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Classic Shows You’ll Want To Enjoy All Over Again On HBO Max

December 23, 2020 1.7k votes 231 voters 4.3k views14 items

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HBO Max's library of content is huge... 2,000+ titles huge. With so many movies and television shows to pick from, it can be hard to actually settle on one to watch. Sometimes, you just gotta stick with the classics. Even if you've already re-watched them a hundred times, they still manage to stay fresh. This list has a collection of TV series that you can watch over and over again. 

Maybe you're in the mood for a tried-and-true sitcom such as Friends. Or perhaps you want to get nostalgic with a familiar cartoon, like Samurai Jack. Or you might even feel like kicking back with some of HBO's excellent original programming, such as the critically adored The Wire. No matter what you're looking for, there's a series on HBO Max to fit your viewing needs. 

While none of these shows are new, they somehow never get old. There's something for everyone, from comedies to dramas to cartoons. Keep reading to learn about the best classic shows on HBO Max. Vote up the ones you think are most worth of a rewatch!

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    With 21 Primetime Emmy® Awards, The Sopranos is considered by many to rank among the best television programs of all time. But you already knew that, right? Because you've probably already seen it. The show focuses on Tony Soprano, an Italian-American mobster who tries to balance his family life with his life of crime. The writing, acting, and ability to tackle difficult subjects with grace have all been widely praised. So get ready to revisit the Bada Bing! and the rest of the gang.

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      The best part about Doctor Who is that it's always reinventing itself. Every time we get a new incarnation of the Doctor, the show takes on a completely different tone. Whether it's David Tenant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi or Jodie Whittaker in the titular role, you really can't go wrong. Just make sure to watch the episodes in order so you don't get confused by all the "wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey" stuff. That's because a Doctor Who rewatch will have you traveling backwards, forwards, and sideways through time before you know it!

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        From the elaborate set pieces and amazing costumes, Deadwood captured a Shakespearian elegance set in a small but promising frontier town. So do yourself a favor and relive every clever line of dialogue between Al Swearengen and Seth Bullock. Another great reason to watch Deadwood again is the 2019 follow up movie that gives the original series some much-needed closure.

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          All five seasons of HBO's The Wire unfold like chapters in a novel, building the world and endearing the audience to new characters. Rewatch this HBO classic if you're looking to relive the phenomenal writing and casting. It might even reignite discussions between you and your friends about which season is the best. And don't forget to vote for Frank Sobotka.

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