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HBO Recommendations

Unread postby Bayou Tribe » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:10 pm

Just got HBO for the first time in about 10 years. I know everyone raves about their original programming, but what in particular should I be on the lookout for?


Thanks in advance, internet peasants. ;-) ;) :wink:
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Re: HBO Recommendations

Unread postby waborat » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:15 pm

Of course, ya got The Pacific starting in 2 weeks...

Current goodies:

True Blood
Big Love
Entourage
Hung
Curb Your Enthusiasm

Oldies:

Sopranos
The Wire
Six feet Under
Rome
Sex And The City

Problem is you hafta go back a few seasons to really enjoy
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Re: HBO Recommendations

Unread postby jack_tors » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:16 pm

For me, it starts with the Wire and HBO is has it on demand right now. My favorite tv show of all time, it doesnt get better than that. David Simon's new show, Treme, premieres later this month and I am interested to see how it is..

Also check out Band of Brothers if you havent already. The follow up, The Pacific, is beginning later this month as well. Judging from the trailer, this could be just as good which is a massive compliment.

HBO also has excellent sports documentaries so be on the look out for reruns of the Ghosts of Flatbush and When It Was A Game, both excellent in my book.

Good luck, hit me up if you need any more suggestions cause I am sure I am missing a couple things.
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Re: HBO Recommendations

Unread postby Bayou Tribe » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:23 pm

Thanks wabo, thanks Jack. I've been checking out alot of stuff online concerning "the pacific". Looks great, I'm really amped.

There's also a documentary this weekend about Bird/Magic, and then the lead-up to the PacMan/Clottey fight. Seemed like a good time to jump aboard.
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Re: HBO Recommendations

Unread postby Adverb Harry » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:16 pm

The wife and I love "Big Love." It's the only current show on TV I actually follow and make time for. It's a drama about a polygamist family in Utah and the shenanigans that go on with trying to keep from being outed, dealing with the wack jobs on the nearby compound, and struggling with the jealousy and anger such a lifestyle breeds.

Plus, two of the guy's three wives are smokin' hot.
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Re: HBO Recommendations

Unread postby Squints » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:50 pm

Their sports documentaries are insightful and educational. There are a few on-demand right now. Despite Bryant Gumbel, Real Sports is also a heck of a show.

Their sports docs run the scope from college sports- OSU/UM, Duke/UNC, the UCLA dynsasty, the integration of the southern schools in the 60's, focusing on Alabama; to baseball to the Olympics- A great one on the '80 team and a retrospective of the '68 (Black Power) Olympics. Again as educational as they are entertaining.
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Re: HBO Recommendations

Unread postby rebelwithoutaclue » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:02 am

Let's see, The Wire
The Wire
The Wire
The Wire
and...
The Wire

All 5 seasons.


Greatest show ever produced for TV. I'm going through it again as the first season is currently On Demand in my area. It can be a tad plodding but the characters and setting couldn't be more perfect.

Gotta say wabo, I was supremely disappointed in Hung. And I wanted to like it. Great premise but it just came off as... eh. Doubt it comes back for Season 2.
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Re: HBO Recommendations

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:02 pm

What reb said.

I've been battling through the Sopranos for the last six months so I didn't start this Wire Reboot and Mad Men is next on my list, but the Wire is the best ever. Not even really sure how the Sopranos could argue at this point.

It's on Demand now (HBO HD as well), watch it.
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Re: HBO Recommendations

Unread postby waborat » Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:46 pm

No doubt guys about The Wire...

They took Homicide: Life On The Street to the Nth degree with that one...

Got The Wire, Breaking Bad & Sopranos as my favorite dramas of all-time...

To Reb, not sure why I really put Hung up there? It's okay, better than most shit on tv...had it's moments, better than Down 'N Out IMO
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Re: HBO Recommendations

Unread postby tastybrownies » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:03 pm

Yeah, Six Feet Under is the best drama series I've ever seen. I mean the damn cast, story, acting, everything is just so amazing.

Even if you don't regularly like drama series, watch it, you will NOT be sorry.
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