HBO Max is the new kid on the block among the major streamers, but as an extension of the cable network, it has already created some high-quality original programming. Already, shows like The White Lotus and Hacks are creating attention and earning accolades. Let’s take a look at our top 10 Original Shows To Stream On HBO Max This Weekend.
Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens
Before she was a Marvel movie star, Awkwafina was a New York millennial living a relatively average existence, and her off-the-wall comedy series, co-created with Teresa Hsiao, illustrates how even the most mundane life can be a source of genuine hilarious. Nora From Queens manages to cram in a ton of fantastic gags and hilarious meta commentary, thanks to a strong supporting cast and pure creativity.
Tig n’ Seek
In this endearing cartoon series, a kid and his cat solve issues and look for lost items. Although the appearance is child-friendly, the circumstances may be a bit difficult, and the primary (human) character, Tiggy, frequently struggles to overcome his own fear, thus it’s a program that also appeals to tweens.
The half-hour dramedy was developed by the father/daughter combination of Zelda Barnz and Daniel Barnz, which lends it a unique vibe: The show’s co-writer was, at least at the start, a teenager. It chronicles the lives of a varied group of friends in a conservative California community. The brilliant ensemble has a great energy, and there’s a true sense of a program that’s embracing new ways of thinking and being among Gen Z.
The Flight Attendant
Kaley Cuoco appears in The Flight Attendant as a reckless flight attendant with an alcohol problem who wakes up next to her deceased one night lover. Now she must retrace her ways in order to discover the perpetrator, while also wondering if she is the murderer. This show’s murder mystery grabs and draws you in like no other. It’s a tired find-the-real-killer idea, but The Flight Attendant handles it brilliantly.
Made For Love
Made for Love is a dark comedy based on the novel of the same name that follows a woman who escapes from a horrible decade-long marriage only to discover that her husband is tracking her through a device she was fitted with, implanted in her brain, tracking her every move and even her “emotional data.” While the program is a dark comedy with lots of moments that will have you snorting laughing, it’s the emotional component, particularly concerning abusive relationships, that elevates it above the competition.
In this comedy, Jean Smart plays an old Las Vegas comic who is assigned a young writer by her agency to help her stay relevant. The series was created by a group of Broad City writers, including Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello, and Jen Statsky.
Close Enough, like the popular Harley Quinn series, is aimed at adults. This drama is all too real, focusing on a couple navigating life transitions from their twenties to their thirties. The trick on the seemingly routine premise is that the couple’s daily problems are addressed in a humorous, sci-fi way.
Legendary, a competition program in which eight teams known as houses of LGBTQ+ participants compete in different ball activities for a $100,000 grand prize, is one of their finest shows in the genre. Voguing, dancing, runway walking, and other activities are among the festivities. Meanwhile, Megan Thee Stallion and Jameela Jamil were among the judges. The program got positive reviews and was revived for a second season shortly after its debut.
The series chronicles the life and death of the renowned “La Veneno,” a transgender musician and television personality. Cristina Ortiz Rodriguez is widely regarded as one of Spain’s most prominent LGBTQ+ symbols. The series focuses on her life and the people she influenced. It received rave reviews and was dubbed a “must-see” show.
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