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Best HBO TV Shows

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The Mind of the Married Man

The Mind of the Married Man

8.8/10
September 23, 2001 on HBO
The Mind of the Married Man is a television series that ran on the HBO network for two seasons consisting of twenty episodes between September 2001 and November 2002. The story attempts to focus on the challenges of modern-day married life from a male per
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    GenresDrama, Comedy
    Number Of Seasons2
    Created ByMike Binder
    NetworksHBO
    First Air DateSeptember 23, 2001
    Last Air DateNovember 17, 2002
    StatusEnded
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    The Outsider

    The Outsider

    8.4/10
    January 12, 2020 on HBO
    When an insidious supernatural force edges its way into a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a young boy, it leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe in.
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      GenresMystery, Drama, Crime
      Number Of Seasons1
      Created ByRichard Price
      NetworksHBO
      First Air DateJanuary 12, 2020
      Last Air DateFebruary 2, 2020
      StatusReturning Series
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      Chernobyl

      Chernobyl

      8.4/10
      May 6, 2019 on HBO
      A dramatization of the true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, the catastrophic nuclear accident at Chernobyl. A tale of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.
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        GenresDrama
        Number Of Seasons1
        Created ByCraig Mazin
        NetworksHBO
        First Air DateMay 6, 2019
        Last Air DateJune 3, 2019
        StatusEnded
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        Six Feet Under

        Six Feet Under

        8.2/10
        June 3, 2001 on HBO
        A darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business.  When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as challengin
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        GenresDrama
        Number Of Seasons5
        Created ByAlan Ball
        NetworksHBO
        First Air DateJune 3, 2001
        Last Air DateAugust 21, 2005
        StatusEnded
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        True Detective

        True Detective

        8.2/10
        January 12, 2014 on HBO
        An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
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        GenresDrama
        Number Of Seasons3
        Created ByNic Pizzolatto
        NetworksHBO
        First Air DateJanuary 12, 2014
        Last Air DateAugust 9, 2015
        StatusReturning Series
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        Game of Thrones

        Game of Thrones

        8.2/10
        April 17, 2011 on HBO
        Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night's W
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        GenresDrama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
        Number Of Seasons8
        Created ByD. B. Weiss
        NetworksHBO
        First Air DateApril 17, 2011
        Last Air DateAugust 27, 2017
        StatusReturning Series
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        The Sopranos

        The Sopranos

        8.2/10
        January 10, 1999 on HBO
        The story of New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home life and the criminal organization he heads. Those difficulties are often highlighted through
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        GenresDrama
        Number Of Seasons6
        Created ByDavid Chase
        NetworksHBO
        First Air DateJanuary 10, 1999
        Last Air DateJune 10, 2007
        StatusEnded
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        Deadwood

        Deadwood

        8.2/10
        March 21, 2004 on HBO
        The story of the early days of Deadwood, South Dakota; woven around actual historic events with most of the main characters based on real people. Deadwood starts as a gold mining camp and gradually turns from a lawless wild-west community into an organize
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        GenresCrime, Drama, Western
        Number Of Seasons3
        Created ByDavid Milch
        NetworksHBO
        First Air DateMarch 21, 2004
        Last Air DateAugust 27, 2006
        StatusEnded
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        Band of Brothers

        Band of Brothers

        8.2/10
        September 9, 2001 on HBO
        Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company parachuting in
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        GenresDrama, War & Politics, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
        Number Of Seasons1
        Created ByTom Hanks
        NetworksHBO
        First Air DateSeptember 9, 2001
        Last Air DateNovember 4, 2001
        StatusEnded
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        Rome

        Rome

        8.2/10
        August 28, 2005 on HBO
        A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.
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        GenresAction & Adventure, Drama
        Number Of Seasons2
        Created ByWilliam J. MacDonald
        NetworksHBO
        First Air DateAugust 28, 2005
        Last Air DateMarch 25, 2007
        StatusEnded
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        The Newsroom

        The Newsroom

        8.1/10
        June 24, 2012 on HBO
        A behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor, his new executive producer, the newsroom staff and their boss, the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporat
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        GenresDrama
        Number Of Seasons3
        Created ByAaron Sorkin
        NetworksHBO
        First Air DateJune 24, 2012
        Last Air DateDecember 14, 2014
        StatusEnded
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        Curb Your Enthusiasm

        Curb Your Enthusiasm

        8.1/10
        October 15, 2000 on HBO
        The off-kilter, unscripted comic vision of Larry David, who plays himself in a parallel universe in which he can't seem to do anything right, and, by his standards, neither can anyone else.
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        GenresComedy
        Number Of Seasons9
        Created ByLarry David
        NetworksHBO
        First Air DateOctober 15, 2000
        Last Air DateDecember 3, 2017
        StatusReturning Series
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        Oz

        Oz

        8.1/10
        July 12, 1997 on HBO
        The daily lives of prisoners in Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison where ingroups - Muslims, Latinos, Italians, Aryans - stick close to their mutual friends and terrorizes their mutual enemies.
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        GenresCrime, Drama
        Number Of Seasons6
        Created ByTom Fontana
        NetworksHBO
        First Air DateJuly 12, 1997
        Last Air DateFebruary 23, 2003
        StatusEnded
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        Carnivàle

        Carnivàle

        8.1/10
        September 14, 2003 on HBO
        Carnivàle is an American television series set in the United States during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. In tracing the lives of two disparate groups of people, its overarching story depicts the battle between good and evil and the struggle between
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        GenresSci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Mystery
        Number Of Seasons2
        Created ByDaniel Knauf
        NetworksHBO
        First Air DateSeptember 14, 2003
        Last Air DateMarch 27, 2005
        StatusCanceled
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        Westworld

        Westworld

        8.1/10
        October 2, 2016 on HBO
        A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.
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        GenresWestern, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
        Number Of Seasons2
        Created ByLisa Joy
        NetworksHBO
        First Air DateOctober 2, 2016
        Last Air DateJune 24, 2018
        StatusReturning Series
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        Treme

        Treme

        8/10
        April 11, 2010 on HBO
        Tremé takes its name from a neighborhood of New Orleans and portrays life in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricane. Beginning three months after Hurricane Katrina, the residents of New Orleans, including musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians, and other New O
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        GenresDrama
        Number Of Seasons4
        Created ByDavid Simon
        NetworksHBO
        First Air DateApril 11, 2010
        Last Air DateDecember 29, 2013
        StatusEnded
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        In Treatment

        In Treatment

        8/10
        January 28, 2008 on HBO
        Set within the highly charged confines of individual psychotherapy sessions and centering around Dr. Paul Weston, a psychotherapist who exhibits an insightful, reserved demeanor while treating his patients—but displays a crippling insecurity while counsel
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          GenresDrama
          Number Of Seasons3
          Created ByHagai Levi
          NetworksHBO
          First Air DateJanuary 28, 2008
          Last Air DateDecember 7, 2010
          StatusEnded
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          The Deuce

          The Deuce

          8/10
          September 10, 2017 on HBO
          The story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square from the early ’70s through the mid ’80s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world that existed there until the rise of HIV, the violence of the cocaine epidemic
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          GenresDrama
          Number Of Seasons2
          Created ByDavid Simon
          NetworksHBO
          First Air DateSeptember 10, 2017
          Last Air DateNovember 4, 2018
          StatusReturning Series
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          Our Boys

          Our Boys

          8/10
          August 12, 2019 on HBO
          Three Jewish teenagers are kidnapped and murdered by Hamas militants in the summer of 2014, leading to the retaliatory killing of 16-year-old Palestinian Muhammad Abu Khdeir and a conflict that forever changes the lives of Jews and Arabs alike.
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            GenresDrama
            Number Of Seasons1
            Created ByTawfik Abu Wael
            NetworksHBO
            First Air DateAugust 12, 2019
            Last Air DateSeptember 16, 2019
            StatusReturning Series
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            About the author

            This page was created by our editorial team. Each page is manually curated, researched, collected, and issued by our staff writers. Quotes contained on this page have been double checked for their citations, their accuracy and the impact it will have on our readers.

            Kelly Peacock is an accomplished poet and social media expert based in Brooklyn, New York. Kelly has a Bachelor's degree in creative writing from Farieligh Dickinson University and has contributed to many literary and cultural publications. Kelly assists on a wide variety of quote inputting and social media functions for Quote Catalog. Visit her personal website here.

            Kendra Syrdal is a writer, editor, partner, and senior publisher for The Thought & Expression Company. Over the last few years she has been personally responsible for writing, editing, and producing over 30+ million pageviews on Thought Catalog.