HBO vs Netflix, what are the best series of each platform?

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Undoubtedly the television series are living a golden age today. Surely you have heard of Netflix or HBO, two of the platforms that have done the most for the popularization of this type of content. This is TV on demand in the purest way: you enter your account and choose what you want to watch, regardless of where you are or at what time.


The golden age of the series: what are Netflix and HBO

In recent years the way of consuming television has changed radically. The followers of a series, of documentaries or of a particular television program had to wait for the specific day and time of its broadcast in order to enjoy it on their television.

With the popularization of the Internet and the improvement of the websites of the television channels, little by little the public began to consume those contents in another way. You no longer have to wait for it to be ‘put on TV’. Your favorite content is available on your smart tv, smartphone or computer since its premiere. Millennials can enjoy their free time with one of their favorite activities, series marathons. And there are many households that have subscriptions to platforms such as Netflix or HBO to watch their series, documentaries or favorite movies.

Both work in a similar way. When you enter your app you can choose the series or movie you want to watch. In Netflix you have the advantage of being able to save your favorites in a closed list and create independent profiles for each member of the family. At HBO they are working on the development of the platform and it is considered that very soon we will be able to enjoy similar functionalities.


5 Netflix series that you can not miss


Stranger Things

The return of the 80’s audiovisual culture. Winona Rider is one of the protagonists (with the permission of the children) of this television series that has a lot of references to those titles that you saw when you were a child.

Stranger Things has two seasons (in 2019 will debut the third) that tell the mysteries revealed in the wake of the disappearance of Will. Your friends and family will run into experiments, supernatural forces and a really strange girl while they are looking for you.



A series that has become a cult title and that has brought Pablo Escobar back to day-to-day conversations. The first two seasons of Narcos explain how was the rise and fall of the head of the Medellín cartel, while the third focuses on its enemies, the Cali cartel. A recurring character, agent Peña (Pedro Pascal), explains from the perspective of the police what his working methods were like. Undoubtedly, a title in which good actors combine perfectly with a very elaborate script. The fourth season opens in November 2018 with the Guadalajara cartel as the protagonist.



A series of Spanish fiction in the Netflix catalog. Fariña is based on Nacho Carretero’s book of the same name, which focuses on the lords of tobacco and drugs of Galicia in the last years of the 20th century. In her they appear some of the most important faces of the national fiction. Not to be missed.


The Haunting of Hill House

This series was released in October 2018 and is one of the revelations of the platform in these weeks. The Haunting of Hill House tells the story of brothers who lived their childhood in what would later be the most famous haunted house in the United States. Mix the present with the past and the story focuses on your reunion after a family tragedy. If you do not want to get lost in the coffee talks, you should be watching it.


The Crown

British royalty like you’ve never seen it before. The first two seasons tell the story of Elizabeth II of England from her childhood to the birth of her children. About to debut the new season we will see a change of the main actors of The Crown to give more realism to the ages that have the protagonists at that time.





The best series you’ll find on HBO these months


Game of Thrones

It is the jewel in the crown of this platform. Game of Thrones is based on the books ‘Song of Ice and Fire’ by George R. Martin and has millions of followers around the world. If you want to enjoy your final season together with them, you should start to see their five seasons already.


The Handmail’s Tale

The Handmail’s Tale is also based on a novel that reached high levels of popularity at the time. Margaret Atwood places us in a dystopian future and not very distant in which numerous factors have influenced the collapse of the birth rate. A theocratic government based on religious fundamentalism relegates women in a mere continent to bring children into the world, to be good wives or to work in domestic chores.



Do you want to know the adventures of the legendary Ragnar Lothbrok and his friends? Then do not miss the 5 seasons of Vikings, a series based on this character, who tells the legend that he was one of the first kings of Denmark and Sweden. Very soon the 6 season will be released.



Experience how you lived in the far west. This is the fun they propose from the Westworld theme park, a place populated by the ‘hosts’, who are programmed to satisfy the wishes of the visitors. Do not miss his two seasons.


Big Little Lies

Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley take the lead in the cast of Big Little Lies, a series that tells the story of a group of high-income mothers. The arrival of the youngest and an unexpected event make the environment of these women is completely changed. Soon will come the second season in which Meryl Streep joins the main cast.


We hope that this selection of Netflix and HBO series is of interest to you. Do you have any more to propose to the Apploading team?

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