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Articles tagged with 'hbo'


The shows I watch and why

Published May 8, 2015

For me, watching "TV" is a matter of time management. I find time for things that provide value and create entertainment value in my life. I think you should too. So, here's a list of what I watch and why.


Black, white, baseball and Chris Rock

Published April 25, 2015

Chris Rock may not be a baseball expert, but he's a fan and his thoughts on the game are entertaining and fairly spot on. He shared them recently on one of my favorite shows, HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel."


TV Tidbits: Cable cutters, HBO Now is available for your entertainment

Published April 8, 2015

Cable-cutters rejoice! HBO Now is available starting this month for free! If that doesn't make you squeal with joy, then sour your mood even more so with the news that David Lynch isn't coming back for "Twin Peaks" because of money. But, look on the bright side, there might be new episodes of "Arrested Development" coming up, and "Game of Thrones," "Veep" and "Silicon Valley" are all coming back this Sunday.


TV Tidbits: "The Office" turns 10 and it reminds me how much I miss it

Published March 25, 2015

Why, oh why did "The Office" have to end? The series celebrated it's 10th anniversary and as I saw former cast members tweet about it, it reminded me just how much fun I had watching the series on a weekly basis for nine seasons. Before I start binging, however, there's plenty of news to share.


TV Tidbits: "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" is worth binging

Published March 11, 2015

After you finish noshing through "House of Cards," you should just start the first season of the new Netflix original comedy "Unbreakable Kimmy Schdmit." Why? Because it's hilarious, and it stars the delightful Ellie Kemper ("The Office," "Bridesmaids"). Read on for more.


TV midseason: 10 new series to watch

Published Jan. 13, 2015

Whether you like family drama, married couples, cop shows, a loner, a dubious lawyer, or superheroes, there's bound to be a series premiering soon that'll capture your attention. Here are ten shows to keep an eye on over the next three months.


Social Circle: What have you "binge watched" lately?

Published Jan. 4, 2015

Winter brings out the couch potato in most of us, making it the ideal time to watch TV series after TV series. With that in mind, asked the Social Circle for its recent favorite shows to devour and feel free to confess your guilty pleasure via the Talkback feature.


Lena Dunham is not that kind of girl

Published Nov. 6, 2014

I've accepted the fact that people love to hate Lena Dunham. Now, to add to this ever-so-growing list of relentlessness, you might've read this online in the past couple of days: Dunham is a sex offender. Yes, rub those eyes and read again. But, come on, is she really? Nope.


66th Primetime Emmy Awards: the winners, losers and lack of surprises

Published Aug. 26, 2014

The running theme of last night's Primetime Emmys seemed to be: Hey, if you have already won an Emmy, we'll be giving you another one tonight. We promise. The lack of real surprises this year in the categories had me thinking: Who should've won instead? Who should've even been nominated? Well, for your entertainment and my own amusement, here are my picks.


Milwaukee one of five cities to premiere HBO's "The Normal Heart"

Published May 7, 2014

Two years ago, Milwaukee Film and HBO teamed up to bring the North American premiere of the Alex Gibney church sex scandal documentary "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God" to the Milwaukee Film Festival. The film was terrific, but perhaps best of all, the 2012 collaboration seems to spawned an equally terrific relationship between the two organizations, one that's bringing yet another premiere to town.


Looking back on a year of television addiction

Published Jan. 2, 2014

I undoubtedly spend more time watching TV than any other activity in my life. So as the calendar changes to another year, I found myself reflecting on the past year of my TV viewing.