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Old October 7 2010, 08:20 PM   #1
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Best HBO Series

What do you think?

I've actually only watched a few HBO offerings. I tried to watch Sopranos, but since I see everything on DVD, it was difficult. I'm sure it was great if you caught it once a week, but sitting down to two or three hours or even two or three nights in a row of that stuff got really depressing, really fast so I had to bail. Meanwhile, I can honestly say the writing was superb.

Then there was Deadwood, which was so wonderfully weird and brilliant - cut short in its prime. *sigh*

I could watch Rome a thousand times (and am well on my way). Troubled though its second season was, the acting, the atmosphere, the writing - fabulous!

I am now on Six Feet Under, which is delightful. Funny, poignant and odd, I understand that it, unlike so many shows, ends wonderfully (NO SPOILERS - and I mean it!)

What are the other greats from HBO and what would you consider the best of the best?
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Old October 7 2010, 08:35 PM   #2
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Re: Best HBO Series

I would have to vote for Deadwood with Rome a close second an an honorable mention for the former HBO program Inside The NFL.
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Old October 7 2010, 08:37 PM   #3
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The Wire.

eta: btw, (major spoiler!)

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Old October 7 2010, 08:37 PM   #4
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Deadwood. I think just about everything about that show was excellent. Two or three more seasons were certainly warranted.
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Old October 7 2010, 08:41 PM   #5
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I haven't seen a whole lot of HBO series, but I love Curb Your Enthusiasm, and The Sopranos. I've seen part of Six Feet Under and The Wire, but not enough to make an informed decision.
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Old October 7 2010, 08:41 PM   #6
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From the Earth to the Moon
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Old October 7 2010, 08:43 PM   #7
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Re: Best HBO Series

Does anybody remember Deam On?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dream_On_(TV_series)
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Old October 7 2010, 08:44 PM   #8
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The Wire, easily.

I liked Six Feet Under, though the only perfect season is the first (though the second season comes close).
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Old October 7 2010, 08:55 PM   #9
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Gotta be The Wire with Rome coming in a close second.
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Old October 7 2010, 08:55 PM   #10
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Absolutely, loved it. Also The Larry Sanders Show was pretty awesome.
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Old October 7 2010, 08:58 PM   #11
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Another vote for Deadwood. It really was excellent in every way: a superb cast, wonderfully written scripts with complex characters, an authentic look and feel, and it was absolutely riveting.
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Old October 7 2010, 08:58 PM   #12
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Curb Your Enthusiasm for me. I can't get enough of it. The last season was brilliant. Currently really getting into Boardwalk Empire.
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Old October 7 2010, 09:01 PM   #13
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Not much of an HBO fan here. Sex and the City, and Dream On are probably my two favorites. Showtime has a much better list I think.
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Old October 7 2010, 09:05 PM   #14
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Re: Best HBO Series

The Wire, Oz, and Rome for recent years...

Dream On, Larry Sanders, and Tales from the Crypt for the 1990s.
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Old October 7 2010, 09:14 PM   #15
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True Blood IMO. It's a very good series. I liked Deadwood, 6 Feet Under and started getting into Rome only for it to get canned a few weeks after I started watching it.

I do remember Dream On. I was very young at the time so some of it was over my head and for my age it was very raunchy and titillating. Oh and Tales From the Crypt. That was also a great series.

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