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Top 80 HBO TV Series of All Time Ranked

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Owned by Warner Media Studios & Networks, the American premium cable network, HBO, provides an immense number of new, unique series, including the sci-fi mystery of Westworld, the dark comedy of Barry, as well as the award-winning series of Big Little Lies. However, it’s not a week ago that HBO has begun producing worth-watching series— they are doing this for years and have come up with numerous fictional shows, reality shows, talk shows, and true-event-based shows over the years. Here is a list of the top 80 series ranked in the order that has ever premiered on HBO. Have a glance at it in case you are looking for shows to binge-watch at your home.

Arliss

Arliss

Starring- Robert Wuhl, Sandra Oh, Jim Turner
Total Number of Seasons- 7
Executive Producers: Robert Wuhl, Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins

Plot- It is an American sitcom revolving around an unethical sports agent, along with a top clientele having a number of professional athletes.

79. Little Britain USA (2008)

Little Britain USA

Little Britain the USA

Starring- David Walliams, Matt Lucas, Harry Lennix
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive Producers- Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Larry Brezner, David Steinberg, Simon Fuller, Michael Patrick Jann

Plot- A spin-off of the British sketch-comedy series titled, ‘Little Britain,’ the show features some of the characters from the parent series and explores the modern society of America in a comic tone.

78. Entourage (2004-2011)

Entourage

Entourage

Starring- Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven, Jerry Ferrara, Debi Mazar
Total Number of Seasons- 8
Executive Producers: Mark Wahlberg, Denis Biggs, Doug Ellin, Ally Musika, Larry Charles, Stephen Levinson, Rob Weiss, Steve Tompkins

Plot- This comedy-drama stars a young movie star, Vincent Chase, residing in Hollywood, with his childhood friends, all of them originally belonging to Queens, New York City, non-hesitant in enjoying the actor’s popularity. The show has a lot of moments of inspiration, most of which usually involve his half-brother, Johnny Drama, and his abrasive agent, Ari Gold, who even earned the actor playing the role, an Emmy award for the Best Supporting Actor.

77. Avenue 5 (2020)

Avenue 5

Avenue 5

Starring- Hugh Laurie, Rebecca Front, Josh Gad, Zach Woods, Lenora Crichlow, Suzy Nakamura
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive Producers: Armando Iannucci, Kevin Loader, Will Smith, Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche

Plot- Set in the future, in space, the series is a sci-fi comedy, which centres on the crew and the passengers onboarding a space cruise ship, the Avenue 5. Unfortunately, the spaceship suffers some technical difficulties during its scheduled eight-week trip around Saturn. The passengers as well as the crew, must return to the Earth safely before their supplies get exhausted.

76. True Blood (2008-2014)

True Blood

True Blood

Starring- Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten
Total Number of Seasons- 7
Executive Producers: Alan Ball, Mark Hudis, Alexander Woo, Brian Buckner, Angela Robinson, Raelle Tucker, Gregg Fienberg

Plot-  It is a fantasy horror drama TV series adapted from a best-selling novel series, titled ‘The Southern Vampire Mysteries,’ by Charlaine Harris. Set in a fictional world, where vampires live around human beings, but struggle to get equal rights in the society, the story basically revolves around a cheerful telepathic waitress, Sookie Stackhouse, played by Anna Paquin, who falls in love with a 173-year-old vampire named Bill Compton. They need to calculate the trials as well as the terrors of intimacy in a cross-species relationship.

75. Sex and the City (1998-2004)

Sex and the City

Sex and the City

Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon
Total Number of Seasons- 6
Executive Producers: Darren Star, Barry Jossen, Jenny Bicks, Michael Patrick King, John Melfi, Michael King, Cindy Chupack

Plot- Sex and the City is a rom-com drama TV series exploring the dating scene in New York City, revolving around four sassy women— Carrie, who is a relationship columnist, struggling with her love life; Miranda, who is a passionate lawyer having cynical views on men; Samantha, an independent businesswoman, who is sexually very confident; and Charlotte, who works in an art gallery, and is desperate of getting married. The four friends from different age groups remain inseparable, and stick together till the end and discuss their capability of having intimacy like men do.

74. Ballers (2015-2019)

Ballers

Ballers

Starring- Dwayne Johnson, John David Washington, Rob Corddry, Omar Miller
Total Number of Seasons- 5
Executive Producers- Stephen Levinson, Dany Garcia, Peter Berg, Mark Wahlberg, Evan Reilly, Rob Weiss, Dwayne Johnson, Julian Farino, Denis Biggs, Karyn McCarthy

Plot- This comedy-drama series centres on the life of the current and former NFL players showcasing their not-so-glamorous lifestyle. Casting Dwayne Johnson as a retired NFL player, Spencer Strasmore, the story focuses on him navigating his new profession as the financial manager of NFL players.

73. I Know This Much Is True (2020)

I Know This Much Is True

I Know This Much Is True

Starring- Mark Ruffalo, John Procaccino, Melissa Leo, Michael Greyeyes, Rob Huebel
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive Producers: Derek Cianfrance, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Browning, Glen Basner, Gregg Fienberg, Wally Lamb, Lynette Howell Taylor, Anya Epstein

Plot- Adapted from the 1998 novel going by the same name, being penned down by Wally Lamb, the movie casts Mark Ruffalo in a double role, as identical twin brothers Thomas and Dominick Birdsey. The series centres on the two brothers’ parallel lives in a story of sacrifice, betrayal, and forgiveness.

72.Vinyl (2016)

Vinyl

Vinyl

Starring- Bobby Cannavale, P. J. Byrne, Paul Ben-Victor, Ato Essandoh, Max Casella, James Jagger
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive Producers: Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, John Melfi, Allen Coulter, Rick Yorn, Victoria Pearman, Terence Winter, Emma Tillinger Koskoff

Plot- Set in the 1970s, in New York City, the show takes us on a ride through the music business led by sex and drug at the dawn of hip-hop, punk, and disco. It particularly revolves around Richie Finestra, a record label owner, who is striving in order to save his firm and his soul without ruining others who comes in his path.

71.The Comeback (2005,2014)

The Comeback

The Comeback

Starring- Lisa Kudrow, Robert Bagnell, Malin Åkerman, Lance Barber
Total Number of Seasons- 2
Executive Producers: Lisa Kudrow, Michael Patrick King, John Melfi, Dan Bucatinsky

Plot- The story revolves around a veteran celebrity who was a leader in a popular sitcom, ‘I’m It,’ but now, as she suffers aging, she is bound to make a comeback through a reality show in order to restore her mark in the acting industry. However, it’s not as simple as it appears on the surface, and she has to work hard with determination and patience to stand out in the crowd.

70.The Righteous Gemstones (2019-present)

The Righteous Gemstones

The Righteous Gemstones

Starring Danny McBride, Tony Cavalero, Adam DeVine, Edi Patterson, Cassidy Freeman
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive producers: Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, Jody Hill

Plot- Created by Danny McBride, this American comedy show showcases the tale of a televangelist family who is world-famous but dysfunctional— having a long tradition of greed, deviance, and charitable work.

69.Industry (2020-present)

Starring- Myha’la Herrold, Harry Lawtey, Marisa Abela, Nabhaan Rizwan, David Jonsson
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive producers: Ryan Rasmussen, Jane Tranter, David P. Davis, Lachlan MacKinnon, Konrad Kay, Mickey Down, Joel Collins

Plot- The show focuses on the subject of black box of high finance via an outsider’s eyes, Harper Stern, who is a young woman from the rural area of New York. It follows a team of young graduates who are carried away by romance, drugs, ambition, and youth, examining the problems based on gender, class, privilege, and race in the working environment while they strive hard under pressure and discrimination.

68.The Undoing (2020)

The Righteous Gemstones

The Righteous Gemstones

Starring- Nicole Kidman, Édgar Ramírez, Hugh Grant, Matilda De Angelis, Noah Jupe, Lily Rabe, Ismael Cruz Córdova
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive producers: Celia Costas, Bruna Papandrea, Stephen Garrett, Nicole Kidman, Susanne Bier, Per Saari, David E. Kelley

Plot- Adapted from the 2014 novel titled ‘You Should Have Known’ written by Jean Hanff Korelitz, this psychological thriller TV miniseries is basically about the life of a successful therapist that unfolds differently on the eve of the release of her first book.

67.Perry Mason (2020-present)

Starring- Matthew Rhys, Chris Chalk, Juliet Rylance, Shea Whigham
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive producers: Rolin Jones, Robert Downey Jr., Ron Fitzgerald, Joe Horaceck, Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell, Tim Van Patten

Plot- Set in 1931, Los Angeles, adapted from the characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, the show centres on the origins of Perry Mason, American fiction’s most iconic culprit defense lawyer. When a child kidnapping case of the decades comes knocking at his door, he relentlessly pursues to know the truth, ultimately discovering a fractured city, and probably, a way to reclamation for himself as well.

66.The Vow (2020)

The Vow

The Vow

Starring: Sarah Edmondson, Catherine Oxenberg, Mark Vicente
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive producers: Jehane Noujaim, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Karim Amer, Nina Fialkow, Regina K. Scully, Mike Lerner, Lisa Heller, Lyn Davis Lear, Nancy Abraham

Plot- The show is about a multi-level marketing company and a self-improvement group, NXIVM, which is coming down because of some criminal charges against the senior members. It showcases the experiences of the group members, highlighting their common desire to grow personally and the internal disputes over subjects as they unfold.

65.Mosaic (2018)

Starring- Sharon Stone, Jennifer Ferrin, Garrett Hedlund, Frederick Weller, Devin Ratray
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive Producers: Michael Polaire, Casey Silver

Plot- Originally released as an interactive film on an iOS and Android mobile app, the show explores the mental underpinnings of affection and murder taken place in a small town, fading the fine line between memory and reality.

64.The Third Day (2020)

The Third Day

The Third Day

Starring- Jude Law, John Dagleish, Katherine Waterston, Jessie Ross, Mark Lewis Jones
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive producers: Brad Pitt, Jeremy Kleiner, Dede Gardner, Marc Munden, Dennis Kelly, Felix Barrett, Philippa Lowthorpe, Kate Crowe

Plot- Created by Dennis Kelly and Felix Barrett, the British-American drama consists of two tales about a man and a woman on separate voyages to a strange isle away from the British coast.

63.Divorce (2016-present)

Divorce

Divorce

Starring- Molly Shannon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Tracy Letts, Talia Balsam
Total Number of Seasons- 2
Executive producers: Aaron Kaplan, Sharon Horgan,
Paul Simms, Alison Benson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jenny Bicks, Liz Tuccillo

Plot- Created by Sharon Horgan, this comedy-drama television show focuses on a residential middle-aged couple having two children striving hard to land on terms with their marriage falling apart.

62.Bored to Death (2009-2011)

Bored to Death

Bored to Death

Starring- Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Burns
Total Number of Seasons- 3
Executive producers: Sarah Condon, Jonathan Ames, Stephanie Davis, Troy Miller, Dave Becky, Tracey Baird

Plot- This fictional story is about a struggling Brooklyn writer, Jonathan Ames, who moonlights as a private spy after he gets dumped by his girlfriend owing to his habit of taking white wine and marijuana

61.True Detective (2014-2019)

Starring- Colin Farrell, Matthew McConaughey, Mahershala Ali, Michelle Monaghan
Total Number of Seasons- 3
Executive Producers: Nic Pizzolatto, Scott Stephens, Steve Golin, Richard Brown, Bard Dorros

Plot- The series has three standalone seasons with different cast and plot. The first season has the Louisiana detectives re-examining the 1995 murder after coming across a similar case in the year 2012, while the second season is about the death of a politician of California and how he was related to a career criminal. In season 3 of the series, a former detective takes another look at a 35-year-old case that involves the missing of two Arkansas children.

60.The Young Pope (2017)

The Young Pope

The Young Pope

Starring- Jude Law, Silvio Orlando, Diane Keaton, Javier Cámara, Cécile de France, Scott Shepherd
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive Producers: John Lyons, Lorenzo Mieli, Mario Gianani, Caroline Benjo, Simon Arnal, Carole Scotta

Plot- Created by Paolo Sorrentino, the television drama miniseries follows the reign of the first American pontiff, Pope Pius XIII, and his confidante, Sister Mary, during the Vatican full of conspiracies.

59.Big Love (2006-2011)

Starring: Bill Paxton, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jeanne Tripplehorn
Total Number of Seasons- 5
Executive Producers: Tom Hanks, Mark V. Olsen, Gary Goetzman, Will Scheffer, Jim Sprecher, David Knoller, Bernadette Caulfield

Plot- The show revolves around Bill Paxton, a Utah businessman, who remains busy with his home improvement business while dealing with his wives, not one, but three. It takes a dig at polygamy, with his family life, and how there is a change in the institution of marriage over the years.

58.Agents of Chaos (2020)

Agents of Chaos

Agents of Chaos

Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive Producers: Lowell Bergman, Richard Perello, Stacey Offman

Plot- Directed by Alex Gibney as well as Javier Alberto Botero, ‘Agents of Chaos’ is a documentary following the attempts of Russia interfering in the U.S. elections in 2016, along with focusing on troll farms that brought into use social media for sowing seeds of dispute among the interviews and the electorate.

57.Luck (2011)

Starring- Dustin Hoffman, John Ortiz, Dennis Farina, Richard Kind
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive producers: David Milch, Carolyn Strauss, Michael Mann

Plot- Set in the environment of horse racing, ‘Luck’ is an American drama TV series focusing on the characters related to a particular horse racing track, as the owners, jockeys, trainers, and gamblers.

56.John Adams (2008)

John Adams

John Adams

Starring- Paul Giamatti, Stephen Dillane, Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, David Morse
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive producers: Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks

Plot- Divided into seven parts, the show brings into limelight the life of John Adams, the second president of the USA. both political and personal— covering the events of the Declaration of Independence, the Boston massacre, his trips to Europe creating an alliance with nations, as well as his final years.

55.Mildred Pierce (2011)

Starring- Kate Winslet, Evan Rachel Wood, Guy Pearce, Melissa Leo
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive Producers: Christine Vachon, Todd Haynes, John Wells, Pamela Koffler

Plot- Adapted from James M. Cain’s novel going by the same name, the series is about a self-sacrificing, overprotective mother of two young daughters, during the era of the Great Depression, who gets abandoned by her husband and strives hard to begin a new life.

54.His Dark Materials (2019- present)

His Dark Materials

His Dark Materials

Starring- Dafne Keen, Anne-Marie Duff, Ruth Wilson, Clarke Peters
Total Number of Seasons- 2
Executive Producers: Dan McCulloch, Julie Gardner, Jane Tranter, Philip Pullman, Jack Thorne, Tom Hooper, Joel Collins, Otto Bathurst, Toby Emmerich, Ryan Rasmussen, Carolyn Blackwood, Deborah Forte, Jamie Childs, Piers Wenger

Plot- The series is inspired by an acclaimed trilogy by Philip Pullman following a superficially ordinary but courageous young woman belonging to a different world who, while looking for a missing friend, discovers a plot involving stolen kids and determines to get to know about a strange phenomenon known as Dust.

53.Tales from the Crypt (1989-1996)

Starring: John Kassir, Larry Drake
Total Number of Seasons- 7
Executive Producers: Joel Silver, Robert Zemeckis, David Giler, Walter Hill, Richard Donner

Plot- ‘Tales from the Crypt’ is a horror anthology series Inspired by the 1950s EC Comic series bearing the same title with most of its content either taken from that comic or from the other EC Comics available during that time, including The Haunt of Fear, Crime SuspenStories, and Two-Fisted Tales.

52.Westworld (2016-present)

Westworld

Westworld

Starring- Angela Sarafyan, Ed Harris, Anthony Hopkins
Total Number of Seasons- 3
Executive Producers: Denise Thé, Bryan Burk, Jerry Weintraub, J.J. Abrams, Jonathan Nolan, Richard J. Lewis, Lisa Joy, Ben Stephenson, Athena Wickham

Plot- Set in an Old West amusement park, which lets the guests to interact with bots in scenarios developed, scripted, and overseen by departments of the theme park, this sci-fi, and dystopian TV series is inspired by the 1973 feature film bearing the same name by Michael Crichton. In the last season, the plot expanded to the real world, where the lives of humans are controlled by a powerful AI called Rehoboam.

51.Animals (2016-2018)

Starring: Phil Matarese, RuPaul, Mike Luciano
Total Number of Seasons- 3
Executive Producers: Mike Luciano, Phil Matarese, Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass

Plot- Created by Mike Luciano, and Phil Matarese, this adult animated comedy series features anthropomorphic adventures of furry, feral, and feathered populations of NYC.

50.Vice Principals (2016-2017)

Vice Principals

Vice Principals

Starring- Danny McBride, Dale Dickey, Walton Goggins, Kimberly Hébert Gregory
Total Number of Seasons- 2
Executive producers: Jonathan Watson, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, Stephanie Laing, Jody Hill

Plot- This comedy series focuses on the struggle for power between two high-school directors competing for the position of the principal. An extra defensive father who wishes to become the head of the school where his child is getting his education conspires against the vice-principal of the school. After a series of events, the two so-called vice-principals are bound to work together in order to save the day.

49.Generation Kill (2008)

Starring- Alexander Skarsgård, Lee Tergesen, Jon Huertas, James Ransone, Stark Sands, Billy Lush
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive Producers: Edward Burns, Ed Burns, Charlie Pattinson, David Simon, George Faber, Charles Pattinson, Anne Thomopoulos

Plot- It is a miniseries divided into seven parts revolving around an elite Marine unit during the first few weeks of the War in Iraq. The show is inspired by Evan Wright’s book on personal experiences, going by the same name, as a reporter rooted with the First Reconnaissance Battalion after crossing the border from Kuwait.

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48.Rome (2005-2007)

Rome

Rome

Starring- Kevin McKidd, Ciarán Hinds, Ray Stevenson, Lindsay Duncan, Kenneth Cranham
Total Number of Seasons- 2
Executive producers: Bruno Heller, Anne Thomopoulos, John Melfi, John Milius, William J. MacDonald

Plot- Set in 52 B.C, after years of war, when Julius Caesar finally rules over Gaul, the rising Roman Empire gets royal treatment during the sprawling drama. However, back in Rome, the Senate is determined to erode Caesar’s power, scheming to stage an inevitable civil war.

47.We Are Who We Are (2020)

Starring- Chloë Sevigny, Alice Braga, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jordan Kristine Seamón
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive Producers: Luca Guadagnino, Mario Gianani, Lorenzo Mieli, Elena Recchia, Sean Conway, Nick Hall, Francesco Melzi D’Eril

Plot- The story centres on two American kids residing on a military base of the United States in Italy. The 8-episode show highlights the themes of friendship, identity, first-love— getting the spectators all-emerged in the messed up exhilaration and agony of being a teen.

46.Enlightened (2011-2013)

Enlightened

Enlightened

Starring- Laura Dern, Sarah Burns, Luke Wilson, Timm Sharp, Diane Ladd
Total Number of Seasons- 2
Executive producers: Mike White, Scott Stephens, Laura Dern

Plot- ‘Enlightened’ is a comedy-drama TV series featuring a woman who returns after a mental-balance recede with a whole new view on life, wishing to return to her corporate job after suffering from a public breakdown at her workplace.

45.Room 104 (2017-2020)

Starring: Hugo Armstrong, Melonie Diaz, Davie-Blue
Total Number of Seasons- 4
Executive producers: Mark Duplass, Mel Eslyn, Jay Duplass, Xan Aranda, Sydney Fleischmann

Plot- Each episode of the show belongs to a different genre ranging from horror, mystery, and thriller to comedy. The series is mostly set in a single room of a hotel in America, narrating a different tale of the varied characters passing through it.

44.In Treatment (2008-2010)

Starring- Gabriel Byrne, Michelle Forbes, Dianne Wiest, Blair Underwood, Melissa George
Total Number of Seasons- 3
Executive producers- Rodrigo García, Hagai Levi, Paris Barclay, Stephen Levinson, Anya Epstein, Mark Wahlberg, Warren Leight, Dan Futterman, Noa Tishby

Plot- Inspired by an Israeli series titled ‘beautiful,’ the show is about a psychotherapist who attends the weekly sessions with his patients, and at the end of the week-days, on Friday, he consults with his own therapist.

43.Getting On (2013-2015)

Starring- Laurie Metcalf, Niecy Nash, Alex Borstein, Mel Rodriguez
Total Number of Seasons- 3
Executive producers: Geoff Atkinson, Jo Brand, Julie Gardner, Jane Tranter, Joanna Scanlan

Plot- The show is a dark comedy focusing on the Billy Barnes Extended Care Unit of a down-and-out hospital, showcasing medical helpers like nurses, managers, administrators, anxious doctors, emergency specialists striving with the obscurely funny, heartlessly genu,ine and cautiously merciful things of delivering to the elderly.

42.Extras (2005-2007)

Extras

Extras

Starring- Ricky Gervais, Shaun Williamson, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant
Total Number of Seasons- 2
Executive Producers: Ricky Gervais, Jon Plowman, Stephen Merchant

Plot- The show is about some background performers or extras working in television, theatres, and films, following the lives of Andy Millman, his friend named Maggie Jacobs, who believes in platonic, Millman muddles, who is his agent, and a half-time retail worker, who eventually works hard to succeed as a B-level sitcom actor.

41.McMillions (2020)

Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive producers: Mark Wahlberg, Archie Gips, Brian Lazarte, Stephen Levinson, James Lee Hernandez

Plot- It is a documentary series based on McDonald’s Monopoly promotion scam that took place between 1989 and 2001. The story is about a former cop, now a security auditor who equipped the game promotion stealing millions and setting up a large network of co-conspirators across the U.S

The story of an ex-cop turned security auditor who rigged McDonald’s Monopoly game promotion for a decade, stealing millions of dollars and building a vast network of collaborators across the U.S.

40.Years and Years (2019)

Years of Years

Years of Years

Starring- Russell Tovey, T’Nia Miller, Rory Kinnear, Ruth Madeley, Anne Reid
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive producers- Simon Cellan Jones, Lucy Richer, Michaela Fereday, Nicola Shindler

Plot- The drama series is abothe ut Lyons family from Manchester following Daniel Lyons, Stephen Lyons, Celeste Bisme-Lyons, Rosie Lyons, Edith Ly,ons and Muriel Deacon, who had their lives converging on one crucial night, with a gradual acceleration into the future, focusing on their love-life, disturbed by some unstable economic, political and technological advances.

39.Euphoria (2019-present)

Starring- Zendaya, Angus Cloud, Maude Apatow, Jacob Elordi, Eric Dane, Barbie Ferreira, Alexa Demie
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive Producers: Sam Levinson, Kevin Turen, Ron Leshem, Drake, Ravi Nandan, Daphna Levin, Gary Lennon, Future the Prince, Jim Kleverweis, Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein, Mirit Toovi, Zendaya, Tmira Yardeni, Yoram Mokady

Plot- The series focuses on a group of high school friends navigating friendships and love in a world full of social media, drugs, sex, and trauma.

38.Big Little Lies (2017-2019)

Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

Starring- Reese Witherspoon, Adam Scott, Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård, Shailene Woodley
Total Number of Seasons- 2
Executive producers: David E. Kelley, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Jean-Marc Vallée, Bruna Papandrea, Per Saari

Plot- Inspired by a best seller by Liane Moriarty, the series is a dark comedy revolveing around the lives of three women who are sentimentally bothered and suddenly gets stuck in the investigation of a murder case.

37.Girls (2012-2017)

Starring- Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams, Adam Driver, Zosia Mamet
Total Number of Seasons- 6
Executive producers: Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham, Ilene S. Landress, Jenni Konner, Bruce Eric Kaplan

Plot- The show centres the life of Hannah, a women in her 20s, navigating her life in New York City. She is an aspiring writer who has to suffer a number of misfortune, without being supported by her family financially, along with making regretful decisions.

36.Game of Thrones (2011-2019)

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

Starring- Sean Bean, Mark Addy, Jim Broadbent
Total Number of Seasons- 8
Executive Producers: David Benioff, Guymon Casady, Frank Doelger, Vince Gerardis, Bernadette Caulfield, D.B. Weiss, George R.R. Martin, Carolyn Strauss

Plot- Inspired by the novel series by George R. R. Martin, the show is a fantasy drama TV series concerning struggles for power among the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, creating conflicts in order to claim the throne, or to get freedom from it.

35.Angels in America (2003)

Starring- Al Pacino, Patrick Wilson, Emma Thompson, Meryl Streep, Justin Kirk, Mary-Louise Parker
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive Producers: Mike Nichols, Cary Brokaw

Plot- The series is inspired from Tony Kushner’s one of the best plays, going by the same name. Set during the era when AIDS was the cause of mass death in America, the series focuses on a gay man Prior Walter, who after getting AIDS, gets abondoned by his lover, and then gets visited by an angel.

34.Looking (2014- 2015)

Looking

Looking

Starring: Frankie J. Alvarez, Jonathan Groff, Murray Bartlett
Total Number of Seasons- 2
Executive Producers: Andrew Haigh, David Marshall Grant, Sarah Condon, Michael Lannan

Plot- The series focuses on the dramatic lives of a three gay men, both personal and professional, sharing the complexities of non-permanant gay relationships. Although they are best of friends, they go on separate paths in search of happiness and intimacy.

33.The Leftovers (2014-2017)

Starring- Christopher Eccleston, Justin Theroux, Liv Tyler, Amy Brenneman
Total Number of Seasons- 3
Executive producers: Damon Lindelof, Peter Berg, Tom Perrotta, Mimi Leder, Sarah Aubrey

Plot- The series has been based on a supernatural mystery novel by Tom Perrotta, of the same name, set in a small town after a large number of its residents disappeared in a Rapture-like incident. Kevin Garvey, who is a police chief, and his family are the main focus of the series, showcasing their struggles in adapting to the life after the departure of their other family members.

32.Togetherness (2014-2015)

Togetherness

Togetherness

Starring- Mark Duplass, Amanda Peet, Melanie Lynskey, Steve Zissis
Total Number of Seasons- 2
Executive producers: Mark Duplass, Stephanie Langhoff, Jay Duplass

Plot- The series explores the themes of friendship and marriage, focusing on a sputtering married couple whose lives get complicated after getting new housemates in the wife’s older sister, and the husband’s friend.

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31.The Outsider (2020)

Starring- Ben Mendelsohn, Jeremy Bobb, Bill Camp, Mare Winningham, Julianne Nicholson
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive producers: Andrew Bernstein, Richard Price, Jason Bateman, Marty Bowen

Plot- Inspired from a horror crime novel by Stephen King, bearing the same name, the series is about a boy’s gruesome murder investigation case in the Georgia woods, along with the mysteries surrounding the case.

30.Sharp Objects (2018)

Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects

Starring- Amy Adams, Chris Messina, Patricia Clarkson, Matt Craven, Henry Czerny, Eliza Scanlen
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive producers
Charles Layton, Gregg Fienberg, Marci Wiseman, Jessica Rhoades, Nathan Ross

Plot- Adapted from a bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn going by the same name, the show is about a reporter named Camille Preaker, recently having discharged from a mental hospital, who comes back to her hometown in order to cover the homicides of two young girls. While she tries to understand a psychological trouble from her past life, the murders of the two victims seems to relate to her a little too closely.

29.Succession (2018- present)

Starring- Nicholas Braun, Hiam Abbass, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Natalie Gold, Peter Friedman
Total Number of Seasons- 2
Executive producers: Kevin Messick, Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Jesse Armstrong, Will Ferrell, Scott Ferguson

Plot- The series is a black comedy drama centering the Roy family, consisting of Logan Roy, and his four children who manages one of the largest media and hospitality empire in the world. The show tracks their actions as they inspect their future after their aging father decides to retire from the company.

28. Boardwalk Empire (2010-2014)

Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire

Starring- Michael Pitt, Steve Buscemi, Michael Shannon, Kelly Macdonald, Shea Whigham, Michael Stuhlbarg, Aleksa Palladino
Total Number of Seasons- 5
Executive producers: Martin Scorsese, Mark Wahlberg, Howard Korder, Terence Winter, Stephen Levinson, Tim Van Patten

Plot- Adapted from Nelson Johnson’s book, titled, ‘Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City,’ it is a period crime drama TV series about the criminal kingpin Enoch L. Johnson, ruling over Atlantic City.

27.Our Boys (2019)

Starring- Jony Arbid, Shlomi Elkabetz
Adam Gabay, Ruba Blal Asfour, Or Ben-Melech
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive producers: Joseph Cedar, Avi Nir, Hagai Levi, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Karni Ziv

Plot- Inspired by true incidents leading to an outbreak of warfare in Gaza, the series revolves around the investigation of the murder case of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, and all those who were involved in it, both Arabs and Jews alike, which ultimately changed their lives forever.

26.The Deuce (2017-2019)

The Deuce

The Deuce

Starring- James Franco, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Chris Bauer, Gary Carr
Total Number of Seasons- 3
Executive producers: Richard Price, David Simon, Michelle MacLaren, James Franco, George Pelecanos, Nina Kostroff Noble

Plot- The series chronicles during 1970s and 1980s in the New York City when the drug addiction is worsening, along with prostitution. Following the twins— Vincent and Frankie Martino serving as the Mafia running out of Times Square, where a street-level prostitute, Eileen Merrell resides too. After quitting her job, she decides to serve as an actress and director in the now-legal x-rated industry.

25.Veep (2012-2019)

Veep

Veep

Starring- Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Reid Scott, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Timothy Simons, Sufe Bradshaw, Matt Walsh
Total Number of Seasons- 7
Executive producers: Chris Addison, Armando Iannucci, Frank Rich, Christopher Godsick, Simon Blackwell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Roche

Plot- The series is an adaptation of Armando Iannucci’s sitcom titled ‘The Thick of It,’ revolving around Selina Meyer, who is playing as the fictional Vice President of the US. While Meyer with her team works hard to create their mark and inspire the future generation, they falls a victim to the everyday political games.

24.Band of Brothers (2001)

Starring- Ron Livingston, Damian Lewis, Donnie Wahlberg, Kirk Acevedo, Scott Grimes
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive Producers: Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg

Plot- This war drama has been inspired by the 1992 non-fiction book written by historian Stephen E. Ambrose, titled the same as the book. The series chronicles the second world war unit called Easy Company, the second regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, the U.S. Army, beginning from their training days in Georgia till the D-Day, ending with their victory in Europe in the year 1945.

23.Flight of the Conchords (2007-2009)

Flight of the Conchords

Flight of the Conchords

Starring- Bret McKenzie, Jemaine Clement, Kristen Schaal, Rhys Darby
Total Number of Seasons- 2
Executive producers: James Bobin, Troy Miller, Stu Smiley

Plot- The series is in the form of a sitcom revolving around a band named, ‘Flight of the Conchords’ from New Zealand who are aiming at getting a big break for their careers along with finding their love in New York City.

22.Silicon Valley (2014-2019)

Starring- T.J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Kumail Nanjiani
Total Number of Seasons- 6
Executive producers: Alec Berg, Mike Judge, John Altschuler, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Krinsky, Tom Lassally

Plot- Silicon Valley is a comedy drama series that centres the life of a programmer, Richard Hendricks, who is a founder of a startup company known as ‘Pied Piper’ struggling to maintain the well-being of his company in a world where there is a tough-competition everywhere from larger entities.

21.Olive Kitteridge (2014)

Olive Kitteridge

Olive Kitteridge

Starring- Richard Jenkins, Frances McDormand, Rosemarie DeWitt, Zoe Kazan, Martha Wainwright
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive Producers: Gary Goetzman, Frances McDormand, Tom Hanks, Jane Anderson

Plot- Inspired by the Prize-winning novel of the same title, by Elizabeth Strout, the series revolves around the life of a retired maths teacher, Olive Kitteridge, who is married to a local pharmacist, Henry Kitteridge, and has a troublesome son, Christopher— over a period of 25 years, while dealing with the problems of friction, depression, jealousy, bereavement with family and friends.

20.I’ll Be Gone in the Dark (2020)

Starring: Amy Ryan
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive producers: Michelle McNamara, Liz Garbus, Dan Cogan, Patton Oswalt, Nancy Abraham, Dave Rath, Lisa Heller

Plot- The series is based on writer Michelle McNamara’s novel titled the same as the series, revolving around herself investigating about the Golden State Killer. The show is a gripping meditation on addiction and loss, circling the ruthless path of a mysterious murderer as well as the striking resolution of a woman to bring out justice.

19. Show Me a Hero (2015)

Show Me a Hero

Show Me a Hero

Starring- Oscar Isaac, Jim Belushi, Bob Balaban, Jon Bernthal
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive Producers: Gail Mutrux, David Simon, Paul Haggis, Nina Kostroff Noble, William F. Zorzi

Plot- After the approval of a new mandate by law, a rift of public opinion forms in a white middle-class society of Yonkers City, creating a situation of tension. Nick Wasicsko, who is appointed as the new mayor, takes charge and is responsible to deal with it.

18.My Brilliant Friend (2018-present)

Starring- Ludovica Nasti, Elisa Del Genio, Anna Rita Vitolo, Imma Villa, Luca Gallone, Antonio Milo
Total Number of Seasons- 2
Executive producers: Domenico Procacci, Lorenzo Mieli, Mario Gianani, Jennifer Schuur, Elena Recchia, Paolo Sorrentino, Guido De Laurentiis

Plot- It is a tale of two girls, Elena Greco, and her friend, Raffaella Cerullo aka Lila, whom she first met during the 1st year of their primary school in the year 1950. Set in a fascinating and dangerous Naples, the series covers their lives over the course of sixty years with Elena narrating the mystery of Lila, her best friend, who was, in a way her worst enemy.

17.Chernobyl (2019)

Chernobyl

Chernobyl

Starring- Stellan Skarsgård, Jared Harris, Jessie Buckley, Paul Ritter, Adam Nagaitis
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive producers
Craig Mazin, Johan Renck, Jane Featherstone, Carolyn Strauss, Chris Fry

Plot- It is a historical drama based on the 1986 nuclear accident, which is labelled as one of the most destructive man-made catastrophes in history, focusing on the bravery of men and women who sacrificed their lives for saving Europe from unthinkable disaster.

16.I May Destroy You (2020)

Starring: Michaela Coel, Paapa Essiedu, Weruche Opia
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive producers: Phil Clarke, Michaela Coel, Sam Miller, Roberto Troni, Jo McLellan

Plot- It is a comedy drama series which focus on the need of sexual consent in the contemporary society and how, a young woman, Arabella, after being raped, gets determined to rebuild her life.

15.The Night Of (2016)

The Night Of

The Night Of

Starring- Riz Ahmed, John Turturro, Bill Camp, Poorna Jagannathan, Payman Maadi, Sofia Black-D’Elia
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive producers: Richard Price, Steven Zaillian, James Gandolfini, Garrett Basch, Jane Tranter, Peter Moffat

Plot- The series is a crime drama centering Naz, a Pakistani-American student, who is going to attend a party on a Friday night, in Manhattan, on his father’s taxi. On his way, he gives lift to a mysterious young woman. He gets fascinated by her looks and instead of heading to the party, he spends a wild passionate night with her, during which mind-altering substances take place and the next day, the woman is discovered dead.

14.Watchmen (2019)

Starring- Regina King, Andrew Howard
Don Johnson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Tim Blake Nelson
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive producers: Tom Spezialy, Damon Lindelof, Stephen Williams, Nicole Kassell, Joseph E. Iberti

Plot- Inspired by 1986 DC Comics series with the same name, it is a superhero drama limited show, set 34 years after the incidents of the comics, focusing on the circumstances surrounding  violence on the basis of racism in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the year 2019.

13.Insecure (2016-present)

Insecure

Insecure

Starring- Yvonne Orji, Issa Rae, Lisa Joyce, Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell
Total Number of Seasons- 4
Executive producers: Michael Rotenberg, Issa Rae, Dave Becky, Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Jonathan Berry

Plot- This comedy drama series is about two black women living in south Los Angeles, who happens to be best friends, navigating the problems in their private as well as professional lives.

12.Sally4Ever (2018)

Starring- Catherine Shepherd, Julia Davis, Julian Barratt, Felicity Montagu, Alex Macqueen, Steve Oram
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive Producers: Sam Bain, Julia Davis, Philip Clarke, Jesse Armstrong

Plot- Created by Julia Davis, this is a comedy television show, centering the life of Emma and her boyfriend who are about to get married soon, but he falls in love with another woman.

11.Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014-present)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Starring- John Oliver
Total Number of Seasons- 7
Executive Producers: Tim Carvell, John Oliver, James Taylor, Jon Thoday

Plot- It is a late-night talk show, hosted by comedian John Oliver, which takes a satirical dig at politics, news and ongoing events, on a weekly basis.

10.High Maintenance (2015-present)

Starring: Jemima Kirke, Ben Sinclair, Ira Glass
Total Number of Seasons- 10
Executive Producers: Ben Sinclair, Russell Gregory, Katja Blichfeld

Plot- High Maintenance is an anthology comedy-drama series following a cannabis courier, The Guy, who works to deliver products to his clients in NYC. In every episode, a new set of characters is focused on who interact with The Guy.

9.Barry (2018- present)

Barry

Barry

Starring- Stephen Root, Bill Hader, Glenn Fleshler, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan
Total Number of Seasons- 2
Executive producers: Bill Hader, Alec Berg, Aida Rodgers

Plot- Barry is a dark crime comedy revolving around a former marine, now a hitman by profession, who goes to Los Angeles in order to complete his task and ends up getting involved in the L.A. theater scene.

8.We’re Here (2020-present)

Starring- Eureka O’Hara, Bob the Drag Queen, Shangela
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive Producers: Aaron Saidman, Eli Holzman, Peter Logreco, Stephen Warren, Johnnie Ingram

Plot- It is a reality TV show where the three drag queens move across the US in order to hire small-town residents for participating in drag shows for a single night.

7.The Wire (2002-2008)

The Wire

The Wire

Starring- John Doman, Dominic West, Idris Elba, Larry Gilliard, Jr., Frankie Faison, Wood Harris
Total Number of Seasons- 5
Executive producers: Robert F. Colesberry, David Simon, Nina Kostroff Noble

Plot- Set in Baltimore, it is a complicated and flawlessly delivered crime drama that revolves around a single police investigation, from the viewpoints of the law enforcers, as well as the criminals on whom the laws are enforced. The series include subjects like illegal trade of drugs, and corruption done on the waterfront.

6.The Corner (2020)

Starring: T.K. Carter, Sean Nelson, Khandi Alexander
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive Producers: Robert F. Colesberry, David Simon, David Mills

Plot- Adapted from David Simon and Ed Burns’s nonfiction book titled as, ‘The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood,’ the series is set in a drug-infested neighborhood in the 1990s, revolving around the broken families who strives hard to survive the day-to-day life.

5.Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995-1998)

Mr. Show with Bob and David

Mr. Show with Bob and David

Starring- David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, John Ennis, Jill Talley, Tom Kenny, Jay Johnston
Total Number of Seasons- 4
Executive producers: Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, John Moffitt, Brad Grey, Dino Stamatopoulos, Troy Miller, Bernie Brillstein

Plot- Mr. Show with Bob and David is a sketch comedy series, where Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, along with their team and other guest stars entertain the spectators with a series of sketches.

4.Six Feet Under (2001-2005)

Starring- Peter Krause, Frances Conroy, Michael C. Hall, Freddy Rodriguez, Lauren Ambrose
Total Number of Seasons- 5
Executive producers: Alan Ball, David Janollari, Robert Greenblatt, Alan Poul

Plot- The story showcases the lives of members of the Fisher family, their friends, and lovers, running a funeral home in LA. Each of the episodes of the series features a fresh corpse, usually involving the dysfunctions taking place in and around their household.

3.How To with John Wilson (2020-present)

How To with John Wilson

How To with John Wilson

Starring: John Wilson
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive producers: Clark Reinking, Nathan Fielder, Michael Koman, John Wilson

Plot- It is a docuseries, framed as tutorials, where John Wilson interact with people, giving advices on subjects ranging from small talk to scaffolding, filmed on the streets of NYC. With the progress of each episode about the title topic, Wilson comes across people, converse with them, ending up on a totally different topic.

2.The Defiant Ones (2017)

Starring: Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive Producers: Gene Kirkwood, Allen Hughes, Andrew A. Kosove, Doug Pray, Broderick Johnson, Jerry Longarzo, Laura Lancaster, Michael Lombardo

Plot- The documentary highlights the unlikely partnership between rapper Dr. Dre and music producer Jimmy Iovine, covering a set of reframing events in the contemporary society, with the help of interviews.

1.Los Espookys (2019-present)

Los Espookys

Los Espookys

Starring- Bernardo Velasco, Ana Fabrega, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Fred Armisen, Julio Torres
Total Number of Seasons- 1
Executive producers: Lorne Michaels, Fred Armisen, Andrew Singer

Plot- The show centres the life of a group of friends who use their love for horrifying events into some sort of strange business, aiming at providing horror experiences to people who are in need of it. The show is set in a fascinating Latin American country, where mysterious and unearthly creatures are a part of life.

So here was our top shows of HBO list. We are wrapping up for now. You can mention the names of the series that we have missed in the comment box below. Stay tuned for more content like this.