In fact they appear at East Coast Time.Do new airings of HBO linear content become available on demand on HBO Max at the same time? I have not done much real-time or near real-time viewing of HBO content in the past and was just wondering.
I guess they'll have to take a 3 or 4 year "break" in the continuity of the show while he goes to law school.Kept me watching.
Still interested to see how it will play out, whether this guy will evolve into the legal genius of the TV show.
It's set in 1931 and the character looks to be well into his 30s. He may become the distinguished barrister but the character would be approaching 60?
What did you watch it on? I used the HBO Max app on a Fire TV 4K Stick and the picture quality and audio were very impressive for a 1080p stream. There have been a number of reports that document they have just about doubled the bitrate of streaming content on HBO Max from the previous HBO GO and HBO NOW apps. I can see the difference. Many who used HBO through the Amazon Prime Channels for the best quality now say the the HBO Max app is of the same quality. I have no idea what the quality is like from a cable set top box if you are watching it live as a HBO linear channel. That may be a compromised live signal. But, the HBO Max standalone app just a few minutes after the live airing began was a very acceptable quality.I was going to watch this tonight but didn't see in on Amazon a little after 9pm EDT. So I tried watching it live but if that is the streaming picture quality then I wouldn't be interested. Its been awhile since I watched anything live on HBO. I dropped premium Cable channels because to me the picture quality was crap on a front projector, on every cable system I tried. I subscribed to HBO with Amazon and GOT was so much clearer/better it was embarrassing. Which for me every cable show on Amazon is much better quality. I've heard it was because it wasn't live so Amazon could improve the quality.
Regardless, I wasn't impressed at all with the streaming picture. It reminded me of compressed cable which surprised me. I know at times shows like Perry Mason lots of compressed signal don't handle it well. Its somewhat grainy, dark and muted at times and that drives screwed up compression crazy. So it just didn't have full look to it, noise around collars and faces sometimes, shaking in background. I wouldn't pay for that. Amazon had it a little later on demand an yeah, much better.
Reports are that the bitrates and quality are considerably better on HBO Max from the previous HBO GO and HBO NOW apps.I currently have HBO Go but have not downloaded the HBO Max app yet. I presume the PQ is identical with both.
I really hate that they're stomping all over the Perry Mason cannon to do this show. Smacks of pandering to a well-known intellectual property just to bring in eyeballs. And there was really no reason for it. There's no reason HBO couldn't have created their own gritty hard-boiled period private eye drama or taken any of the 1,001 gritty, hard-boiled literary private eyes like Philip Marlowe as Doe Doe suggests.
they used the Perry Mason name to draw in the older viewers of the books and Raymond Burr series while also using the HBO brand name of quality gritty dramas to draw in the younger demoGoing to be hard to argue with the HBO Max executives now. Whether it was the use of the name or not, they will take the credit
I wonder why he stepped away? Anybody know the scoop?And this is before Tatiana Maslany says a word on screen. Saw Robert Downey Jr. listed as an Executive Producer at the end of the article. I had forgotten that at one point he wanted this to be his post Iron Man project in the title role.
I guess the Episode 2 numbers will be revealing. If older viewers thought they would find a bit of nostalgia and tuned in that is not what they got. I enjoyed it. But, I could see this turning off a lot of viewers if they were expecting something similar to the 1950's/60's show.they used the Perry Mason name to draw in the older viewers of the books and Raymond Burr series while also using the HBO brand name of quality gritty dramas to draw in the younger demo
HBO has also been in a bit of a lull since S3 of Westworld ended in April so people were starving for a new HBO drama...
Here you go. Just sounds like a matter of timing and life. It originally was going to be a movie production. 82 books from Erle Stanley Gardner. Guess source material is not an issue!I wonder why he stepped away? Anybody know the scoop?