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The Best HBO Originals

Updated August 30, 2021 24.6k votes 3.6k voters 74.4k views81 items

List RulesVote up the best original shows made just for HBO.

Known for making some of the most talked-about prestige shows, the best HBO original series stand out among the crowd, but what are the best HBO original shows of all time? This list of all the HBO originals is ranked from best to worst, based on your votes.  HBO (Home Box Office) is an American premium paid cable and satellite TV service that has produced a number of well-known original series, as well as kid’s and adult programming, documentaries, sports programs, stand-up comedy specials, and original miniseries. A is a subsidiary of Time Warner Cable, HBO has over 32 million subscribers and its own popular streaming service.

Launched in 1972, HBO has been going steadily strong ever since, raking in award after award for best original television shows and miniseries and also grabbing the attention of major Hollywood actors along the way. HBO series have featured some well-known actors and kick-started the careers of other, lesser known actors. HBO produces dark, brooding dramas, as well as some of television's most iconic comedies - and is known for creating shows that can become cult favorites in just a couple of seasons.

What are the best HBO original shows of all time? This list features the best HBO original series, ranked as the best by the community, including, True Blood, Game of Thrones, The Wire, Weeds, and True Detective. What are the best HBO original series? Vote up the best HBO originals and see where the HBO shows you love the most rank.

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List Rules: Vote up the best original shows made just for HBO.