...also Jon Baptiste and Stanton Moore make occasional appearances).

....and a Kim Dickens nude scene
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: aphineday on August 30, 2017, 11:14:50 AM
Finally watching The Wizard Of Lies, the Bernie Madoff story.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: VA $l!m on August 30, 2017, 07:26:53 PM
Speaking of The Wire, I feel like Treme often gets overlooked.  I don't think I'd have to sell it too hard to this crowd, considering how it's a music lover's show set in post-Katrina NOLA.  It has almost no "plot" to speak of, at least not in a riviting, fast-paced genre kind of way.  It's essentially all character development.  Lots of real life NOLA musician cameos, too (Trombone Shorty and Kermit Ruffins play themselves...also Jon Baptiste and Stanton Moore make occasional appearances).


And speaking of all this David Simon stuff, his new one, called The Deuce, set in 1970s NYC looks promising.
i watched the pilot for the deuce. it definitely seemed to have an edge and it was nice to see at least 4 cast members from teh wire again i counted.
-not too sure if i can handle an average of 3+ penis shots an ep tho, lol.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: aphineday on August 30, 2017, 11:46:25 PM
Speaking of The Wire, I feel like Treme often gets overlooked.  I don't think I'd have to sell it too hard to this crowd, considering how it's a music lover's show set in post-Katrina NOLA.  It has almost no "plot" to speak of, at least not in a riviting, fast-paced genre kind of way.  It's essentially all character development.  Lots of real life NOLA musician cameos, too (Trombone Shorty and Kermit Ruffins play themselves...also Jon Baptiste and Stanton Moore make occasional appearances).


And speaking of all this David Simon stuff, his new one, called The Deuce, set in 1970s NYC looks promising.
i watched the pilot for the deuce. it definitely seemed to have an edge and it was nice to see at least 4 cast members from teh wire again i counted.
-not too sure if i can handle an average of 3+ penis shots an ep tho, lol.
Now that school has kicked back up again, I actually have time to sit down and watch a few things, so I also watched this today. I was honestly a little bored through it, but I'm assuming it's going to pick up. Not bad, but not as compelling as I thought the pilot might be. I have super high expectations though, like most of us do.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: WhatstheUse? on February 10, 2018, 11:17:28 PM
Anyone watching High Maintenance?
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: PIE-GUY on February 12, 2018, 01:04:15 PM
Anyone watching High Maintenance?

Yes - love it. Have not seen last night's episode yet, though.

The season opener this year - when she realized they were brothers - oh man!!!
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: ytowndan on April 13, 2018, 04:36:31 PM
I'm a bit late to the party, but I finally got around to watching The Night Of and I thought it was amazing!  Seeing Nas slowly lose his identity (both literally and figuratively) over the course of those 8 episodes was pretty intense.  All while cranking the paranoia up to 11 by giving half-a-dozen characters serious motive for being the killer.  The kinda/sorta open-ended finale kept with that vibe perfectly, leaving us a bit hazy and with the strong feeling that the only thing certain was institutional failure. 

The co-creator and writer, Richard Price -- who was also a staff writer on The Wire -- happens to be one of the best crime fiction novelists around.  So if any of you guys enjoyed The Night Of and are looking for something to read that has a similar tone and feel, I'd recommend any of his novels.  Clockers is an especially good one. 
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: emay on April 13, 2018, 04:48:05 PM
I'm a bit late to the party, but I finally got around to watching The Night Of and I thought it was amazing!  Seeing Nas slowly lose his identity (both literally and figuratively) over the course of those 8 episodes was pretty intense.  All while cranking the paranoia up to 11 by giving half-a-dozen characters serious motive for being the killer.  The kinda/sorta open-ended finale kept with that vibe perfectly, leaving us a bit hazy and with the strong feeling that the only thing certain was institutional failure. 

The co-creator and writer, Richard Price -- who was also a staff writer on The Wire -- happens to be one of the best crime fiction novelists around.  So if any of you guys enjoyed The Night Of and are looking for something to read that has a similar tone and feel, I'd recommend any of his novels.  Clockers is an especially good one.

Hell yeah! I watched this series a year or so ago and forgot the ending haha. I might re-watch this soon.
Loved John Turturro character. And Mike K Williams and actor that plays Bodi in there too makes sense with one of the writers from the Wire.
I haven't read Clockers but have seen the Spike Lee movie, will look into his other books too.
I need to finish homicide by David Simon too.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: ytowndan on April 13, 2018, 10:02:23 PM
I'm a bit late to the party, but I finally got around to watching The Night Of and I thought it was amazing!  Seeing Nas slowly lose his identity (both literally and figuratively) over the course of those 8 episodes was pretty intense.  All while cranking the paranoia up to 11 by giving half-a-dozen characters serious motive for being the killer.  The kinda/sorta open-ended finale kept with that vibe perfectly, leaving us a bit hazy and with the strong feeling that the only thing certain was institutional failure. 

The co-creator and writer, Richard Price -- who was also a staff writer on The Wire -- happens to be one of the best crime fiction novelists around.  So if any of you guys enjoyed The Night Of and are looking for something to read that has a similar tone and feel, I'd recommend any of his novels.  Clockers is an especially good one.

Hell yeah! I watched this series a year or so ago and forgot the ending haha. I might re-watch this soon.
Loved John Turturro character. And Mike K Williams and actor that plays Bodi in there too makes sense with one of the writers from the Wire.
I haven't read Clockers but have seen the Spike Lee movie, will look into his other books too.
I need to finish homicide by David Simon too.

Yeah, they were all fantastic.  MKW tends to steal the show in anything hes in, imo.  Id be curious to see the original pilot episode with James Gandolfini, it would probably feel like a completely different show.  I honestly cant imagine that role for anyone other than John Turturro now, having seen it that way.  But it would still to be cool to see the JG version. 

Ive had Homicide on my shelf for years now.  One of these days I plan on reading it.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: mbw on March 06, 2019, 11:08:00 AM
Anyone see any good documentaries lately?   :?
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: rowjimmy on March 06, 2019, 11:23:22 AM
Kind of don't want to watch.
We all know this stuff, don't we?
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: emay on March 06, 2019, 03:17:29 PM
Kind of don't want to watch.
We all know this stuff, don't we?

Watched them..its pretty much what we already know but in detail....which is something I really didn't need to know.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: VDB on March 06, 2019, 04:54:57 PM
Kind of don't want to watch.
We all know this stuff, don't we?

Even the music they played during the trailers sounded like Serial.
Title: Re: HBO GO
Post by: ytowndan on April 09, 2019, 10:38:33 PM
Can't wait! 

https://youtu.be/tAcftIUE6MQ