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HBO’s ‘Neistat Brothers’ Left Me Speechless

Although I watched HBO’s “The Neistat Brothers” — an eight-episode series “consisting of experimental short films from the art-world brothers of the same name” — with every intention of reviewing it, a funny thing happened.

I had absolutely nothing to say about it.

As you might imagine, this doesn’t take place very often. Like or hate things, I’m seldom so numb I can’t even muster the energy to write a review.

The short films aren’t bad, but they aren’t particularly interesting either. Some are vaguely autobiographical, but those didn’t move me in the slightest. The show just sort of … sits there, occupying that nether realm between some of the more moderately creative stuff being done for the web and the more story-driven world of television.

HBO is scheduling the half-hour at midnight starting June 4, so it’s hardly a high-risk venture. Somebody will probably enjoy it.

And now, I’ve at least justified the 45 minutes or so I spent watching it.

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