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Title: HBO shows new and old
Post by: Zearth on June 02, 2010, 04:16:22 pm
anyone out there watch HBO? shows such as trublood, 6 feet under, and (eventhough its not HB), it should be) dexter?

i love all 3 and would love any other ideas for some shows to get in on that are the similar dark and sometimes hilarious type

also, discuss HBO shows here if you feel so entitled :P
Title: Re: HBO shows new and old
Post by: Oddball on June 02, 2010, 04:20:23 pm
Got the DVD boxed set of Band Of Brothers  8)
Title: Re: HBO shows new and old
Post by: akashayi on June 02, 2010, 04:25:29 pm
Got the DVD boxed set of Band Of Brothers  8)

ditto that, seen it through countless times.

Excellent stuff.
Title: Re: HBO shows new and old
Post by: Zearth on June 02, 2010, 04:26:21 pm
saw the commercials for it, im assuming its good (and my friend has the box set of the above three that ive seen multiple times)
Title: Re: HBO shows new and old
Post by: Oddball on June 02, 2010, 04:35:45 pm
Also have the VHS boxed set and the book, along with a few other steohen Ambrose books.
Title: Re: HBO shows new and old
Post by: Eonknight on June 10, 2010, 07:26:04 am
Zearth, you'd probably like "Dead like me" (don't know if it's HBO, though).
Title: Re: HBO shows new and old
Post by: Zearth on June 10, 2010, 09:09:07 am
Zearth, you'd probably like "Dead like me" (don't know if it's HBO, though).
i think i saw commercials for it. whats it about?
Title: Re: HBO shows new and old
Post by: Eonknight on June 10, 2010, 10:42:03 am
Zearth, you'd probably like "Dead like me" (don't know if it's HBO, though).
i think i saw commercials for it. whats it about?
A young woman dies a very, very weird death and is recruited in the "Reaper corps". Can't tell you much more without selling punches. But if you like Dexter and Six feet under, I'm sure you'll like it. A little dark and quite humorous.
Title: Re: HBO shows new and old
Post by: Zearth on June 10, 2010, 03:35:55 pm
Zearth, you'd probably like "Dead like me" (don't know if it's HBO, though).
i think i saw commercials for it. whats it about?
A young woman dies a very, very weird death and is recruited in the "Reaper corps". Can't tell you much more without selling punches. But if you like Dexter and Six feet under, I'm sure you'll like it. A little dark and quite humorous.
i love dark humor, ill look into this to be sure. thanks! :D
Title: Re: HBO shows new and old
Post by: Kanazaka on June 12, 2010, 08:14:23 pm
Well, Tales from the Crypt is an oldie but goodie  ;D.  And most of Dream On (also an oldie) was pretty good.  I haven't seen any of the HBO shows from the past decade, but I might check out Band of Brothers one of these days.

Also, Dead Like Me is a Showtime series.
Title: Re: HBO shows new and old
Post by: Zearth on June 12, 2010, 10:33:44 pm
well as i pointed out with dexter, its kind of one of those showtime but wants to be HBO shows
Title: Re: HBO shows new and old
Post by: Emp_Dragon on May 03, 2012, 07:20:20 am
Anyone else enjoyed Game of Thrones?
Title: Re: HBO shows new and old
Post by: Brekkjern on May 03, 2012, 01:23:02 pm
I haven't seen anything of season 2 yet, but season 1 was great!
Title: Re: HBO shows new and old
Post by: akashayi on May 03, 2012, 04:00:22 pm
Anyone else enjoyed Game of Thrones?

Currently enjoying it :) and not just because it's essentially hardcore porn
Title: Re: HBO shows new and old
Post by: Emp_Dragon on May 03, 2012, 11:48:12 pm
I liked it so much I've munched my way through the books, I'm currntly on the fourth after two weeks of reading.
Title: Re: HBO shows new and old
Post by: akashayi on May 06, 2012, 07:59:42 pm
How accurate is the show compared to the books?
Title: Re: HBO shows new and old
Post by: Emp_Dragon on May 06, 2012, 11:20:13 pm
For the first season I'd say about 80-85% accurate. Most remarkable differences are that the show makes the women more submissive, insecure and 'unwilling'. The second is that the ages have been increased with 2-6 years on all the stark children as well as Tyrion and Daenarys. Drogo is also sterner and more 'barbarian' in the show than in the book.

Haven't seen any of the second season.
Title: Re: HBO shows new and old
Post by: akashayi on May 09, 2012, 12:43:06 am
Really? So the women are much stronger in the books?

You might have just convinced me to read them
Title: Re: HBO shows new and old
Post by: Emp_Dragon on May 09, 2012, 11:59:07 am
For one thing, Dany isn't raped on her wedding night.
Title: Re: HBO shows new and old
Post by: Kanazaka on October 08, 2012, 01:55:55 pm
I know, dead thread, but I wanted to say that I recently got around to watching the first seasons of True Blood and Entourage, and I enjoyed them both.
Title: Re: HBO shows new and old
Post by: Emp_Dragon on October 11, 2012, 07:59:33 am
A case of forgivable necromancy ;)