Last weekend, I went to the Flight Of The Conchords premiere show hosted at the Doo Gallery by Kissatlanta and watched the first episode of their new show on HBO. It was really good and the showing was a whole bunch of fun. Free booze, free food, free t-shirts. If you haven’t seen it already, you can watch the first episode here or as it airs on HBO next weekend. Here’s a video clip from it:
In addition to being obsessed with music, I also have some spare time for some other obsessions and HBO original TV shows are one of them. Sunday nights at my house we turn down all the lights, turn up the volume, and beat anyone down who talks while we watch some of the greatest TV ever made. Sure, HBO does occasionally put out some garbage (ie The Comeback), but when it gets things right, nothing can touch it.
Arguably HBO’s most successful TV show, The Sopranos, comes to an end tomorrow night. Despite many complaints of this two-part 6th season being “too slow”(although i would argue that The Sopranos was always slow to build up action; It’s been a dialogue driven show from the beginning), These last few weeks have been some of their best. I’m interested to see how things will end, will Tony die, go to jail, or wake up and realize he really is Kevin Finnerty?
With this show ending, though, HBO has some new stuff coming ,like the Flight Of The Conchords show and a new season of Big Love, and I’m hoping that they lives up to the Home Box Office legacy. The show I’m most excited about airs right after The Sopranos finale, John From Cincinnati. Deadwood is probably my second favourite TV show of all time despite the fact i normally hate westerns, so having its creator, David Milch, leave the show without finishing it because he was so excited to do this show, based on surfing and aliens (things i can really relate to), has got my expectations pretty high.
The moral of the story is be watching tomorrow night and if you’re on the fence about getting HBO, my suggestion is you do it, it’s well worth the extra change. Here’s some HBO related vids:
Making of John From Cincinatti:
Flight Of The Conchords doing “Hiphopopotamus vs Rhymenoceros”:
- Posted by Davy Minor on June 9, 2007 at 4:40 pm