Wednesday, July 23, 2014

HBO Jumps the Neck-Biting Shark

We all know that Home Box Office hasn't been conservative, family-friendly territory for a while now, since its most popular series have been about mob relations, sordid taxicab confessions, women in their thirties looking for sexual conquests, women in their twenties looking for sexual conquests, or Bill Maher.

There comes a time, however, when pure desperation takes over, and the mask completely falls off. When the hard-core (take that word to mean whatever you wish it to) creators of True Blood see the writing on the wall, that Republicans are primed to expand on their lead in the U.S. House of Representatives and (the likelihood grows stronger each day) take over the U.S. Senate, more serious measures are needed. What other explanation can there be for Sunday night's controversial episode, in which its vampire protagonists infiltrate a Ted Cruz fundraiser at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, and end up -- spoiler alert -- acutally, IDGAF -- causing the death many of the Republican benefactors there?

Sen. Cruz has responded with appropriate wit to the show, actually showing more creativity than True Blood's writers did.

Nonetheless, you can get f---ed, HBO. It's the only thing you're good at, really.