Finding a new series to tuck into can be tough, but we’re about to show you the best of the best that HBO has to offer on Foxtel Now.
Have you been feeling like you’ve exhausted all of your watch list over the past year because we’ve been stuck at home for absolute ages? Are you finding it hard to figure out what to watch next instead of just rewatching Friends for the hundredth time? Well, jump in, because we’re going to show you a bit about what you should check out on Foxtel Now.
If you haven’t yet jumped on the HBO train, then you’re sorely missing out, as it’s simply chock-full of delicious content that you’re surely lose yourself in. From hard-hitting dramas, to gossipy comedies, and a little bit of everything, there’s something for even the pickiest of tastes to dive into. And, right now Foxtel Now is offering a free 10-day trial that spans across all of their content packs.
So, sit back, relax, and delve into our guide on the best shows that HBO has to offer. You’re sure to find yourself a new favourite to explore, an old favourite to get back into, or some that you never would’ve expected you’d enjoy.
1. The Sopranos
Following the trials and tribulations of New Jersey mobster Tony Soprano, The Sopranos is jam-packed with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster. You’ll love characters that you thought you hated, you’ll hate characters you thought you’d love, and there’s enough violence to satiate your insane cravings.
With a whopping 86 episodes spread across six seasons, The Sopranos will take you on a journey deep into the mobs of New Jersey and New York, and show you just what it takes to roll with that type of crowd.
Check out the trailer for the first season of The Sopranos:
2. The Wire
Written by author and former police reporter, David Simon, The Wire tosses you into a full-on crime drama, and doesn’t let you go – at least, until you watch all five seasons in the span of a week. Trust us, you’ll be that obsessed with it.
Centred around the inner-city drug scene in Baltimore, Maryland, The Wire follows drug deals, murder raps, and detectives who are keen to bring down drug kingpin Avon Barksdale. With the show depicting both sides of the action, from both the police and their targets, it gives a unique view into the challenges that the war against narcotics takes.
Check out the trailer for The Wire:
3. Sex And The City
A bit of a classic, Sex And The City follows the lives of four different women as they navigate mid-thirties while living in New York City. With Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Charlotte York, and Miranda Hobbes forging on through life, love, and of course sex, the show is fraught with hilarity, drama, and a bit of romance.
Spreading across six seasons, with a total of 94 episodes, Sex And The City will have you howling with laughter, sobbing when the characters go through heartbreak, and craving a mid-thirties adventure in New York for yourself.
Check out Sex And The City‘s iconic opening credits:
4. Game Of Thrones
Bursting with action, Game Of Thrones delves into a fictional medieval country that is amidst a civil war. With three major plot lines followed across eight seasons, the show explores the numerous characters as they go into battle, attempt to reclaim thrones, and try to endure a decade-long summer. If you’ve been keen to know why “winter is coming” is such a popular phrase, Game Of Thrones is the show for you.
Based on a series of fantasy novels titled A Song Of Ice And Fire written by George R. R. Martin, Game Of Thrones provides the visual insight that fans have craved over the years, and gives a bit more to be excited about while we still continue to wait for the release of more books.
Check out Game Of Thrones‘ latest opening credits:
5. Curb Your Enthusiasm
Born out of that period following the end of Seinfeld, co-creator Larry David decided to set his sights on something more realistic. Starring as a semi-fictionalised version of himself, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and its mostly improvised script, provides a deep, cringe-worthy insight to the life and times of Larry David.
Ever since it first premiered as a stand-alone special two decades ago, Curb Your Enthusiasm has continued for ten seasons, and has provided us with some of the memorable moments in TV history, including the often-asked for Seinfeld reunion that we always wanted.
Check out the trailer for the first season of Curb Your Enthusiasm:
6. Six Feet Under
Filled to the brim with suspense, drama, and a bit of comedic relief, Six Feet Under follows the lives of a dysfunctional family who has just been bequeathed a funeral home in Los Angeles California.
Running across five seasons with 63 episodes in tow, Six Feet Under wraps up our list of must-see shows that HBO has to offer as it’s one that will have your head spinning with curiosity, and begging to answer the question, “how can one family who deals with death and grief daily move forward with their own grief in tow?”
Check out the trailer for Six Feet Under:
Keen to dive into the world of HBO, and check out all that Foxtel Now has to offer? Right now, Foxtel Now has a free 10-day trial which includes over 70 channels, all packages including their essentials, movies, drama, kids shows, and documentaries that you can stream via your phone, tablet, computer, telly, or PlayStation with no installation required!