I have reached the height of cynicism.
Tonight, there’s the State of the Union. I could watch that, or… I could watch the new HBO show, “In Treatment,” that debuts at 9:30 Eastern (6:30 Pacific) (and is
One of these will star the guy I didn’t vote for talking about policies I won’t agree with that will, most likely, be implemented in the Worst Way Possible and end up ruining the world. No matter what, it is unlikely to change my mind about anything and will probably have no immediate effect on how I conduct myself tomorrow.
The other will star Gabriel Byrne, Dianne Wiest, Blair Underwood, and Josh Charles, and will likely make me smile, cringe, laugh, and feel vaguely disturbed, as every HBO show tends to do. If I like it, I will be likely to advocate watching it (during one of its 14 repeats or for free online via the HBO Web site) to everyone I see tomorrow, and will end up drawing countless bystanders into “what do you love on HBO” conversations.
Guess which one I will choose.