An early HBO Max report card

Photo: Courtesy of HBO.

It’s been a month since AT&T-owned WarnerMedia released HBO Max, and while the literal launch went smoothly: the app works fine and there have been no major tech issues; the media narrative about the new streaming platform has been less than ideal.

Not a disaster: originals like Love life and LegendaryWhile it doesn’t exactly dominate the pop culture conversation, it has received solid reviews from critics, and the Max UI improves nicely on the already solid HBO Now roster it was built on. Also, you can finally stream friends again (or, if it’s me, every episode of Scooby Doo.)