New York, NY (PRWEB) April 27, 2013
WhoHasTheRemote.com released a list of its top five favorite television series produced by HBO. The list was inspired by a piece in Forbes on why HBO shows are so good. While the channel isn’t exactly known for family-friendly primetime television, they certainly know how to produce a riveting series. Following is a list of the best TV shows on HBO. These series are either currently shown on HBO or through a dish internet bundle.
1. Game of Thrones: A movie or TV show based on a series of novels is sometimes a gamble, but this one found almost immediate success. It is an adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of fantasy novels that begin with A Game of Thrones, first published in 1996. The show has done a great job adapting the novels for television, giving audiences compelling stories, complex characters, and beautiful settings.
2. Curb Your Enthusiasm: This series is downright brilliant. Written by and starring Seinfeld co-creator Larry David, it is hilarious and smart. David plays a fictional version of himself. Self-centered, stubborn, and unintentionally offensive, he finds himself in socially awkward situations involving guest stars the likes of Martin Scorsese, Shaquille O’Neal, and Jerry Seinfeld. In fact, much of the dialogue is improvised between David and his guest stars.
3. True Blood: Before Game of Thrones, HBO found success in adapting another series of novels, Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse books. The series is set in a steamy little New Orleans town called Bon Temps, and at first glance, it’s about vampires. A deeper look, however, shows an account of society’s prejudice against things they don’t understand.
4. Sex and the City: A favorite of women everywhere for six seasons, Sex and the City is far more than a funny show about fashion and girl talk. The writing and dialogue are clever and witty, and nothing is sacred. The show isn’t afraid to cover subjects that were formerly taboo in television. It was so loved that it spawned two movies and a prequel, The Carrie Diaries.
5. The Sopranos: No list involving HBO series would be complete without The Sopranos. In the league of movies like The Godfather and Goodfellas, it gives audiences an inside look at what life is like within a mafia family. At once humorous, dark, and intelligent, it is one of the most popular TV shows of all time.
Who Has The Remote? chose its top five favorite HBO TV series for their originality and engaging stories. HBO continues to produce successful and smart television shows that draw viewers from the very beginning.
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