HBO packs schedule with more 'Game of Thrones'
If you’re an HBO subscriber, the network is determined to make sure you don’t miss Game of Thrones.
Did you somehow forget to watch the 65-minute debut of the lavish fantasy drama at 9 p.m. on Sunday night? Here it is again at 10:05 p.m. Then again at 11:15 p.m.
Say you weren’t home on Sunday night. You were at Coachella seeing Kanye or something? HBO understands. On Monday night, Thrones will air again — on all six HBO channels simultaneously at 9 p.m. HBO is calling this scheduling strategy “innovative” and “designed to guarantee maximum exposure.” Missed it at 9 p.m.? Fine! Whatever. OK, here it is yet again: On HBO2, at 10:05 p.m. and then one more time at 11:15 p.m. Plus, of course, there’s OnDemand — don’t even make HBO have to bring that up.
Bottom line: You have no excuse to miss Thrones and clearly HBO is going to be quite perturbed if you do.
(BTW: I’m writing EW’s recap of Thrones. Very excited. I’ll post that Sunday night — just once, though.)
Game of Thrones
HBO's epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'