In two previous posts, I talked about how OSN compares to Netflix. The first one compares OSN’s satellite channels to Netflix — because OSN did not have a streaming service at the time. While the second one compares OSN Plus, OSN’s streaming service, to Netflix. In the second article, I mentioned that I subscribe to OSN because of its exclusive HBO content. So what is this content? What keeps me on OSN Plus? What is the best series on OSN Plus? What is the series that stops me from canceling my subscription?
Well, there are several series that keep me on the platform, but the absolute best, the one that has stopped me from pressing that cancel subscription button several times is, without doubt, Game of Thrones. In the rest of this post, I will mention my three favorite series on OSN Plus — without giving away any spoilers hopefully!!
What are the three best series on OSN Plus?
This is very subjective, and I know what many people may disagree with my ranking, but these are my absolutely favorite series on OSN Plus
While there are many new series that are awesome, like The Last of Us for example, I just can’t stop watching the above three series. I have binged them several times over and still feel as if I would like to rewatch them. They are the reason I keep my OSN Plus subscription — I don’t want not to be able to rewatch them when I feel like it!
Game of Thrones
This series is the answer to the question posed in the title of this blog. It is the best series on OSN Plus! In my humble opinion, of course. So what is it about?
“Game of Thrones” is based on the book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin. Set in the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, the story revolves around several noble families vying for power and control of the Iron Throne, the ultimate seat of authority in the Seven Kingdoms.
The series explores complex political intrigues, alliances, and conflicts as different houses and characters engage in strategic maneuvers to secure their positions. As the narrative progresses, mythical creatures, magic, and the threat of a looming winter add further layers to the intricate plot.
Throughout the series, viewers witness the rise and fall of various characters, each with their unique motivations and aspirations. The show delves into themes of honor, loyalty, betrayal, and the consequences of wielding power.
A word of warning though, this series does not shy away from gore and violence — including of the sexual kind. It is sometimes uncomfortable to watch, but all scenes mesh together to depict a medieval world, one in which violence is rife and life is difficult. The battle scenes are very intricate and realistic! Just don’t get attached to any characters, the show kills them off at an alarming rate!
The Sopranos, while not, in my opinion, the best series on OSN Plus, is my runner up. It’s a critically acclaimed television series that revolves around the life of Tony Soprano, a New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster. Tony, who struggles with his personal and professional life, finds himself navigating the complexities of being a mob boss while dealing with family issues, including a demanding wife, rebellious children, and an overbearing mother.
The series delves into Tony’s struggles with mental health, as he seeks therapy from a psychiatrist to manage his anxiety and panic attacks. As the story progresses, viewers witness the intricacies of the organized crime world, including power struggles, alliances, and the constant threat of law enforcement.
Through a captivating blend of drama and dark humor, “The Sopranos” offers an exploration of Tony’s inner conflicts, his complicated relationships with fellow mobsters, and the moral dilemmas he faces as he balances his criminal activities with his role as a husband and father.
The show skillfully weaves together themes of family, loyalty, identity, and the consequences of a life embroiled in violence and criminality. With its nuanced characters, compelling storytelling, and exploration of the human psyche, “The Sopranos” is one of favorite series. While not the absolutely best on OSN Plus, it is right up there in the top three best series on the platform.
House of the Dragon
If you like Game of Thrones, and I am sure you will, you will want to watch House of the Dragon. It is a fantasy drama television series created by George R. R. Martin and Ryan Condal for HBO. It is a prequel to Game of Thrones and takes place two centuries before the War of the Five Kings, focusing on the Dance of the Dragons. The show is based on George R. R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood, along with the novella The Princess and the Queen and the novelette The Rogue Prince.
The story revolves around an internal succession war within House Targaryen at the height of its power, 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen. King Viserys I Targaryen rules over an unprecedented time of peace, but questions about his succession threaten to send the realm into chaos. While not as good as the original, Game of Thrones, it is still a very thrilling watch. I am invested in the series so devour any material related to it enthusiastically.
It would be wrong of me to leave you with the impression that these are the only good shows on OSN Plus, in fact the HBO library is full of gems. There are good non-HBO shows on the platform as well, but I keep coming back for the HBO Shows. Some of my favorite include
- The Last of US
Give them a show as well, they are amazing. So there you have it ladies and gentlemen, these are some of the shows that make me retain my OSN Plus subscription. Next time you wonder what is the best series on OSN Plus, remember that the answer is undoubtably: GAME OF THRONES. Pardon the capslock, I feel very strongly about this 😂