HBO Releases Episodes of ‘Westworld,’ ‘Divorce’ Early So You Can Watch Presidential Debate

By Emily Zanotti | 4:15 pm, October 7, 2016

If you thought you could avoid Sunday’s Presidential debate by escaping into a fanstastical and dangerous world inhabited by scantily clad robots, well HBO doesn’t want to cooperate in unpatriotic actions.

HBO is streaming both Westworld (the robot show referenced above) and Sarah Jessica Parker’s new show, Divorce, two days early, so that you can clear your Sunday night schedule for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

That should be a huge relief to Sarah Jessica, who has been encouraging fans to keep an eye on the Presidential election by warning them that if Trump is elected, she and husband Matthew Broderick will probably be attacked and left for dead for her liberal opinions. Divorce, which is, shockingly, not the natural spinoff of SJPs other show, Sex and the City, premieres on Sunday.

Westworld is HBO largest series premiere to date, and has been receiving mostly positive reviews from critics, especially for its incredible, lush scenery and gorgeous, intricate sets. Only a handful of social justice warriors have called the show sexist so far—a distinct achievement for a pay channel drama.

If you are somehow unable to tune into the Sunday debates, there are some interesting options. Regal Entertainment Group, which owns Regal Cinemas, will simulcast the debate, taking place in St. Louis, free of charge to its 200 theaters nationwide.

Debate-watchers can actually nosh on popcorn (not just joke about it) as they watch Clinton and Trump go head-to-head on the big screen and in Dolby Digital Surround Sound. Or, given that its near Halloween, they can supplement their horror movie binges by pretending either 40-foot candidate is about to devour them alive (and/or become President, which is just as scary).

Some Regal cinemas even serve alcohol. No word on whether jeering at the screen will be prohibited.