Some of the best and most famous shows of all time have been made by HBO. We made a list of the best-rated shows based on how people rated them on well-known review sites. People have been fascinated by these shows’ unforgettable characters, gripping stories, and stunning visuals, which range from epic fantasy to gritty crime dramas. Let the show begin.
Number 10: “Big Little Lies” (IMDb: 8.5)
“Big Little Lies” takes place in the beautiful town of Monterey, California. It’s about three rich women whose seemingly perfect lives are shattered by a murder.
As the investigation goes on, people in the town start to share their lies and secrets, showing how complicated and sometimes dark their lives really are. “Big Little Lies” is a must-see show with an amazing cast and an exciting storyline that looks at the stresses and standards of modern motherhood, marriage, and friendship.
Number 9: “House of the Dragon” (IMDb: 8.5)
A fantasy drama TV show called “House of the Dragon” is based on the book “Fire and Blood” by George R. R. Martin. The show takes place 300 years before “Game of Thrones” and tells the story of House Targaryen and their quest to take the Iron Throne.
At a time when dragons are common and the Targaryen family is very powerful, the show follows the lives of different members of the family as they fight for control of the Seven Kingdoms. This sets the stage for the end of the Targaryen Dynasty.
Eighth: “The Wire” (IMDb: 9.3)
“The Wire” is an American crime drama TV show that ran on HBO from 2002 to 2008 and got good reviews. People think it’s one of the best TV shows ever made, and they love how realistically it shows crime and how complicated the characters are.
The show takes place in Baltimore, Maryland, and has a wide range of characters, such as police officers, drug sellers, politicians, and regular people.
Every season is about a different part of the city, like the schools, the docks, or the drug trade. It’s important to pay close attention to this show, and fans of crime dramas should definitely watch it.
Number 7: “The Last of Us” (IMDb: 8.9)
The movie “The Last of Us” is based on the well-known video game with the same name. The show takes place in a world where people have become uncontrollably violent monsters because of a fungal illness that has spread across the world and can’t be cured.
The story is about Joel, a survivor who is angry and violent, and Ellie, a teenage girl who is brave and smart and can’t get the virus. They set out on a dangerous trip across America.
The show is set in a world after the end of the world, where the military is unfriendly, there are ruthless bandits, zombies have changed, and there are other dangers.
Number 6: “The Sopranos” (IMDb: 9.2)
The American crime drama TV show “The Sopranos” was created by David Chase. The show is about Tony Soprano, the boss of the New Jersey mob, and how he tries to balance his personal life with his crime life.
Tony has trouble with anxiety attacks and goes to see therapist Jennifer Melfi to get help with his feelings.
The show looks at family loyalty, power, and violence through Tony’s relationships with his doctor, his wife Carmella, his kids Meadow and Anthony, and his extended crime family. “The Sopranos” shows how complicated the human mind is by having its characters deal with their morals and the results of their actions.
Number 5: “Band of Brothers” (IMDb: 9.4)
The 10-episode miniseries “Band of Brothers” is based on the real-life of the 101st Airborne Division of the US Army during World War II.
Based on the book by historian Stephen E. Ambrose, the series tells the story of Easy Company from their first days of training to their roles in big war events like D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge.
The show looks at the bonds that form between troops as they face the challenges of battle together. It also looks at how war affects people and their families.
Number 4: “Westworld” (IMDb: 8.5)
“Westworld” is a science fiction show that takes place in a futuristic amusement park with a Wild West theme. Visitors pay to have their wildest dreams come true with the help of hosts, who are lifelike robots.
When the hosts start to develop their own awareness and question the balance of power between themselves and the human guests, the show explores how reality and fantasy become less clear. “Westworld” is a thought-provoking show about how modern technology affects people’s behavior. It deals with morality, consciousness, and what happens when you play God.
Number 3: “True Detective” (IMDb: 8.9)
The American crime drama TV show “True Detective” was created by Nick Pizzolato. The show is known for being anthology-style, meaning that each season has a different cast and plot.
Rustin “Rust” Cole and Martin “Marty” Hart, two homicide detectives for the Louisiana State Police, look into a series of strange ritualistic killings in the first season. The second season has a whole new cast and plot, and it’s all about how the lives of police officers, criminals, and other people in California are linked.
The third season goes back to the anthology’s roots by following retired detective Wayne Hays as he looks into a case from the past that he still hasn’t solved. “True Detective” is known for having a dark and moody tone, having complicated personalities, and telling complicated stories.
Number 2: “Chernobyl” (IMDb: 9.4)
The five-part historical drama TV program “Chernobyl” was created and written by Craig Mazin. As the series goes on, it tells the story of what happened before, during, and after the Chernobyl nuclear accident in April 1986.
It looks at the political and personal issues that led to the disaster, as well as the bravery and selflessness of the people who risked their lives to stop a nuclear meltdown before it got out of hand. With Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, and Emily Watson in the lead parts, “Chernobyl” has gotten a lot of praise for its gripping story, careful attention to historical detail, and strong performances.
Number 1: “Game of Thrones” (IMDb: 9.2)
The massive fantasy TV show “Game of Thrones” was created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for HBO. The TV show is based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series. It takes place in Westeros and Essos, two made-up countries where noble families fight for control of the Seven Kingdoms.
Several major characters from the Stark, Lannister, Targaryen, and Baratheon families are shown in the show as they deal with political intrigue, war, and supernatural threats. Throughout the series, the characters deal with tough moral issues and tricky relationships, which often have dramatic results.
“Game of Thrones” is very famous and has gotten good reviews for its complicated plot, characters, and production values.