HBO has released some of their comedies this month on DVD and Blu-Ray and they are sure to make any adult laugh.
The second season of ‘How to Make It in America’ is just as good as the first season – intelligent, feel-good, slick and interesting. For those of you who haven’t heard about it, ‘How to Make It in America’ follows friends and business partners Ben Epstein (Bryan Greenberg) and Cameron ‘Cam’ Calderon (Victor Rasuk) who are trying to make it big in the New York City fashion scene. With help from Cam’s cousin Rene (Luiz Guzman), friend Domingo (Kid Cudi) and friend/manager David ‘Kapo’ Kaplan (Eddie Kaye Thomas) , Ben and Cam go through a lot of ups and downs, but always find a way out. Season 1 on Blu-Ray and DVD is available in-store, as is season 2 on Blu-Ray and DVD.
‘The Life and Times of Tim’ is truly a guy’s show. ‘The Life and Times of Tim’ is an animation show that follows the life of Tim (Steve Dildarian); a guy who simply can’t catch a break at any point in his life. It definitely has that ‘Beavis and Butthead'/’South Park’-type comedy. You can find season 3 in-store or online.
‘Bored to Death’ follows a struggling writer, Jonathan Ames (Jason Schwartzman), who decides to live a double life by pretending to be a private detective. You will also notice Ray Hueston (Zach Galifinakis) and the man with two first names, George Christopher (Ted Danson) as Jonathan’s friends. The great thing about ‘Bored to Death’ is its sense of humour; it’s different from your typical comedy – it makes you really pay attention to what is going on and you really need to pay attention to the details or you might not get the humour. You can find all three seasons in-store or online.
‘Funny or Die’ Season 2 is a sketch comedy series full of American comics, actors and writers. ‘Funny or Die’ delivers on their all-star comedic cast such as Will Ferrell, Maya Rudolph, Rob Huebel, Rob Riggle and many other funny people. If you're a fan of that crude, uncalled for humour, this is it. Season 2 is available in-store or online.
Lastly, ‘Eastbound & Down’ follows a burned-out major league baseball player turned Physical Education teacher Kenny Powers (Danny McBride). Trying to return to fame by making right of his previous mistakes, Kenny continues to mess it all up in the end. ‘Eastbound & Down’ brings that aggressive comedy, which only Danny McBride can bring to the small screen, but it’s not a comedy where you recite your favourite quotes; the comedy comes from the reactions of the characters within a situation. All 3 seasons of 'Eastbound & Down' are available in-store and online.
While some of these shows are no longer on HBO's schedule, it shouldn't stop you from enjoying them. They are all great comedies that will surly make any adult laugh during the holidays.