Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Evil-link, Aug 2, 2012.
What is the best HBO production?
A toss up between Oz, Six Feet Under, and the Wire. All excellent in their own ways. Some of the best tv ever made.
Broke the rules for dramatic TV execution to me.
My all-time favorite drama series ever.
For me, it's a toss-up between Deadwood and the Sopranos, but I don't feel I should vote as I have only seen 4 shows on the list.
Mr. Show with Bob and David
From the list I have loved these alot (and own every season so far released from them on dvd/bluray, except for Rome&Sex And The City):
Six Feet Under
Game Of Thrones
Band Of Brothers
Sex And The City
Some of the best tv-series ever and every single one really has been pleasure to watch.
For me, the best are The Wire and The Sopranos as they both just set the dramatic to totally new level on tv. I voted for The Wire which usually dont get enough praise.
EDIT: I still havent seen Carnivale, but Im set to watch it soon, probably during the dark days of winter.
I saw some of it when it was broadcasted in finnish tv-network but somehow forgot after few episodes.
So its surely time to watch the full 2 season series (too bad the show was cancelled a head of its time).
Went with The Wire. Great poll idea, btw!
What an impossible question to answer. I notice "The Wire" is in the lead but that is one I have yet to see.
I have four choices for this poll.
"Larry Sanders Show" is somewhat forgotten nowadays but it was groundbreaking at the time.
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" can have R rated moments that eclipse the top episodes of "Seinfeld".
"The Sopranos" was great although there seems to be some consensus that later seasons were inconsistent.
And, finally, "Boardwalk Empire". It started off slow but I was so satisfied with the end of Season One and all of Season Two. Because of the possibilities going forward to continue on that momentum, I give it my vote.
It's almost impossible to compare and contrast these series from each other- aren't we just talking about people's favorites?
It's just a fun poll...stop thinking so hard.
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Good call! Still, though I enjoy most of these shows a lot, I had to go with The Wire. I've never seen such a rich tapestry of characters, themes and social issues on television. The Wire handled crime, politics, the drug war, education, unions, the media and more with such skill and sophistication, without getting dry or slipping into easy preaching to the converted. It's a show that I can go back to again and again.
Picked Deadwood, but it's crappy how HBO disrespected the fans and killed the show without wrapping up a few loose ends.
Loved Rome, despite how rushed the 2nd season was due to HBO canning the series early (at least the producers had advance notice so they could end properly)
Six Feet Under deserves a mention for having the best ending for any HBO series
Big fan of The Wire, Entourage had it's moments as well.
The last season of Deadwood was the most amazing single season of TV I have ever watched.
Picked Band of Brothers
Rome would be my #2 and Deadwood as #3. Deadwood would have been higher if they had wrapped-up the series with an effective ending. I didn't vote for The Sopranos as I wanted some other series to get consideration/recognition and I know The Sopranos will garner the majority of the votes anyway.
Curb Your Enthusiasm second.
The Wire, the greatest TV show ever...
HBO Canada is re-running the whole sereies right now. It doesn't get tired watching it a 2nd time.
2nd place - The Sopranos
3rd place - The Larry Sanders Show
"1st and 10" with OJ Simpsom
Kids in the Hall
I enjoyed the Sopranos a lot, particularly the first two seasons, but it really lost focus for me by the end and I felt like they started to repeat a lot of the same themes. It lost momentum after Junior shot Tony (the extended stay in the hospital and that interminable dream sequence didn't hold my interest) and when Tony killed Christopher, he was dead to me! After that, I couldn't really care about what happened to him.
Deadwood and Six Feet Under are worthy of note as well. HBO has done a lot to stretch the boundaries of what you can do with a serial drama and now other networks like AMC have followed suit. It's been a real golden age for tv fans. In many ways, I think that the best of these shows offer more satisfying character/plot development than you typically see in movies.
Definitely strong agree on this post.
The whole series had total of 0 bad episodes and the ending was just so perfect. I suppose no other series has been ended quite perfect as SFU.
SLIGHT SPOILER AHEAD (if you havent seen the series ending):
I have always liked the part where David sees a vision of younger Keith before he dies.
I guess have to rewatch this series once again during the winter.
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