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Your Favorite HBO Series?

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View Poll Results: Your favorite HBO show?
True Blood
3
1.63%
Big Love
2
1.09%
Curb Your Enthusiasm
15
8.15%
Deadwood
14
7.61%
Band of Brothers
15
8.15%
Six Feet Under
27
14.67%
The Sopranos
28
15.22%
Oz
9
4.89%
The Larry Sanders Show
4
2.17%
Rome
12
6.52%
The Wire
48
26.09%
Entourage
4
2.17%
Other (please specify)
3
1.63%
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Your Favorite HBO Series?

Old 07-19-10, 01:36 PM
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Re: Your Favorite HBO Series?

I can't pick just one!!!! but....

Six Feet Under
Sopranos
Big Love
Larry Sanders
Dream On
Tales From the Crypt
Old 07-19-10, 02:20 PM
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I'm rewatching The Wire now, and that is just some excellent TV. A close second would be Deadwood, followed by Big Love (both shows having issues with later seasons).
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Re: Your Favorite HBO Series?

As much as I liked The Wire, rewatchability is in favor of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

I second the already-mentioned honorable mention for Mr. Show with Bob & David.

Also, where's Real Sex? Cathouse? G-String Divas? Taxicab Confessions?
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Re: Your Favorite HBO Series?

The Wire and Oz. Oz really should have ended earlier, around the season 4.5 mark, although there were some great moments scattered throughout the rest of the remaining season and a half.
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Re: Your Favorite HBO Series?

1. Curb Your Enthusiasm 2. OZ
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Re: Your Favorite HBO Series?

Originally Posted by bluetoast View Post
The Wire and Oz. Oz really should have ended earlier, around the season 4.5 mark, although there were some great moments scattered throughout the rest of the remaining season and a half.
Isn't it ironic that your avatar is Al Swearengen but Deadwood isn't your favorite HBO show?
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There is only one answer, anyone who says otherwise is wrong. . .

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Re: Your Favorite HBO Series?

I chose The Wire but Deadwood is a close second. Deadwood is Shakespear with profanity.

Its amazing to realize that between The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Rome, The Wire and Deadwood....you basically have 5 of the top 10 dramas in the history of television.
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It rhymes with The Wire.
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Carinvale or Six Feet Under but since Carnivale isn't even on the list I pick Carnivale.
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Rome as it was excellent for 2 seasons from beginning to end.

Honorable mention to Band of Brothers (could have been first, but I dinged it due to The Pacific series not being able to hook me in as much - stuck on the 4th episode for weeks now).
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Six Feet Under is my favorite of the HBO series thus far. For some reason I just really felt connected to the show from beginning up to the very end, and when it ended it stayed with me for weeks after. Almost as if the characters were people in my real life and they had passed/moved on.

I do really love Curb Your Enthusiasm as well, but think its a little unfair to try and put it in the same category with a drama series like Six Feet Under since they are obviously so different. If I could make this into categories Curb would win for my favorite HBO Comedy.

The Sopranos would be a pretty close second choice behind Six Feet in terms of a drama series. I enjoyed the series for the most part but there was a chunk of episodes (mostly around Season 4) where I thought it wasn't quite up to par with the rest of the series.
Old 07-19-10, 09:23 PM
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1. The Wire
2. Curb Your Enthusiasm
3. Six Feet Under
4. Mr. Show
5. Oz

Five of my favorite shows of all time.
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I'm not a big fan of Don Imus but I heard him once say something that summed up my own worldview: "I am not religious, but I worship at the altar of Larry David."
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Since Entourage is probably my favorite show ever, I had to vote for it. That's quite a lengthy list of series and a LOT of stiff competition. If I were to pick in terms of quality, it would probably be The Sopranos. Guess I better look into renting The Wire since it's getting so much love.
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Re: Your Favorite HBO Series?

The Wire
Old 07-19-10, 09:54 PM
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Wow so much love for The Wire. Rome is the easy choice for me, being my favourite show of all-time. Second would be Curb Your Enthusiasm or the Sopranos. Maybe I need to check out The Wire...
Old 07-19-10, 10:27 PM
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Re: Your Favorite HBO Series?

Oz for me

I have barely started The Wire (and will need to restart since I have forgotten most of it by now), and I haven't seen the majority of the stuff on the list I generally haven't had HBO, so it has been a reputation and DVD type of thing for me.
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Re: Your Favorite HBO Series?

Six Feet Under and Sex and the City.
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I say... CYE. that is the funniest show!
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Six Feet Under is my favorite of the HBO series thus far. For some reason I just really felt connected to the show from beginning up to the very end, and when it ended it stayed with me for weeks after. Almost as if the characters were people in my real life and they had passed/moved on.
To me, no other show has had more fully realized characters than Six Feet Under. I feel like I knew these people. The finale was so powerful because of the cumulative effect of getting to know all the characters over the years.
Old 07-20-10, 12:19 AM
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The Wire, though I've probably re-watched Mr. Show more. It's very hard to determine which is better, though Arliss was pretty terrible, and Entourage goes up and down as did many of the other dramas.
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Re: Your Favorite HBO Series?

The Sopranos, by far.

As for the rest,

True Blood - Holds my interest okay.
Big Love - Never watched
Curb Your Enthusiasm - God, do I hate this fucking show.
Deadwood - Great, but ended too quickly.
Band of Brothers - Never watched.
Six Feet Under - Never watched.
Oz - Never watched
The Larry Sanders Show - Loved it then, but I wonder if it holds up.
Rome - Terrific show.
The Wire - Never watched while it was on, but in the last few months, I've watched the first three seasons on In Demand. The stevedores plot in S2 dragged, but it's another great show.
Entourage - Still liking it a lot.
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...not listing Mr. Show is criminal.
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Um, I'm a guy, which probably puts me in the minority here, but....Sex and the City? Yeah, how could that one not make the list? So, that's my FAVORITE, followed closely by Six Feet Under and True Blood.

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