To help give people more incentive to stay home, several classic HBO shows have been made available to watch for free, including The Sopranos and more!
Since most of us are stuck indoors right now due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, several notable HBO shows will soon be available to stream for FREE through the HBO apps. The premium cable is calling their special programming #StayHomeBoxOffice.
Almost 500 hours of programming will become available on April 3, according to TVLine. It is not clear how long the shows will remain free to stream, currently, the article just says they are available for a “limited time.” So which HBO shows are available? We have the full list below.
5. Six Feet Under
Created by Alan Ball, Six Feet Under is a dark comedy/drama about the Fisher family, who operates a funeral home in Los Angeles.
It received widespread critical acclaim and won numerous awards while on the air. It also stars notable actors like Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, James Cromwell, Jeremy Sisto, and more. It is considered one of the best television shows of all time.
4. The Wire
The Wire is another series considered to be one of the best television shows of all time. It is often compared to Breaking Bad. it is an American crime drama that centers around the narcotics scene in Baltimore through the law enforcement in the area, in addition to some of the drug dealers and users.
One thing that makes The Wire such a great show is that it was created by an actual police reporter, who wrote many episodes.
3. The Sopranos
Not only is The Sopranos considered one of the best HBO shows of all time — if not the best, it is one of those series that everyone should watch at least once in their lifetime. It focuses on Tony Soprano, a member of the mob who has to juggle his family life with his mob life.
All the while, he attends therapy to try and work through his issues, which includes panic attacks triggered by the problems in both his professional and personal life.
The series stars James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Dominic Chianese, and Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Barry is one of the newer shows on this list and stars Bill Hader in an Emmy Award-winning role. His character, Barry is a talented hitman who wants to get out of the profession and focus on becoming an actor instead after he attends an acting class taught by Henry Winkler’s character, Gene Cousineau.
Barry has received over 30 different award nominations in its two seasons and will return for a third. It is a dark-comedy/crime series and super addicting. Plus, it’s short and easy to binge-watch quickly.
1. True Blood
True Blood is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries book series written by Charlaine Harris. It is set in the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps where vampires have “come out of the coffin” and made their presence known to the public. Anna Paquin plays the main character Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress that works at a bar called Merlotte’s.
Everything changes for Sookie when she meets a vampire named Bill Compton and realizes that she can’t read the mind of vampires, but something about her also attracts the deadly creatures. If you like horror and dark comedy then you should definitely watch True Blood since it is a horror-fantasy series with elements of southern gothic and campy humor.
Other available series: Ballers, Silicon Valley, Succession, Veep, and multiple docuseries.
Several movies like Sucker Punch, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, Isn’t It Romantic? and more are also available to watch for free.
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