It’s no secret that Home Box Office (HBO) is notorious for their many riveting and original series that have great storytelling, exceptional acting, and pay incredible attention to detail. It is also no secret that many if not all of these shows include sex, nudity, violence, strong language, adult content, and more.
HBO is also known for their mobile site, HBO Go, which you can use on any phone, tablet, game console, or computer to access your HBO account and watch in a more private setting rather than your living room where your parents could walk in at any moment.
Everyone knows how awkward it can be if you are watching something with your parents and all of a sudden everyone is naked and moaning as loud as humanly possible. I know I do, my dad and I have both found each other in front of a TV watching True Blood or The Sopranos. Well HBO has released a series of advertisements for HBO Go that encompass this awkward feeling to a tee. Whether it’s parents walking in on you watching it, or they are trying to talk their way through it to make it less awkward (Even though that just makes it more awkward).
They also have ads included that not only address the awkward situations but also the annoying ones. Such as when your parents can’t keep track of who’s who in a show and keep saying, “No he’s that one, you’re thinking of what’s his name.” Or when they can’t think of the actor’s name and what movie they saw him in. It’s a great piece of advertising that is relatable to both the younger and older generations that frequently watch HBO shows and often wish they had a little more privacy for some scenes.
It’s also more fun if you’ve seen the shows that are featured in the various commercials.