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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:33 am    Post subject: Favorite HBO Show

With Game of Thrones coming to an end, it has me wondering if this is my favorite HBO show. There have been so many good ones and this one has the advantage of being the latest and not being completed yet so the excitement is at its height.

With shows like The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, Treme, Rome, etc, how would you rank it?
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1.) The Sopranos
2.) The Wire
3.) Deadwood
4.) Rome
5.) Curb your Enthusiasm
6.) True Detective S1
7.) Tales from the Crypt
8.) Mr. Bean
9.) One Night Stand
10.) Oz
11.) Autopsy
12.) America Undercover
13.) Life Stories: Families in Crisis
14.) Da Ali G Show
15.) Game Of Thrones
16.) The Life and Times of Tim
17.) Silicon Valley
18.) Extras
19.) Hello Ladies
20.) Life's Too Short
21.) Eastbound & Down
22.) The Kids in the Hal
23.) Real Time with Bill Maher
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:29 am    Post subject:

1. Game of Thrones
2. Curb Your Enthusiasm
3. Veep
4. The Wire
5. Boardwalk Empire
6. Westwood
7. The Sopranos
8. Ballers
9. Deadwood
10. VICE
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:00 am    Post subject:

Here's my ranked list of every HBO show that I've seen at least one full season of:
1. Game of Thrones
2. The Wire
3. The Sopranos
4. Eastbound & Down
5. Crashing
6. Flight of the Conchords
7. Six Feet Under
8. Treme
9. Curb Your Enthusiasm
10. Westworld
11. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
12. Lucky Louie
13. Enlightened
14. True Detective (drops this far because that is how bad S2 was)
15. The Jynx
16. Real Time with Bill Maher
17. Deadwood
18. Show Me a Hero
19. The Night Of
20. Girls
21. Entourage

And here are HBO shows that I've seen at least one full episode of, but not a full season because I gave up on them:
Mr. Show with Bob and David, Carnivŗle, Boardwalk Empire, Bored to Death, Vice Principals, Veep, Silicon Valley
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:16 am    Post subject:

GOT vs The Wire for top spot personally
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:11 am    Post subject:

To me, there is The Wire, The Sopranos, and then the rest of the field...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:19 am    Post subject:

Moses wrote:
To me, there is The Wire, The Sopranos, and then the rest of the field...


And Larry Sanders.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:36 am    Post subject:

I never was that high on The Sopranos. Good, yes. But I like The Wire, Boardwalk and GoT much better.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:48 pm    Post subject:

1. Girls (where the most attractive actress is the one who's least nude)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:54 pm    Post subject:

1. Game of Thrones
2. The Wire
3. Veep
4. Eastbound & Down
5. Deadwood
6. True Detective S1
7. Waterworld
8. Boardwalk Empire S1-3
9. Curb Your Enthusiasm
10. Westworld
11. Silicon Valley
12. Rome
13. Oz
14. The Larry Sanders Show
15. Arli$$
16. Big Love

Not sure if it's just limited to series, but they had a lot of quality mini-series (Band of Brothers, John Adams, The Pacific, etc)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:04 pm    Post subject:

1. The Wire
2. Six Feet Under
3. Game of Thrones
4. Curb Your Enthusiasm
5. Veep
6. Big Little Lies
7. Silicon Valley
8. The Sopranos
9. True Detective Season 1
10. Treme

Not ranking Westworld yet because it is only one season into what will inevitably be a multi-season arc. Haven't seen every HBO show either, but these are the shows I have seen in full (or in full up to this point).
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:24 pm    Post subject:

The Wire

Treme
Sopranos
Big Love
Six Feet Under
Westworld
Larry Sanders
GOT
Deadwood
True Detective (1)

Edit: forgot Westworld was hbo.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:00 pm    Post subject:

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Yes! That dude was a pilot on Alien Covenant I knew I recognized him from somewhere! That show was the best!!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:02 pm    Post subject:

Ballers is petty solid.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:24 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
The Wire

Treme
Sopranos
Big Love
Six Feet Under
Larry Sanders
GOT
Deadwood
True Detective (1)


I thought you were a Sopranos over The Wire guy.

I loved the first season of Treme, but I started to lose interest near the end of season 2.

As far as my list, it's tough to rank, but here are my favorites in not really a truly relative order:

The Wire
Sopranos
Curb
GOT
Boardwalk Empire
Deadwood
Westworld
Oz
Larry Sanders
Silicon Valley

Keep meaning to start Big Little Lies. Heard nothing but good things.

Tried watching Veep, but the Editor in me couldn't get through the first few episodes. There were just too many jarring cuts that it took me out of the show. I get that sometimes in comedy you have to emphasize the jokes ahead of the flow, but to me, I wasn't really able to enjoy the jokes because I kept cringing at the cuts. Might be something that got better as time went on.

Wanted to like Vice, but just couldn't after the first couple of episodes.

As much as I loved season one of True Detective, I can't put it on a list after such an abysmal failure on season two.

Tried Girls and the first season was interesting, but I found that I didn't really relate to or like any of the characters enough to stick with it.

Don't even get me started on Entourage.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:27 pm    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
Omar Little wrote:
The Wire

Treme
Sopranos
Big Love
Six Feet Under
Larry Sanders
GOT
Deadwood
True Detective (1)


I thought you were a Sopranos over The Wire guy.

I loved the first season of Treme, but I started to lose interest near the end of season 2.

As far as my list, it's tough to rank, but here are my favorites in not really a truly relative order:

The Wire
Sopranos
Curb
GOT
Boardwalk Empire
Deadwood
Westworld
Oz
Larry Sanders
Silicon Valley

Keep meaning to start Big Little Lies. Heard nothing but good things.

Tried watching Veep, but the Editor in me couldn't get through the first few episodes. There were just too many jarring cuts that it took me out of the show. I get that sometimes in comedy you have to emphasize the jokes ahead of the flow, but to me, I wasn't really able to enjoy the jokes because I kept cringing at the cuts. Might be something that got better as time went on.

Wanted to like Vice, but just couldn't after the first couple of episodes.

As much as I loved season one of True Detective, I can't put it on a list after such an abysmal failure on season two.

Tried Girls and the first season was interesting, but I found that I didn't really relate to or like any of the characters enough to stick with it.

Don't even get me started on Entourage.


Nah, I'm a wire guy over everything. If Shakespeare made modern tv, it would be the wire.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:56 pm    Post subject:

Top 10

1. The Sopranos
2. Game of Thrones
3. The Night Of
4. Boardwalk Empire
5. Eastbound & Down
6. True Detective
7. Westworld
8. Silicon Valley
9. Big Love
10. The Leftovers

(Note: Never watched The Wire, which is why it is not on list)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:01 pm    Post subject:

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(Note: Never watched The Wire, which is why it is not on list)


(bleep) cancel everything you're doing for the next 3 days and watch it. It's one of the most transformative pieces of art in existence.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:04 pm    Post subject:

Huey Lewis & The News wrote:
adkindo wrote:

(Note: Never watched The Wire, which is why it is not on list)


(bleep) cancel everything you're doing for the next 3 days and watch it. It's one of the most transformative pieces of art in existence.


your not the first to tell me I need to watch....its on the "to do" list in the next few months!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:23 pm    Post subject:

ocho wrote:
Moses wrote:
To me, there is The Wire, The Sopranos, and then the rest of the field...


And Larry Sanders.


Great call, ocho. That show was bloody fantastic.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:42 pm    Post subject:

Huey Lewis & The News wrote:
adkindo wrote:

(Note: Never watched The Wire, which is why it is not on list)


(bleep) cancel everything you're doing for the next 3 days and watch it. It's one of the most transformative pieces of art in existence.


*puts contrarian pants on*
I'm watching it for the first time now and I'm super disappointed. I'm just guessing it didn't age well... benefited from a mediocre time in TV (it's the golden age right now)

Season one was good, like a "B" grade.
Season 2 was centered around stupid young white boys and their uncle at the dock.. and it was pretty slow
I'm on ep. 6 in season 3 and this is the slowest season of all..
the show is like 75% centered around the detectives and their lives... ain't no surprise murders in this show.. ain't nothin surprising so far pretty much
The show's most interesting character Omar, isn't featured enough.
Season 1 was good, it was raw and eye opening... but 2 and 3, not above average.

They don't even allow this pace of a show to take place today... I think the Sapranos is way better , even though I identify and am interested in The Wire's culture more

This show is the 1950s, one handed head down, dribbling basketball stars of shows.. did not age well. Slow as hellll

*scurries away*
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KeepItRealOrElse wrote:
Huey Lewis & The News wrote:
adkindo wrote:

(Note: Never watched The Wire, which is why it is not on list)


(bleep) cancel everything you're doing for the next 3 days and watch it. It's one of the most transformative pieces of art in existence.


*puts contrarian pants on*
I'm watching it for the first time now and I'm super disappointed. I'm just guessing it didn't age well... benefited from a mediocre time in TV (it's the golden age right now)

Season one was good, like a "B" grade.
Season 2 was centered around stupid young white boys and their uncle at the dock.. and it was pretty slow
I'm on ep. 6 in season 3 and this is the slowest season of all..
the show is like 75% centered around the detectives and their lives... ain't no surprise murders in this show.. ain't nothin surprising so far pretty much
The show's most interesting character Omar, isn't featured enough.
Season 1 was good, it was raw and eye opening... but 2 and 3, not above average.

They don't even allow this pace of a show to take place today... I think the Sapranos is way better , even though I identify and am interested in The Wire's culture more

This show is the 1950s, one handed head down, dribbling basketball stars of shows.. did not age well. Slow as hellll

*scurries away*


do you still have the receipt for those pants
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