Top 7 TV shows on HBO (Must-watch)


Today Game of Thrones final season will be premiered on HBO. Since we have got the HBO subscription and there is a month of time (Until GOT airs all of its episodes) let’s discover more on HBO.

This American television media has produced some of the best originals. HBO is entertaining its customers with fun-filled programs since 1972.

Before the existence of Netflix and Amazon Prime, HBO was born and maintained its value amidst the media trends. The shows on HBO are top notch and they are hard to miss.


1)  Game of Thrones (GOT)


Shows on HBO


How can we start talking about HBO without mentioning GOT? R. R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series of novels has been created into Tv series by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss.

Happened in England during the formation of seven Kingdoms, GOT is about acquiring the Iron Throne and the alliances formed between various kingdoms in order to be the king of all.

The story, cast, production quality, screenplay, and the cinematography of GOT are the main reason to gain international fans. Today 8th and final season of GOT will be released on HBO.

For the die-hard fans here is the link to remember everything about previous seasons.


2) Silicon Valley



Silicon Valley is another must-watch show on HBO. It is the story of an Engineer who tries to start-up his company in Silicon Valley.

Richard has invented a data compression algorithm with high speed that none have achieved so far.  He has skills but no experience and low financial state making his struggle to establish his dream company ‘Pied Piper’.

Though the show depicts the dark secrets of Silicon Valley, it is one of the best comedy shows. You will laugh your heart out while enjoying Richard’s innocence, Erlich’s nonsense, Dinesh’s foolishness, Gilfoye’s smirk, and many other fun things from the show.

A more detailed review of Silicon Valley can you give you the glimpse of this show.


3) True Detective


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True Detective is a crime suspense drama, received appreciation for its screenplay and the story. One of the best detective series in the history of TV shows.

If you love shows like Sherlock then you should watch True Detective because of its specialty in making.

In the first season, Detectives Rust & Marty investigate a murder which was done by a serial killer. This killer used to leave a similar kind of tattoos, marks on the dead body. It takes place in Louisiana. Along with detectives, a few Homicides work on this case but unable to find the killer. It took them 17 years long to solve the case!

The second season takes place in California where a group of detectives and polices investigate the murder of a politician. A businessman who was criminal in the past and his activities are the main part of the investigation.

The third season is the investigation about missing Children.


4) The wire


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We were suspicious when we started ‘The Wire’ on HBO. However, it proved us wrong and made binge watch this series once it picked the speed.

The wire is the battle between drug dealers and investigators. Baltimore is a drug prominent city where police are struggling to maintain low crime rates, clear drug selling corners, and most important of all they are trying to find the kingpin.

The person behind the drug business is hidden but his boys are working all over the city. McNulty, Kima, Lieutenant Daniels, Major Rawls, and other Homicide investigators form a team to hunt the drug dealers.

This team works in a basement and takes step by step decisions to progress their investigation. They get permission to wire the telephone of the drug dealers and that’s why the name ‘The wire’.

It feels like a real story with small steps taken in the investigation unlike sudden twists happens in other crime thriller series.


5) Westworld


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In 1973 ‘Westworld’ movie was released highlighting the androids (Robots which looks like Human) technology and the consequences with the humans.

This story happens in an amusement park made of three ‘Worlds’. People can buy the tickets to the theme park and begin their adventures with the so-called androids.

Westworld series on HBO is based on the same movie. The guests in this park are allowed to pursue any of their desire (Including rape & murder) because hosts of this amusement park are robots (looks like humans).

Compared to the movie, this series is elaborated in two seasons making it more specific and detailed. It is interesting to watch the misbehavior and ugly face of humans when they are told there are no boundaries to their crime.


6) Vice Principals

Vice Principals on HBO



If you are looking for a show filled with comedy(dark!) then check out Vice Principals. After Eastbound & Down, Danny McBride has hit the TV screen along with Walton Goggins as a Vice Principal.

The storyline is very simple; Gamby & Lee Russell, vice principals have their eye on the principal seat. The competition between them has made them hate each other.

Even after the retirement of current principal, these 2 don’t get a chance to be principal and still remain as vice principals of the school. This makes them angry and tries funny things to annoy the new principal.

Thus the show will make you laugh out loud! I’m sure you cannot stop laughing whenever Danny McBride & Walton Goggins are on screen. They both have rocked their performance.



7) The Big little lies


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Three women whose kids are going to the same school are the main characters of the show ‘The Big little lies’. Madeline, Celeste  & Jane are the mothers having their own issues but kept them as secrets.

When these three women are involved in a murder investigation, secrets start to unfold. The Big little lies is the emotional roller coaster ride of families & relationships.

This show shows that though everyone seems happy there is always a sad story which they are trying to hide. Especially in relationships, the life of these three women looks so rosy to the outside world but inside they are shrinking.

There is not much weight in the story but the cast and theme of ‘The Big Little Lies’ makes it one of the must-watch show on HBO.


58 thoughts on “Top 7 TV shows on HBO (Must-watch)

  1. Vartika Mehrotra Gakhar says:

    I have never seen GOT and dont feel like watching it somehow for some weird reasons. However true detective appeals me. Will check out for sure

    1. Hackytips says:

      I know 😀 Few of my friend’s tell the same.

  2. GoT is what is going to define Hotstar until this season gets over. But I liked the recommendations. I have read your detailed posts on two of the six suggestions. But the others look quite interesting.

    1. Hackytips says:

      I’m excited for GOT 🙂

  3. All of them seems to be quite interesting and other than Game of thrones I have not seen any.
    Bdw Scorpion is a great series on Netflix

    1. Hackytips says:

      It is available on Prime.. Check this

      1. Thanks for sharing

  4. pythoroshan says:

    Of these, have seen 5 out of 6.. never got around to seeing Silicon Valley.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Don’t miss it! I’m telling you!

  5. Shubhra Rastogi says:

    I am not addicted to the HBO shows but you have an amazing list here.

  6. Thanks for introducing another good series to us. I have to book mark all your articles for future reference

    1. Hackytips says:

      Just ring me! I will tell you 😀

  7. Nice review of the channel HBO. In here, I don’t watch it as much, or almost never. But we subscribe it anyway. I am not a great fan of GOT. I am not sure, if it was telecast on HBO, because I did not watch it. But you are an expert on these channels and their programs.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you 🙂

  8. Rashi Roy says:

    Epic shows indeed

  9. jdorleus says:

    I loved big little lies and I’m hoping for a season 2

    1. Hackytips says:

      Hard to miss kinds show.

  10. jaya1966 says:

    I have been reading the GOT books by Martin and would love to watch the series. And among all the series you have described I would love to watch The Wire that deals with drug dealers and detectives. Silicon Valley also sounds very promising.

    1. Hackytips says:

      I haven’t read the GOT book. It must be amazing.

  11. vidhya29 says:

    A wonderful list!! amazing

  12. Noor Anand Chawla says:

    Can’t wait for GoT!!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yesterday’s episode was exciting.

  13. aditi says:

    HBO brings some of the best TV shows. Your television guide is bookmarked for reference 😊

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you 🙂

  14. HBO was way ahead of its time and produced some awesome content. Nice compilation.
    #ContemplationOfaJoker #Jokerophilia

    1. Hackytips says:

      When it comes to Quality, HBO is the best.

  15. After your blogs listening many shows on HBO, I am seriously contemplating taking their membership and try these shows.

    1. Hackytips says:

      It is the right time 🙂

  16. I was hooked to HBO for sometime but now it is only Netflix or Prime. You are a connoisseur on TV programs.Thanks for enlightening old me 🙂

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you 🙂

  17. Pr@Gun says:

    I have loved HBO since my school days and have always enjoyed movies on it, but i am not a GOT fan at all.

  18. You, Me and Benny says:

    OBSESSED with Big little lies! Can’t wait for season 2!

    1. Hackytips says:

      This June it should be out.

      1. You, Me and Benny says:


  19. Neil Alvin Nicerio says:

    I will include those to my list of shows and movies to watch this summer. 🙂

    1. Hackytips says:


  20. This is fantastic! Since GOT has ended, we have been in a bit of a show hole 😢 This list will definitely help pull us out.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Haha yeah 😀

  21. Swee Guan Tan says:

    lovely sharing, surely will check it out to enjoy as am on leave for a week, thanks for sharing this 😀
    cheers, siennylovesdrawing

    1. Hackytips says:

      I’m glad you liked it.

  22. Ivan Jose says:

    It’s been so long ago since I last watched a series on HBO (think Six Feet Under). Let me check this list out, although GOT is out of my list already.

    1. Hackytips says:

      It’s never too late when it comes to TV shows 😀

  23. Matija Antonić says:

    I watched GoT over and over again xD and I dunno, after it I am not feeling I have the need to watch a new series now xD but I will look over some of these suggestions, a few of them do look nice.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Happens! Start watching something you may like other series.

  24. woo woo woo 🙂 Thanks for the list. Normally I watch on Netflix.. no HBO for me unfortunately. Do you like “Stranger things”??

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yes, I have a similar post with Netflix list, You may check;

  25. I hear Big Little Lies is good. I want to check that one out.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yeah it is 🙂

  26. cheszdylan says:

    I haven’t been watching any TV shows, but I heard great reviews of GoT..

    1. Hackytips says:

      ohh, you should start then 🙂

  27. Now that GOT is over I think I’ll start Westworld

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yeah GOT got over 🙁

  28. blair villanueva says:

    I still like Game of Thrones and still do the movie marathon. It will be ages to make another like that.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Completely agree.

  29. Elizabeth O says:

    I have nothing against shows, i just don’t have or make time to watch them. I have premium package and really should cancel it. I got it for the kids.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Actually, that’s a good habit 🙂

  30. I am so obsessed with Big Little Lies! It’s so good.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yup 🙂

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