I just can’t fathom the idea that somebody as accomplished as Milch would piss directly into the faces of a willing audience nor that HBO would allow him to do so. I keep waiting for some evidence that that is not precisely what is going on.
If you had told me at the outset that we would need ten or more episodes to find out if an uncommunicative kid would ever make it in the surfing world while those around him struggled to make sense out of traffic lights and shuffleboard courts, I would have said “No, thanks” and bypassed the experience the way I have most other HBO offerings. But on the strength of The Sopranos, Rome, Deadwood, and even Carnivale, I decided to give it a try.
I feel more stupid each passing week.
Flight of the Conchords is all that keeps HBO in our house. That and boxing.