Tagged: HBO

Ballers

KTB TV: CultureBroker – Ballers Review

It’s a legacy at this point. HBO produces some of the strongest, densest, and most thought provoking programming in the history of television. HBO has also created some of the silliest, indulgent, and flat out ridiculous programming as well. This contrast is the secret of their success. If HBO was...

PPV price

PPV Price To Be Will Blow Your Mind

  With both Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao expected to split a purse of a projected $300 million, shattering the winnings record, there is virtually no loser at all. This could not be possible without the price tag on the pay-per-view (PPV) also shattering records.   PPV Price Just as...

going clear

It’s The Truth About Scientology: Going Clear Is Crystal

  HBO’s documentary Going Clear, which refers to reaching the highest level of Scientology where a person has overcome the reactive mind and is in complete control of their analytical mind, was absolutely amazing. I took a class in college the summer of my junior year, aptly entitled Understanding The...

Looking

Was Looking Ahead of Its Time?

  More than ever, it’s difficult to determine what’s going to stick and resonate with television viewers. Will a new series on Netflix be the next big thing? What did Empire do different from other network television series to breakout? There isn’t a formula for success with any type of...

Girls

HBO’s Girls to Premiere Jan. 11

  HBO’s lauded comedy Girls is slated to premiere Sunday, January 11th, hopefully picking up where Lena Dunham’s brilliant hilarity left off in season 3. Critics argue that the show’s characters have undergone obscure changes, becoming unrecognizable from prior seasons, but Dunham’s succès d’estime is intrinsic to this very notion.   The cast of Girls...

True Detective

True Detective: Tune In To Sensational Please

People, including my friends, are skeptical when it comes to introduction of new books, movies, television etc. While I don’t know much about scripted television, I do watch a lot of it. Airing Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO, True Detective is a slow cooker. That’s probably not the most...

True Detective: My Obsession With This Season

At first glance, HBO’s new hour-long crime drama shows promise primarily for the unlikely pairing of Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as two antithetical Louisiana detectives.  What emerges is a densely layered and intriguing drama surrounding the investigation of a possible serial murderer and its effect on the investigators lives...