INSIDE PREMIUM: Curb…September 28, 2009



INSIDE PREMIUM will keep you up-to-date on the Premieres, Finales, and everything in between that is available at your choosing on Premium VOD. This Week
  • Seinfeld Reunion?
  • Maher, Moore, Spitzer
  • Moody Behavior

  • Larry’s back and so is the cast of Seinfeld. But it’s not a reunion? In addition to all the new episodes is the behind the scenes of the four actors gathering after being separated.
    Premium Channels > HBO On Demand > HBO Series > Curb Your Enthusiasm
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Attention fans of Showtime, or potential fans, this weekend is your lucky weekend (that is if you have digital cable). Beginning today (March 25th) thru this weekend you can watch a bevy of Showtime's great series and movies, including NURSE JACKIE & THE UNITED STATES OF TARA. Count us in!

Click here to see if your cable provider is participating and if you can watch On Demand.

Press Release

This weekend, SHOWTIME will be available in a record 54.4 million households for an ALL ACCESS Free Preview Weekend on SHOWTIME, SHOWTIME HD and SHOWTIME On Demand.  From Thursday, March 25 through Sunday, March 28, viewers across the country will have the opportunity to sample the premium network's award-winning programming via linear service, On Demand and in HD, including the second season premiere episodes of the SHOWTIME original series "Nurse Jackie" and "United States of Tara," two live events from SHOWTIME Sports, and the hit movies "Twilight," “Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys," "The Reader" and the premium television premiere of "Saw V."

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Nurse Jackie Season 2 Premiere - FREEView On DemandSeptember 03, 2010

Nurse Jackie Season 2 Premiere - FREEView On Demand


On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of TV shows and hpt movies on demand from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: Showtime's “Nurse Jackie,” for anyone unfamiliar with the show, but intrigued by Edie Falco's Emmy win.
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It’s FREEVIEW time on Showtime On Demand! But be warned: this is what crack dealers do. They give you a free taste, and then you will want more! Lots of Showtime’s titles are available for free On Demand right now through October 6th. There’s no better way to catch up on “Nurse Jackie” Oh, yeah, I’m smoking the Showtime crack!


Nurse Jackie

Did Edie Falco deserve the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series? Hell, yeah! Edie Falco brings such nuance to all the conflicting facets of this multi-prismatic character. Nurse Jackie is hard, but loving; sexual, yet cold; compassionate, but demanding; drug-addicted but dedicated to healing; and Edie Falco plays of this passionately and fearlessly.

If you were sick, Jackie Peyton would be the nurse you wanted. If you were wanted a committed relationship, maybe not so much.

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UNITED STATES OF TARA: SEASON 3 - On DemandApril 08, 2011



On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies and shows on demand from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: “UNITED STATES OF TARA: SEASON 3” (Showtime).

It’s Good For Us That It Sucks To Be Her
By Jean Tait
Despite the frazzled ending of last season, things seem to be fairly calm in the Gregson household as Charmaine recovers from her fiasco of a wedding, and they all try to deal with (read ignore) the revelation or Tara and Charmaine’s half-brother. Unfortunately, things never remain calm for long. 
Within Tara, Buck decides to find this sibling, Alice tries to create a perfect baby shower, and T wants to go wild, while Tara just wants to go back to school finish her degree.
Tara’s return to school hits a serious snag when alter Shoshanna decides to teach the psychology class instead of taking it, seriously pissing off the professor, Dr. Hattaras. Dr. Hattaras (played by the deliciously sly and funny Eddie Izzard) is skeptical of DID and thinks Tara is using it to get attention which throws her enough off balance to allow the alters even more freedom to come out and take over her life.
United States Of Tara (Showtime)
United States Of Tara (Showtime)
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Nelson George’s BROOKLYN BOHEMEMarch 13, 2012



Editor's Note: BROOKLYN BOHEME is now available on demand (FilmBuff).


Media savant T Tara Turk goes deep inside cable TV to reveal Video On Demand's Hidden Gems so even the busiest of our readers can get the most out of On Demand TV. Tell Tara what VOD shows you think deserves her attention.



By T. Tara Turk


The first time I moved to New York from Detroit for college, one of the first things I did was go straight to Prospect Park to see the place where Spike Lee filmed his bike scene with Denzel Washington for MO BETTA BLUES. This was a clear sign that I was going to be apart of this movement, whatever it was, since my sights to see were vastly different from the usual.

BROOKLYN BOHEME on Showtime On Demand is Writer/Critic/Filmmaker Nelson George’s documentary on the Brooklyn neighborhood of Fort Greene and it’s popular 1990s art scene.


It is a beautiful love story

much like that of Woody Allen to New York or Paris

or Scorsese's tribute to Manhattan.


Very few filmmakers could shoot this Brooklyn relationship (although poet/writer/filmmaker Pierre Bennu is one I think who could compliment this one brilliantly) because it’s really something you had to be there to see. I know youngsters hate hearing older people say that (gasp- when did I put myself in that latter group?) but it’s definitely true. If you weren’t there and you’re keen to see how a renaissance gets started, you’ll love this labor of truth from George.


Nelson George (Courtesy of Showtime)

George’s doc is comprised of very personal interviews with very known people (mostly because they are his friends) like Chris Rock, Spike Lee, Rosie Perez, Talib Kweli, Lisa Jones and Saul Williams to name a few.


The chapters of the doc are chronological, starting with the early inhabitants of the then super regular and ungentrified neighborhood, which include Lee, Vernon Reid and Branford Marsalis. This was time when most of those up and coming artists were mostly kids of Brooklynite parents or children of jazz musicians who bought homes in Fort Greene early on due the price and location to the West Village (just two stops away). But then this kids starting creating magical art like “School Days” and stayed in the neighborhood where they worked thus creating a movement of familial synergy and cultural discourse that would last for years on end.

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EPISODES Is Back For Season 3January 15, 2014

EPISODES Is Back For Season 3

Episodes (Showtime)

On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies and shows on demand from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: "Episodes" Season 3 (Showtime).

As we enter the third season of 
"Episodes", it feels like putting on a cozy pair of well worn pajamas Despite the pseudo cliffhangers of are Sean and Beverly back together and will Carol take over the studio, slipping back into the plot feels strangely comfortable. The fish out of water are, for the most part, now swimming around the shark tank as if they always belonged. The rhythm of the patter and humor has lost some of its brilliant bite, but fortunately, not its snark. Sean and Beverly feel at home in LA now, and we feel at home with them and their cohorts. We aren’t surprised by Carol’s clueless obsequiousness or Merc’s asshattery or Matt’s The Bad Seed meets Candide charm.

This is not necessarily a bad thing. 
"Episodes" is still funny. The funny is chuckle worthy as opposed to the guffaws of previous seasons, at least until about the 4th episode. With the introduction of some new characters, especially Chris Diamontopolis’ ("The Office", "Arrested Development") hilariously unbalanced Castor Sotto, the familiar rhythm is broken, and the laughing out loud commences. Castor’s medication problems turn into excitement for Carol who once again confuses having sex with the boss with an actual relationship. Carol could so easily be a completely pathetic character, if it weren’t for the brilliance of Kathleen Rose Perkins, holding her own with Tamsin Greig, Matt LeBlanc, and John Pankow.


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