Browsing All posts tagged under »HBO«

My mom on Girls

January 26, 2013


My mom is currently watching the first season of HBO’s “Girls.” Our brief exchange about it, over the phone, was kind of funny. The chat is below. Dan: And do you like it? Mom: No. D: But why are you watching it? M: Well it’s been so well-received, I wanted to see what the fuss […]

The visual mistake in Too Big to Fail

June 15, 2011


I finally got around to watching Too Big to Fail last weekend, and I really enjoyed it. Maybe a bit overblown and hyper-stylized but great acting, swift pace, bla bla bla. I’m not going to bother reviewing the film, because it’s been done enough and it’s easy enough (interesting, too) to find both ravingly positive […]

My favorite books and movies of 2010

January 5, 2011


Every moron with a blog feels the need to do a “best of the year” list, so here’s mine, for what it’s worth. Book: C by Tom McCarthy is absolutely the novel of the year, and I believe the literary world will come to agree in time and give it more credit. I mean, yes, […]

How To Make It In America

February 18, 2010


After seeing ads for How to Make it in America in subway stations all over NYC for the past two months, I was sick of the show before it even began, but then I found out Kid Cudi (real name Scott Mescudi) was in it, and that helped. It also helped that HBO released a […]


November 29, 2008


Like every other American man (an exaggeration, sure, but most of the guys I know), I have loved this show. I was pulled in by the chummy male cameraderie, the hot girls, the zingy one-liners, and of course by Jeremy Piven, who carries the entire program on his back. (Kevin Connolly is fantastic as well, […]