News on HBO’s Stand Alone Service

Last year, HBO announced that it would be launching a subscription service aimed at those people who do not have some sort of cable or satellite package.

More news on the service, which will be called HBO Now can be found at this link:
http://www.ibtimes.com/hbo-talks-apple-be-launch-partner-coming-web-service-hbo-now-exclusive-1835882

The service is expected to carry a price of $15 a month which is pretty close to the same amount a cable subscriber would pay for the channel. The company is hoping to have the service ready for launch next month, in time for the April 12 premier of the fifth season of ‘Game of Thrones’.

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Thoughts on the Two and a Half Men Finale: I loved It

This post contains spoilers from the Two and a Half Men finale which aired last night. Read at your own risk.


I wanted to take a break from plugging my series of posts on my personal website about being visually impaired, up to eight as of this writing with more to come, to talk about last night's series finale of Two and a Half Men.

I have been a fan of Two and a Half Men for a long time though not since the very beginning of the series. I am one of those people that never seems to get into a series when it first comes on the air. My current favorite show, The Big Bang Theory, is one that I started watching when season 1 came out on DVD. I like to binge watch shows and so I used to buy a lot of TV on DVD for that purpose. The first season of Two and a Half Men did not come out on DVD until the show was in season 4 or 5. But I did buy it and I did watch it and I became a fan and started to watch the show on television.
Two and a Half Men was one of the shows I would actually make it a point to watch every week once I started to watch the current episodes. I wasn't big on watching network TV then and almost everything I watched was either on DVD or on TV Land or something. What can I say? I love old sitcoms.

I was more of a fan of the Charlie Harper years than the Walden Schmidt years but not too much more. I thought the show went a different direction after the Charlie years and was fine with it. So this series finale was the first one in quite some time that I was eagerly anticipating. I haven't looked forward to a series finale this much since Friends and Frasier went off the air over a decade ago.

So how did I enjoy the finale?

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IOC to Launch Olympics Internet TV Channel

<a href="http://variety.com/2014/digital/news/ioc-to-launch-year-round-olympics-internet-tv-channel-1201374451/" TARGET="_blank">IOC to Launch Year-Round Olympics Internet TV Channel</a>.

The International Olympic Committee plans to launch an over-the-top digital TV channel as early as 2015, which will be stocked with archive material and some international sports coverage.
The OTT Olympics channel got the go-ahead as part of the 96-member IOC’s unanimous approval Monday of 40 new proposals, which among other things include new bidding procedures that would let cities or neighboring countries make joint bids to host the Olympic Games.

Oh good, I was thinking that I had too much time on my hands and really needed another way to fill it.

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Video: Watch the Couch Gag from “Simpsorama” The Simpsons/Futurama Crossover Episode

This Sunday night will be one of the best night’s all-time, all my life when the Simpsons crossover episode with Futurama airs on Fox.

I love “The Simpsons” as you can probably tell from some of my more recent posts on this site. But if there is anything I might love more than the Springfield gang it could just be “Futurama”.

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Thanks to the Discovery Channel, I may Never Sleep Again

This headline <a href="http://io9.com/discovery-claims-it-will-show-a-man-being-eaten-alive-b-1655142607" TARGET="_blank">Discovery Channel to Show Man being Eaten Alive by Giant Snake </a>is bound to cause me nightmares. Horrible long lasting nightmares. You could not pay me enough money to dawn a snake proof suit 

for such a feature. The Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase says everybody has a price but not me, not for this.

You can watch the trailer for the Dec. 7 show after the jump.

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Billy Bob Thornton Brings the Awesome to ‘The Big Bang Theory’

Back in July, Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton suggested that he would like to do a cameo on The Big Bang Theory. Thornton is a fan of the show after being turned on to it by his mother.

On Thursday night’s episode ‘The Misinterpretation Agitation’ Thornton got his wish.

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Entertainment Weekly Ranks Every Treehouse of Horror Short

In celebration of this Sunday’s FXX marathon of the first 24 Treehouse of Horror episodes (also known as the best day ever) and that Treehouse of Horror XXV just aired last week, entertainment Weekly has ranked all 75 Treehouse shorts from worst to first.

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Some Changes Need to be Made to Simpsons World

After I was finally able to access Simpsons World yesterday, I realized it was awesome. My favorite feature is the fact that I can hit play on an episode and it will just keep playing episodes until I tell it to stop. This is handy for the lazy person that I am, sometimes pushing a button on a remote can be so bothersome.

However, there is one change that needs to be made and it needs to be made immediately.

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Simpsons World Back on Apple TV

After appearing and then disappearing from the FXNow app on Apple TV earlier today, the Simpsons World area has returned.

I am happy to say that it is streaming just fine. I am watching an episode called Gorgeous Grampa where it reveals that Abe Simpson was a Gorgeous George style professional wrestler. It seemed most appropriate given we deal with that subject on this site as well.

Productivity smash!

Trouble with Simpsons World?

I was doing a google search today and came across an article from the aVClub. It asks a simple question. Can Simpsons World Learn from WWE Network’s Mistakes?

I can't say for sure that they will or weren't learn from the WWE but it does appear that the two services have something in common.

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