I don’t have HBO, but I can imagine if I saw the first episode I would have marked my calendar and made sure I was sitting in front of the tv to catch each episode. I saw it through net flix dvd in 3 discs, first two with 3 episodes each, and the last with 2 for a total of 8. Stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
So I watched multiple episodes at each sitting. The last time I did this was when I was gifted The Soprannos box set. Other examples of ground breaking tv?
The Decalogue, directed by Krzysztof Kieslowsk: Inspired by the Ten Commandments, 10 short films shown onPolish tv directed by one of my all time favorite directors.
Fanny and Alexander (1982), directed by Ingmar Bergman, four part (312 minutes) Swedish tv movie.