Tag Archives: HBO

TV Reviews: The Leftovers, The Son, American Gods

Three novels adapted into TV series, and even though “The Circle” demonstrated the downsides of movie adaptations that diverge too far from their source material, these shows may demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses of source-novel devotion for TV. The Leftovers…Longtime readers know that I hated the first season of HBO’s adaptation of the Tom Perrotta… Read More »

What Are the Most Fitting TV Shows to Watch On 4th of July?

These are not necessarily the most patriotic shows or even the most American ones, but the shows I like to think that represent a certain American-feeling that is appropriate for the 4th… Silicon Valley…What better than watching a bunch of intrepid explorers try—and sometimes fail—to create something great out of nothing? The spirit of innovation… Read More »

TV Reviews: Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, and Veep

Game of Thrones…No sooner did I write an article saying “GoT” might save this lackluster TV year than they came back with a very weak season premiere. “Never fear” some might say “they always start slow and get really good by mid-season” but previous seasons have had the books as a blueprint. Who knows if… Read More »

Can “Game of Thrones” Save This Lackluster TV Year?

First off, let me say that I’m not in general one of those people that says “There’s nothing good on TV.” I find those people to be incredibly boring and really spoiled. There are now more than 100 basic cable channels each with their own handful of original series; plus great premium networks like HBO, Starz, Cinemax,… Read More »