I really wanted to love Vinyl. It had 70s fashions, 70s glamour, 70s music, Olivia Wilde in a chocha rug, Bobby Cannavale’s hairy nips and plenty of busted down gutter wigs. It had all the ingredients for a masterpiece. But I only made it halfway through episode 3 before I said, screw it, and watched Boogie Nights for the 4,500th time instead. Just days after Vinyl’s pilot episode aired, HBO announced they were renewing it even though the ratings weren’t that great. But today, HBO said that after careful consideration (aka they looked at the show’s crazy high budget and rising cost of chocha rugs) they have decided to chop up the Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger-produced show into several lines and snort it all up. They’ve reversed the renewal and canned that shit. They released this statement:
“After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with a second season of Vinyl. Obviously, this was not an easy decision. We have enormous respect for the creative team and cast for their hard work and passion on this project.”
I’m going to take a wild guess and say that 98% of the tricks who watched Vinyl only watched it because they wanted to see Bobby Cannavale in black chonies and a Vinnie Barbarino wig. So I have an idea. In Vinyl’s place, HBO should show reruns of one of its greatest shows, Six Feet Under, and get Bobby Cannavale to introduce each episode while wearing black chonies and a Vinnie Barbarino wig. HBO wouldn’t have a roof anymore because the ratings would knock it right the fuck off.
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