Yesterday, I was pleased to find that the day of days had finally occurred. Yesterday was the day that HBO released much of its catalog to Amazon Prime subscribers. This means that I can watch many of the notable HBO series that here-to-fore have only been available on pay-per-view. A few of the titles released include, The Wire, Rome, True Blood, Deadwood, Six Feet Under, Sopranos, Oz and Boardwalk Empire. There were many more titles too. Notably absent from this list was the HBO wunderkind, Game of Thrones. Also missing was this last season’s debut of True Detective and any of the latest seasons of any of the above titles. The Amazon and HBO deal allows for the Prime viewership to see any of the above series season’s that are older than three years. Also included in this deal were two HBO mini-series that I would love to see again, Band of Brothers and Pacific. Last night, I binge watched the first three episodes of Band of Brothers. Its second episode, entitled “Day of Days” covers the D-Day parachute jump into Normandy. I look forward to a long summer of quality television viewing.
The photo of the Chinese juggler is from last Saturday’s Chinese Culture Days at the botanical gardens. He was one of ten jugglers that danced and juggled straw hats. It was a nice action shot.