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TOP 3 - HBO TV SHOWS written by Miriam

HBO has given us amazing entertainment, groundbreaking, shocking, hilarious entertainment. However, this is only a Top 3 list, so I do not have a lot of space to spare, and also I am not basing this list on the number of viewers or prizes (if I did, The Wire wouldn’t even be on this list). 1,568 more words

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How Game of Thrones launched an industry of content based on manufactured shock

The most consistently amazing thing about Game of Thrones is its capacity to scandalize. If movies are machines that generate empathy, as Roger Ebert famously claimed, then HBO’s popular medieval fantasy series is a machine that generates offence: the outrage it seems to inspire on a weekly basis, ventilated in broadsheet editorials and thousand-word blog posts blazoned the morning after every new episode airs, remains inexhaustible, even as the show enters its sixth year and seventh season. 1,506 more words

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