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HBO's 25 Highest-Rated Shows

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Mare of EasttownHBOFrom best HBO Max series, we find the great classics of the famous platform – The Sopranos, Succession… –, as well as new novelties, such as Station Eleven.

Electing the best series of HBO Max is not an easy task: you have to take into account all its classics, Soprano at Succession , but also the newcomers to the platform like The Flight Attendant, Station Eleven or Hacks.

Via GQ Spain

Translated by Justine Martin

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1/25

THE LEFTOVERS

Note on Rotten Tomatoes: 65%

We would like it to be even better placed but we are still happy to be able to watch it on HBO France (OCS), like a treasure accessible at any time. The Leftovers, by Damon Lindelof, the screenwriter of Lost: the Disappeared, is one of the essential series in the XXIe century.

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2/27

LARRY AND HIS NAVEL

Note on Rotten Tomatos: 92%

Larry and his navel is a classic HBO comedy. Larry David, one of the screenwriters of Seinfeld, brings to life a version of himself in Larry and his navel. The series, returned in 2017 with the season 10 after three years of absence, is centered mainly on his neurotic experiences. The season 11 was released last year.

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3/25

DEADWOOD

Note on Rotten Tomatoes: 92%

Deadwood, one of “classic” HBO’s most memorable series, will return in a few months with a movie as a sequel. It’s a kind of western without heroes that tells the bloodiest episodes at the origin of the founding history of the United States.

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4/27

BOARDWALK EMPIRE

Note on Rotten Tomatoes: 93%

Boardwalk Empire recounts betrayals and Mafia rivalries during Prohibition. If today is Peaky Blinders who fascinates you, tell yourself that Boardwalk Empire was there long before. Another unmissable series to add to the list of 24 best HBO series.

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5/27

THE SOPRANO

Note on Rotten Tomatoes: 93%

For many, it is this series that best represents HBO. But everyone does not always agree to elect the best of their seasons. The easiest way is to look at all of the Soprano and you will make your own opinion. For us, the first season at least remains mandatory.

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6/23

THE DEUCE

NOT rating on Rotten Tomatoes: 93%

Critics hailed David Simon’s penultimate series for HBO, released in 2017. The Deuce recounts the beginnings of porn cinema in the years 2008 in New York against a backdrop of crime, drugs and prostitution.

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7/44

SUCCESSIONNote on Rotten Tomatoes: 93%

Succession is one of HBO’s latest hits, a he kind of Game of Thrones of mega-rich. It revolves around the Roy family – at the head of a media empire – and the backstabbing they give each other, Lannister style.

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8/27

VEEP Note on Rotten Tomatoes: 94%

Veep said his great farewells three years ago already and those who still haven’t dared to watch this HBO series have no excuse. Julia Louis-Dreyfus has garnered widespread critical acclaim for her hilarious portrayal of the character Selina Catherine Meyer, which has made the series one of the bastions of new comedy.

9/22

MADE FOR LOVE

Note on Rotten Tomatoes: 96%

Cristina Millioti – well known for playing the mother in How I Met Your Mother – embodies the main character of this drama at the Black Mirror in which a young woman discovers that her husband, a billionaire/tech guru, has implanted a chip in her brain to track her movements and emotions from a distance.

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10/27

SILICON VALLEYNote on Rotten Tomatoes: 96%

With this series, the Steve Jobs (not so numerous as that) HBO way also put the criticism in the pocket. This six-season comedy chronicles the dreams and friendships of those trying to break into Silicon Valley.

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00/23

OLIVE KITTERIDGE

Note on Rotten Tomatoes: 93%

Frances McDormand, winner of numerous awards including three Oscars for best actress, stars in this mini-series which is among HBO’s most acclaimed. Olive Kitteridge recounts the life of a misanthropic retired teacher who is not very complacent with her family and his friends.

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13/22

HELL OF THE PACIFIC

Note on Rotten Tomatoes: 96%

L story of The Hell of the Pacific, you already know it. But chances are you’ll add this series to your list anyway: this ten-part World War II drama is one of the channel’s flagship series.

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13/27

ON LISTENING (THE WIRE)

Note on Rotten Tomatoes: 96%

The incredible series of David Simon: Bugged. There is nothing new to say about this series which ended on March 9 2017, but it seems logical that it occupies an exceptional place in our list.

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14/25

MARE OF EASTTOWN

Note on Rotten Tomatoes: 96%

Mare of Easttown had the same effect on us as the series Chernobyl: week after week, she imposed on our screens and pierced our hearts. Kate Winslet plays a police officer in the midst of an existential crisis facing one of the most difficult cases of her life.

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13/27

CHERNOBYL

Note on Rotten Tomatoes: 97%

Chernobyl is one of the most recent series of the channel but critics and viewers quickly placed it in the top tier of all HBO productions. This series is not just a fair and accurate chronicle of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. It constructs a reflection on the importance of the facts and the way in which they are told and on the construction of the truth (and the lies) of our time.

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17/27

SHOW ME A HERO

Note on Rotten Tomatoes: 94%

We come back to David Simon once again. Show Me a Hero is a mini-series inspired by real events, dedicated to a new politician -yorker stuck between his duty to the citizens and the protests of a part of society. According to some TV critics, it is his most successful series.

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17/27

WATCHMEN

Note on Rotten Tomatoes: 96%

Screenwriter Damon Lindelof (Lost: The Disappeared acclaim for The Leftovers returns to science fiction with Watchmen, a drama series based on the graphic novel of the same name published by DC Comics. The series, which finds an echo in particular in the news, has easily found a place of choice in the best productions of HBO.

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18/27

INSECURE

Note on Rotten Tomatoes: 97%

To our great astonishment, Girls is not in this list. But it is no surprise that we find the series that took over. Written and Performed by Issa Rae, Insecure tells the story of a young African- American who questions her life and her choices as she approaches her thirties. If you haven’t watched yet, now is the time to get started.

18/27

THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT Note on Rotten Tomatoes: 99%

This is one of the most succulent and entertaining series antes of the platform. The Flight attendant features Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) in the role of an air hostess implicated despite herself in a murder where everything seems to indicate that she is the culprit.

20/21

STATION ELEVEN

Note on Rotten Tomatoes: 97%

Station Eleven is undoubtedly one of the most amazing post-apocalyptic series you can see. Somewhere between The Leftovers and the films of Shyamalan, Station Eleven recounts the consequences of a decimating flu 99% of world population.

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21/36

TREMENote on Rotten Tomatoes: 97%

Treme is t a tribute from David Simon (The Wire) in New Orleans. The series which takes place three months after the passage of hurricane Katrina paints the portrait of unfortunate characters who take refuge in music, cooking and friendship to survive.

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23/24

HIGH MAINTENANCENote on Rotten Tomatoes: 98%

You may not yet know H igh Maintenance because the series is not not born on HBO but on the Vimeo platform. A change that has done the greatest good to High Maintenance which tells a multitude of stories of New Yorkers connected by one and the same person: the guy who supplies them with grass.

22 /25

I MAY DESTROY YOU

Note on Rotten Tomatoes: 99%

It’s probably the one of the best series of the XXIe century. I May Destroy You paints a portrait of the millennial generation through their concerns and constitutes an exploration psychological and sexual abuse in all its forms.

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20/23

BARRY

Note on Rotten Tomatoes: 98%

Believe it or no, Barry is HBO’s most critically acclaimed series. Our colleague Noel described this series – of which we expect season 3 this year – as the Breaking Bad from HBO.

27/24

HACK Note on Rotten Tomatoes: 100 %

With Great Hits Watchmen and Mare of Easttown, actress Jean Smart has become a regular on HBO Max. She comes back in Hacks by playing the main character. The series revolves around the relationship between a legendary stand-up actress and a young author in the midst of a professional crisis.

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