The 9 Most Violent HBO Shows

The nine most violent HBO shows is changing the channel to figure out which HBO shows are the most violent. Check out our picks in the gallery below!

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Ever since its inception in the early 70s, nearly 50 years ago, the Home Box Office has been a name eponymous with sex, violence, and graphic content. (Of course, they’ve also responsible for putting out great comedies like Curb Your Enthusiasm and even syndicating British series like Mr. Bean.) Even before they began creating their own original shows and films, the premium cable network was spreading its wings and widening its reach across multiple continents. Now, in the year 2021, HBO represents all the greatness that the “Golden Age of Television” is capable of.

The most obvious way to see how HBO differs from regular cable networks is the sheer amount of mature content the channel is allowed to get away with—more specifically, just how violent their original programming can be. From shows about mobs to prison melodramas to Western throwbacks, the Home Box Office manages to blend great TV with strong violence across a whole plethora of genres. These are just some of the best examples.