The sudden interest in HBO owes to the fact that the cutesy doorstopper about terrorists I talked about the other day has inspired the very first TV series made by the HBO Spain. And that makes total sense. Cutesy mafiosos, cutesy ditzes, cutesy drug dealers. The only thing that was missing was cutesy victims of terrorism.
I’m sure it will be a very enjoyable series. I have no idea why people find it so hard to imagine that one can massively enjoy a product and still retain a critical distance from it. We do it every day with stuff like mass market sweets or fast food. We know it’s shit but we also know it tastes phenomenal.