There are so many streaming platforms that people can watch their favorite shows and movies like HBO, Hulu, and Netflix. Here are 12 series you need to watch on HBO.
If you love thrilling gangster crime television series, then the Sopranos is the perfect HBO series for you. This American drama series delves into the life of New Jersey crime boss Tony Soprano and his adventures juggling life as a crime boss and a family man on the east coast. Tony deals with many personal and professional drama and power struggles, violence, affairs, betrayal, and the threat of being taken out by opposing mob members daily. If you love gritty, witty, American crime, and mobster shows, then the Sopranos is the perfect HBO series to binge-watch.
Have you ever wanted to know what life was like as a famous Hollywood movie star? If so, Entourage is the perfect HBO series for you. A young a talented actor from Queens, New York, makes it to Los Angeles and brings his four best buddies from New York to the city of angels to support him with his career. Viewers get to see Vince, the real-life story of Mark Whalberg, and his less successful half older brother, his best friend, and their wild and irresponsible friend navigate the crazy and wild ride that is life living in Hollywood. If you love raunchy American comedy series, you will love Entourage.
Do you love animals? Do you love realistic cartoons? Have you ever wanted to know what life would be like if animals lived life like human beings? If you answered yes to all of those questions, then this HBO series is for you. Take a look into what life would be like if animals could talk and lived their lives like normal human beings while living in the big apple, New York City. Go on the journey of different animals of all different sizes and watch their experiences trying to survive in New York City’s mean streets.
4. Curb Your Enthusiasm
This hilarious comedy television series delves into some serious and deep issues regarding everyday life. This series’s main character, Larry David, has it all: a wife who loves him, a prestigious career, a great home with great friends. This manus it all. What could go wrong? Watch as this hilarious comedy series delves into the unfazed, griping life of Larry David, filled with awkward situations and uncomfortable moments. If you love to laugh at other people’s awkward situations, you’ll love to Curb Your Enthusiasm.
The aspect that separates streaming networks like HBO from their competition is that HBO can make realistic series and do not uphold FCC regulations like some network television series. One HBO series that fall into this category is Insecure. This HBO series delves into what life is like as a modern, strong, and smart black woman who lives her life while trying to survive in Los Angeles, California. Everyone has insecurities in life, and it shows with the main characters in this series. This outstanding comedy series looks at the bond between two lifelong friends in a unique way. This series delves into music, food, popular culture, black culture and history, and racial issues.
HBO is known for its groundbreaking and thrilling movies and drama television series, but they also delve into television’s comedic aspect. One uniquely funny and yet severe series that is underrated on HBO is Barry. This HBO series delves into what life is like for an ex-army vet returning home and becoming a hitman for the mob. This series seems severe, but there’s a twist. The ex-soldier turned hitman tries his luck on the big stage of being an actor when assigned to his first hit while in Los Angeles. Viewers go on a wild yet funny ride while this hitman tries to make it a successful Hollywood actor.
7. Silicon Valley
Have you ever wanted to know what it is like being a genius tech billionaire that starts their own fortune five hundred company? If so, look no further than the HBO series Silicon Valley. This American comedy series follows the life of computer programmer Richard and his friends as they try to make it big in the tech world in the heart of Silicon Valley. When Richard develops a state-of-the-art robust research algorithm, the offers and temptations of newfound glory coming knocking on his door. If you love nerdy, raunchy high tech, comedy series, then you’ll love this HBO series.
One of the most exciting and conflicting aspects of life is politics. This HBO series delves into what it is like as a woman in politics in Washington D.C. with significant aspirations. Follow former Mayer Selina Myer, played by the fabulous Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as she goes for the most powerful position in politics and ends up in second place. Viewers get to see Myers deal with the everyday struggles and challenges of being the United States vice president while being a woman in politics. If you love American political comedies, you’ll love watching this HBO series.
Everyone wants to live a life of luxury, but nobody wants to work for fortune and fame. This American comedy HBO series delves into the story of a former professional football star’s life as he tries to find success and fame in his life after football as a financial manager for current players in Miami, Florida. Viewers get to see the struggle of a former pro football player turned financial manager dealing with all different kinds of people and personalities.
10. Hard Knocks
Are you a sports fan? Have you ever wanted to find out what it was like to make a professional NFL football team? Do you want to know what it’s like in an NFL training camp? If so, check out this HBO series: Hard Knocks. Hard Knocks shows people what life is like for athletes trying to accomplish their lifelong dream of playing in the National Football League. If you love American football, drama, and factual life documentaries, you’ll love this series on HBO.
11. High Maintenance
The guy has no name. All viewers know about him is that he is a marijuana dealer in Brooklyn. The guy delivers his product to his stressed-out and anxious clients all across New York City in an unorthodox way: on his bike. The guy’s unique aspect is that he touches his client’s and friends’ lives in many different ways when delivering his product to their homes. Viewers get to see all the crazy, intriguing, and curious lives of the guy’s clients all over New York City. If you love quirky, bizarre, and chilled-out comedies, you’ll love this HBO series.
12. Bored to Death
Do you love offbeat comedy series that delves into real-life situations? If so, you’ll love this HBO series. Bored to Death delves into the life of a young writer who turns his life upside down when he becomes a private detective from his fantasy and fascination with reading and writing suspense novels. By day he is a struggling author living in New York City; by night, he is a curious and quite handy private detective. Viewers get to see a struggling author’s personal and professional life crumble while focusing all his attention on being a private detective. If you love quirky, suspenseful, and thrilling comedies, you’ll love this HBO series.
Those are a few amazing HBO series that you need to watch. Do you like our recommendations? Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments below?
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Hello! My name is Bryan Eglesia, and I am a Sports Writer/Digital Media Content Producer from the San Francisco Bay Area. I began my career as a contributor and reporter for the Reynolds School of Journalism in Reno, Nevada, where I developed many skills critical in Journalism and Sports Journalism. I'm passionate about storytelling in sports, through the spoken and written word, and I have a determined mindset to succeed in the Media Broadcasting field.