Cape Town - What have these series got in common? They’re all produced by the network that consistently produces some of the best TV you’ll ever see. Showmax is the only streaming service in SA that houses full HBO boxsets, which makes it the perfect go-to for your weekend of binge-watching.
1. Game of Thrones, Seasons 1 to 7
The dragons are rising, the White Walkers are at the Wall and the great houses are getting ready as the battle for the Iron Throne heads towards its dramatic finale.
2. Girls, Seasons 1 to 6
Writer, creator and director Lena Dunham plays the lead role of Hannah Horvath in this excellent comedy-drama about four young women trying to cut it in New York City.
3. Westworld, Season 1
Where do you draw the line between life and artificial intelligence? Prepare to have your mind blown in this incredible and unnerving show about man versus the machines we build.
4. The Night Of (Limited series)
An Emmy-nominated mystery thriller about a naive student accused of a gruesome murder. But he can't remember a thing about the night in question.
5. Big Little Lies (Limited series)
The well-hidden secrets of a seaside town's elite are suddenly exposed after a suspicious death in this darkly funny, Emmy-nominated miniseries with an all-star cast.
6. Sex and the City, Seasons 1 to 6
Sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw and her three close friends navigate the pitfalls of dating in the Big Apple as thirtysomethings, while looking fabulous, having fun and making names for themselves in their careers.
7. The Sopranos, Seasons 1 to 6
Tony Soprano is a mob boss. He took over from his uncle before him, who took over from Tony’s father before that. The family have their fingers in a lot of dirty pies, and they'll do whatever it takes not to get caught red-handed.
8. Banshee, Seasons 1 to 4
An ex-con assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff in the small town of Banshee, Pennsylvania, where he has some unfinished business. Expect epically realistic fight scenes.
9. True Blood, Seasons 1 to 7
In the not-too-distant future, vampires have come out of the coffin and are walking freely among their living counterparts. Can a young Louisiana waitress buck conventional wisdom to forge a love match with a 173-year-old vampire?
10. Boardwalk Empire, Seasons 1 to 5
Atlantic City, 1920. When alcohol was outlawed, outlaws became kings. Steve Buscemi stars in this HBO drama series set at the dawn of Prohibition.
11. Rome, Seasons 1 to 2
During its two-season run, Rome won a slew of awards and nominations. Titus Pullo and Lucius Vorenus are soldiers in Julius Caesar’s army, initially fighting in the civil war of 49 BC.
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