Blockbuster And HBO K-I-S-S-I-N-G

The rental store and cable channel are doing some backscratching. Perhaps you’ve heard of True Blood, Alan Ball’s first HBO project since Six Feet Under. The vampire series starts soon. Sunday, in fact. But if you can’t wait four whole days, you can rent the first episode for free at a local Blockbuster. Smart. HBO gets the word-of-mouth buzz going. Blockbuster gets people in the door. It’s a win-win (assuming the show is good and that customers don’t just rent the free stuff).

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2 responses to “Blockbuster And HBO K-I-S-S-I-N-G”

  1. AnonyMouse says:

    I, umm… was able to “acquire” the first episode a few months back… and the gf, being a huge fan of the novels upon which the TV series is based, was hugely disappointed. Granted, editing might have worked magic, but I remain skeptical…

  2. I am also a big fan of the novels and have heard bad things about the series. I am not expecting a lot thy hype alone tells me it probably is not that good. But,got fangs will watch!