Giving Thanks to Premium TV

Dear HBO and Showtime Execs,

Television is important to me. I spend my days reading, and my nights, too, and so when I actually find time to watch TV shows on their original air dates and not via DVR recording, it’s your shows, on your networks, that I make time for.

Good television, with entertainment value carried throughout an entire season is tough to come by these days.

In the age of The Sopranos and Sex and the City, I experienced New York and New Jersey two ways: through the gangster underworld and the glitz and glammed Upper East Side. Through shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm and Entourage, I get satirical insight into Hollywood, be it through Larry David’s self-loathing lens, or Adrian Grenier’s portrayal of a Hollywood “It” guy gone wild.

On Showtime, I’m treated to mothers gone mad — a quirky view of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) with the United States of Tara, and a drug-dealing, suburban ex-pat Nancy Botwin on Weeds. Add in sweet and disturbed Dexter Morgan, and you have successful programming for the summer.

Thank you for supplying me with quality entertainment. I’m excited to see what this summer in television has to offer.

Sincerely,

A. Kirsch

 

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