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The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max

Updated October 20, 2020 7.7k votes 269 voters 9.8k views278 items

List RulesVote up the shows you're the most excited about watching on HBO Max, both original series and exclusive distribution.

HBO's streaming service was launched late May 2020, and HBO Max shows include a selection of great series from not only HBO's archives and HBO Max originals but also from the BBC, Crunchyroll, Cartoon Network, TNT, and more. The shows on HBO Max range from comedies like Friends to HBO dramas such as Euphoria and Big Little Lies. Not only are favorites from HBO, old and new, available but viewers will also find new shows on HBO Max.

Plenty of old HBO favorites, like Game of Thrones and Oz, are on HBO Max. Many new series are also planned, from fresh new Looney Tunes Cartoons and the anthology Love Life to the voguing competition series Legendary. Of all those hours of shows, many include BBC favorites like Doctor Who, Luther, and the orginal The Office series. But it's not all live-action thanks to a robust and growing library from Crunchyroll, Adult Swim and Cartoon Network. Animation fans can rewatch The Boondocks, Rick and Morty, and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. There are also several reboots and revivals, such as Adventure Time: Distant Lands and the new Gossip Girl. With a library that includes CNN docuseries, DC television shows, and even favorites from Sesame Workshop, HBO Max has something for everyone - including licensed TV shows like The Bachelor, The Big Bang Theory, and The OC.

Both old and new, the shows on HBO Max include some of the best sitcoms, dramas, British favorites and more - and now they're all available in one place. Now that they're all together, which of all the series on HBO Max are the best?

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  • 1
    Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max

    ActorsPeter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner

    NetworkHBO

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  • 2
    The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max
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    ActorsJames Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco

    NetworkHBO

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  • 3
    Chernobyl is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max
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    ActorsJared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson

    NetworkHBO

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  • 4
    The Wire is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max
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    ActorsDominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn

    NetworkBBC Four, HBO

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  • 5
    Veep is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max
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    Veep

    2012

    ActorsJulia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale

    NetworkHBO

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  • 6
    Watchmen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max
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    Watchmen

    2019

    ActorsRegina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens

    NetworkHBO

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  • 7
    The Office is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max
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    ActorsRicky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook

    NetworkBritish Broadcasting Corporation

  • 8
    Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max

    ActorsScott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

    NetworkBritish Broadcasting Corporation, HBO

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  • 9
    Rome is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max
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    Rome

    2005

    ActorsKevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker

    NetworkHBO

  • 10
    Oz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max
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    Oz

    1997

    ActorsErnie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen

    NetworkHBO

  • 11
    Looney Tunes Cartoons is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max

    ActorsEric Bauza, Bob Bergen, Jeff Berman, Fred Tatasciore

    NetworkHBO Max

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  • 12
    Westworld is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max
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    ActorsEvan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal

    NetworkHBO

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  • 13
    Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max
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    ActorsTimothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker

    NetworkHBO

  • 14
    Doom Patrol is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max
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    ActorsApril Bowlby, Diane Guerrero, Joivan Wade, Brendan Fraser, Alan Tudyk

    NetworkDC Universe

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  • 15
    Barry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max
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    Barry

    2018

    ActorsBill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Glenn Fleshler, Anthony Carrigan

    NetworkHBO

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  • 16
    Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max
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    ActorsPhil LaMarr, Mako, Kevin Michael Richardson

    NetworkCartoon Network

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  • 17
    The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max

    ActorsJohnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar

    NetworkCBS

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  • 18
    True Detective is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max

    ActorsMahershala Ali, Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts

    NetworkHBO

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  • 19
    Succession is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max

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  • 20
    Curb Your Enthusiasm is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max

    ActorsLarry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin

    NetworkHBO

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  • 21
    Carnivàle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max
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    ActorsMichael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown

    NetworkHBO

  • 22
    Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max

    ActorsJim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney

    NetworkPublic Broadcasting Service, Noggin, National Educational Television, PBS Kids Sprout

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  • 23
    Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max
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    ActorsChristopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi, Jodie Whittaker

    NetworkBritish Broadcasting Corporation, BBC America, BBC One, S4C, BBC HD

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  • 24
    Euphoria is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max
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    ActorsZendaya, Storm Reid, Maude Apatow, Brian "Astro" Bradley, Eric Dane

    NetworkHBO

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  • 25
    Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Shows You Can Watch On HBO Max

    ActorsThomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener

    NetworkHBO

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