The channel HBO is known that removes exciting, loud and high-quality TV shows for different audiences. What is worth “Game of Thrones” and “Chernobyl”, which excited viewers around the world. In addition to these series, HBO is famous for no less interesting projects, and we will tell about them in our selection.
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Big Little Lies 2017
A murder takes place at a school charity ball in the quiet town of Monterey. Police interviewed those present, but did not name the victim. The plot of the series takes us back in time and tells about 5 families whose children go to the same class. These families have difficult relationships, and they are all mysteriously linked to murder.
The series is so addictive that you involuntarily start to put yourself in the place of the characters and think about what I would do in their place.
World of the Wild West (Westworld), 2016
“World of the Wild West” is a futuristic amusement park, where designed androids follow any whims of visitors so that they feel complete freedom of action. Even if the work is killed, the technicians fix it, erase the memory and restore it in the park. But once something in the established system breaks – and the work gets out of control.
Atmospheric and tough series, while watching which you can enjoy the unsurpassed game of Anthony Hopkins.
Game of Thrones, 2011-2019
This is a series about the struggle for the Iron Throne and power over the Seven Kingdoms. From the king to the mercenary – everyone is eager to seize the crown, intrigue and ready to stab a knife in the back. Meanwhile, no one notices the awakening of darkness far to the North, and only the Wall protects them from danger.
There are almost no people left who have not heard of the series “Game of Thrones”. If you are the same person, then you are lucky. The series is over, and you can not wait for years for a new season, and watch all the series at once, without getting up from the couch.
The series tells us about what happened after the explosion of the reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The management of the nuclear power plant assured the Kremlin that the situation was under control and the radiation background was normal, but Academician Valery Legasov doubted these words. Together with Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shcherbina, Legasov travels to Chernobyl to find out what is happening on the ground.
This series is not only about a catastrophe, but also about human heroism, about people who sacrificed themselves to save everyone.
True Detective, 2014 – 2019
In the first season, two detectives investigate the mysterious murder of a girl that took place in 1995. In 2012, the case was reopened. Police decide to find out more about this crime and interrogate former detectives.
In the second season in Vinci, the head of the city administration is killed. Two detectives are involved in the investigation, who must solve this crime. But what began as a murder turned into a network of conspiracies and machinations.
In the third season, the detective and the investigator try to understand the mysterious crime, which stretched for three decades.
Atmospheric series will appeal to everyone who loves mysteries.
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Sharp Objects, 2018
Camilla Pricker dreams of a brilliant career in journalism. And good luck, she has a chance to increase her journalistic status. She goes to her hometown to write an article about the murder of girls. Soon, Camilla decides to conduct her own investigation and find out who committed these crimes.
The series is based on the book of the same name by Gillian Flynn.
Show Me a Hero, 2015
The young mayor is forced to build housing for low-income citizens near the elite neighborhoods. Residents of the prestigious area are beginning to resist, strike and riot on the streets of the city. This decision put an end to the mayor’s political career, and even those he helped were hardly interested in what he had to go through.
The series is based on real events and the book of the same name by Lisa Belkin.
Mildred Pierce, 2011
This is the story of a strong woman who was left alone with two children during the difficult years of the Great Depression. The main character Mildred Pierce tries not to give up, finds a job as a waitress, bakes cakes and sells them. But children almost despise the mother for such activities, especially the eldest daughter. She pulls a rope from Mildred, and she does not resist at all. Will the main character be able to cope with all the difficulties of life, succeed at work and build relationships with children?
A dramatic series about the relationship between parents and children, betrayal and life.
What Olive Kitteridge knows, 2014
The main character Olivia is a strict and rude woman. She works at school as a math teacher, does not go for a word in his pocket and always says what he thinks. But sometimes her harshness affects people close to her – a soft and romantic husband and beloved son, who, in her opinion, is not very smart. In Series 4, we will see how the family has changed over the past 20 years and what has happened to it.
At the beginning of the series, it seems that Olivia is cynical and heartless, but with each series you change your mind about her and worry about sympathy for this character.
The Night Of, 2016
A young New York taxi driver meets a stranger, and they decide to spend the night together. Waking up in the morning, the protagonist finds the corpse of a girl in his apartment. He is a murderer for the police, lawyers and even relatives. But will there be a person who will believe in his innocence and save the hero from punishment?
A crime drama that shows the realities of modern life on the example of a simple guy.
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The Young Pope, 2016
The incredible happened in the Vatican: the new pope was the American Lenny Bellardo. He is eccentric and unpredictable, no one can predict his actions. Having received such a high position, Lenny is trying to change the ancient order, which drives the Holy See crazy. His goal is to organize a real revolution, but not everyone likes this idea.
A terrific series that touches on really difficult topics.
The Deuce 2017
The story is based on real events that took place in New York in the 1970s. The rise of mercenary love, street crime and the unprecedented growth of corruption in government. Here you will learn how people spun and mastered a new spicy business, which later grew into an entire industry.
Candid series, produced by James Franco.
The Sopranos, 1999-2007
This is a series about the life of modern mobster Tony Soprano. He overcomes various difficulties and tries to maintain a balance between the family and the criminal business. After a panic attack, Tony seeks help from a psychiatrist, but can not tell her about all his problems, as associated with death – a vow of silence, violation of which is punishable by death.
The series will appeal to viewers of all ages.
The events of the series unfold in 52 BC. BC, when Gaius Julius Caesar conquers Gaul after 8 years of war and prepares to return to Rome. In the Senate, the leaders of the Patrician Party convince Pompey the Great that Caesar was a threat to the prosperity of Rome. At this time, two unsuccessful legionnaires embark on an adventure that, if successful, will significantly increase their well-being.
A powerful series that conveys the spirit of ancient Rome.
The Wire, 2002-2008
A Baltimore police unit is battling bad guys during the heyday of crime. Each season is dedicated to any particular issue: drug trafficking, seaport, city government and bureaucracy, the school system and the print media. Most interestingly, many episodic characters were played by former criminals, police officers and politicians.
Boardwalk Empire, 2010-2014
The events of the series take place in 1920 during the onset of the dry law. The main character Enoch Thompson, a city treasurer and a gangster in one person, decides to take advantage of the situation and make money on the illegal sale of alcohol. But where there is a lot of money, there are dangers lurking.
Gangster series starring Steve Buscemi.
Vincent Chase, an actor, rose to fame after the premiere of the first film with his participation. Now it remains only to consolidate success. And in this he will be helped by the best friend and co-manager Eric Murphy, brother-actor Johnny “Drama” Chase, an old friend and personal driver of the Turtle, as well as agent Ari Gold.
A comedy-drama series that opens the curtain on the world of the film industry.
Tales from the Crypt, 1989-1996
Screen adaptation of the comic book of the same name, popular in the 1950s. Each series is a short and terribly humorous story told on behalf of a nice resident of the crypt. Hollywood stars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael J. Fox, Brad Pitt and others starred here.
One of the outstanding television projects of the 1980s and 1990s.
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L’amica geniale, 2018
A series about the friendship of two girls from the poor quarter of Naples. Elena is shy and hardworking, Lila is bold and talented in literally everything. Their friendship begins with a rivalry that lasted a lifetime – first for grades, and then for men, children and friends.
The series is based on a series of mega-books by Elena Ferrante “Neapolitan Quartet”.
The series tells the story of 17-year-old Ru Bennett, who returns home after treatment at a rehabilitation clinic. Without wasting time, the main character again takes up the old habits – parties and drugs. Ru herself does not notice how she rolls into the abyss, but a meeting with a girl named Jules radically changes her life.
Atmospheric series, which received many rave reviews.
Six Feet Under, 2001-2005
Arriving home, the protagonist Nate learns of his father’s death. But Nate’s brother and sister react strangely to the death of the head of the family. The sister was high and could not realize anything, and the brother, a very quiet man, did not show any emotions. The only person who supports Nate is Brenda, the woman he met on the plane. However, the Brandy family is even stranger than the Nate family.
A touching and lively series with a fair share of black humor.
True Blood, 2008-2014
The events take place in a small town near New Orleans. Since the advent of synthetic blood, vampires have lost the need to kill ordinary mortals. Two years ago, vampires left their coffins and officially declared their rights. But not all people were ready for this – and not all vampires were happy to give up the usual diet.
Drama series with elements of horror and black humor.
The Newsroom, 2012-2014
The series tells about the behind-the-scenes life of a popular news program. A group of journalists is trying to comment honestly on the events in the country. They are beaten and scolded for it, but they still stand their ground.
This is a series about strength, friendship, truth, and how to use it.
The Leftovers, 2014-2017
In the provincial town of Mapleton, life took its turn. Some went to work, some to study, and some to the shops, but at one point, for unknown reasons, people began to disappear. It turned out that about 2% of the world’s population disappeared without a trace. After experiencing the shock of losing loved ones, the remaining people began to wonder: what is the reason for what happened?
A strong drama that is viewed in one breath.
The musical drama, directed by Mick Jagger, tells the story of the head of a recording studio who tries his best to keep it afloat. The series has everything: a punk record, freaky producers and beautiful women.
A wonderful drama that will appeal to anyone who wants to look behind the scenes of concerts in the 1970s.
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This is a series about 4 girlfriends who graduated from college. Their main dream is to live independently and separately from their parents. One of the girls, Hannah, works as a free intern. At first she was provided by her parents, but then they stopped. Another friend, Jess, an intriguer and a great seductress. The third, Marnie, is vulnerable and very correct. The fourth, Shoshanna, is looking for her place in life, but all her dreams fail.
A true series about girls in which you recognize yourself and your girlfriends.
Life’s Too Short, 2011-2013
A mini-series about the life of one of the most famous dwarf actors Warwick Davis. He divorces his wife, attends conferences and looks for new roles.
The series charges with energy and positivity for the whole day.
Sex and the City, 1998-2004
Four girlfriends live in the big city of New York: Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbs, Charlotte York and Samantha Jones. They are bright, independent and confident women. There are no secrets between girlfriends, they share even the smallest details of their lives. This is what you will learn in the series.
Sparkling humor, memorable images and spicy themes – this is the main highlight of this popular series.
Silicon Valley, 2014
This is a story about a group of geeks who turn out to be talented IT professionals. They are preparing to launch their own project – “Spotted Bagpipe”. Despite the funny name, the project is serious, so several investors are ready to invest their millions. The heroes of the series face various funny situations and try to move forward, developing their project.
The series will appeal even to those who do not understand anything in programming and startups.
The main character of the series, Barry, is a former Marine, and now a useless killer. He goes on assignment to Los Angeles and by chance gets into acting classes. Inspired by the atmosphere, Barry decides to become an actor and change his life.
Comedy series for those who want to laugh from the heart.