Tuesday, June 15, 2010

HBO - coming back?

Sure, True Blood is back, but that feels like any late 90s Skinemax flick doesn't it? Not necessarily the quality that used to come out of HBO's original series division. But two new series look like they might have a chance to get HBO back on the top of the original programming mountain.

First, Boardwalk Empire...

Martin Scorsese and Steve Buschemi and a period piece about the corruption of Atlantic City - Vegas' dirty, slower cousin his family keeps in a closet? I'm up for that.

Next, Game of Thrones...

I've read the book, and it's pretty much a grown up version of Lord of the Rings and British politics. And I mean that in the best way possible. Plenty of death and violence, and a hint of magic and fantasy.

So what do you think - will these 2 series put HBO back on the map?

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