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From The Wire to The Sopranos, Top 5 HBO shows of all time!
2024/04/10

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HBO, as we know it, is alive at the moment. But who knows what the corporate overlords of the company will decide next, considering 'HBO' is no longer a profitable brand name in their books. Before the beloved network dies, though, let's celebrate it by listing the top 10 HBO shows. So, without further ado, let's dive into the top 10 HBO shows of all time (according to me, of course).

1. The Wire

Widely considered one of the greatest TV dramas of all time, The Wire depicts the interconnecting lives of various characters in Baltimore, from drug dealers and police officers to politicians and journalists.

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The show's creators, led by David Simon, meticulously researched and crafted each season to provide a nuanced and realistic portrayal of life in the city. The writing is exceptional, the acting superb, and the social commentary insightful.

2. The Sopranos

A close second, The Sopranos centres around New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano and his struggles to balance his family life with his criminal activities. The show features complex characters, sharp writing, and a pitch-dark sense of humour that sets it apart from other crime dramas. James Gandolfini's performance as Tony Soprano is for me the best screen performance ever.

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3. Rome

This historical drama takes viewers back to ancient Rome during the rise of Julius Caesar and then Augustus. The show's attention to detail, from the costumes to the sets, is mind-boggling, and the writing deftly weaves together historical events with fictional storylines. The ensemble cast, including Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, and Ciarán Hinds, delivers strong performances throughout the show's two seasons.

4. Game of Thrones

Based on George R.R. Martin's fantasy book series, Game of Thrones became a cultural phenomenon during its eight-season run.

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The show's complex plot, shocking twists, and large ensemble cast kept viewers on the edge of their seats. While the final season received mixed reviews, there's no denying the impact the show had on popular culture and the TV industry as a whole.

5. Succession

This dark comedy-drama follows the wealthy and dysfunctional Roy family, who own a global media conglomerate. The show features a stellar cast, including Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, and Sarah Snook, and the writing is sharp and biting. Succession's examination of wealth, power, and family dynamics makes for a compelling (and often uncomfortable) watch.

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