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HBO television: the best on TV.

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by souL, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. souL

    souL I.bulldoze

    I can't get enough of what HBO has. Maybe it's because they have little to no language restrictions, but that's not exactly what does it for me, I guess. It's not the recycled BS of FOUR different CSI shows, NYPD Blue, The Shield, et. al.

    The Sopranos is probably my most favorite TV show of all time. The depth of character in Tony Soprano is amazing... it's almost perfect in every way, and James Gandolifini is awesome. He's a real cold hearted evil tyrant, but I can't help but pull for him.

    Deadwood is my favorite new show HBO has. It's really catching on quickly, too. Al Swarengen is such an entertaining guy, and if you like bastards and killin', this show is for you. I don't think a show goes by in Deadwood where someone isn't dead.

    Oz is the best show HBO doesn't show anymore. It was a personal favorite, and quite cool. I coulda done without all that man-penis, but oh well.

    Shows like Carnivale, Six Feet Under, Sex and the City (huge with the women), and more. Their sports shows are pretty good, too. Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel is good. Bob Costas is the man. Bill Maher is a very entertaining man, regardless of if you like him or not.

    I don't think HBO is underrated at all (look at al the emmys they win), but it's really the only TV I watch, outside of sports, of course.

    I was reminded of this watching Deadwood and thinking "man, no one could ever come up with this stuff for network TV." Then again, I think they say 'cocksucker' like 55 times an episode.
     
  2. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    I miss HBO... haven't had it since last August. Deadwood is my second favorite (The Sopranos is #1 of course)... my parents taped the first episode on Sunday but I haven't seen them to get the tape yet... I'm dying to see it.

    I had the opportunity to meet Michael Imperioli, Dominic Chianese and Tony Sirico one time when they were doing some press for the show. I had a 10 minute conversation with Dominic Chianese about his singing and some short films he has done... one of the nicest people you could ever meet.
     
  3. BIATCHabutuka

    BIATCHabutuka out of chaos comes playoffs

    don't forget curb your enthusiasm.

    when does that comeback. it ended last december (03) or so wasn't it.
     
  4. souL

    souL I.bulldoze

    Wow, how could I forget Larry David?
    "Our Lord and Savior isn't a ghram cracker, Larry!"
    "This chronic is the shiznic. Sounds like Yittish to me!"


    Loky--I loved the first ep. of this season's Deadwood. It was the first part of a two-parter.
     
  5. stxbuck

    stxbuck Woody wore Sambas

    I love The Sopranos, The Wire, and REAL Sports, but those shows and boxing are all I watch besides movies. IMO, The Shield is better than any HBO show except The Sopranos.
     
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  6. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Stable Genius

    The Sopranos >
    I'm not a fan of Deadwood. The Wire is alright.
     
  7. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    I watch Carnivale, but I couldn't get into Deadwood. I've only had HBO for a couple years so I never got into any of the other shows.

    Lost, Alias, and Nip/Tuck are also worth watching.
     
  8. FKAGobucks877

    FKAGobucks877 The Most Power-Drunk

    Huge fan of both the Soprano's and Deadwood. Also, before Deadwood on Sunday, they showed previews for a new series starting in the fall...I think the name was "Rome". It looked really sweet as well. I've never gotten into Carnivale or Curb your Enthusiasm.
     
  9. kinch

    kinch Wash me Staff Member

    I love Carnivale and watch Deadwood too. Carnivale is hard to watch unless you have been watching from the very beginning. . .

    My only network show is Lost.

    And of course the huge nerd in me watches the Stargate series on scifi. . .
     
  10. Bucktastic

    Bucktastic Troy Smith for HEISMAN

    HBO by far has the best shows out there. They just keep churning out great show after great show. Plus, love the boxing coverage.
     
  11. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Oz really is a great show...I have the first three seasons on DVD. It's funny how almost every actor ever to appear on Oz has also appeared on one form or another of Law & Order. I know a couple of the Oz writers were also writers for shows like Law & Order, CSI: Miami, Nip/Tuck and The Jury.

    I also really enjoy The Sopranos, Carnivale, Def Poetry Jam, Da Ali G Show and Inside the NFL. The America Undercover shows are a little dark, but usually pretty entertaining and informative as well.
     
  12. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    I'm actually kind of burnt out on Sopranos. Maybe if Paulie Walnuts got more airtime.
     
  13. BuckStocksHere

    BuckStocksHere Semper Fi!

    How can you get burnt out on a show that only airs 3 episodes every 18 years?!?!

    That's pissing me off....
     
  14. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    I thought the first couple of seasons (7 episodes total, :biggrin: ) were better than the last couple.
     
  15. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Stable Genius

    I also thought Entourage was ok. They need to hurry up with the 2nd season.
     

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