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The Best HBO Series of the 2010s  

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These are the best 2010s HBO series, ranked by user votes. Throughout the 2010s, HBO released award-winning programs for a variety of audiences. Some of the best 2010s HBO series were hugely respected dramas, and other top 2010s HBO shows were groundbreaking comedies. The point is, there was really something for everyone in the 2010s. What is the greatest 2010s HBO series? Vote on your favorites!

What are some of the shows that appear on this best 2010s HBO series list? Vampires were all the rage during True Blood's seven season reign. The show's 2014 finale put the final nail in the coffin with shocking twists and turns. Boardwalk Empire, starring Steve Buscemi, is another good show that aired on HBO in the 2010s.

Although it only ran for two seasons, Enlightened was one of the funniest, and most dramatic, HBO shows of the 2010s. Other great series that are featured on this top 2010s HBO shows list include Eastbound & Down, Girls and Real Time with Bill Maher.

Which HBO show do you think is the best of the 2010s? Give your favorites a thumbs up to move them up this list!
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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke
Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble ...more
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True Detective is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan
True Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology drama television series created by Nic Pizzolatto. Each season focuses on detectives investigating violent offences.
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Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Boardwalk Empire is an American period drama television series created by Terence Winter. Airing on premium cable channel HBO, the series is set in Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the ...more
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Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener
Silicon Valley is an American television sitcom created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky. The series focuses on six young men who found a startup company in Silicon Valley. The ...more
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Last Week Tonight with John Ol... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
John Oliver, David Kaye, Noel MacNeal
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO, 2014) is an American late-night talk and news satire television program hosted by comedian John Oliver. The half-hour-long show takes a satirical look at ...more
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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American improvised comedy television series produced and broadcast by HBO, which premiered on October 15, 2000. It has aired 80 episodes over eight seasons, the last ...more
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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial True Blood is an American television drama series produced and created by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the ...more
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Ballers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, John David Washington
Ballers (HBO, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Stephen Levinson. Former football superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson) tries to find success as a financial ...more
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Veep is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Veep is an HBO television comedy series, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, set in the office of Selina Meyer, a fictional Vice President, and subsequent President, of the United States. The series ...more
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Eastbound & Down is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Danny McBride, Steve Little, Katy Mixon
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Eastbound & Down is an American sports comedy television series that was broadcast on HBO, starring Danny McBride as Kenny Powers, a former professional baseball pitcher, who after an up and ...more
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O Negócio - HBO Latin A... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
InRustWeTrust added O Negócio - HBO Latin America Rafaela Mandelli, Juliana Schalch, Michelle Batista
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Treme is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Kim Dickens
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Treme is an American television drama series created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer that aired on HBO. The series premiered on April 11, 2010, and concluded on December 29, 2013, comprising ...more
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Entourage is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Entourage is an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on HBO on July 18, 2004 and concluded on September 11, 2011, after eight seasons. The series was created and largely ...more
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Big Love is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloƫ Sevigny
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Big Love is an American television drama that aired on HBO between March 2006 and March 2011. The show is about a fictional fundamentalist Mormon family in Utah that practices polygamy. Big Love ...more
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Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Bryant Gumbel, Jon Frankel, Bernard Goldberg
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel is a monthly sports newsmagazine on HBO that debuted on April 2, 1995. The show was "spawned by the fact that sports have changed dramatically, that it's no ...more
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Girls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Girls is an American television series that premiered on HBO on April 15, 2012. Created by and starring Lena Dunham, Girls is a comedy-drama following a close group of twenty-somethings living ...more
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Real Time with Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Sullivan
It's shaping up to be an interesting last few months of 2007. The price of gas keeps spiraling to record highs, while the approval ratings for the man in charge keep plummeting to record lows. ...more
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The Leftovers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston
The Leftovers is an American television drama series created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta airing on HBO. It is based on Perrotta's novel of the same name. The pilot was written by Lindelof ...more
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Bored to Death is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial This series was an American comedy series that ran on HBO from September 20, 2009 to November 28, 2011. The show was created by author Jonathan Ames, and stars Jason Schwartzman as a fictional ...more
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The Newsroom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr.
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Newsroom is an American television political drama series created and principally written by Aaron Sorkin that premiered on HBO on June 24, 2012, and concluded on December 14, 2014, ...more
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Hung is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Thomas Jane, Jane Adams, Charlie Saxton
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Hung is a comedy-drama television series which ran on HBO from June 28, 2009 to December 4, 2011. It was created by Dmitry Lipkin and Colette Burson and stars Thomas Jane as Ray Drecker, a ...more
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Enlightened is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Sarah Burns
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Enlightened is an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on HBO on October 10, 2011. The series was created by Mike White, who wrote every episode, and Laura Dern, who plays the ...more
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Vice is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Shane Smith
Vice is a documentary TV-series created and hosted by Shane Smith of Vice magazine. Produced by Bill Maher, it uses CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria as a consultant, and covers topics using an ...more
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The Brink is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Jack Black, Tim Robbins, Pablo Schreiber
The Brink (HBO, 2015) is an American television comedy created by Roberto Benabib and Kim Benabib. Top U.S. government and military scramble to prevent World War 3 from happening amidst the ...more
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The Ricky Gervais Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington
The Ricky Gervais Show was a comedy audio show in the UK starring Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, and Karl Pilkington, later adapted into The Ricky Gervais show animated series debuting for HBO ...more