Tag Archives: HBO

Skirt Jam of the Week – Cambio feat Bocafloja – I Need a Dollar

19 Oct

Just came across this remix of Aloe Blacc’s skirt jam of an original “I Need a Dollar,” which was used as the theme song in the underrated “How to Make it in America” which was devastatingly cancelled despite my public appeal which garnered millions of devoted NSD readers in my attempts.  People sneeringly called it “An Entourage rip-off in New York City.”  What?  Why are you sneering? Sounds like a great description of a show, and it was.  Either way, this remix is great and the video is worth a watch if only for the shots of NYC.  This video alone should get the rest of the NSD staff in DC on a train up to visit me.  I know you see this GaddafiDuck and DJStrongIsland. Enjoy the weekend.

HBO needs to renew How to Make it In America for Season 3

30 Nov

I just started watching How to Make it in America on Sunday.  I had heard about it for the last year or so from people saying how great it was, but to me it just looked like a poor man’s entourage knock-off, but about guys who wanted to make it in the fashion world, an area I know nothing about.  I finally caved and watched the pilot on Sunday, and then…proceeded to watch the entire first season in a row.  And then the entire second season in a row.  The show is awesome.  It reminds me a lot of Entourage in its first season, where it was just a bunch of guys trying to be successful in the world, without random cameos appearing every 30 seconds.  Even better the show takes place in NYC, clearly the greatest place on the planet.  Season 2 just ended on Sunday, but HBO hasn’t yet committed to a third season. I don’t think HBO cancels anything (as is obvious from the fact that the truly horrible show Hung remains on the air), so hopefully they announce something soon.  In the meantime, if you haven’t seen it, each season is only 8 episodes of about 25 minutes each, and I guarantee you that if you watch one, you’ll watch them all.  Also worth noting that the show has a bunch of hot girls like Lake Bell (who gets naked in season 2 and looks truly fantastic), stars Scott Mescudi aka Kid Cudi in a supporting role, and regularly plays former skirt jams of the week at the end of every episode like the Bag Raider’s Shooting Stars or Avicii’s Levels.  Give the show a try, I promise you’ll like it.

Prayer for a Perfect Season is Incredible

26 Oct

Last night the documentary Prayer for a Perfect Season debuted, and if you missed it, definitely check it out as it replays throughout the week.  The film tracks the powerhouse New Jersey high school program St. Anthony’s as they try to go undefeated and defeat their archrival St Patricks (who was ranked #2). The movie reminded me a lot of Hoop Dreams, one of my favorite movies of all time.  Worth a watch.

‘Hard Knocks’ Anniversary Special Tonight!

31 Aug

Every football fan craves HBO’s yearly reality football series, Hard Knocks.  The show follows a select NFL team every year, airing training camp through preseason games, until the NFL season starts.  The series is described as one of the fastest turnaround reality series in television history.  The series covers the team’s preparations for the upcoming season and provides viewers with team inside jokes and pranks, players’ family matters, and position battles.

Whether the series follows your prized NFL team since childhood or your team’s biggest Continue reading