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    What's good on HBO?

    Oh my god. After Westworld season 2 disappointed me a bit, and with GOT ending, I figured I could finally let my HBO Now subscription lapse. Seems they've anticipated this response, and have readied a salvo of new content, including two series based on Watchmen and His Dark Materials. Both of these have been movies in the past, but neither movie did the source material justice. An HBO series could certainly be what the doctor ordered.

    So, guess I'll stick around. Need to watch Sopranos and The Wire anyway. What else?

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    Veep is pretty amazing if you haven't seen it.

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    Deadwood. They're finally making the movie they said they would 15 years ago, but the show itself is amazing.

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    Yup, I've seen Deadwood, I loved it. Also Rome. And Carnivale, which I don't really remember.

    Veep is definitely going on the list.

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    Band of Brothers has always been one of my favorite things from HBO. It's only a 10 part series, but it's really good.

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    And I have somehow never seen it. So here's my current list:

    • Sopranos
    • Veep
    • Band of Brothers
    • The Wire
    • True Detective (seasons 2+)
    • The Leftovers

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    I tried to get into Veep. I watched most of the first season and kind of just gave up.

    Band of Brothers completely lives up to the hype.

    If you've never seen "From the Earth To the Moon" it's a must-see too.
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    Watching Veep. Enjoying it a lot. And it goes quickly, short episodes and short seasons. I just got a belly laugh from Mike's master cleanse diet:

    MIKE: I don't need food anymore; just water, maple syrup, lemon juice and cayenne pepper.
    BEN: Do you still take shits?
    MIKE: [pause] Not exactly take.

    EDIT: Also, they brought in Clea DuVall to play the head of the security detail, and this known actress pretty much just silently stands in the background of every scene she's in, which... is hilarious.

    EDIT: ohhhhh
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    I love it when comedians get a chance to show dramatic chops. It's always surprising. But comedians are the best actors, man.

    I still have no idea what happened on Labor Day


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    Just finished Veep. Dat ending.

    Selina torches everyone to the ground to finally become President, then 24 years later Gary/Buster shows up at her funeral anyway. Ouch.

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