The Best HBO Series Right Now

And by HBO we definitely don’t mean "Horrible Body Odour" or "Hand Baggage Only". Despite what you might first believe! In fact, HBO, or Home Box Office, is an American premium satellite and cable TV channel. 

And it airs some awesome and highly-acclaimed TV series.

Just some of the fantastic viewing HBO has offered over the years includes The Wire (2002-2008), Sex and the City (1998-2004) and Flight of the Conchords (2007-2009). Have you heard of the phrase... it’s not TV, it’s HBO? That’s because HBO is seen as TV at the gold standard these days.

And we’re always excited at Cinema Paradiso to stock a HUGE choice of HBO series for our customers to rent and watch whenever suits them. After all, what could be better than watching a gold standard HBO programme from the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you perfectly?

And what’s even better is that we’ve got some of the most current HBO series available. So what is trending as an HBO series now exactly?

With gold award winners on the mind, let’s tune in to some of the best HBO series right now:

  • Game of Thrones (2011)

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    Could we start with anything else? Even if you’ve never seen Game of Thrones, you must have heard of it. Game of Thrones is based on the book “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin. It is mostly set in the fictional location of Westeros and, on the surface, is about seven families hoping to gain control over the seven kingdoms within it. Family drama and death are key themes throughout the show and despite the intense emotions associated with the programme, it is one of the most popular HBO series. Ever.

    Director:
    Timothy Van Patten
    Cast:
    Sean Bean, Sean Bean, Struan Rodger
    Genre:
    TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, TV Dramas, TV Political, TV Action & Adventure
    Availability:
    Blu-ray, DVD, 4K Blu-ray
  • The Sopranos (2000)

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    The Sopranos is all about the fictional mob boss Tony Soprano and details his conversations with his psychiatrist. If the workings of the mind are of interest to you, then you’ll 100% enjoy The Sopranos. The viewer sees Tony with his therapist as well as at home and work. Expect violence, adult themes and aggressive scenes. Whatever happens, you won’t be bored!

    Director:
    Jack Bender
    Cast:
    James Gandolfini, Steve Buscemi, Lorraine Bracco
    Genre:
    TV Dramas, Must See TV, TV Crimes
    Availability:
    DVD, Blu-ray
  • Silicon Valley (2014)

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    A series inspired by Mike Judge’s own experience as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late 1980s. The engineers in the Silicon Valley live in a "gold" area, and many engineers are called "rest and vest" workers since they don’t do much most of the time but are sometimes meant to be working tirelessly. Silicon Valley is a great watch for those interested in the life of software engineers.

    Director:
    Mike Judge
    Cast:
    Bill Hader, Thomas Middleditch, Carrie Kemper
    Genre:
    TV Comedies, TV Sitcoms
    Availability:
    DVD, Blu-ray
  • Insecure (2016)

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    Insecure is a comedy that tackles racial and social issues. It is based on the web series called Awkward Black Girl. It is an award-winning series based on the adventures (or mis-adventures as it says on the website!) of a black girl named "J". Insecure stars Issa Dee who is trying to live life in LA and more often than not having a tough time of it with her friend Molly. A light-hearted series to enjoy but to take notice of nonetheless. Perhaps one to watch with friends...

    Director:
    Melina Matsoukas
    Cast:
    Issa Rae, Jay Ellis, Yvonne Orji
    Genre:
    TV Comedies
    Availability:
    DVD
  • The Leftovers (2014)

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    The Leftovers certainly does not revolve around the contents of your fridge. Although the series is centred around mystery and intrigue! If you enjoyed Lost, particularly the uncertainties within the series, then The Leftovers is most definitely for you. It is all about the chaos and anarchy associated with the disappearance of 2% of the world’s population - that’s about 140 million people. Discover what happens when all of these people just disappear... Without explanation. The show was co-created by Damon Lindelof of Lost (surprise surprise!) and is based on the novel by Tom Perrotta.

HBO series from Cinema Paradiso

There are many more series coming up on HBO this year! These include Watchmen, Euphoria and Big Little Lies. Keep an eye out for when they appear on our site!

There are great alternatives if you’re looking for a new programme to watch during an evening. If you would like any help in selecting a popular HBO series, then please don’t hesitate to contact us via social media and we'll give you a fun recommendation.

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