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The 50 greatest HBO shows ever – ranked
From juicy dramas about polyamory, bootlegging and the ‘golden age of porn’ to the most jaw-dropping documentary moment of all time, HBO is known as the home of prestige TV. As it turns 50, here are its greatest hits so far

Michael Hogan and Sammy Gecsoyler

08, Nov, 2022 @4:49 PM

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From Six Feet Under to Manchester By the Sea: culture to help understand grief
From art that burns the sky to the music that heals, our critics reminisce over popular culture to deal with death

Laura Snapes, Phil Harrison, Sam Jordison, Ryan Gilbey and Jonathan Jones

28, Feb, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Michael C Hall on death, dogs, depravity and Dexter: ‘It was fantastic to be ethically unbound’
The serial killer show is back after an eight-year hiatus. Its star discusses psychopathy, nostalgia and his time on Six Feet Under

Zoe Williams

25, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Six Feet Under: 20 years on, the drama set in a family funeral home still feels ahead of its time
It was groundbreaking and ambitious on release, but even after two decades, the lives – and deaths – of the Fisher family are just as compelling as they ever were

Isabelle Oderberg

14, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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'I binged Six Feet Under just for the gayness of it': LGBT celebs on their favourite queer TV
Stars including Russell T Davies, Joe Lycett, Nick Grimshaw, Will Young and Jade Anouka remember the TV shows that gave a voice to the LGBTQ+ community

Interviews by Michael Segalov

30, Jun, 2020 @9:00 AM

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The 100 best TV shows of the 21st century
Where’s Mad Men? How did The Sopranos do? Does The Crown triumph? Can anyone remember Lost? And will Downton Abbey even figure? Find out here – and have your say

Kate Abbott, Hannah J Davies, Gwilym Mumford, Phil Harrison and Jack Seale

16, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Open thread: tell us your favourite and most hated TV show endings
Cathartic, disappointing or divisive, endings always evoke strong feelings. Share yours - and tell us why - in the comments

Guardian staff

21, May, 2019 @3:52 AM

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How TV became the most influential force in culture
Eye-watering budgets, feverish commissioning, increased ambition and demand – now anything goes on TV. But will this golden age last?

Fiona Sturges

26, Jan, 2019 @6:59 AM

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Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball: 'I don't care if people don't find my new show likable'
Ball’s new project Here and Now has been dismissed as liberal tosh by the US right and painfully woke by the left. Luckily, he doesn’t care

Sarah Hughes

20, Feb, 2018 @11:02 AM

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Character assassinations: nine shock deaths from TV’s biggest shows
Nashville recently floored its fanbase by killing off a key character. Here are more sudden exits that still cause viewers grief

Jack Seale

21, Mar, 2017 @9:00 AM

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From When We Rise to Big Little Lies: the best of film and TV streaming in Australia in March
David Bowie cult classics, Korean arthouse thrillers, and Aussie soap opera favourites, here’s what’s coming to streaming services in Australia this month

Lauren Carroll Harris

11, Mar, 2017 @9:01 PM

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Michael C Hall on playing Bowie on stage and why death stalks him
As the lead in David Bowie’s musical Lazarus, Michael C Hall felt the singer’s death like an ‘internal fist clench’. The former Dexter star talks about inhabiting the role Bowie first played in The Man Who Fell to Earth – and his own struggle with cancer

Hermione Hoby

17, Jan, 2016 @6:00 PM

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