Dear HBO, I Kinda Hate You

I don't all-the-way hate you, because this year you still brought me an incredible season of Boardwalk Empire and introduced me to the epic, epic, epic Game of Thrones. But despite all that, I'm still rather peeved at your cancelling of Bored to Death, How to Make it in America, and (yes, even) Hung.

Why? I'll tell you.
Bored to Death is/was/and always will be comedic genius. It's quick, witty and as awkwardly charming as a series about a writer posing as a private detective could be. It became my new Pushing Daisies. It was the type of comedy you had to pay attention to (I never understood Season 2 being positioned back-to-back with the brainless, dim-witted Eastbound and Down). It was the kind of comedy some of my friends didn't 'get.' And it had Ted Dansen smoking pot all the time. It was perfect.
How to Make it in America. Now this show is just cool. The opening credits are killer. The actors are all good looking. The style is hot. The story is one I relate to as a twenty-something trying to make it in the big city (ok fine, St. Louis is not NYC.... but trying to pave your future, trying to make rent, trying to navigate friendships/relationships... I can relate). It wasn't the NYC you see on Kardashians or Real Housewives or Gossip Girl or whatever. It was the real NYC.... or what I assume so. AND you left me with such a great finale! They were finally going to get to make the jeans they had set out to make in the beginning! Sigh. I'll miss you, Ben + Gang.
Admittedly, I've only watched one season of Hung. But I was intrigued. I love that redhead (she was on this past season of Justified too, I'm just lazy and don't feel like looking up her name). Sometimes I can't believe how far they took this silly concept - a guy with a huge penis becoming a pimp. Adding in the younger, crazier couple this year seemed like a smart move. Gave some conflict and longevity. And ending the season with his ex-wife finding out? I really was looking forward to seeing that play out.

Shame on you, HBO.

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