Home Box Office: The Best Shows on HBO
6. Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley lifts the curtain and presents a cynical (and hilarious) look at ground zero in the tech industry. The Mike Judge comedy follows the lowly start-up Pied Piper as they attempt to navigate the murky waters of corporate America.
Silicon Valley is witty, charming, well written, and superbly acted. It perfectly highlights the world’s obsession with technological advancement and social media. If you’re looking for something light-hearted and intelligent than give Silicon Valley a shot.
Another HBO show that has seemingly slipped into the ether, overshadowed by the much more popular shows like The Wire and The Sopranos. But Deadwood is certainly well worth the time.
The series takes place in 1870s era South Dakota. Yup, that’s cowboy country. Using traditional Western-style motifs and A-plus acting, Deadwood tells the tale of small town growth, capitalism, and the issues that come with fast growth and bad intentions.
Catch up now because word on the dusty trail is that a Deadwood movie is incoming.
If you like current events and documentary style journalism, then Vice is certainly one to watch. This isn’t a current events news show in the traditional sense. On Vice, individual journalists immerse themselves in the news story of the day.
They’ve sent journalists to war torn Syria, they’ve interviewed those affected (and those involved) with the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram, and more recently, they were on hand for the “Unite the Right” rally-turned-tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia.