Saturday, April 12, 2008

But We're Not The Same

I have seen four different HBO series in complete or partial episodes so far on Netflix: Deadwood, Big Love, The Sopranos, and Rome, and each seems to be a complete entity all in itself, until you see a whole cluster of them at once.

Then all of the credits start to look alike, the careful placement of music starts to look alike, and, it looks like a formula has been found for HBO dramas. Mind you, the dramas work—I’m hooked—but it’s like figuring out how the rabbit gets in the hat. I’ve figured out HBO. I guess in a college class that means that I would then have the tools to write for them, but I don’t have time to write much of anything these days.

Not going to stop watching HBO, though, via Netflix.


dkearns72 said...

i loved "six feet under" and recommend it. in particular, the basic thesis in it about authenticity and art as saving grace seems right up ur alley.

Jo Jardin said...

Odd, but a former high school classmate told me the same thing just shortly after my mother's death in 2002.

It's destined, then. :)

Evil, evil man for tempting me into yet another HBO