21 Best HBO Shows Of All Time
When you think of HBO, the first thing that comes to mind is quality television. Some might even say that the programming HBO has offered over the years is legendary. Here is a list of the best of the best: the greatest HBO original television shows of all time.
1. THE WIRE
The Wire is, according to countless critics, polls, lists and general opinion, one of the best, if not the best show of all times, alongside The Sopranos, of course. The show that inspired academic thought on social, political, cultural, aesthetic topics, it remains one of the most important pop-cultural points of reference of our times.
It is impossible to explain in just a paragraph what made it so good, but let’s just say it was a combination of heart, authenticity, brilliant writing, unforgettable characters and true care for a city, a society and a nation that is in deep, deep trouble.
David Simon created the show with the help of an ex-crime reporter for Baltimore Sun, and an actual former homicide detective from Baltimore PD helped in writing the show, so it’s no surprise it was praised for its authenticity. The Wire was not too popular during its run and it actually never won any big awards, but its cultural impact is enormous.