I've got a new television station. Channel 302 is now HBO Canada and it's free with TMN.
On the surface this sounds pretty cool. I've been a huge fan of some HBO shows, from Dream On to Larry Sanders through Oz, The Sopranos and Six Feet Under. Some of my current favourites are form HBO, including Curb Your Enthusiasm, Flight of the Conchords and The Life and Times of Tim. Yet this news that I finally get HBO (or at least the Canadian version) is pretty underwhelming.
You see, TMN is already airing those current favourites I mentioned, along with Entourage, Big Love and In Treatment. TMN also aired The Sopranos and Six Feet Under, along with all the HBO docs and movies. So this is a good thing, but not nearly as good a thing as it would seem.
Although I do see several hours of Real Time with Bill Maher scheduled today, so I for one welcome our new HBO overlords.