The chain has managed to adapt to changing times thanks to its streaming platform
Half a century it takes
HBO of professional trajectory.
Fifty years in which the television world has changed completely. However, the chain has managed
adapt and survive, currently being one of the platforms for
streaming most popular, along with Netflix or Amazon Prime.
The company was a pioneer in installing an underground cable system under Manhattan, New York, and began its retransmissions in
1972. Today its content is based on films that have already been released in theaters and also on its own content from both
series. He stands out, above all, in the production of the latter and is responsible for some of the best series in recent times.
The adaptation of George RR Martin’s novels narrates in eight seasons the confrontation for power of the Seven Kingdoms after the death of King Robert Baratheon. However, a bigger problem lies behind the ice wall that separates the Seven Kingdoms from the wilds, as an army of Walkers approaches to conquer the world of the living. This series has been the most awarded in the history of the Emmy Awards, reaching 59 awards since it premiered in 2011.
Still from ‘Game of Thrones’, season 7. /
The Game of Thrones prequel dates back 200 years to the events narrated in the first series. In it, fans of the George RR Martin universe can delve into the decline of the Targayen dynasty. HBO has already announced the second season and the author himself is part of the project along with Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik.
Still from ‘The House of the Dragon’. /
The miniseries is inspired by the story built on local memories published in the book Voices of Chernobyl by Svetlana Aleksiévich, a Nobel Prize-winning author in 2015. The disaster that took place at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on April 26, 1986 is perfectly portrayed, through the decisions of men and women when trying to mitigate the impact of the catastrophe.
Still from ‘Chernobyl’. /
4. The Handmaid’s Tale
It is probably one of the most popular dystopias today. The series is based on the books by Margaret Atwood and presents a society in which the birth rate falls dramatically. Consequently, what was once the United States develops a new form of government in which fertile women are used as servants, whose objective is to father the children of high officials.
Still from ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. /
This sitcom passes from generation to generation without losing its charm. The famous intro resonates in the head of everyone who has ever been to the Central Perk cafeteria, the meeting point for the protagonists. The series focuses on the daily life of Monica (Courteney Cox), Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), Chandler (Matthew Perry), Ross (David Schwimmer) and Joey (Matt LeBlanc), a group of friends very particular that humorously portrays the society of the nineties.
Still from ‘Friends’. /
If ‘Friends’ portrays the society of the nineties, ‘Euphoria’ seeks to do the same with the current one, specifically in relation to adolescence. Drugs, sexual relations, traumas, social networks, love and friendship are some of the themes that run through this series that has a great aesthetic quality.
Still from ‘Euphoria’. /
The quality of ‘Killing Eve’ has been recognized with a Golden Globe (Best Actress for Sandra Oh), three BAFTAs (Best Drama Series, Best Leading Actress for Jodie Comer, Best Supporting Actress for Fiona Shaw) and a SAG Award (also for Sandra Oh). The relationship between the mercenary Villanelle and the investigator Eve develops in the spotlight in a continuous pursuit.
Still from ‘Killing Eve’. /
‘Westworld’ is an adaptation of a 1973 film, starring Yul Brinner and James Brolin, which raises an amusement park from the future, populated by robots. The inhabitants of the park make the customer experience more realistic, offering different stories that can be lived as if it were a video game, but in real life. The series revolves around the awareness of the robots and the morality of the situation.
Frame from ‘Westworld’. /
One of HBO’s most acclaimed series is probably ‘The Sopranos’. His reflection on the morality of the villain places the story on a par with other classics of the crime and mafia genre such as ‘The Godfather’ or ‘Goodfellas’. The human relationships between the characters are detailed and move the story away from a simple criminal story. The protagonist, Tony Soprano surprises from the first chapter that does not show a mafia boss to use. This is another of the strengths of the series and it is that the psychological portrait of the characters completely envelops the duality of the human being, showing, for example, murderous gangsters suffering from anxiety attacks for their actions.
Still from ‘The Sopranos’. /
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis became the most famous television women in the world between 1998 and 2004, with the ‘extras’ of the two films of the same title and their current ‘And Just Like That’. The series created by Darren Star is inspired by Candace Bushnell’s bestseller.
Still from ‘Sex and the City’. /
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