An HBO Christmas

In Features by Samuel Love

Still struggling with what to buy for that special someone in your life this Christmas? Why not give the gift of TV in their stocking with one of HBO Home Entertainment’s unmissable and binge-worthy boxsets that will keep them entertained well into 2021! Or maybe you’re just looking to get yourself a little festive treat? Either way, HBO have something for everyone.

The Sopranos: The Complete Series

With the long-awaited prequel film The Many Saints of Newark right around the corner, there’s no better time for audiences to indulge themselves in the epic tale of mobster Tony Soprano. Whether you’re new to the cultural phenomenon or you’ve seen it a hundred times before, there’s always something new to discover in this iconic crime drama that earned the coveted #1 spot in Rolling Stone magazine’s ‘100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time’ list and was showered in prestigious awards from the Emmys, Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild and more.

RRP: Blu-Ray™ £60 and DVD £50

Looking for more gangster drama? Check out Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Series on DVD & Blu-ray.

Veep: The Complete Series

In one of the most tumultuous US election years in recent history, why not escape the madness with the hilarious and critically-acclaimed political comedy Veep. The smash-hit series stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the titular role as Vice President Selina Meyer, a performance that won her a staggering six consecutive Emmy Awards among other well-deserved gongs, launching the show and her role into TV comedy history. Timelier and more relevant than ever, Veep is a masterclass in biting, satirical comedy.

RRP: DVD £60

Looking for more dark comedy? Check out Succession: Seasons 1 & 2 on DVD.

The Wire 

Widely considered one of the finest shows in the history of television, The Wire is lauded for its accurate exploration of society, politics and urban life. A staggering achievement in the crime genre that gets better with every watch, it is epic in scope and scale as it explores different institutions of the city of Baltimore and their relationship to law enforcement with each series. Funny and tragic in equal measure with compelling characters stunningly performed, The Wire is very deserving of its legacy as one of the finest shows on television.

RRP: Blu-Ray™ £60 and DVD £50

Looking for more crime? Check out True Detective: Seasons 1, 2 and 3 on DVD & Blu-ray.

Big Little Lies 

And finally, for those who haven’t got time to binge an enormous boxset, look no further than the first two seasons of Big Little Lies, the engrossing drama based on Liane Moriarty’s bestselling novel of the same name. With an all-star cast including Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley alongside legends Laura Dern and Meryl Streep, this compelling series sees three ordinary mothers’ seemingly perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. With pitch-black humour and shocking twists, this one is a must.

RRP: DVD £20

Looking for more Liane Moriarty drama? Check out Sharp Objects on DVD & Blu-ray.

We hope this list has helped you with your Christmas shopping! Because let’s face it, there’s only so many times your family are going to act grateful when they unwrap another pair of socks…