I was invited to a preview of HBO season premieres of Game of Thrones, Veep and Silicon Valley. All opinions are my own.
Last week I got a last minute invite to the HBO Night in Philadelphia from my blogging friend Erica (who writes the blog No Sleep Til College). At this event refreshments would be served at Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar followed by screenings of Silicon Valley, Veep and Game of Thrones.
It was packed!
People everywhere chatting about the shows, nibbling the delicious food from Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar and just excited to check out the shows.
After the reception, we headed over to watch the premieres on the big screen. Can we just talk about HOW I need a movie theater in my house? Watching the shows on this huge screen was amazing!
Silicon Valley was first. I went into HBO night having only seen promos for the show whenever I watched the HBO app. I honestly thought it was a documentary on Steve Jobs and Apple. Instead it is a show created by Mike Judge (Office Space and King of the Hill). HBO describes it as “In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. A comedy partially inspired by Mike Judge’s own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late 1980s.” It is silly and funny and worth an afternoon binge.
Next up, Veep.
I love Julia Louis-Dreyfuss but Veep was meh. Again, I think I was expecting something else. This show’s atmosphere reminded me of the times I go to political things with Buffy; not bad but not for me. A fellow blogger who attended the event thought it was funny and suggested I give it another chance.
And last, but certainly not least, Game of Thrones (dun dun, dun dun dun dunn, dun dun dun!)
Oh Jon Snow, how I’ve missed you! Most of the plots from last season are addressed. Aside, I would be totally OK if GoT would concentrate on fewer people per episode instead of craming so much into one hour. No spoilers (we can discuss on the morrow) but it was a great season opening with just enough for us to see the aftermath of Tywin’s death, Sansa’s new situation and Tyrion’s escape.
There was great gifts and a good night to be had.
The shows will be on soon. Enjoy and let’s chat on Facebook about the new seasons…everything you expected or sad trombone.
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