HBO's annual documentary film series always yields some compelling true-life tales, and the eighth entry in this year's edition is no exception. Directed by Liz Garbus, There's Something Wrong With Aunt Diane chronicles a story that made national headlines in 2009. While driving home from a camping trip with five children in her car, Long Island resident Diane Schuler somehow wound up driving down the wrong side of the Taconic State Parkway -- a lengthy stretch of road that winds through upstate New York -- and eventually collided head-on with an SUV, killing everyone save for her 5-year-old son. In the immediate aftermath of the incident, many speculated that Schuler was potentially under the influence of alcohol or experienced some kind of a mental breakdown, both claims that her surviving family vigorously denied.
Last season, on Hung: Ray (Thomas Jane) had two kids, a failed marriage, a burned-down house, a huge penis, two lady pimps and a burgeoning career as a gigolo. His coaching position was in jeopardy, his pimps were at odds with each other, and his last client was almost his unsuspecting and still-unhappy ex-wife, now remarried, until he called it off. The new season, which starts tonight, looks like... that continues?
I love the simplicity of this. It's just animated versions of Ricky Gervais's colossally popular podcast with his buddies Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington. That's all it is. Really! And that's just dandy. Those podcasts are very funny and enjoyable, and so are cartoons, particularly cartoon versions of these guys, as it turns out.