HBO Has Me Seriously Bummed Out…

…But only because the season finale of Insecure airs tomorrow. I absolutely love that show, thanks in a large part to Issa Rae’s amazing performance. It manages to take a look at the struggles of 30-somethings while still managing to be fun and even funny. Now, I already know what you’re thinking, and I’m shocked and offended that the thought would even cross your mind.

“Buckler, you’re too old to watch Insecure!”

Okay, I get it. I turned 50 this year, which makes me an old man. My 30s are a distant memory at this point. I don’t remember how awkward I was back then (very awkward), or how hard it was for me to maintain relationships. Or how I used to talk to myself in the mirror. (It was a phase so there’s no need to talk about it.) Watching Issa’s friends on Insecure reminds me of some of my buddies:

  • Mr. Perfect: The friend who literally has the perfect spouse, house, job, child, dog, and vehicle.
  • Power Man: The mover and shaker who can’t connect with people on a personal level.
  • The Free Spirit: This friend spends so much time in the dating smorgasbord that they end up alone in their 50s.
  • And other interesting types too numerous to mention here.

I guess I haven’t forgotten my awkward 30s, and I have Issa and Insecure to thank for that. After tomorrow, that’s all going to go away until who knows when. Luckily, HBO has launched another exciting streaming series that you might think I’m too old to watch. It’s called I May Destroy You. Check out this chaotic trailer:

There’s more to I May Destroy You than a cool title. This 2020 British comedy-drama-mystery TV series stars the multi-talented Michaela Coel. It’s the story of a young woman (Coel) who has to rebuild her life after someone spikes her drink. I’ve only seen one episode because HBO’s many TV series are streamed weekly instead of in a binge-watching info dump. Needless to say, that one episode was enough to get me hooked.

To be honest, I’m not bummed out with HBO at all! And if you’re thinking about getting DIRECTV, you’re going to love them, too. All new and existing DIRECTV customers get a FREE subscription to HBO Max. That’s the new streaming app that gives you HBO, DC Comics, Warner Brothers, and other content! Yes, DIRECTV users used to get HBO GO and they still do. They’ll also get HBO Max, which offers programming that HBO on DIRECTV and HBO GO don’t.

Having HBO Max has been great for my house. When Mrs. Buckler and I claim the TV, our older kids can stream their favorite shows on their devices. This means enjoying shows that some might think I’m too old for. For the record, I’m not too old for Insecure or I May Destroy You, but Stuart “Bitter” Sweet is. Just saying!

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.