The Ultimate Guide to the Best TV Series on HBO Max: From South Side to The Boondocks

Are you ready to dive into the world of unparalleled entertainment? Look no further than HBO Max, your gateway to the best TV series that will leave you captivated and craving for more! From gripping dramas like "The Wire" and "Succession" to mind-bending thrillers like "Watchmen" and "Lovecraft Country," there's something for everyone on this streaming platform. Get ready to embark on a binge-watching journey as we explore the top must-watch TV series on HBO Max.

South Side

Recommended for: Fans of lighthearted comedies, humorous wigs, and the White SoxNumber of seasons: 3

Sultan Salahuddin and Kareme Young, South Side

Sultan Salahuddin and Kareme Young, South Side

Comedy Central's South Side follows two friends in Chicago who aspire to become venture capitalists but find themselves stuck in mundane day jobs until that dream becomes a reality. Creators Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle have crafted a wonderfully unique world in this sitcom. While not much action takes place, the jokes are genuinely hilarious, and the characters are superbly portrayed. It's the kind of show that leaves you wondering why you didn't start watching it sooner. -Allison Picurro

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Recommended for: Fans of both silly and poignant TV shows, and those interested in explorations of identityNumber of seasons: 2

Amanda Cordner and Bilal Baig, Sort Of

Amanda Cordner and Bilal Baig, Sort Of

HBO Max's Sort Of is a tender and understated dramedy that revolves around a non-binary millennial who abandons everything to care for the children they nanny after a tragic accident affects the family. Sort Of stands out as a quiet gem of a series, avoiding excessive self-importance and presenting the raw authenticity of everyday life. The star and co-creator, Bilal Baig, delivers a captivating performance. The show explores issues of identity with a dry wit, surprising viewers with its subtle humor. It's like a refreshing breeze in the world of television. -Allison Picurro

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The Other Two

Recommended for: Fans of Molly Shannon, and those who enjoy satirical humor aimed at the entertainment industryNumber of seasons: 2

Drew Tarver and Helene York, The Other Two

Drew Tarver and Helene York, The Other Two

Greg Endries/HBO Max's The Other Two is undeniably one of the funniest shows on television. It follows the lives of forgotten older siblings Cary and Brooke, who find themselves overshadowed by their teen brother's sudden rise to stardom as a pop icon. As their brother's fame soars, they attempt to forge their own career paths while facing constant setbacks. This satire avoids cynicism and smugness, and instead, focuses on delivering genuine laughter to its audience. You will undoubtedly find yourself humming along to their catchy tune, "My Brother's Gay (And That's Okay)." And that's perfectly fine. -Allison Picurro

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Ten Year Old Tom

Recommended for: Fans of adult animation and humorous depictions of children by adult voice actors Number of seasons: 1

Ten Year Old Tom

HBO's Ten Year Old Tom is the brainchild of Steve Dildarian, known for the hilariously awkward animated series The Life & Times of Tim. Ten Year Old Tom maintains the unique animation style and perspective of its predecessor, with a few updates here and there. While Tim's adventures often included mature themes, Ten Year Old Tom promises to be a more family-friendly show.

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Scenes From a Marriage

Recommended for: Those who appreciate realistic portrayals of troubled relationships and emotional monologuesNumber of seasons: 1

Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, Scenes from a Marriage

Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, Scenes from a Marriage

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In this remake of Ingmar Bergman's 1973 miniseries, Scenes From a Marriage brings the unhappily married couple to life through riveting performances by Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain. Their chemistry breathes life into every moment of their characters' shared history, showcasing their love and hatred, and the constant internal struggle of whether to break up or remain together. The emotional rollercoaster they ride feels incredibly real and will captivate viewers.

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The Way Down

Recommended for: True crime enthusiasts, those fascinated by cult leaders, and lovers of extravagant hairstylesNumber of seasons: 1

The Way Down

HBO Max's The Way Down delves into the story of Gwen Shamblin Lara, the founder of the Remnant Fellowship Church. This true crime series explores how Lara combined the worship of Jesus Christ with a weight-loss program, ultimately leading to accusations of running a cult. Beginning as a best-selling author of The Weigh Down Diet, Lara's influence grew to the point of establishing her own church, which faced criticisms of prioritizing appearance and creating a community reminiscent of Stepford Wives. Religion was used as a means to boost business. -Kelly Connolly

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Recommended for: Fans of complex female characters and intricate family dynamicsNumber of seasons: 2

Sarah Kendall, Frayed

HBO Max's Frayed is a spiky dramedy set in the late '80s. The show follows the story of a woman who is forced to uproot herself and her children from London to her hometown in Australia after her husband's death leaves them penniless. Upon returning, she moves in with her alcoholic mother and confronts unresolved issues from her past, including the fact that she has been pretending to have a British accent. The series strikes a perfect balance between humor and drama, with endearing and complex characters. The sharp writing will leave you wishing for more than just two seasons. -Allison Picurro

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Recommended for: Fans of intimate conversations in front of the mirror, stories about female friendships, and emotionally complicated menNumber of seasons: 5


Yvonne Orji and Issa Rae, Insecure

Merie W. Wallace/HBO's Insecure, created by Issa Rae, centers around the life of Issa Dee and her best friend Molly, as they navigate their careers, relationships, and personal lives. This series excels in presenting the complexity of Black female friendships, portraying the everyday trials and tribulations with a perfect blend of humor and heartbreak. Insecure stands as one of the most exceptional comedies of recent years, both in terms of humor and intelligent storytelling. -Allison Picurro

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Recommended for: Bruce Lee fans, those who enjoy the combination of Peaky Blinders and Gangs of New YorkNumber of seasons: 2

Andrew Koji, Warrior

David Bloomer/Cinemax's Warrior is a groundbreaking series in terms of Asian representation on-screen. Based on the writings of Bruce Lee and brought to life by his daughter Shannon, Warrior depicts the brutal Tong Wars in late 1800s San Francisco. The show's gritty portrayal of the era captivates viewers, offering a unique perspective on a time and place often overlooked by television. It combines the intensity of Peaky Blinders with the martial arts flair of Bruce Lee, resulting in an original story about immigrants navigating a country that barely tolerates them and fighting against the prevailing prejudice. -Tim Surette

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Recommended for: Fans of prematurely canceled masterpieces and the brilliance of Laura DernNumber of seasons: 2

Laura Dern, Enlightened

HBO's Enlightened, created by Mike White, is one of the network's finest series to date. Laura Dern delivers a remarkable performance as a former corporate executive who, after a mental breakdown, finds solace in a spiritual retreat. Returning to her company, she starts from the bottom and plots to expose its faults. This extremely touching and funny series was ahead of its time and is a testament to Dern's talent. -Allison Picurro

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Perry Mason

Recommended for: Fans of weathered, hard-drinking detectives and rebooted classicsNumber of seasons: 1

Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason

Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason

HBO's Perry Mason reboot with Matthew Rhys takes a fresh approach to the iconic character. Rhys delivers an exceptional performance as a disheveled, grumpy, and unscrupulous Mason. This adaptation of the classic legal drama takes place in 1930s Los Angeles and revolves around the investigation of a murdered baby in a grimy and corrupt city. The eight-episode season expertly combines elements of noir detective stories with gripping courtroom drama. The stellar cast, including Tatiana Maslany, John Lithgow, and Stephen Root, along with the stunning visual aesthetics, make this series a must-watch. -Tim Surette

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Recommended for: Fans of corporate dramas and compelling stories about young adultsNumber of seasons: 2

Myha'la Herrold, Industry

Myha'la Herrold, Industry

Simon Ridgway/HBO's Industry is an outstanding series that fills the void between "Succession for Instagram influencers" and "Euphoria for business majors." It revolves around a group of young investment bankers in London as they strive to secure their dream jobs in a prestigious firm. The show expertly balances the intense world of finance with the interpersonal dynamics and drama of the characters' lives. In a perpetually chaotic market, alliances shift and change, and unexpected plot twists abound. Jay Duplass also makes appearances in this captivating series. -Allison Picurro

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The Flight Attendant

Recommended for: Fans of stories that challenge reality and involve communicating with the dead, as well as the suspenseful atmosphere reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock. Number of seasons: 2

Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant

Kaley Cuoco stars in The Flight Attendant, a darkly comedic thriller that follows the misadventures of Cassie, a flight attendant who wakes up next to a dead body after a wild night in Bangkok. As Cassie sets out to clear her name, she is forced to confront deep-seated memories and flaws within herself that she has long suppressed. With its Hitchcockian flair, this addictive and fizzy caper will keep you hooked as Cassie's life spirals out of control. -Kelly Connolly [Trailer | Season 2 Review]

Mare of Easttown

Recommended for: Fans of Wawa, Philadelphia accents, and stories that combine family tension with murder mysteries. Number of seasons: 1

Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown

Kate Winslet delivers a powerful performance in Mare of Easttown, a crime show set in a small town. Mare, a detective from Pennsylvania, is tasked with solving the murder of a local teenage girl while simultaneously dealing with her own personal traumas. What sets Mare apart from other dark murder dramas is its multifaceted nature. It seamlessly weaves together a thrilling mystery, an exploration of damaged characters, and even elements of a mother-daughter sitcom. The show will keep you engaged until the very end, as Mare finally confronts the most challenging aspect of her past. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

We Own This City

Recommended for: Fans of The Wire, stories about corrupt cops, and Jon Bernthal. Number of seasons: 1

Jon Bernthal and Jamie Hector, We Own This City

We Own This City, a limited series from the creators of The Wire, delves into the real-life rise and fall of the Gun Trace Task Force within the Baltimore Police Department. This gripping crime drama explores how corruption can infiltrate a city's institutions. Starring Jon Bernthal, Jamie Hector, and Josh Charles, the series captures the essence of The Wire while delivering its own unique story. Bernthal's portrayal is particularly captivating, adding to the intensity of the show. -Liam Mathews [Trailer]

Los Espookys

Recommended for: Fans of surreal comedy and stylish depictions of inner demons. Number of seasons: 2

Julio Torres and Ana Fabrega, Los Espookys

Los Espookys is a zany Spanish-language comedy series that follows a group of friends who turn their love of horror into a unique business venture. Created by Julio Torres, Ana Fabrega, and Fred Armisen, this show offers a one-of-a-kind viewing experience. As the series blends reality with the surreal, it embraces its own eccentricity. Although it was sadly canceled after its second season, Los Espookys has garnered a dedicated fan base that appreciates its goth charms and unconventional storytelling. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

House of the Dragon

Recommended for: Fans of Game of Thrones and elaborate white wigs. Number of seasons: 1

Matt Smith, House of the Dragon

House of the Dragon, the highly anticipated Game of Thrones prequel, takes viewers back in time to a period set two centuries before the events of the original series. Focused on the Targaryen family, this epic saga portrays their quest for power and control over the coveted Iron Throne. Along with the typical power struggles, viewers can expect the signature element of extravagant white wigs. In the words of Liam Mathews, the show doesn't reinvent the wheel but offers more of the captivating Game of Thrones world that fans know and love. If you're ready to dive back into the realm of dragons and political intrigue, House of the Dragon is eager to welcome you. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal

Recommended for: Fans of prehistoric times, stunning animation, and unlikely friendships. Number of seasons: 2

Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal

Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal, an Emmy-winning series from Adult Swim, takes a unique approach in its storytelling. Spanning across two seasons, this animated show tells the tale of a caveman named Spear and his unconventional yet deep bond with a Tyrannosaurus named Fang. Together, they navigate a brutal and dangerous prehistoric world inhabited by man-eating dinosaurs, savage primates, and supernatural beings. What sets Primal apart is its ability to convey emotion without dialogue, thanks to Tartakovsky's masterful storytelling and direction. Regardless of whether you're a fan of animated shows, Primal stands as one of the best series on TV, offering a captivating viewing experience that is both visually stunning and emotionally impactful. Episodes first air on Adult Swim and are then available for streaming on HBO Max the following day. -Tim Surette [Trailer]

The Wire

Recommended for: Fans of gritty American stories, classic TV shows, and engaging in debates about the best TV series ever. Number of seasons: 5

Wendell Pierce and Dominic West, The Wire

Created by David Simon, The Wire is rightfully recognized as one of the greatest TV shows of all time. Set in Baltimore, this crime drama delves into the city's drug trade but goes beyond as it skillfully explores various aspects of the city, from its government to its educational system. The Wire is unflinching, fascinating, and committed to exposing the underbelly of American society. Its quality is undeniable, and its impact on popular culture is significant. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]


Recommended for: Fans of shows that depict cruelty, showcase sharp-tongued insults, explore the world of business, and feature a cast of sad and pathetic male characters. Number of seasons: 3

Jeremy Strong, Succession

Succession, created by Jesse Armstrong, revolves around the power struggles within the wealthy Roy family. As the children of a powerful media conglomerate CEO, their lives are shaped by cruelty, biting insults, and the cold world of business. While the show offers intriguing insights into the corrupting effects of wealth and power, its true strength lies in its portrayal of the twisted dynamics within the family. From the brooding Kendall to the slimy Roman and the calculating Shiv, Succession features a memorable ensemble cast that brings these flawed characters to life. Prepare to be entertained by their misadventures and morally questionable actions. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

Rick & Morty

Recommended for: Fans of dimension-hopping adventures, idiotic protagonists, and shows that challenge conventional norms with clever storytelling. Number of seasons: 5

Rick and Morty

Rick & Morty, an animated sci-fi/comedy series from Adult Swim, follows the adventures of the eccentric and psychotic scientist Rick and his naive grandson Morty as they travel across different dimensions. While the show may initially appear to be a crude cartoon filled with aliens, it goes beyond that. Rick & Morty takes the time to develop its characters and explore their histories, ensuring that each episode goes beyond being a mere sci-fi parody. With its smart and unconventional storytelling, this show offers plenty of fun and promises to keep running for a long time. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

David Makes Man

Recommended for: Fans of coming-of-age stories and narratives infused with elements of magical realism. Number of seasons: 2

Isaiah Johnson and Akili McDowell, David Makes Man

David Makes Man is a heartfelt coming-of-age drama that blends reality and magical realism. Co-written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, the show centers around David, a 14-year-old boy struggling to reconcile different aspects of his life. Balancing academic pressure, his mother's financial struggles, and the allure of a life of crime, David's story is one of empathy and humanity. As the second season jumps ahead to when David is in his 30s, the show examines how our past experiences continue to shape us as adults. Set in the vibrant backdrop of South Florida, David Makes Man captivates viewers with its vivid storytelling and unforgettable characters. -Kelly Connolly [Trailer]

Tokyo Vice

Recommended for: Fans of moody crime thrillers and visually stunning storytelling. Number of seasons: 1

Ansel Elgort, Tokyo Vice

Tokyo Vice marks the return of renowned director Michael Mann to TV after more than a decade. This crime drama is based on the memoir by Jake Adelstein, an American journalist who covered the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department and exposed the corruption lurking beneath the surface. Ansel Elgort stars as Adelstein, joined by Rinko Kikuchi, Ken Watanabe, and Rachel Keller, among others. Through its captivating visuals and atmospheric storytelling, Tokyo Vice offers an immersive experience for fans of moody crime thrillers. -Allison Picurro [Trailer | Review]

Our Flag Means Death

Recommended for: Fans of comedy and adventure

Number of seasons: 1

Rhys Darby and Nathan Foad, Our Flag Means Death

Rhys Darby and Nathan Foad star in the comedy series Our Flag Means Death. Produced by Taika Waititi and created by David Jenkins, this show follows an aristocrat who leaves his family behind to become a pirate. However, his kind nature hinders his success. Despite its differences from Waititi's and Jenkins' previous works, Our Flag Means Death has gained popularity, particularly for its unexpected pirate romance. -Tim Surette [Trailer]

The Leftovers

Recommended for: Fans of mystery and mythology

Number of seasons: 3

Carrie Coon and Justin Theroux, The Leftovers

Carrie Coon and Justin Theroux star in The Leftovers, a series co-created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta. Set after the sudden disappearance of 2 percent of the world's population, the show delves into the aftermath of this event. As the story unfolds, it expands into a tale of magic and transformation. While some viewers were initially put off by the show's dark and anguished tone, it ultimately proved to be a captivating and rebellious exploration of human healing and resilience. The Leftovers provides a snapshot of a chaotic decade striving for grace. -Kelly Connolly [Trailer]


Recommended for: Fans of dark comedy and character studies

Number of seasons: 3

Bill Hader, Barry

Bill Hader stars in the dark comedy series Barry as a depressed hitman trying to make it as an actor in Los Angeles. Praised for its character-driven exploration of damaged individuals, the show balances sly and absurd humor with a talented ensemble cast. With the likes of Henry Winkler, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan, and Stephen Root, Barry consistently delivers compelling and well-crafted storytelling. -Tim Surette [Trailer]

Search Party

Recommended for: Fans of dark comedy and genre-bending

Number of seasons: 5

Alia Shawkat, John Early, John Reynolds, and Meredith Hagner, Search Party

Search Party, originally aired on TBS and later rescued by HBO Max, offers a satirical take on crime, comedy, and mystery. Alia Shawkat stars as Dory, a young woman in Brooklyn who becomes consumed by the search for a missing college classmate. Throughout the series, Search Party fearlessly blends genres, adding elements of crime thrillers and court dramas to its narrative. With its sharp wit, unique storytelling, and a talented cast, this show promises an exciting and enjoyable ride. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

The Gilded Age

Recommended for: Fans of period dramas and historical settings

Number of seasons: 1

Carrie Coon, The Gilded Age

The Gilded Age, created by Julian Fellowes of Downton Abbey fame, offers a captivating glimpse into the world of 1880s New York City. The series follows old-money sisters in a war with their new-money neighbor. With an exceptional cast that includes Carrie Coon, Christine Baranski, and Cynthia Nixon, The Gilded Age brings an ensemble of talented actors to the screen. This period drama captures the essence of the era, making it a must-watch for fans of historical settings. -Kelly Connolly [Trailer]

Lovecraft Country

Recommended for: Fans of horror and social commentary

Number of seasons: 1

Lovecraft Country (HBO)

Lovecraft Country, adapted from Matt Ruff's book, combines the horrors of real-life racism with Lovecraftian monster horrors. Set in 1950s Jim Crow America, the series follows a young Black man as he searches for his missing father. Along the way, he encounters both human and supernatural dangers. This genre-blending show offers a thrilling and thought-provoking exploration of race, power, and the unknown. Despite its short run, Lovecraft Country delivers an unforgettable viewing experience. -Tim Surette [Trailer]


Recommended for: Fans of comedy and Jean Smart

Number of seasons: 2

Jean Smart, Hacks

Jean Smart stars in the critically acclaimed comedy series Hacks as Deborah Vance, an aging Las Vegas comedian facing the end of her career. When she teams up with an entitled young comedian recently canceled for a Twitter joke, unexpected and hilarious moments arise. With Kaitlin Olson and the talented Paul W. Downs as part of the cast, Hacks delivers comedy at its finest. -Tim Surette [Trailer]

The Staircase

Recommended for: Fans of true crime and great performances

Number of seasons: 1

Colin Firth and Toni Collette, The Staircase

The Staircase, a scripted mini-series based on a true crime case, features Colin Firth in an impressive performance as the author Michael Peterson. Accused of murdering his wife, Peterson claims her death was a result of falling down the stairs. Alongside Firth, the show boasts a star-studded cast including Toni Collette, Parker Posey, Sophie Turner, and Michael Stuhlbarg. With additional insights into the making of the documentary, this adaptation adds a fresh perspective to an intriguing story. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

Selena Chef

Recommended for: Fans of cooking shows and Selena Gomez

Number of seasons: 4

Selena Gomez, Selena   Chef

Selena Chef offers a unique cooking show experience, as Selena Gomez takes on the role of a novice host. Viewers get an intimate look into her personal life as she faces the challenges of cooking, often with humorous results. As Gomez learns and experiments in the kitchen, she demonstrates that anyone can try their hand at cooking, no matter their skill level. Alongside various guest chefs, Selena Chef provides an entertaining and relatable culinary journey. -Tim Surette [Trailer]

Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin

Recommended for: Fans of the original Pretty Little Liars series

Number of seasons: 1

Malia Pyles, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin

Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin brings a fresh take to the beloved Pretty Little Liars universe. Set in a new town and featuring a new group of teenage girls, the series explores the consequences of sins committed by their parents. Though it offers a new story with new liars, it still exists within the original Pretty Little Liars universe. Whether you're a fan of the original series or not, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin has received positive reviews and promises an engaging storyline. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Recommended for: Fans of Larry David and comedic curmudgeons

Number of seasons: 11

Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Curb Your Enthusiasm is a long-running comedy series starring Larry David as a fictionalized version of himself. The show follows David as he navigates everyday inconveniences and encounters. Known for its unchanging format and Larry David's comedic persona, Curb Your Enthusiasm continues to deliver laughs even after 11 seasons. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

The White Lotus

Genre: Social satire, cursed hotels, Jennifer Coolidge

Number of seasons: 2

Aubrey Plaza, The White Lotus

Aubrey Plaza stars in The White Lotus, a dark comedy series that takes place at an exclusive Hawaiian resort. The show explores the lives of its characters, from vacationers to staff, as they navigate the demands and conflicts that arise in this luxurious yet troubled setting. In the upcoming second season, the show moves to Italy, introducing a new cast of characters in another captivating story. Mike White, the creator of the series, has crafted a compelling narrative that works seamlessly across different locations. The show is a must-watch for fans of social satire and captivating storytelling. -Tim Surette [Trailer | Season 2 Review]

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Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty

Genre: Late '70s/early '80s energy, basketball, Michael Cooper

Number of seasons: 1

Quincy Isaiah, Winning Time

Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty is a one-season series that delves into the success of the Los Angeles Lakers during the late '70s and early '80s. The first season focuses on the team's Showtime era, starting with the drafting of Magic Johnson and the ownership change led by Jerry Buss. The series captures the energy and excitement of this pivotal time in Lakers history. Through its stylish cinematography and engaging storytelling, Winning Time provides an immersive experience for viewers. -Tim Surette [Trailer | Review]

Station Eleven

Genre: Dystopian worlds, pandemic stories, the city of Chicago

Number of seasons: 1

Himesh Patel and Matilda Lawler, Station Eleven

Set in a dystopian world, Station Eleven tells the story of a group of survivors after a global pandemic devastates the world. The series juxtaposes the pre-virus past with the post-virus future, exploring the challenges faced by the characters as they strive to rebuild and find hope amidst the chaos. With a talented cast including Gael García Bernal, Mackenzie Davis, and Himesh Patel, Station Eleven offers a compelling and thought-provoking narrative. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

Gossip Girl

Genre: Drama, Kristen Bell's narration, flip phones

Number of seasons: 6

Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl revolves around the lives of wealthy teenagers attending an elite high school in Manhattan. The series explores their scandalous relationships and secretive lives, all under the watchful eye of the mysterious Gossip Girl. With its captivating storylines and iconic performances by Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, and Penn Badgley, Gossip Girl became a cultural phenomenon. The 2021 revival introduced a new cast while retaining the omniscient narration of Kristen Bell. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

The Sex Lives of College Girls

Genre: Comedy, Mindy Kaling's humor, college experiences

Number of seasons: 2

Amrit Kaur, Pauline Chalamet, Alyah Chanelle Scott, and Reneé Rapp, The Sex Lives of College Girls

The Sex Lives of College Girls, produced by Mindy Kaling, follows a group of eccentric teen girls as they navigate the challenges and hilarity of college life. The series explores themes of friendship, self-expression, and the awkwardness of young adulthood, particularly when it comes to exploring one's sexuality. With a fun and refreshing approach to storytelling, The Sex Lives of College Girls captures the unique experiences of this transformative period in life. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

Somebody Somewhere

Genre: Dramedy, self-discovery, feeling good

Number of seasons: 1

Bridget Everett, Somebody Somewhere

Somebody Somewhere is an indie-com series starring Bridget Everett. The show follows Sam, a woman finding herself in Kansas following the death of her sister. Despite the premise, Somebody Somewhere is far from a sad show. It celebrates the joys of friendship, self-expression, and embracing one's uniqueness. With elements of comedy, heartfelt moments, and quirky situations, the series offers a delightful and relatable viewing experience. -Tim Surette [Trailer]

The Tourist

Genre: Thriller, stylish crime, Australia

Number of seasons: 1

Jamie Dornan, The Tourist

The Tourist is a mystery thriller series starring Jamie Dornan. The story revolves around a British man who suffers from amnesia after a car accident in Australia. As he unravels the truth behind his identity and the reasons behind the attempts on his life, the series takes audiences on a thrilling journey filled with suspense and unexpected twists. With its slick direction, clever humor, and standout performances by Dornan and Danielle Macdonald, The Tourist is a must-watch. -Tim Surette [Trailer]

Irma Vep

Genre: Cool movies as TV shows, meta commentary

Number of seasons: 1

Alicia Vikander, Irma Vep

Irma Vep is a limited series adaptation of Olivier Assayas' 1996 movie of the same name. The stylish and layered series stars Alicia Vikander as a disillusioned actress filming a remake of a classic French silent film called Les Vampires in France. Irma Vep offers meta commentary on the film industry, accompanied by great music and fashionable aesthetics. This series highlights Vikander's talent as an Academy Award-winning actress and delivers a tres chic viewing experience. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]


Genre: Teen drama, stunning visuals, Zendaya

Number of seasons: 2

Zendaya, Euphoria

Euphoria is a visually stunning and emotionally gripping teen drama series. It follows Rue, a high school student fresh out of rehab, and her complex friendship with Jules. The show delves into the lives of these teenagers as they navigate love, identity, addiction, and the challenges of adolescence. With its raw and authentic portrayal of teenage experiences and standout performances from Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, and the rest of the cast, Euphoria has captivated audiences and garnered critical acclaim. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]


Genre: Superhero, alternative take, Regina King

Number of seasons: 1

Regina King, Watchmen

Based on the iconic graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Watchmen offers a unique and compelling take on the superhero genre. Set in an alternate version of Tulsa, Oklahoma, the series explores a world where masked vigilantes are part of everyday life. Regina King delivers a powerhouse performance as Angela Abar, a detective drawn into a mysterious conspiracy after the death of a colleague. Alongside Jean Smart and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, King's performance is a standout in this expertly crafted and thought-provoking series. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

Abbott Elementary

Genre: Mockumentary, teachers, optimism

Number of seasons: 1

Abbott Elementary

Abbott Elementary is a mockumentary series that shines a comedic light on an underfunded public elementary school in Philadelphia. The show follows the dedicated teachers as they navigate the challenges of providing education with limited resources, administrative support, and respect. Led by Janine Teagues, an idealistic second-grade teacher, the cast of characters brings humor and heart to the series. With a sweet-and-salty sense of humor, Abbott Elementary captures the realities and triumphs of the teaching profession in a relatable and engaging way. -Liam Mathews [Trailer]


For fans of: Muscles, violence, perverted jokes

Number of seasons: 1

John Cena, Peacemaker

HBO Max introduces John Cena as Peacemaker in the TV adaptation of The Suicide Squad. Written by James Gunn, who also directed five episodes, the series embraces the tone of the film, combining humor and action. Peacemaker, a character driven by an unyielding desire for peace, resorts to extreme violence, which appeals to fans who enjoy muscles, violence, and perverted jokes. While purists may have reservations, those who appreciate this combination will thoroughly enjoy it. -Tim Surette [Trailer]

The Righteous Gemstones

For fans of: Danny McBride's comedy style, Succession for Christians

Number of seasons: 2

Adam Devine, Edi Patterson, and Danny McBride, The Righteous Gemstones

Danny McBride, known for creating shows featuring obnoxious characters, presents The Righteous Gemstones. This dark comedy revolves around a famous televangelist family led by Eli, played by John Goodman. McBride, Edi Patterson, and Adam Devine portray Eli's adult children who constantly compete for their father's favor and control of the family business. Succession fans will appreciate the power struggles depicted in this comedic drama. Walton Goggins adds to the cast as the detestable brother-in-law. The series strikes a balance between comedy and drama while showcasing despicable yet compelling characters. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]


For fans of: Very polite British people doing murder, twisty genre-bending

Number of seasons: 1

Olivia Colman, Landscapers

Inspired by the real-life story of Christopher and Susan Edwards, Landscapers stars Olivia Colman and David Thewlis as a couple convicted of murdering Susan's parents and burying them in their backyard. The series offers a captivating tale of crime based on true events. Colman's performance, enhanced by her ability to captivate audiences, adds depth to the narrative. Landscapers combines politeness, murder, and genre-bending elements to create an engaging story. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal

For fans of: Prehistoric times, stunning animation, unlikely friendships

Number of seasons: 2

Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal

Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal, an Emmy-winning series, takes viewers on a journey through prehistoric times. The animated show follows the adventures of a caveman named Spear and his loyal friendship with a Tyrannosaurus named Fang. Together, they navigate a brutal world filled with man-eating dinosaurs, savage primates, and supernatural beings. This visually stunning series highlights Tartakovsky's storytelling skills, delivering an emotionally impactful experience. Primal is regarded as one of the best shows on television, appealing to both animation enthusiasts and general audiences. Episodes premiere on Adult Swim and stream on HBO Max the following day. -Tim Surette [Trailer]


For fans of: Julia Child, French food, women succeeding despite the odds

Number of seasons: 1

Sarah Lancashire, Julia

Sarah Lancashire stars as the iconic chef Julia Child in this half-hour comedy set in 1960s Boston. Julia tells the story of Child's rise to fame through her television career, where she introduced French cooking to American viewers. The series delves into the challenges Child faced, including sexism and ageism. Lancashire delivers a fantastic performance, and David Hyde Pierce co-stars as Julia's husband, Paul Child. Julia celebrates the achievements of women overcoming obstacles and serves up a delightful culinary experience. Bon appétit! -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

The Rehearsal

For fans of: Nathan for You, challenging the parameters of reality

Number of seasons: 1

Nathan Fielder, The Rehearsal

Nathan Fielder, known for his social experiment shows, presents The Rehearsal, a series that revolves around the planning of significant life moments through intricate rehearsals. As the show progresses, it evolves beyond its initial concept, similar to Fielder's previous works. The deadpan style of Fielder's character appeals to viewers who enjoy being part of the joke. The Rehearsal offers a unique and fascinating viewing experience. -Allison Picurro [Trailer | Review]

The Boondocks

For fans of: Cartoons with a huge dose of social commentary, the vocal stylings of Regina King

Number of seasons: 4

The Boondocks

The Boondocks, created by Aaron McGruder, offers a satirical take on various aspects of the Black experience in America. The show follows Huey, a wise 10-year-old living in a predominantly white suburb with his brother Riley and grandfather. Huey possesses a deep understanding of the world around him and consistently challenges the flawed system in his own unique way. The series tackles themes of race, class, identity, and government, remaining highly relevant even years after its original airing. Regina King's vocal skills bring the characters to life, contributing to the show's enduring appeal. -Allison Picurro [Trailer]

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The Ultimate Guide to the Best TV Series on Amazon Prime in 2018: From Harlem to Jungle
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Discover the comedy/musical series that are sure to tickle your funny bone as the network secures not just one, but two nominations for the top honors. Get ready to double the laughs and Dive into the hilarious world of these must-watch shows!

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Unlock the best viewing experience with expert tips on optimizing picture settings for Samsung UHD TV Series 7, ensuring stunning visuals that bring your favorite shows and movies to life. Master the ideal settings that make colors pop, depth come alive, and details crystal clear, taking your TV viewing to new heights. Click now for a breathtaking visual journey.

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