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7 Best Shows on Max (Formerly Known as HBO Max)

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While Max (formerly known as HBO Max) is in no way the success story that Netflix is and even if it doesn’t have the vast library that Netflix has you can’t deny the sheer quality of shows that Max has. With some of the greatest stories ever told in the world of television, Max completely justifies its premium subscription price. So, today we are listing the best shows you can check out on Warner Bros. Discovery’s streaming service.


Shows Like Bored to Death
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Barry is supposed to be a comedy but it is so much more than that as you will see thrilling drama and heartbreaking tragedy in this HBO series. Created by Bill Hader and Alec Berg, the dramedy series follows the story of a hitman who goes out to LA to eliminate a target but ends up falling in love with acting and joins a class thinking he could leave his life of crime behind, but nothing goes as he thinks and he gets even more blood on his hands than before. Barry stars Hader in the lead role with Henry Winkler, Anthony Carrigan, Stephen Root, and Sarah Goldberg starring in supporting roles.

Game of Thrones

Epic Shows Like Game of Thrones
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Until its last season, Game of Thrones is the best series ever made and when you get to the last season just don’t watch or watch it and get angry as the rest of the world. Based on A Song of Ice and Fire novel series by George R.R. Martin and adapted for television by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the fantasy drama series is set in a world where dragons exist and so do the nine noble families who are waging war against each other to gain control over the mythical land of Westeros. Still, unbeknownst to them there is even a larger threat lurking under the veil. Game of Thrones stars Emilia Clarke, Kit Harrington, Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Natalie Dormer, Peter Dinklage, Jason Momoa, and many more talented actors.

The Sopranos

Shows Like Yellowstone
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There are no words to explain my love for the brilliance of this series, but I will try. Created by David Chase, The Sopranos is one of the most entertaining, thoughtful, and brilliant pieces of television ever made. The Sopranos is a story about family and the mob with the charismatic Tony Soprano in the middle of it all. The Sopranos stars James Gandolfini in the leading role with Drea de Matteo, Michael Imperioli, Lorraine Bracco, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Sirico, Edie Falco, Vincent Pastore, Steve Schirripa, Joe Pantoliano, and Jamie-Lynn Sigler starring in supporting roles.

Tokyo Vice

Shows Like Tokyo Vice
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Based on a 2009 non-fiction book titled Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan by Jake Adelstein, the Max series titled Tokyo Vice is set in 1999 Tokyo, Japan and it follows the story of Jake Adelstein, an American reporter as he gets more and more involved with the seedy criminal underworld of the city. Created by J.T. Rogers, Tokyo Vice is a thrilling story with a brilliant performance by Ansel Elgort in the leading. Tokyo Vice also stars Ken Watanabe, Rachel Keller, Hideaki Itō, Ella Rumpf, Show Kasamatsu, Rinko Kikuchi, Tomohisa Yamashita, Miki Maya, and Yōsuke Kubozuka.

The Last of Us

Shows Like The Last of Us
Credit – HBO

Hailed as the best video game adaptation ever made, there was no chance that this HBO was ever not going to make it on this list. Based on a video game franchise of the same name, The Last of Us is a post-apocalyptic drama set in a world ravaged by a fungal infection that transforms people into zombies. We follow the story of Joel, who lost his daughter while escaping as he is given the task of smuggling a teen girl through the deadly landscapes of America. Created by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, The Last of Us stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey in the lead roles with Nick Offerman, Nico Parker, Storm Reid, Anna Torv, Murray Bartlett, Melanie Lynskey, Gabriel Luna, Lamar Johnson, and Merle Dandridge starring in supporting roles.


Shows Like The Defenders
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If you loved James Gunn’s violent, vulgar, and hilarious soft reboot of the Suicide Squad titled The Suicide Squad then there is no question in my mind that you will love this spin-off series telling us the next chapter of Peacemaker’s life. Created by Gunn himself, the Max original DC series sees Peacemaker after the near-death experience of The Suicide Squad, and after he recovers he is given a new mission and a new team to keep the peace. Peacemaker has all the things you love in The Suicide Squad, but my favorite thing in the spin-off series is Vigilante so look out for him. Peacemaker sees the return of John Cena as the titular character and alongside him we also see Jennifer Holland and Steve Agee returning to play their respective roles. The new additions to the cast are Freddie Storma, Robert Patrick, Chukwudi Iwuji, Nhut Le, Christopher Heyerdahl, Annie Change, Lochlyn Munro, and Alison Araya.


Shows Like The Fall of the House of Usher
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Succession is simply one of the best series in HBO’s already impressive history. Created by Jesse Armstrong, the comedy-drama series follows the story of the Roy family, who own one of the most powerful global entertainment companies Waystar RoyCo. While the business might be good, the family on the other hand is another matter, we see the Roy siblings battle each other out for the CEO chair, but before they get there they will have to face off with their tyrannical father Logan Roy. Succession stars Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, Matthew Macfadyen, Alan Ruck, and Nicholas Braun.

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