Originally aired: Sunday 10 June through Sunday 12 August 2007

HBO’s Last Word

From BackInTheGame, To HBO Forum, May 5, 2008 12:39 AM

I have been meaning to post this for some time, and now my scanner is broken so there is no immediate hope of me getting round to posting a scan of the original. [Note: scans are now available, see below]

This is HBO’s response to our January letter, and I can tell you we were not ignored; indeed I got a text msg from Nelson himself.

In the light of changes at the top, and the Emmy buzz + birdseed + some new support as a result of the DVD release, I thought I’d post this (otherwise at the time) slightly negative news.

First I’d like to say that Mesce seems like a stand up guy. One of the reasons I didn’t post straight away is that I wanted to have further conversation in response, which I did, but that was off the record, so I won’t directly share; however they were positive conversations and i believe his tone in this letter is genuine not patronizing.

I have been watching the show again, and am once again blown away. Who knows what the future holds, but I for one am so happy for what we have already.

All I’ll add are my own observations, that

1) Positive media coverage of the show can only help (think Emmys)
2) HBO is not against selling rights to a show (they aren’t making the sex in the city movies themselves) – they just won’t give it away