Here’s another reason to stay home and do your part… by watching HBO Original series on HBO GO on your sofa. Entire first seasons of select iconic HBO Originals and HBO Asia Originals are now available for free for one month starting 15 April on HBO GO – no registration or subscription is required.
Never got around to seeing (or desperate to re-watch) dramas like The Sopranos and The Wire? Well, now you can. The iconic shows are also joined by the award-winning series that everyone’s talking about right now, Succession.
If you need a laugh, check out hit comedies like Ballers, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson; Barry, with Bill Hader; Silicon Valley, featuring Thomas Middleditch and Kumail Nanjiani; and the political satire Veep, starring serial Emmy-winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Closer to home, check out Folklore, a horror anthology series with each episode based on folklore from Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand; Invisible Stories, which tells untold stories from the heartlands in a fictional neighbourhood housing estate in multi-cultural Singapore.
Also worth a shout is Miss Sherlock, a bold interpretation of the classic Sherlock Holmes, re-envisioned in Japanese and set in modern-day Tokyo and The Teenage Psychic, a coming-of-age story from Taiwan that revolves around a 16-year-old girl with the ability to see spirits but wants to lead a typical teenage high school life. Rounding up the offerings from Asia is The World Between Us, another Taiwanese series that follows the aftermath of a mass-shooting.
For documentary lovers, try McMillion$, which digs deep into the McDonalds Monopoly game scandal; Jane Fonda In Five Acts, which centres around the life, work, activism and controversies of the actress and fitness tycoon; and The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, which investigates the rise and fall of a one-time multibillion-dollar healthcare company.
Fans in Malaysia can sign up for HBO GO through Astro. Simply download the HBO GO app from the App Store or Play Store on your device or visit HBO GO Asia.
The app also has Airplay and Chromecast functionality so you can cast to your TV.