Did a search for HBO Max, found a few launch-related threads, but nothing too recent. So anyway last week my wife and I decided to spring for HBO Max so we could stave off winter pandemic cabin fever by watching the first-run Warner Bros. movies being released in 2021, starting next week with Wonder Woman:1984, which sounds like it’ll be fun.
In the meantime, we’ve watched a few episodes of “The Flight Attendent”, the action-murder mystery-comedy with Kaley Cuoco. It’s pretty good. I had heard it described as “Hitchcockian”, which I guess, but it’s surprisingly heavy on the comedy.
Also we’re 2 episodes into “Raised by Wolves”, the sci-fi dystopian series by Ridley Scott. Quick synopsis: Earth is destroyed by war. Two rival groups head to an earth-like planet to start over- one group is children being raised by two Atheist androids called “father” and “mother”, and another group is a band of religious people who are against children being raised by androids, especially Atheist ones. Conflict ensues. Visually stunning but not really sure if I’m totally bought into it yet.
We also watched a couple episodes of a show called “The Brink”, a comedy about international politics and Middle-Eastern unrest that I hadn’t heard of, but is surprisingly good, and seems to have pretty high production values and some big names like Jack Black, and Tim Robbins playing a drunk philandering Secretary of State.
How about you guys-- any recommendations?