Not sure if this is appropriate, but here it goes. I do not subscribe to HBO (nor any other premium movie channels for that matter). I had heard about several fantastic HBO original series through various message boards and what not, so I decided to get the first season box set of Sex and the City figuring it was a series that both me and the wife could enjoy. We ended up loving the series and purchased the second season box set as soon as we could find it in stock at a store. I believe we ended going through the second season in less that a week. We also had the same experience with the Sopranos set. I just wanted to say thanks to HBO for releasing these as we wouldn't have been able to experience them otherwise.