When HBO Max launched, it came with an advantage that Disney+ and Apple TV+ didn’t have: Beyond flagship original series like Love Life and Legendary, there is also the full weight of Warner Bros. legacy — specifically, the decades of producing amazing film and television. On the TV side, this is especially exciting, because thanks to the prestige network which makes up 50 percent of this service’s name, that means a ton of exciting series.
In addition, there are also a lot of TV shows which have been in streaming flux for a while. Some of them, like Doctor Who and Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s original version of The Office, are now coming to HBO Max thanks to a deal made between Warner and the BBC. Some of them, like Friends and Pretty Little Liars, you might not have ever known were owned by Warner Bros., thanks to the way deals between networks and studios work. In short: There’s a lot of great TV shows to watch on HBO Max.
Below are the 50 best series currently available to stream on HBO Max, with a special emphasis on the HBO original series that have helped the network win dozens and dozens Emmys over the course of its lifetime. And things are only going to get better from here, as there are a ton of other classic series, including The West Wing and Gossip Girl, which will eventually join the service, plus a number of exciting originals that, fingers crossed, will be finished in time to join this list.
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