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Watch the Premieres of Getting On and Ja’mie FOR FREE

Watch the Premieres of Getting On and Ja’mie FOR FREE

Great news! HBO is offering viewers the chance to watch the premiere episodes of both Getting On and Ja’mie on YouTube for free, without any HBO subscription required. Whether you have already seen the episodes or are o the fence, this is a great opportunity to check them out. Please note that the videos are only available to countries in which a HBO subscription is already offered. Getting On: Ja’mie: You can also watch all HBO shows online via HBO Go as always if you...

GETTING ON: Series Premiere Episode One Review

GETTING ON:  Series Premiere Episode One Review

  Believe it or not out of all the contributions this writer makes for HBOWatch I have never done an episode review. I was going to save that effort for the debut of TRUE DETECTIVE in 2014, but when it looked like no one was coming forth to review the premiere of GETTING ON which aired 11.24 I decided to give it a go.  Note: this is not a recap; it is a review. So let me get on with it.   Episode # 1 – Born on the Fourth of July The series takes place in the Billy Barnes Extended Care Unit of Mt. Palms Hospital in Long Beach, California. It is July 4th and a staff has pulled duty to care for the residents of the ward. One...

What We Know About… GETTING ON

What We Know About… GETTING ON

We are just days away from the premiere of the American version of the BBC comedy series GETTING ON. We thought that we’d better hurry up and get on board with the show and we will try to take you with us. This is what we know.  Production Company: BBC Worldwide Productions is involved because of the original series but the American production company is a familiar associate of HBO. Anima Sola Productions was behind HBO’s BIG LOVE. They now undertake this comedy stint. Written By: The creators/writers are Will Scheffer and Mark V. Olsen. They were the consistent writing duo for BIG LOVE.  Directed by: The pilot episode is credited to...

First Trailer: HBO’s Getting On

First Trailer: HBO’s Getting On

HBO launched a pair of new trailers today for couple of new series beginning November 24th. The first trailer was for Chris Lilley’s new series Ja’mie: Private School Girl and this new show, Getting On looks equally hilarious. Take a look for yourself: It looks like HBO will be keeping us warm with new programming through the holiday season this year. Traditionally HBO has been “slow” with new content during this time of the year but TWO new programs that look to be fairly hilarious should do it this year! Will you be tuning in starting in late...

Premeire Date for New HBO Comedy Series: Getting On

Premeire Date for New HBO Comedy Series: Getting On

GETTING ON, a new HBO comedy series from Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer (creators of the acclaimed HBO series “Big Love”), begins its six-episode season SUNDAY, NOV. 24 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT). Based on the hit British series, the show is set in the women’s extended-care facility of a Long Beach hospital and follows the daily lives of put-upon nurses and doctors as they struggle with the darkly comic realities of caring for the elderly in an overwhelmed healthcare system. Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash and Mel Rodriguez star; guests stars include Molly Shannon, Daniel Stern, Harry Dean Stanton, June Squibb and Irma P....

This Just In: GETTING ON gets a Series Order

This Just In: GETTING ON gets a Series Order

Another project we have been tracking makes it onto HBO; this one from the creators of BIG LOVE. Mark V. Olsen & Will Scheffer are returning to the channel with the U. S. version of GETTING ON. It derives from the BBC comedy that has appeared for three seasons. Pictured at right are the original’s creators/leads Joanne Scanlan, Vicki Pepperdine and Jo Brand who will serve as executive producers for HBO’s version as well. Here is a bit of a description pulled from our previous GETTING ON post and the link for the entire piece: The comedy takes place in a women’s geriatric extended care wing of a somewhat rundown hospital...

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