In recent years HBO Max, without a doubt, has been the best movie/series streaming platform on the Globe. Year in, and year out, they have done everything but disappoint. From insanely captivating drama shows like Euphoria to addictive anthology series like The White Lotus. And with the recent release of House of the dragon, and how it took the world by storm, I am sure you can see why HBO really is not in contention with any other platform.
Although, there were some really big changes in 2022, with the formation of Warner. Bros Discovery and the cancellation of multiple series, and movies, as well as, taking some shows off the platform. These changes left some doubt among some fans but it was, in the long run, a step in the right direction.
2022 was fantastic for the streaming platform but I can assure you that 2023 is already looking great too. Here are some of the top series you should definitely see on HBO max in 2023.
1.The Last of Us
Starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, The Last of Us is an adaptation of the Playstation video game that gives us a good idea of what the near end of the world after a global infection looks like. Joel, a man who survived the pandemic 20 years ago, is charged with safely smuggling Ellie through what is left of the United States. What he later finds out is that Ellie might be the key to a possible cure for the fungal infection. Their only problem is that they will have to get through floods of cannibalistic, zombie-like (definitely uglier than zombies) infected humans.
If there is just one show you want to watch on HBO Max this year, it has to be The Last of Us.
2. The Idol
When you’re talking about Hollywood star-power, The Idol is one of those series you have to put up there. From The Weekend to Jennie Kim, Lily-Rose Depp, Troye Sivan. These are big-name stars, and we are going to be given the pleasure of having all of them together in a show, on our screens.
The show follows Jocelyn, an aspiring pop idol who had a nervous breakdown that caused her last tour to be canceled. She intends to reclaim her title as the “sexiest pop star” in all of America and begins a complicated relationship with a self-help guru and the head of a contemporary cult.
The 4-time Emmy-winning show is back for more intriguing drama. With a release date set for March 24, season 4 draws closer every day. The official synopsis reads: The sale of media conglomerate Waystar Royco to tech visionary Lukas Matsson moves ever closer. The prospect of this seismic sale provokes existential angst and familial division among the Roys as they anticipate what their lives will look like once the deal is completed. A power struggle ensues as the family weighs up a future where their cultural and political weight is severely curtailed.
4. True Detective: Night County
Are you down for some new Elizabeth Olsen content? Because I know I’m always down. The Scarlet Witch herself stars in this miniseries based on a true story, set in the 1980s, of Candy Montgomery who murdered her friend and neighbor with an axe.
This might only be a miniseries but it is one you do not want to miss out on. Elizabeth Olsen tends to always deliver the goods.
5. Dune: The Sisterhood
As if giving us a Dune movie franchise wasn’t enough, HBO decided to spoil us some more with a Dune series. Man, does TV get better and better every year.
Set 10,000 years before the events of the 2021 Dune movie, and the ascension of Paul Atreides, the hero of the popular 1965 novel Dune, the series will follow two Harkonnen sisters as they combat forces that threaten the future of humankind, and establish the fabled sect known as the Bene Gesserit, an exclusive sisterhood and political force whose members have to undergo the process of physical training and mental conditioning to obtain superhuman powers.