Some of the most addictive TV shows ever seen on television are actually HBO mini series. Popular shows tend to grab a hold of the viewer’s attention immediately, keep them engaged for the entire episode, and then leave them hanging until the next episode in the series airs. Back in the early 1980’s when HBO first started, they’ve been known as a leader in the TV industry. These top three mini series provide a glimpse of the high quality entertainment you can enjoy and are just a few reasons why it’s smart to have access to HBO in your home.
1. V. “V&” isn’t the Roman numeral five, it stands for “Visitors” and not the cute and cuddly kind. This popular mini series on HBO tells the story of aliens who come to earth to make a trade with humans that should prove to be beneficial to both sides. But it seems the aliens are hiding some secrets and, along with their ability to shape-shift, have caught the attention of a scientist played by Faye Grant and the roving reporter played by Marc Singer. The series’ heavy-handed allegory of fascism had critics and viewers alike riveted through to the end. The mini series was later picked up for a regular season spinoff that lasted only one season.
2. Band of Brothers. You don’t have to be a history buff to get hooked on this magnificent series. Band of Brothers is a show that tells about several Easy Company soldiers that fought in World War II. This honest look at life during and after the war shows the fears they faced, their prejudices and personalities, and the overall humanity of each soldier interviewed for the series. Their battles and what they faced trying to stay alive definitely makes this a favorite.
3. From the Earth to the Moon. At some point or another, we all wish to explore other realms. From the Earth to the Moon tells the behind-the-scenes tales of those who have prepared for travel into space and experienced failure and success. The stories of the families who support the astronauts are as interesting as those about the men who paved the way for space travel in our generation.
Between the sports shows, movies, first run series as well as ground breaking HBO mini series, there is no question HBO is an industry leader. At the end of a long work day, nothing is more relaxing than your favorite beverage and an HD or On-Demand mini series on HBO. Who knows…maybe your current favorite could end up being one of the top three mini series of all time.