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Posted Wednesday 4/25/18 at 10:49PM EDT
HBO cancels Alan Ball's Here and Now after one season
"After careful consideration we have decided not to move forward with a second season of Here and Now," HBO said of the Six Feet Under creator's drama starring Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter. "We thank Alan for his dedication to innovative storytelling, and we look forward to his next endeavor.”
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 8:57PM EST
HBO’s Here and Now is far too self-important and dreadfully unrelatable -- a “real stinker” from Alan Ball
Source: The Washington Post
The family drama from the True Blood and Six Feet Under creator is “surrounded in snide dialogue and hollow gestures of concern,” playing out like a “straight-faced sketch that fell off Portlandia’s truck and is now damaged beyond repair,” says Hank Stuever. Here and Now is about “a family with more first-world problems than it can possibly count,” he adds. “In four episodes made available for review, the show rummages through a mixed bag of inscrutable themes, one of which appears to be an indictment of the performative cultural correctness that sets people off nowadays.”
- Here and Now is alternately suffocating and baffling, featuring miserable characters
- It’s the kitchen sink of TV shows: Ball tries to do too much, amounting to less than the sum of its parts
- The characters seem to be built around talking points —written and overwritten
- It recalls the best and worst of Six Feet Under
- Here and Now is a beautiful, disjointed mess
- How Here and Now attempts to reflect multicultural America
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 2:44PM EST
Alan Ball’s HBO family drama Here and Now gets an official trailer
Holly Hunter and Tim Robbins star in the dysfunctional family drama that has them raising four children, three of whom are adopted from the countries of Colombia, Somalia and Vietnam.
Posted Tuesday 12/19/17 at 2:48PM EST
Here and Now, Alan Ball’s new HBO drama series, debuts Feb. 11
The Six Feet Under and True Blood creator is back on HBO with his new show airing Sundays at 10. Here and Now is described as a "provocative and darkly comic meditation on the disparate forces polarizing present-day American culture," starring Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter as the heads of a “progressive multi-ethnic family” consisting of a biological child and adopted children from Vietnam, Liberia and Colombia.
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 6:02PM EST
Check out Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter in the trailer for Alan Ball's HBO drama Here and Now
The True Blood and Six Feet Under creator is back at HBO with a drama about a torn family that has adopted children from different parts of the world.