H is for #HBONight #AtoZChallenge

Say it Rah-shay By Apr 12, 2015 25 Comments

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.



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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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  1. I haven’t seen Game Of Thrones but keep hearing about it so I think I need to check it out

  2. Rosey says:

    How fun that you went. It’s great too that it was packed, that’s a good sign for the future popularity, right?? 🙂

  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    We don’t have HBO, so I have never seen either of these shows. How cool that you got to go to the premier.

  4. Kecia says:

    Silicon Valley sounds like a great show. My techy husband would really like it, I’m sure.

  5. I’ve heard Silicone Valley is great, but I haven’t watched it. I’ve seen EVERY episode of Game of Thrones, though. It is SO amazing! I normally don’t even like shows like that!

  6. Jeanine says:

    Sounds great! We don’t have HBO we don’t even have cable anymore. Seems I’m missing a lot!

  7. Liz Mays says:

    How exciting! I think Silicon Valley looks funny from the clips I've seen. My son is really into the Game of Thrones books and series. He's pumped for the new season.

  8. I love HBO. There are so many great shows on there.

  9. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    HBO has the best shows. Game of Thrones is my favorite show. I used to love True Blood when it was still on.

  10. I don't have HBO, but I will buy Game of Thrones when it comes out on DVD. I really enjoyed all the books.

  11. Christie Michel Cronan says:

    I haven't been able to watch an HBO show in awhile. These definitely look exciting!

  12. Demetra says:

    Silicon Valley sounds hilarious, I’ve heard good things about it. This sounds like a fun event!

  13. Marcie W. says:

    I love attending fun media events like this one and it sounds like you had a very nice time. We recently watched the new Scientology documentary on HBO and my husband always enjoys the numerous movies they show as well.

  14. We love HBO shows! Right now we are catching up on The Wire, but we plan on Game of Thrones next!

  15. I don’t have HBO, but I have been hearing so much about Game of Thrones, I feel like I need to subscribe

    1. Rachee says:

      Get it! You can try HBO Now free for 30 day! Catch up on the show

  16. Looks like a fun event. I have not heard much about this before.

  17. The hubs and I LOVE Game of Thrones! Like you, his favorite character is Jon Snow. We though the season premiere was great!

  18. How lucky are you to be invited to all of those screenings. I love screenings and do lots of screenings in ATL myself but I am interested in the silicon Valley show…I thought it was a documentary too! Well now that you told me it was a comedy by the writer of one of my fav shows ever, the Office, i totally got to watch this!!

  19. Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty says:

    What a fun experience! I haven’t seen Veep or Silicon Valley, but I LOVE Game of Thrones!

  20. Shell says:

    I haven’t watched Game of Thrones yet. Everyone seems to rave about it- I’ll have to try it!

  21. We love Game of Thrones and its pretty much the only HBO show we watch. I have never read the books so I can’t really compare it.

  22. Susan Buetow says:

    This series is on my to do list of shows to watch. Thanks for sharing your adventure! (commenting for Chrysa Duran)

  23. Carly says:

    I really want to see Silicon Valley!! Sounds like a great night!

  24. Debbie Denny says:

    I will have to check out a couple of these. Wed do watch Game of Thrones

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