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5 Best HBO Series You Need to Watch in 2024
May 15th, 2024 under HBO Max. [ Comments: none ]

TV shows are the perfect content to enjoy as you lay back on your couch on a lazy weekend. There have been lots of new shows pouring into popular services. Hulu, Netflix, Disney, and Max are among the top contenders for creating shows that have us glued to the screen for hours on end. With the amount of action, drama, thrill, and suspense being incorporated into these, it would only make sense to watch stuff with the settings maxed out.

That’s where your internet comes in. Thankfully, the US is a melting pot for technology and telecommunication networks never lag too far behind. If your current internet service isn’t providing substantially good service then you probably wouldn’t have a good time checking out the listicle we’re providing down below. Our advice? Reach out to Cox Internet and get hooked up with one of the best and fastest internet connections around. Not only will your online experience get boosted but also your viewing experience will go up a rung or two.

Without further ado, let’s check out the best of what HBO has to offer these days. Do keep in mind that the following list is random, and not listed according to their release dates.

Game of Thrones (H2)

GoT is no stranger to critical acclaim. The writer George R.R. Martin went to great lengths to incorporate a thrilling story into his book series; Song of Ice and Fire.

The sheer scope of the entire series was so great that making it into a show would have to involve cutting down a number of aspects of it. Regardless, Game of Thrones still went on to become one of, if not, the most successful show based on a fantasy novel.

This series boasts 8 seasons and each episode in the season is roughly about an hour and ranges from politics to barbarism to fire-breathing dragons and icy fiends. It has so much jam-packed into it that you may need to take a breather every so often just to process what’s happening. And that’s where all the fun is!

Chernobyl (H2)

The show, as hinted by the name, points to the tragedy that happened all the way back in April 1986.

Chornobyl was home to a nuclear power plant in Ukraine that exploded due to the misjudgment or mishandling of the people overseeing the project. The incident was so devastating that it resulted in the complete annihilation of wildlife, people, and buildings in a big radius.

This HBO show serves as a reenactment of that entire event, taking its viewers on a depiction of the events leading up to the blast and its aftermath. Needless to say, Chornobyl will have you gripping your pillow and anxiously nibbling on your teeth. It’s basically a mini-season, with 5 episodes only.

The show gets pretty realistic too. The producers make it a point to not hold back in depicting what truly happened back then. Get ready to witness the horror of radiation poisoning and the sacrifices people had to make back then. Nothing and no one was spared. Perhaps because the show stays so close to history is why it has done so well.

Barry (H2)

This show takes bipolar, or maybe, Multiple Personality Disorders to the next level. The protagonist, Barry, leads dual lives; an average dramatist during the day and a cutthroat assassin by night.

Yes, you read that right. Barry has an inner craving for blood but he works hard during the day to curb his bloodlust and instead pursue a regular job to the best of his potential. At nighttime though, Barry lets loose and goes on adventures fueled by enjoying the suffering he causes.

The show Barry depicts why the protagonist himself dons two personalities in the first place and his endless struggle to try and get away from the latter. It also sheds light on the grim reality that who we are and whom we want to be are two completely different things. Think about that when you give this show a watch.

The Sopranos (H2)

The Sopranos has spent a good eight years serving a very specific niche of people and giving them the very best of a crime drama that explores family values, mob killings, and everything money can buy.

Tony Soprano, the main guy, has been depicted wonderfully by the multitalented James Gandolfini to accurately show how an endless spiral of family responsibilities, politics, and hatred can turn a good man into a crazed, psychopathic killer.

What starts off as a wholesome family only goes on to show, through a beautifully arching storyline, how love and principles can be distorted into making an entire house suffer.

The Last of Us (H2)

This show began streaming in early 2023 but has successfully gripped the hearts of gamers and TV enthusiasts alike.

The Last of Us follows the story of Ellie and Joel as they embark upon a quest to rid the world of a zombie virus. On their adventure, they come across diasporas of resistance peppered across a beautiful Seattle.

You might want to binge-watch this one because we guarantee once you start, it’s going to be difficult hitting the pause button. Its second season is set to release in 2025.

Summing Up (H2)

That’s a wrap on all we got for HBO’s latest and greatest TV shows. Check these out on HBO’s streaming platform and make sure to grab a good amount of drinks and munchies. Each show has its own flair to captivate you because, “It’s not TV, it’s HBO.”

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Colin Farrell’s Penguin waddles onto Max in the Fall
March 22nd, 2024 under Colin Farrell, HBO Max. [ Comments: none ]

The Batman was supposed to be all about Robert Pattison as the Dark Kight, but all everyone talked about was Colin Farrell as the Penguin.

This Fall, the villain gets his own series on Max, and those 8-episodes are going to make us love the bad guy!

Seriously, I am just so blown away by Farrell’s transformation. He went from a skinny Irishman to an overweight New Yorker you don’t mess with.

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HBO is sticking with Bill Maher for two years
March 13th, 2024 under HBO Max. [ Comments: none ]

No matter how we feel about Bill Maher, HBO loves him. So much so that they renewed Real Time with Bill Maher for two more seasons.

Nina Rosenstein, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming, Late Night & Specials, said, “For 22 seasons and counting, Bill Maher remains a uniquely powerful voice in politics and culture. Real Time is the rare place where people can both disagree and find common ground, which is more vital than ever. We’re thrilled to continue working with Bill and his incredibly talented team for two more seasons.”

Bill Maher added, “Two more years in the dream job of a lifetime, on the network so many dream of being on – I think that’s what we call a no-brainer.”

Are you one of the few people who still watches him?

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John Oliver will be around for lucky 13
December 5th, 2023 under HBO Max. [ Comments: none ]

John Oliver’s show Last Week Tonight has won 26 Emmys in less than ten years. So it should be no surprise that when it was time for HBO to renew the series, they made no hesitation to do so. In fact, they want three more seasons, bringing the topical show’s total to 13.

“We’re very happy to get to keep making this show with our fantastic staff,” said John Oliver. We will continue trying to stretch the term ‘entertainment’ to the breaking point.”

How happy are you to see him brilliantly destroy things that need to be destroyed?

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HBO puts The Idol out of our misery
August 28th, 2023 under HBO Max, The Weeknd. [ Comments: none ]

The Idol is one of the most hated new shows of the year. So what I am about to tell you won’t surprise you. HBO cancelled the series that starred The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp after one season.

“The Idol was one of HBO’s most provocative original programs, and we’re pleased by the strong audience response,” an HBO spokesperson said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “After much thought and consideration, HBO, as well as the creators and producers have decided not to move forward with a second season. We’re grateful to the creators, cast, and crew for their incredible work.”

Incredible work? Who the fuck are they kidding? It was shit. The Weeknd sucked. And he wasn’t even the worst one. That title goes to Hank Azaria. His fake Israeli accent was beyond dreadful, as was his acting.

The only positive parts were Depp and Da’Vine Joy Randolph.

You know, I wonder if the series would have gotten a second season if they had gone with the original concept and not listened to The Weeknd’s vision. It was a mistake like his ego. So, I guess you can say he played himself—someone with an ego who has nothing to back it up.

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