HBO: TV’s Darkside
Saturday, June 16, 2001
Critic Tad Friend wrote a piece for the New Yorker about HBO's new series, "Six Feet Under." He underlined the trend in that subscription-only network to veer toward the dark side. While the networks have to pander to advertisers who want their products paired with happy, sunny, appealing programming - HBO, with no advertisers to please can shun the light altogether.