If you know me, you know I love everything HBO. Literally every one of my favorite shows are HBO – Game of Thrones, Westworld, Boardwalk Empire, Silicon Valley, Girls, Big Little Lies, Vice… and the list goes on. There’s that certain something behind their genius and on point production value that just gets me. The acting is incredible, the writing flows and is endlessly spot on, the sets and costumes are transportive, and their cinematography is more than beautiful. Their stories always push the limits, and in doing so, push open the minds of those who watch them. It’s no wonder I can always count on finding myself intrigued, inspired, and informed after indulging in my usual and necessary nighttime binge sessions.
Thinking back, this love is nothing new – I can remember being so angry when my parents would kick me out of the room on Sunday nights to watch the Sopranos or Six Feet Under. I would try and sneak back into the room to no prevail, making me want to be included that much more. As soon as I could (aka when they let up on the strict, but probably reasonable, TV rules) I watched every episode I could… and I was hooked. From then until now, with every show or mini series release, I can’t wait to dive into the Pilot and create my new weekly obsession.
As time goes on, indulging in this obsession gets easier and easier. First, it was the DVR. Now, there’s HBO GO and HBO NOW, both giving me the power to pull up my shows wherever, whenever, on whatever I choose. It’s too easy. And so the obsessions continues.
If you don’t have a favorite HBO show, I dare you to get one. I know you’ve heard people at work or school or home talking about a series. Isn’t it the worst to be left out of the conversation? That’s because they’re more than shows, they’re social phenomenons. And all you have to do is press play.
P.S. If you’re new to HBO NOW, you can get a month free. No excuses.
This is a sponsored post in partnership with HBO. All opinions are 100% mine.