Game of Thrones recently just ended and fans have no idea what to do next, it is the end of an era and most of us do now know what shows to watch next. We really have to thank HBO for giving us Game of Thrones but HBO is also known for producing a lot of great content. Which is why it is no surprise that HBO has received hundreds of Emmy nominees yearly. The premium cable and satellite TV network is the home of many iconic TV shows and today, we have listed our favorites. In this article, we have ranked our top 5 picks for the best HBO shows of all time.
Mark Twain Prize recipient Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been known for her role in Seinfeld, and she has made a name for herself years after. She is a comedy icon and is now more famous than ever for her role as Selina Meyer in Veep. This political satire comedy follows the story of fictional vice president Selina Meyer. The series follows her public and private life as well as her and her staff’s attempt at leaving a great legacy.
Deadwood is not just a show that boasts its accuracy at history or setting. Ultimately, the main concern of the show is how accurately it portrays humans. This American Western television series shows human nature and why do people act a certain way. Deadwood showed its audiences why do people form allegiances, betrayal, how circumstances test people and push them to their worst. Deadwood is set in a lawless mining town in 1889 and focuses on the clash between a saloon owner and the town sheriff.
3. Game of Thrones
Ranking Game of Thrones on HBO’s best shows is quite difficult. Although a lot of people claim that it is the best, there are still quite a few that would triumph over GoT. Nonetheless, Game of Thrones ranks third on our list. This adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire has been the show of this generation. After running for almost a decade, the show has left a mark that no show would ever. The medieval fantasy show has not only succeeded in showing us with fantasy elements but has also succeeded in giving us some of the strongest female characters on television.
2. The Sopranos
The Sopranos is one of the best crime drama shows of all time and has clearly defined this genre. James Gandolfini had given us his best performances as Tony Soprano, a New Jersey mobster. The show follows Tony as he juggles his family problems with his mob life. With having too much to handle, Tony sees a therapist to help him deal with his personal and professional life.
1. The Wire
Our top 1 pick for the best HBO show of all time is none other than The Wire. This American crime drama show triumphs over The Sopranos by just a bit because of just how excellent it showed and educated its audience with morality and humanity. The show is set on the drug-infested city of Baltimore. In the show, the clash between the good guys and the bad guys is not the only focus, but also the fault within the systems in place. The criminal justice, education, and the political system are all broken and it greatly affects how things play out.