The No. 1 rule of premium cable is that you do not give away your programming for free, lest you ruin the whole exclusive feeling you get out of paying extra every month to watch vampire or fantasy epic soap operas. Unless, of course, the prime target for your show is a demographic that by and large does not own teevees, especially not ones with fancy cable machines. So, young, broke, TV-less people of Brooklyn, Girls, Lena Dunhan’s much-hyped show that’s supposed to be about your life is debuting on Sunday. But HBO is making an unusual move and by letting you watch the first episode online for free the day after it airs (along with the pilot of Veep). The show will be available on HBO.com, YouTube, DailyMotion, TV.com, and elsewhere. Perhaps they’re wagering you’ll get so hooked you’ll pay for it after that?
If you can’t have an UWS condo, may as well live out of a van [New York Post] Neil Diamond gets in on the “secret Brooklyn location concert” [CBS2] That gondola isn’t the answer [Next City] Men paying for dates leads to bigger problems than you’d think [The Atlantic] Woman hit by cyclist killed [NBC4] […]
1. See if you can think of any topics that aren’t covered in 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write. (Monday) 2. Plunge right into Dive Comedy at Freddy’s Bar. (Monday) 3. Art Talks, and boy does it (and speakers from BRIC, Soapbox Gallery and Gridspace) want to have a word with you. (Monday) 4. You’ve still got […]
Ample Hills is great, but sometimes if you feel like shoving some of their ice cream in your mouth, you wind up waiting on a line that lasts longer than “Stairway to Heaven.” Which you know because you’ve listened to it wile standing on line. If you hate waiting on lines that much but have […]