If you know me at all, you know that this Ray loves HBO. Turns out the reverse is true.
If you take a quick glance at all the original programming to be featured on HBO since it started in the 70s, it’s a helluva body of work. I think my first HBO TV love was Def Comedy Jam…or maybe The Kids In The Hall. Next it was their spin on the 30 minute sitcom (Arliss, Sex In The City) and eventually the sprawling long form dramas they are famous for (Sopranos, The Wire, and Deadwood being the holy trinity for me)
And to that last point, as we prepare to gather ’round our TV sets (and other devices) to say adios, presumably, to its latest long form master True Detective–and specifically to Colin Ferrell as cop Ray Velcoro–I take pause to acknowledge HBO’s ongoing love affair with interesting characters named Ray in particular…from male escorts to comic book superheroes and all points between.
Here, then, are my Top Five “Rays” Of Awesomeness in the HBO canon (with honorable mentions to follow because, yeah, there are that many): [Read more…] about HBO hearts Ray