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A double dose of episodes from me this week with our favorite acting killer! Last week in “Chapter Four: Commit…to You,” Barry deals with Sally blowing him off, questions his needs and if he’ll ask for them, and makes a new “friend.” This week in “Chapter Five: Do Your Job,” Barry and his new friend […]
It’s almost as if it was deliberately planned for this episode to follow the season premiere of Westworld. At least, that’s how it unfolded in my part of the world. While Silicon Valley is typically a show that revolves around technology, a majority of this episode revolves around an AI that has a face and […]
As Westworld Season 2 opened with an attempt to pick up the dozens of story threads that it had woven in Season 1, it felt like people were being paired into couples as a way to consolidate narrative arcs and prepare for Season 2 – Teddy and Dolores, Bernard and Charlotte, Maeve and Hector, and […]
And so it begins. Sunday, April 22 at 9:00pm ET is the debut of WESTWORLD Season Two and we are warned that chaos is in control. Making all this unfold over ten episodes are: Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores), Thandie Newton (Maeve), Ed Harris (Man in Black), Jeffrey Wright (Bernard), James Marsden (Teddy), Tessa Thompson (Charlotte), […]
HBOWatch is testing out a new writer and this is his second test post. So give due attention to the words of Travlis Eric Hallingquest. On April 21st HBO airs a superb movie that completed a trifecta of a marvelous story arc.  War for the Planet of the Apes is director Matt Reeves’ swan song to […]
Last week, admittedly, I really started to question Richard as a leader. As previously brought up, I am feeling the whole idea that once you get money in Silicon Valley, you kind of become a dick. Richard seemed to redeem himself a bit, but I’m wondering how long his decent nature will hold out. Jared […]
This past Friday, the 13th, may have been unlucky for some, but not for Wyatt Cenac because his HBO late night series debuted that night. The show is called WYATT CENAC’S PROBLEM AREAS. It debuted at 11:30pm and will reside there for a ten-episode run. HBO stated that Cenac examines a wide range of social […]
The stars & planets have really got to align in order for David Milch’s DEADWOOD to get back in front of an appreciative audience. The assemblage of the series cast, or most of it, alone is a daunting task. Not too long ago Timothy Olyphant, DEADWOOD’s Sheriff Seth Bullock, didn’t seem to think it likely […]
The date we are given is SATURDAY, MAY 26 at 10:00pm. (ET/PT). On that night we will get to see another HBO Films presentation. We reported back in February that HBO had obtained the rights to air the independent film that was a hit at the latest Sundance Festival. It is THE TALE starring Laura […]
The concept of the maze in the first season of Westworld is a story that is used to explain how we find our way to self-awareness. In humans this is a higher level of thinking and consciousness. For the Hosts, this is the standard that demonstrates that they have reached a level of humanity and […]
Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming has dropped some news to make Hader & Hooli fans happy because she tells us that both half-hour shows BARRY and SILICON VALLEY will return in 2019. I guess that means the debut of the Bill Hader/Henry Winkler/Stephen Root led BARRY went well since it gets a Season […]
Barry seems to be settling into his new life in sunny California, though the darkness around his previous life seems to keep creeping back in particularly when the police have come calling.  How long will Barry be able to avoid detection?  How long can he balance the two worlds?  Will he choose one? Since Barry […]
Pied Piper has united as a company again. What could possibly go wrong? Well, Richard, Gilfoyle, and Dinesh have no place to live since Jian Yang officially kicked them out. Pied Piper’s lawyer explains there’s nothing they can do about it. The only person that can do anything about it, according to him, is Erlich […]
This HBO Films presentation hits close to home for this writer. Penn State is the University of pride in my neck of the woods and Joe Paterno was a legend indeed. We lived the whole scandal nightly on the local news and protests and discussions were commonplace. He is affectionately called JoePa around here still. […]
There’s a lot going on in the world of “Westworld,” right now. HBO has all sorts of things planned for the upcoming April 22nd premiere of their newest, sci-fi hit series– it’s hosting several advanced screenings across the United States in the next few days, where attendees can see the first episode before the rest […]
A press release gives us the details of the season premiere of VICE that kicked off on Friday, April 06. EMMY-NOMINATED ACTOR MICHAEL KENNETH WILLIAMS INVESTIGATES AMERICA’S JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN SPECIAL SEASON PREMIERE OF VICE, APRIL 06 ON HBO From Brooklyn and Toledo to Richmond and Baltimore, Williams Explores The Country’s Mass Incarceration Crisis […]
It’s April, the traditionally favored month for Game of Thrones season premieres (in fact it’s only nine days until the anniversary of the show’s very first season premiere back in 2011), and with no final season in sight, it’s easy to start getting antsy. The good news is that it looks like all of our patience is going […]
Straight from a press release comes the facts about Cinemax’s next series – RELLIK What are the experiences that forge the people we become? RELLIK, a six-part limited series told in reverse, debuts FRIDAY, APRIL 13 (10:00- 11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on CINEMAX. Richard Dormer (HBO’s GAME OF THRONES) stars as Gabriel Markham, a relentless […]
It’s that old acting canard: What does your character want? Barry Block (nee Berman) just wants to get the hell out of the business of killing people. But in any dramatic story, the character’s objective is meaningless without obstacles. So, in our aspiring thespian’s case, enter the double-crossing Chechen gangsters and borderline panic attacks. It’s fallout […]
The second episode of the season gives us a panicked Richard, the usual Guilfoyle and Dinesh bickering, and Jian-Yang going for gold as he works to persuade the courts that Erlich is dead. Richard, in a surprising dick move, acquires the staff behind two start-ups. Having to now be somewhat of a morale booster, something […]