Veep: The Complete Fourth Season Blu-ray review

HBO Home Entertainment By Mike Bax “I feel like I’m on a life support machine, and they keep pulling the plug to charge their phones.” Amy (Anna Chlumsky) Also: Hagrid’s Nutsack Veep is one of those shows that is bittersweet. At ten episodes per season and each only a half hour running time, one tends…

Silicon Valley: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray review

By Mike Bax HBO Home Entertainment I’m a three-foot dick. I’m covered in dust.” Richard Hendriks (Thomas Middleditch) It’s the new American dream – create something menial but tech-worthy, and then band a group of people together to nurture it and sell it all off for a gazillion dollars. And do it all before someone…

Banshee: The Complete Third Season – Blu-ray review

By Mike Bax HBO Home Entertainment “Everything you touch turns to blood.” Deputy Brock Lotus (Matt Servitto) While I hasten to compare Banshee (a dark, b-movie caliber neo-noir series) to Game of Thrones, both shows deal with a myriad of cast members, dark and highly sexual plotlines with some occasional comic relief. As the third…

Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season – Blu-ray Review

By Mike Bax HBO Home Entertainment “Eloquent men are right every bit as often as imbeciles.” Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) There is a cartoon that lives online that depicts Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin smiling menacingly as he squashes the characters of his wonderful series, one by one like insects. Five seasons into…

True Detective: The Complete Second Season Blu-ray review

Review by Mike Bax HBO Home Entertainment I don’t know what I enjoyed more about True Detective’s Second Season – the massive amount of internet hatred the show mustered up as it originally aired, or the actual show itself. The internet vitriol got so bad midway through the second season that I had to go…

The Knick: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review

HBO Home Entertainment By Mike Bax “God’s not watching. He’s too busy not saving sick children and letting people starve.” John Thackery Cinemax (HBO parent company) series The Knick may not be for everyone, but fans of character rich period dramas should really give it a try. The series centers on John Thackery (Clive Owen) and…