If after the dust settled in Westeros you began to despair over what other shows of prime quality to follow, you just need to keep glued to HBO. The channel simply doesn’t let up when it comes to stellar television productions. These shows which features different stories of women are so habit-forming you’ll need to binge on them on HBO GO, the channel’s online streaming service.
One of history’s most haunting nuclear disasters is dramatized in HBO’s latest series, “Chernobyl.” The show retraces the events that unfolded in April 1986 in what used to be the Soviet Ukraine. Jared Harris stars as Valery Legasov, the deputy director of Russia’s leading nuclear agency Kurchatov Institute, Stellan Skarsgård as Boris Shcherbina, the deputy chairman of the Soviet Council of Ministers, and Emily Watson as Ulana Khomyuk, a nuclear physicist from Minsk. All three risk their lives and reputation in their quest to expose the truth behind the catastrophe while the government embarks on history’s most massive and unprecedented nuclear cleanup.
2. The Handmaid’s Tale Season 3
Already on it’s third season, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ the drama series created by Bruce Miller is still as riveting as ever and continues to lure in audiences and gather critical acclaim. Based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood, the series thrusts viewers into the dystopian world of Gilead where fertile women—called ‘handmaidens”— are merely properties and expected to bear children as a form of service to the totalitarian government. Elisabeth Moss, who plays the handmaiden June Osborne, continues in her fight to bring down the system that has enslaved women and destroyed lives. In the third season, Gilead’s people begin to hope for a revolution.
3. Big Little Lies Season 2
HBO sprung a delightful surprise to fans of its hit comedy-drama “Big Little Lies” when it announced the show would be coming back for a second season. Based on Liane Moriarty’s bestselling book, David E. Kelley’s television creation is a dark comedy about three women— Madeline Martha Mackenzie (Reese Witherspoon), Celeste Wright (Nicole Kidman), and Jane Chapman (Shailene Woodley)—embroiled in the investigation of the murder of Perry Wright, Celeste’s husband. Season two adds the award-winning actress Meryl Streep in the cast, to play Mary Louise Wright, Celeste’s grieving mother-in-law, who comes to the town of Monterey rightfully looking for answers.
Zendaya plays Rue, a 17-year-old recovering drug addict trying to find her place in the world in the new series “Euphoria,” an American adaptation of an Israeli show of the same name. Along with her are other teens besieged with their own struggles: Jules, a transgender girl looking for a place to belong; Nate, a jock whose sexual insecurities are masked by anger issues; Chris, a football star struggling to adjust to college life; Cassie, who is haunted by her own sexual history; and Kat, a body-conscious girl who is beginning to explore her sexuality.
Emmy and Golden Globe winner Sarah Jessica Parker is back in the third season of her comedy series, “Divorce.” The returning series discusses the lives of a modern day couple dealing with splitting up. Here, she plays Frances who is now in the process of moving on after her divorce with her ex-husband, Robert (Thomas Haden Church). See how the two deal with the surprises in their post-divorce lives in this last six-episode season.
6. Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt
HBO remembers the life of Gloria Vanderbilt and her legacy in Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper. Produced by her son Anderson, the documentary gives viewers a peek into conversations between mother and son, and sorts through decades-worth of archival footage as well as home videos to give an intimate look at one of America’s most esteemed families.
7. Gentleman Jack
How does a lesbian live in the 19th century? The historical drama series, “Gentleman Jack” tackles this through the diaries of Anne Lister, a conservative lesbian played by Suranne Jones. On its second season, the series examines Lister’s relationships with her family and would-be wife.
But if like many fans you haven’t moved on since the “Game of Thrones” ended, go ahead and indulge. HBO GO has all of the seasons for you to relive.
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