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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 that redefined the network to a new generation of audiences. Some of the best 2010s HBO series were hugely respected dramas, and other top 2010s HBO shows were groundbreaking comedies. But between the Emmy winning Game of Thrones and Veep were smaller HBO series that brought something fresh and new to a TV landscape drowning in content. What is the greatest 2010s HBO series? Vote on your favorites!

While some HBO series of the decade feel less essential and more forgotten then ever - True Blood comes to mind despite its seven season run - like Eastbound & Down and Girls have maintained their cult status long since the final episode aired. And new hits keep getting churned out, as Watchmen, His Dark Materials, and Westworld look to try to capture the zeitgeist in the same way that Thrones did until mid-way through 2019.

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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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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright
Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the 1973 film. In a technologically advanced Wild ...more
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Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Chernobyl is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Jared Harris, Stellan SkarsgÄrd, Emily Watson
Chernobyl (HBO, 2019) is an American-British historical drama television miniseries created by Craig Mazin. In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the USSR becomes ...more
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Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Watchmen Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson
Watchmen (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Damon Lindelof, based on the comic book series. Set in an alternate history where superheroes are treated as outlaws.
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Last Week Tonight with John Ol... is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Barry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Barry Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg
Barry (HBO, 2018) is an American television comedy series created by Bill Hader and Alec Berg. An ex-marine (Bill Hader) who is working as a low-rent hitman moves to Los Angeles and joins an ...more
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Sharp Objects is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Eliza Scanlen
Sharp Objects (HBO, 2018) is an American miniseries created by Marti Nixon, based on the novel by Gillian Flynn. Fresh out of a psych hospital for her years of self-harm, crime reporter Camille ...more
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Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley
Big Little Lies (HBO, 2017) is an American dramatic miniseries created by David E. Kelley, based on the novel by Liane Moriarty. While Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) and Celeste (Nicole Kidman) ...more
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Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 12 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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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 13 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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The Righteous Gemstones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson
The Righteous Gemstones (HBO, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by Danny McBride. A world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable ...more
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His Dark Materials is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Dafne Keen, Lin-Manuel Miranda, James McAvoy
His Dark Materials (HBO, 2019) is a British fantasy adventure series based on the novel series by Philip Pullman. Two children embark on a magical adventure through parallel universes.
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High Maintenance is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Ben Sinclair
High Maintenance (HBO, 2016) is an American comedy television and web series created by husband and wife team Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld. The show follows a nameless marijuana deliveryman ...more
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Room 104 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Room 104 (HBO, 2017) is an American television anthology dark comedy, horror and thriller series created by Jay and Mark Duplass. Set in a single room of an American hotel, the series explores ...more
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The Deuce is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gbenga Akinnagbe
The Deuce (HBO, 2017) is a television drama series set in and around Times Square, New York. It tells the story of the legalization and ensuing rise of the adult industry in New York beginning ...more
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Crashing is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Pete Holmes, Lauren Lapkus
Crashing (HBO, 2017) is an American television comedy series created by and starring Pete Holmes. The pilot episode was written by Holmes and directed by Judd Apatow. The show revolves around a ...more
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Ballers is listed (or ranked) 20 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) 21 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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The Leftovers is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Eastbound & Down is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Catherine the Great is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Joseph Quinn
Catherine the Great (Sky Atlantic/HBO, 2019) is a British-American television miniseries following the life of Catherine The Great.
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Mrs. Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best HBO Series of the 2010s
Kathryn Hahn, Jackson White, Casey Wilson
Mrs. Fletcher (HBO, 2019) is an American comedy television series based on the novel by Tom Perrotta. A single mom (Kathryn Hahn) whose son has moved out for college looks to begin a new life on ...more