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3 New HBO Series to Have on Your Radar

Posted by Ashley Wiglesworth on

This fall has seen the release of several new premium series from HBO. Bringing back star HBO performers like Sarah Jessica Parker and adding new faces like Issa Rae, these series should make it on your list of must-see’s for the season. Don’t have HBO? Microcom can help. With our selection of premium channels on satellite beaming to your television, you can be sure you won’t miss out on these three new series. 

 

West World

We’re quite certain you can’t go wrong putting Anthony Hopkins in your series—and West World is living proof. With the rest of their all-star cast—including Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris, James Marsden and Thandie Newton—the artful juxtaposition of eerily human robots (also called hosts) with hedonistic park guests is beautifully brought to life.

Based on Micheal Crichton’s 1973 movie of the same name, the series plays with the classic question of what makes us human. The show however, takes a detour of Crichton’s original evil robot v. human storyline. Instead, watchers are placed in a sympathetic position of the hosts who must experience daily trauma at the hand of guests only to have their memories wiped and prepared for a repeat. As the series unfolds it’s clear we’ll be asked to question the morality and boundaries of what we find entertaining. 

Insecure

Starring Issa Rae—of “Awkward Black Girl” fame—the series tells an authentic story of life, love, relationships and coming of age. Told in the approachable, comedic voice of its star, director, and producer, Insecure gives a refreshing perspective on the questions we all find ourselves asking as we approach 30.

In short 30-minute episodes, the show is able to take the common droll of self-discovery and growing up and add its own delightful spin and unique voice, offering renewed insight on an almost worn-out topic.

Divorce

Tragically humorous and chalk-full of moments where you don’t know whether to laugh or cry, Divorce follows the middle-aged marriage woes of Frances (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) and Robert (Thomas Haden Church). Pairing caustic prose and a darkly experimental tone, the series seems to be showing watchers the messy, unpredictable nature of relationships or—more specifically—the end of relationships.

Much like a train wreck you can’t look away from, Frances and Robert navigate the logistics of an ending marriage, teenage kids and the catastrophe of relationships around them.

We hope you found these reviews entertaining! If you want to make sure you don’t miss a single episode of these and other series, get in touch with Microcom today and we’ll get you the satellite hookup you need to enjoy all the premium options you love!


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