If you came to this list thinking it would tell you—like everyone else in your life no doubt already has—to watch The Sopranos, The Wire, and Veep, you were right. Those three series all made Rotten Tomatoes’ top 50 HBO shows, as did plenty of other classics you’ve been meaning to binge for quite a while.

You’ll also see a fair number of newer offerings that have ruled the ratings in the last few years (and that everyone in your life has probably also told you to just watch, already). There’s Succession, the family dramedy whose highly awaited third season is set to premiere in October; I May Destroy You, Michaela Coel’s searing miniseries loosely based on her own experience with sexual assault; and the Kate Winslet-led small-town murder mystery Mare of Easttown.

But that doesn’t mean the list lacks surprises. While HBO may be most well-known for its blockbuster dramas, the top three spots all went to comedies. Garry Shandling’s ’90s sitcom The Larry Sanders Show landed in first place, followed by two shows that both premiered in 2019: Robin Thede’s A Black Lady Sketch Show and Los Espookys, created by Julio Torres, Ana Fabrega, and SNL alum Fred Armisen.

And it’s not all dramas, comedies, and dramedies, either—HBO has had some success in just about every genre, including documentary. Standouts include true-crime miniseries I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, based on Michelle McNamara’s investigation of the Golden State Killer murders; and The Lady and the Dale, about Elizabeth Carmichael’s 1970s fraud spree.

If the list proves anything, it’s that HBO has a very deep bench. To even make the top 50, a show had to have a 91 percent score or above, which means Game of Thrones (89 percent), Big Little Lies (also 89 percent), and Euphoria (90 percent) all missed the cut-off.

You can see the full list of 111 shows here.

  1. The Larry Sanders Show (1992) // 100 percent
  1. A Black Lady Sketch Show (2019) // 100 percent
  1. Los Espookys (2019) // 100 percent
  1. Random Acts of Flyness (2018) // 100 percent
  1. The Defiant Ones (2017) // 100 percent
  1. How to Win With John Wilson (2020) // 100 percent
  1. The Lady and the Dale (2021) // 100 percent
  1. Mr. Show With Bob and David (1995) // 100 percent
  1. Painting With John (2021) // 100 percent
  1. The Corner (2000) // 100 percent
  1. We’re Here (2020) // 100 percent
  1. Barry (2018) // 99 percent
  1. I May Destroy You (2020) // 98 percent
  1. High Maintenance (2016) // 98 percent
  1. Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (2014) // 98 percent
  1. Betty (2020) // 98 percent
  1. Treme, New Orleans (2010) // 97 percent
  1. Sally4Ever (2018) // 97 percent
  1. Insecure (2016) // 96 percent
  1. Watchmen (2019) // 96 percent
  1. Chernobyl (2019) // 96 percent
  1. My Brilliant Friend (2018) // 96 percent
  1. Show Me a Hero (2015) // 96 percent
  1. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark (2020) // 96 percent
  1. Tracey Ullman’s Show (2016) // 95 percent
  1. The Crime of the Century (2021) // 95 percent
  1. Silicon Valley (2014) // 94 percent
  1. The Wire (2002) // 94 percent
  1. Mare of Easttown (2021) // 94 percent
  1. The Night Of (2016) // 94 percent
  1. Olive Kitteridge (2014) // 94 percent
  1. Flight of the Conchords (2007) // 94 percent
  1. Band of Brothers (2001) // 94 percent
  1. Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children (2020) // 94 percent
  1. 2 Dope Queens (2018) // 94 percent
  1. Veep (2012) // 93 percent
  1. The Deuce (2017) // 93 percent
  1. Music Box (2021) // 93 percent
  1. Our Boys (2019) // 93 percent
  1. Boardwalk Empire (2010) // 92 percent
  1. Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000) // 92 percent
  1. The Sopranos (1999) // 92 percent
  1. Succession (2018) // 92 percent
  1. Sharp Objects (2018) // 92 percent
  1. Deadwood (2004) // 92 percent
  1. Getting On (2013) // 92 percent
  1. Oz (1997) // 92 percent
  1. Da Ali G Show (2000) // 92 percent
  1. The Leftovers (2014) // 91 percent
  1. The Outsider (2020) // 91 percent

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