HBO Is Opening Its Vaults For You, For Free
Now you have no excuse to go outside because HBO is making about 500 hours worth of their top programming absolutely free for the public. You're getting all the good stuff like The Sopranos, Veep, The Wire, and Barry. Why can't they just do this with health care? We don't know, but you no longer have to think about it, because you'll be watching Detective Pikachu! Here's the full list of shows and movies.
You probably noticed that Game of Thrones is suspiciously absent. The cynic in us is saying that perhaps HBO is hoping you'll become a subscriber after shelter-in-place is over -- that even a pandemic isn't cause enough for a tired healthcare worker to see Jon Snow's abs for free. Or maybe HBO is just reading the room and realizes that a show about death on a global scale isn't the right move for right now. That still doesn't explain the lack of Curb though.
Still, we applaud HBO's efforts to help the world (And for not including Entourage). 500 hours of content means you can block out about 20 straight days on the calendar (or 22 days if you consider all of your repeat viewings of Detective Pikachu.) After you're done we'll most likely still be on lockdown, but at least you'll no longer be lying to people when you say you've seen The Wire. Though we wouldn't blame you if you decided to skip season 2. An entire season about the working-class going under due to corrupt political back deals? Yeah ... Just give us some Omar.
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