Find Your New Favorite Show With These Recommendations From Real HBO Fans

Aug 6 · 4 min read

HBO has launched RECOMMENDED BY HUMANS, a new, human-powered show recommendation tool designed to help you discover your next favorite HBO show. Featuring more than 50 free HBO episodes, movies and documentaries, the tool spotlights real HBO fans offering recommendations for their favorite HBO shows. Because the best recommendations come from real people.*

Drag through the canvas on the “Recommended by Humans” tool from a desktop or mobile browser ( to explore 36 unique video suggestions and more than 150 tweet recommendations from real HBO fans.

From new hit series like “Succession,” “Chernobyl,” “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” “The Righteous Gemstones” and “Game of Thrones” to beloved HBO classics like “Sex and the City,” “The Sopranos,” “Bored to Death,” “The Wire” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” each recommendation features a series or film trailer and the series premiere episode or full film — available to stream for free. The tool will be updated regularly with new fan recommendations.

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Photos: Chanese; Sasha (Credit for all: Joshua Kissi). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

The first HBO brand campaign to entirely feature fans, “Recommended by Humans” celebrates the emotional connection HBO viewers have with the network’s programming and illustrates the power of recommendations from real humans who, simply put, really love television. Fans can join the conversation by sharing their own recommendations on social media using #HumanReco, and should keep an eye on @HBO on Twitter and Instagram for new “Recommended by Humans” content.

The campaign was developed by HBO’s marketing team, alongside agencies Engine and Resn.

Below is the full list of programs** available to sample for free:

  • A Black Lady Sketch Show
  • Animals.
  • Ballers
  • Big Little Lies
  • Bored to Death
  • Carnivale
  • Chernobyl
  • Crashing
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Deadwood
  • Divorce
  • Eastbound & Down
  • Enlightened
  • Euphoria
  • Flight of the Conchords
  • Game of Thrones
  • Gentleman Jack
  • Girls
  • Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • Los Espookys
  • Mommy Dead and Dearest
  • My Brilliant Friend
  • Random Acts of Flyness
  • Sally4Ever
  • Sex and the City
  • Sharp Objects
  • Silicon Valley
  • Six Feet Under
  • Succession
  • The Comeback
  • The Deuce
  • The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst
  • The Larry Sanders Show
  • The Leftovers
  • The Night Of
  • The Normal Heart
  • The Sopranos
  • The Wire
  • The Young Pope
  • There’s Something Wrong with Aunt Diane
  • True Blood
  • True Detective
  • Veep
  • Vice Principals
  • Westworld
Photos (L-R): Succession (Credit: Courtesy of HBO); Game of Thrones (Credit: Courtesy of HBO); The Righteous Gemstones (Credit: Fred Norris/HBO)
Photos (L-R): Chernobyl (Credit: Liam Daniel/HBO); Curb Your Enthusiasm (Credit: Courtesy of HBO); A Black Lady Sketch Show (Credit: Courtesy of HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

*We paid them for their time because we’re not monsters.
**For original series, the first episode of each series will be available to stream for free.

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