HBO has long been home to the best long-form entertainment in the world of media. Years ago it was work like ‘The Wire’ or ‘Deadwood’ that won so many critics over. Since then HBO has built upon their foundation in order to become THE place to go for high quality entertainment. Now we are in 2017 and current HBO Go shows are looking like they are going to have the best year in their programming history thanks to two huge shows: ‘Westworld’ and ‘Game of Thrones’. Both of these series are pulling in critical recognition like crazy while revolutionizing the way that viewers look at television programming. Let’s take a look at WHY these shows are so important.
‘Game of Thrones’ and the Art of Fantasy
‘Game of Thrones’ is one of the rare pieces of written fiction that has been elevated on the TV stage. The ‘Game of Thrones’ show runners have turned one of the most beloved fantasy series into one of the greatest fantasy TV shows of all time. ‘Game of Thrones’ is ramping up for its final two years on TV and that means that a ton of questions are going to be answered. Fans are going to be clamoring for the final season and it is shaping up as the best yet. When you run out of show, there are tons of books like Game of Thrones out there too, if you’re interested in more fantasy.
On the other hand, diametrically opposed to ‘Game of Thrones’, is ‘Westworld’. ‘Westworld’ is another slow-burning series that puts a focus on high art, amazing dialogue, and incredible tension. The second season of ‘Westworld’ will build off of an explosive first entry. Fans are already counting down to the second series.