I got HBO, rewatched game of thrones, that's a huge and excellent epic story. it really is great despite what people fuss over the ending. I mean the very 1st opening scene some erily blue-eyed zombie girl massacres a group of soldiers, it is so fucking metal, hooked right away.
But since then I dug into some other good HBO's, the Leftovers is an absolutely incredible show, maybe one of the best show's i've ever seen, and also eerily pertinent; it envisions a world where 2% of the population disappears, perhaps too close to home in a world where 3% of our population is at risk of not weathering the next year... But it's not so much about the disappearance as the questioning of reality and faith and science that stems from it. it's truly beautifully shot and directed and scored, great actors and story, but the concept behind it leaves you appropriately uncertain about the nature of reality; there's an afterlife, there are gods, there are scientific explanations, but are they real - every answer falls apart under scrutiny, leaving you, as with our world, uncertain what to believe.
And of course the Watchmen. It's SO FUCKING GOOD and maybe even better the 2nd time, catching all the easter EGGS and hidden details. if Leftovers wasnt the best show, watchmen is. i come from a bit of a comic fanboy there but the show stands alone remarkably. Both are Lindelof - the guy who did lost. Which I never watched... maybe I should!