Wendell Pierce in the HBO series Treme created by David Simon

Revisit ‘Treme’ and ‘When the Levees Broke’ to remember Katrina – Amazon Prime and HBO Now

This weekend marked the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of New Orleans, a natural disaster compounded by insufficient defenses and a disastrous response by the government. Looking for a proper way to mark the occasion? Amazon Prime and HBO subscribers have two very good options. Treme, David Simon’s follow-up to The Wire, is beautifully […]

Will Ferrell in the HBO Original Special Ferrell Takes the Field' coming in September

Coming and Going on HBO Now in September 2015

Will Ferrell plays every position on ten different baseball teams in one day in the new comedy special Ferrell Takes the Field, which debuts on HBO on Saturday, September 12. That’s just one of the original programs that will be available to subscribers of HBO Now (as well as HBO Go and HBO cable) in […]

Coming and Going on HBO NOW in August, 2015

The selling point of HBO NOW, the subscription streaming version of the pay cable channel, is the HBO original series and specials, but the service provides much more than that. It also offers movies, from brand new releases to older revivals. Here’s what’s coming to HBO NOW in August, and what’s leaving. New original shows […]

It’s not cable, it’s HBO Now

After months of anticipation, HBO launches its new web-based service HBO Now. That means that you can now get the premium pay cable channel without cable. And, what a coincidence, that’s just in time for the fight season debut of “Game of Thrones,” HBO’s current signature series. The price is $15 a month, comparable to […]