My dearest Home Box Office,Over the years I have only been able to see a fraction of the films that come outm for until I am a full time critic, I must use my own time and money to seek out first runs. I regret missing many of them. Some of them, I never even had an intention of seeing, but had wished I had the will power to see every film, rather than the ones I want to see. Let us not forget that we, as viewers, are only one small part of the equation in film creation.Thank goodness for you, HBO.
Films I would never seek out come to my living room directly. When I don’t feel like going outside, changing clothes, or bathing, you are there to comfort me with them, enlighten my mind, and arouse my critical pen.I shouldn’t even have to mention your original programming, which has raised the bar in both documentary and narrative forms. The ability to on-demand most anything you’ve made in these last few genius years makes my $11 a month ever more worth it.I do not look forward to the prospect of us parting as a find a new apartment. Alas, the roommates and I must decide. But I make this promise, I will do everything I can, for where will I be without another season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” this fall?Yours,Jon