Who isn’t constantly looking for a new show to watch? With so many different streaming services and television channels, it can be hard to narrow down what TV shows you should be watching. Want to know which TV shows you absolutely shouldn’t miss out on this year? Check out this comprehensive list of great HBO shows to watch in 2019
Game of Thrones
If you haven’t started Game of Thrones, don’t worry, there’s still time for you to binge the previous seasons before the last season airs in 2019 on HBO. George R. R. Martin’s genius masterpiece has changed the game of television shows forever. With plenty of action, romance, and drama, Game of Thrones has something that every viewer (no matter their interests) can really sink their teeth into.
Don’t worry about having to read the books to catch up, either. The television series has gone beyond the plot of the books now so this last season will be a complete mystery for everyone. With so much hype, this deserves to be one of the top HBO shows you watch this year, so don’t miss out!
Curb Your Enthusiasm
If you’re looking for a hilarious TV show that’s full of celebrity guest stars, you are going to love Curb Your Enthusiasm. The show features many Seinfeld actors as guest stars, like Jerry Seinfeld and Julia Louis Dreyfus, in addition to other celebrities like Ted Danson, Mel Brooks, David Schwimmer, and Michael J. Fox.
It’s hard to follow up Seinfeld, but Larry David has actually managed to do so with Curb Your Enthusiasm. Each episode typically centers around a social faux pas or two, and how Larry deals with it. For example, one of the show’s funniest scenes focuses on an incident involving poker etiquette where Larry makes a big mistake while playing poker with his friends (one of whom is Julia Louis Dreyfus). But to really get a feel for what this show is about, you’ll just have to give it a shot! The new season of Curb is expected to air at the end of 2019.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
It can be hard to find a balance between being an informative show and a comedic one. Lucky for us, John Oliver and his sharp-witted team of writers know how exactly how to give the audience the best of both worlds.
After premiering on HBO in 2014, Last Week Tonight has really hit a stride and has become one of the top comedy shows on air, and it just happens to be centered around hard-hitting news topics, as well. Although some of his news topics may sound boring or lacklustre, John Oliver is able to present them in a way that will have you laughing the entire time while keeping you up-to-date on the latest news stories.
Watchmen was originally a graphic novel by Alan Moore, but it has also been adapted to a big screen movie. And now this superhero classic is coming to television in 2019 through HBO. Just like the graphic novel, the TV series will centre around a group of superheroes who live in an alternate reality where superheroes are outlawed and illegal. If you are looking for something that will stay true to the graphic novel, the Watchmen movie may be more up your alley. The new HBO Watchmen television series will embrace the nostalgia of the graphic novel while also allowing itself the freedom to break new ground and take chances. If you love Marvel or DC TV shows based on the classic comics, you should definitely give the Watchmen series a chance when it comes out this year on HBO.