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It's not funny, it's HBO

TimThat slogan "It's not TV, it's HBO'' has acquired an ironic ring the past couple of years as the network's programming went from can't-miss to can't-watch. Gourmet dishes like The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Deadwood and Rome have been replaced with video equivalents of E. coli like Tell Me You Love Me and Lucky Louie. True Blood, the redneck vampire romp that kicked off earlier this month, offers some hope that HBO has gotten back on track with its dramas. But Little Britain USA and The Life & Times of Tim, which debut tonight, indicate that the comedies still have a long way to go. Read my full review in Sunday's Miami Herald.

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