With HBO Now on the horizon, HBO wants viewers to put their money where their virtual mouths are.
Several years ago, there was a Twitter campaign (“#takemymoneyHBO”) in which viewers pledged that they would pay HBO for a standalone HBO Go service, one that didn’t require a cable subscription. HBO Now, the recently announced offering fro mthe premium cable network, is effectively that service.
Casting announcements for Marvel’s first foray into Netflix, next year’s Daredevil, continue to roll out one by one. While many of the major players in Hell’s Kitchen have been cast, Marvel today announced who will play an piece of Matt Murdock’s story: his mentor.
“But He stands alone, and who can oppose Him? He does whatever He pleases. He carries out His decree against me, and many such plans He still has in store. That is why I am terrified before Him; when I think of all this, I fear Him. God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me. Yet I am not silenced by the darkness, by the thick darkness that covers my face.” —Job 23, as read by Kevin Garvey Jr.
The corrupt cop. The principled drug pusher. The avenging serial killer. The vengeful peacekeeper. The romantic vampire. The heartless doctor. Television has been rotten with ironic or immoral protagonists for most of the new century, though the drama they’ve produced has often been golden.
“Man said to the universe: ‘Sir, I exist.’ ‘However,’ the universe replied, ‘the fact does not create in me a sense of obligation.’” —”A Man Said to the Universe” by Stephen Crane, as read by Kevin Garvey Jr.
With only two episodes remaining in its first season, The Leftovers decides to keep viewers hanging after last week’s cliffhanger of sorts found Jill showing up at the GR house to see (stay with?) her mother. No, this week we get a flashback to the time immediately before everyone disappeared—and some explanations.
“You’re just going to have to batten down the hatches and finish what you started here, my friend.” —Patti, to Kevin
They’re still here. And they will be for another season.
HBO announced today that it has picked up a second season of The Leftovers. Created by Lost boss Damon Lindelof and author Tom Perrotta, the dark drama starring Justin Theroux is based on Perrotta’s best-seller about the citizens of New York town who are left behind after millions of people around the world suddenly and mysteriously vanish.
“You should know, though… I’m a f—in’ mess.” —Kevin
“In your opinion, do you believe the Departed is in a better place?” —Nora
“They weren’t going to leave us alone, right? It was only a matter of time.” —Meg
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