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The best series of HBO Go and HBO Now to enjoy

In addition to Game of Thrones, today, you can find great productions on HBO that are worth enjoying again and again. Therefore, we have decided to present you with a list of the best HBO series that you cannot miss if you have this subscription.

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Now, with HBO's on-demand services, network fans have unrestricted access to the company's impressive (and robust) programming. Below, we show you the best HBO programs in all possible topics


The Deuce

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The New York of the seventies certainly had character, but the little stood out as much for its corruption and crime as for its vibrant art scene.

Ace, David Simon, in The Deuce, explore the evil suburb of the city and its central role in the emergence of the porn industry.

LikeThe Wire, Simon's other great and overwhelming social drama, The Deuce follow a network of characters whose paths occasionally cross while working on a system that dehumanizes them.

The main actors are Vincent Martino (James Franco), a waiter who works for the mafia, and Candy (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a worker who hopes to improve her luck by entering the pornography business.

Despite the central theme, The Deuce manages to keep the focus on why people fall into the world of drugs and porn.


The Young Pope

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Before it premiered on HBO, The Young Pope – which was originally aired on Sky Atlantic, in Italy – this series was cause for astonishment or bewilderment and even mockery in the media.

Many thought that the name implied a provocative show, whose objective was to capture the attention of the young spectators.

But nevertheless, The Young Pope It turned out to be one of the most extravagant and elegant television dramas.

The series follows Pope Po XIII (Jude Law); whose real name is Lenny Belardo, an orphan from America who comes to the throne thanks to the Vatican puppets, who expect him to be a malleable character and a young face for a modern world.

Instead, the new Pope shakes the world like a jealous conservative, delivering furious invective against modernity and pushing the church back to the past, to a more archaic thought.

This series has been created by the Oscar winner, director Paolo Sorrentino, who offers his peculiar vision and sense of humor.


Big little lies

Based on the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty, Big little lies It happens in a small and rich city where Madeline Martha Mackenzie (Reese Witherspoon), her friend Celeste Wright (Nicole Kidman) and their families live an apparent happiness.

When Jane Chapman (Shailene Woodley) moves into the city with her son Ziggy, Mackenzie and Wright help her, but an accusation against Ziggy and a murder threaten to change their lives.

Despite the mystery, what really catches the attention of Big little lies It is their representation of the lives – domestic and social – of these women, their friendship and the hostility they endure.

The central characters are complex, driven both by competitiveness and arrogance and by friendship and family. Witherspoon is particularly good in her role as the dominant Madeline.



Michael Crichton's HBO science fiction thriller has captured the attention of the network and for good reason.

The series focuses on a futuristic theme park with some dirty secrets in a Western environment, where the rich can pay to experience that dose of adventure that real life can never provide.

The guests – who cannot be killed inside the park – interact with the robotic “hosts”, who are almost indiscernible from human beings.

The show, produced in part by J.J. Abrams, has stars and a series of events that can only lead to a catastrophe.


game of Thrones

The George R.R. book series Martin attracted a lot of fantastic when he reached the bookshelves in the early 90s.

However, it was the television adaptation of D.B. Weiss and David Benioff for HBO which really managed to create a large community of hardcore fans when they debuted in 2011.

Announced as one of the best HBO series, it is also considered one of the best series of all time.

game of Thrones It is a peak story of real fights, a dynastic conflict and the struggle for ultimate control in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.

Over several seasons, creators have rarely turned away from violence, sex and the massive bloodshed, making it one of the most controversial and popular HBO shows.


The night of

The writer Steven Zaillian (Gangs of New York, Schindlers List) delivers some of his most moving material in this 2016 miniseries starring British actor and rapper Riz Ahmed, who portrays a Pakistani-American student who quickly finds himself in the Rikers jail after a slightly blurry night, which ends with A mysterious and brutal murder.

The show tells the evolution of the character and how it goes from being an innocent youth to being a hardened prisoner, with the help of Michael K. Williams (The wire).

The latter plays the head of the prison, Freddy, who is more than willing to provide his young man with some protection and support against his violent neighbors, but for a price. John Turturro also plays a great role as a defense attorney for John Stone.



David Simon is no stranger to the HBO network, having worked in The wire, Generation Kill, The corner, Show Me a Hero, and this drama that takes place in New Orleans, Treme.

Just three months after the events of Hurricane Katrina, Treme refers to the eclectic mix of people living in New Orleans who are trying to repair and rebuild their lives after the catastrophic storm.

With the choice of some familiar faces, the series received most of its good critics rather for accurately portraying this city of the state of Louisiana and for capturing the unique culture of the region.

Like The wire, each episode has an excellent narrative that attracts the viewer and makes it incredibly difficult to look the other way.


The Leftovers

When Damon Lindelof announced that he intended to adapt Tom Perrotta's novel, The Leftovers, in an exclusive series for HBO, the fantastic fiction novels of 2011 became historical.

Not only did the story potentially lend itself to repetition, but Lindelof's impressive career up to that point assured Leftovers enthusiasts that the story was in good hands.

And although the series received a positive general critique, it is also true that it needed to regulate its speed.

Thus, once Lindelof and his team perfected the way to tell this heartbreaking story, the show really took off and is now among the best series you can watch.


Olive Kitteridge

Few people know Olive Kitteridge before he won eight Emmy awards, causing many to rub their eyes and ask themselves, "What is Olive Kitteridge?"

Well, this miniseries refers to the life of a retired teacher, Olive Kitteridge (Frances McDormand) and her husband Henry Kittredge (Richard Jenkins).

As each episode of the show focuses on a different period of Kitteridge's life, viewers get a close and personal look at issues such as depression, jealousy and family tension that comes to shape Olive and those who surround.

With a fantastic performance and an incredible narration, this series certainly deserves to spend several hours in front of the TV.


The wire

It is very likely that you have heard about the drama produced by David Simon baptized as The wire.

Some consider it the best series of all time. Therefore, if you have not yet succumbed to its charms, now is the perfect time to do so.

The story happens in Baltimore, where The wire It tells a fictional and highly realistic story about the relationship between the world of drugs, the law in charge of ending all this, and every body, bullet and element that is caught in the middle.

The truth is that few series have the magnificent dialogue and narration that Simon offers in this series that we recommend to anyone.


True detective

The story of True detective They premiere on HBO in 2014, leading viewers through a dark and twisted world whose protagonists are Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

Over the course of eight one-hour episodes, writer Nic Pizzolatto and director Cary Fukunaga tell the terrible story of a murder, deception and polarity of religion and logic.

And it should be said that few series link these elements as well as True Detective does.

However, after the success, it is important to note that the second season, although it is entertaining, hardly exceeds its predecessor.


The Sopranos

Few TV series got as good critics as The Sopranos David Chase when he landed on HBO for the first time between 1999 and 2007.

For six seasons, the series won several awards. In addition, both Chase and his team knew what they were doing in relation to the production of high-quality television.

As for the series itself, the story focuses on the late James Gandolfini, who plays Tony Soprano, a peculiar mafia character who lives in New Jersey with his family and lives in constant battle with his family life and his burden of work.

Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli and Lorraine Bracco co-star in this series that somehow managed to humanize the mafia.


Empire boardwalk

Created and produced by Terence Winter – writer of projects like The Sopranos, The Wolf of Wall Street Y Sister, SisterEmpire boardwalk The era of prohibition in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and the thieves who came to power during this time.

Starring Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson (and based on the historical story of Enoch L. Johnson), this series depicts Thompson's rise as an Atlantic City politician and his business with the city's gangsters and low criminal funds, as as government agents and citizens.

It is based on Nelson Johnson's book of the same name and presents several real historical figures during each of his seasons (i.e., Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, Arnold Rothstein, etc.) painting an almost accurate portrait of how New Jersey was in the 20s and 30s.



Sharp objects, is a new miniseries based on the best selling novel by Gillian Flynn of the same name. Our eight-episode drama to Amy Adams (Arrival, Enchanted) as Camille Parker, an anguished reporter who was recently discharged from a psychiatric hospital and sent to her hometown of Wind Gap, Missouri, to cover the murder of two girls.

Her mother, Adora (Patricia Clarkson) receives her back, and forces her to face some of her personal demons. While Camilie looks for answers to these brutal murders, she discovers things from her past that she had tried to forget, resulting in a narrative as shadowy as fascinating.



Created by the daring Terence Nance, Random Acts of Flyness It is a program that addresses issues of sexuality, white supremaca and patriarchy through short and stimulating sketches. The last triler provides an idea of ​​what the night series offers, with short bursts of revealing clips. “What excites me most about the series is how much we get involved with the confusing,” said Nance.



Although it only lasted two brief seasons (and a later film), Looking I burned brightly, getting praise from the critics and love of a small, but enthusiastic public. Looking it is a series about three gay men living in San Francisco: game designer Patrick (Jonathan Groff), artist assistant Agustn (Frankie J. Alvarez) and waiter Dom (Murray Bartlett).

Each of the protagonists, all in their last 20 or 30 years, struggles with the fact that their lives have not turned out exactly as they expected, since they are disappointed with their careers and their love lives (or lack thereof). However, as in real life, drama and laughter go hand in hand, and the characters have many comforting moments to balance the melancholy.



Succession It is the story of the Roy family, a clan of wealthy and scoundrels, competing for power. The patriarch of the Logan family (Brian Cox) built one of the largest media companies in the world, but now that he is old and has health problems, his children: Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Roman (Kieran Culkin) and Shiv ( Sarah Snook) plan the best way to advance their careers, and perhaps even secure the throne of their father's empire.

Succession It is much like King Lear, and like Shakespeare's play, the show is full of drama and stabbed in the back. Although the characters may seem disgusting at first glance, they are a complicated lot, which makes their dispute even more convincing.



Vice Principals

Fights in the workplace can be extremely insignificant and, as evidenced by Vice Principals, also very funny This short-lived comedy (season 2 being the last one) follows a couple of assistant principals, Neal Gamby (Danny McBride) and Lee Russell (Walton Goggins), as they struggle to reach their high school address after That the main holder withdraws. Despite their differences, the two must work together when the district hires an outsider, Dr. Belinda Brown (Kimberly Hebert Gregory), much more competent, for the position they do. The credentials of the McBride comedy are recognized so far, but he finds a bit odd and hilarious in Goggins, usually known for dramatic works such as The shield Y Justified, which is brilliant as the ephemeral and serpentine Russell.



The veteran of Daily Show Larry Wilmore and Issa Rae, creator of the popular series Awkward Black Girl from YouTube, they partnered to create Insecure, a semi-autobiographical comedy that skilfully explores the experience of the black population in Los Angeles today. Rae plays a version of herself, which tries to balance her professional and personal life while working in a non-profit organization that benefits children of color. Yvonne Orji and Jay Ellis provide convincing and replicable interpretations as Issa's best friend and boyfriend, respectively, and the series is intelligent and sincere enough that anyone, regardless of race or gender, can enjoy it.


Silicon Valley

From the brilliant mind of Mike Judge (Beavis and Butthead Y King of the hill) arrives Silicon Valley, a comedy about the culture of startups which takes place in the homonymous region of California. According to Judge, the series is inspired (in quotes) in the events that occurred in his own life in the late 80's when he was an engineer in Silicon Valley. The program itself follows a varied team of programmers and entrepreneurs who struggle (albeit cmically) to achieve success in the competitive world of new technology companies. Perhaps the most hilarious is the mismatch that many of the main characters look like, which gives the show a rather humanizing angle, difficult to achieve in most modern comedies. The writing of Silicon Valley is sharp and the performance is ingenious and timely, so it is not only one of the best comedies of HBO, but one of the best programs offered by the network in general.


Flight of the Conchords

The comedy company of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement began when the do met in 1998 at Victoria University in Wellington, in New Zealand, but did not officially appear on the scene until the mid-2000s. After creating followers in his native country In the early days, Bret and Jemaine drew the attention of HBO, which hired them to bring their band's comedy to the premium cable. After creating Flight of the Conchords, the fictional folk band of Bret and Jemaine moves to New York City with the intention of achieving fame and fortune. To his disgust, fame and fortune always seem out of reach, despite his relentless attempts to reach stardom. The Conchords play original "folk" songs throughout each episode, which, in turn, causes some of the best laughs on the show. After seeing these clumsy New Yorkers try to succeed, you can't help singing their tunes in your head.




Girls, a drama created and starring Lena Dunham, delves into the daily experiences of a group of twenty young ladies living in New York City. Based on real experiences of Dunham's own life, the series is often about humiliating and disastrous events that occur in that process that takes us from young people to adults, going through relationships and of course sexuality. In addition to Dunham, Girls It features the outstanding performances of Adam Driver, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirk and Zosia Mamet. It will be very difficult to find many other programs that offer such a real and at the same time fun representation of human interaction and emerging adulthood as in Girls.


High maintenance

This free-form series It was so successful and fun that HBO got it in 2016 and ordered six episodes, while also adding the first six seasons to its streaming platforms. Co-creators (and married couple) Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair provide pre-episode comments, often along with guest actors who appear. Sinclair plays "The Guy", a bicycle dealer from New York City that delivers marijuana in all municipalities. The real star of the show, however, is the rotating cast of customers who call The Guy for the grass.

High maintenance It also does not fit the typical 30-minute episode format, although each story is elaborated with a beginning, development and end, either in six minutes or in 20. Well-designed sets include tons of small and well-accomplished details. The program also takes a stance on the drug that stars in their stories, avoiding falling into stereotypes while creating memorable characters that you can not help but love (and also hate, of course).



Julia Louis-Dreyfus, outstanding student of Seinfeld, this political star is starring about a vice president and her attempts to make a lasting impression in the United States without being swept away by politics in DC. Joins Louis-Dreyfus the hilarious Tony Hale, who plays Veep's ultra-compliant personal assistant. This is one of the best comedies that HBO has to offer, with a sharp and ingenious writing, a brilliant performance and a lot of laughs. Highly recommended.


Curb Your Enthusiasm

From the brilliant brilliance of Larry David (who also stars in the series) comes Curb Your Enthusiasm, a version something David's real-life fiction as a retired television writer and producer. What makes the show particularly fun is that practically every scene is almost completely improvised by the actors on the screen. David writes a general summary of each episode, although the real dialogue and conversation arise in the heads of the actors in each scene. If you liked David Seinfeld's native humor, you will probably enjoy watching the nine seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm (which will soon be ten).



Starring Bill Hader, Barry It is a dark comedy about a guy named Barry, a former United States Marine who has become a community theater actor. While working in Los Angeles, Barry lives a conflict between his new passion, being an actor, and the old one, which was to be a hitman, although he soon decides that both do not have to exclude themselves in their new life. Harry Winkler (Happy Days) and Sarah Goldberg (Hindsight) also appear on the scene, the last of which offers the best performance of his young career so far.


Documentaries, news and historical fiction

The Jinx: the life and deaths of Robert Durst

For more than 30 years, real estate cone Robert Durst systematically dodged a series of murder charges and fingered the disappearances of his wife, his best friend and one of his neighbors. After watching a film starring Ryan Gosling freely based on his life, the challenging Durst decided to approach the director of the film (Andrew Jarecki) and offer an exclusive interview. Through several sitting interviews and several years of cooperation with Jarecki and the HBO production team, a six-episode miniseries was commissioned to tell the story of Durst. For the fans of the Serial podcast and the murder mysteries in general, The Jinx It is an excellent piece of narration and creation of films that will surely leave you with your mouth open.


Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Although classified as a satric news program, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver It offers us one of the most honest and forceful journalisms that we could find in any television program. Every week, the comedian and former correspondent of The Daily ShowJohn Oliver addresses the most notable events of the past week and deconstructs them with his distinctive ingenuity (and British accent, of course). Oliver's weekly program, which is full of fun analogs, punctual critics and a close and fluid writing, feels constantly fresh and often incredibly informative. Be it the scandal of bribes that shook FIFA or the problematic system of standardized tests, there is no issue that Oliver does not address and then destroy in small pieces.



When investigating political and cultural problems that most programs will not dare to deal with, Vice He gives an example of documentary narration in its maximum expression. Co-produced by Bill Maher and the vice president of Shane Smith magazine, this series follows journalists and reporters as they travel to all corners of the world to interview and document a wide range of provocative topics, such as China's one-child policy, suicide bombers, political murders, and North Korean culture. With between 10 and 14 episodes aired during each of the three seasons of Vice, HBO Go gives many options to satisfy even the most hungry news junkies. You won't find a investigative journalism like this anywhere else.


Show Me a Hero

David Simon and HBO join once again for this pseudodocumental miniseries about Yonkers, New York, Mayor Nick Wasicsko and their efforts to break up public housing in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Starring the Ex Machina Oscar Isaac as the young mayor, Show Me a Hero It is an exceptional account of one of the few most tense and racially charged in the history of the United States. With each part of the miniseries directed by Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis (Crash), Simon was able to take full advantage of the acting skill of the cast and achieve a faithful account of the best-selling novel of the same name by Lisa Belkin (1999). Like everything Simon does with HBO, it is an almost mandatory title.


Band of brothers

This fascinating miniseries, based on the experiences of the 506 Parachute Infant Regiment also known as the "Easy Company" in World War II, won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for its brutal and realistic representation of battles on European soil. Damien Lewis and Ron Livingston lead a cast of actors that features several renowned actors in which they were the first roles of their career. Tom Hanks, less than three years after appearing in Saving Private Ryan, I directed the writing and production teams, creating a unique series that focuses on a different character in each episode.

Balancing a sense of individual herosm with the overwhelming scale of the mid-century war, Band of brothers Touch all the correct keys. The show also presents live comments before the episode of some of the soldiers depicted on the screen, although the identities of the royal soldiers are not revealed until the end of the series.


* Updated by Mara Teresa Lopes on November 13, 2o19.

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