The HBO Television Network has a history of producing stellar content that, until the last decade or so, had been unrivaled in quality (and indeed, we here at Goliath recently spent some time talking about which HBO shows we felt were the very best). But even with all that success, there had to have been some duds right? Nobody’s perfect, after all. With success (or lack thereof) on the mind, we went back and did some research into the very worst HBO series of all time, and we were able to find out that yes, the much ballyhooed television network is not infallible. There’s been some very sub-quality programming aired on the network, although its fewer and further between than you might guess for a network that’s been around for forty odd years. But it does exist, and that’s why we’re bringing you the 20 worst HBO series ever made.
20. The Brink
The Brink was a political comedy that was supposed to be somewhat of a satire of real-life events. Starring Tim Robbins and Jack Black (huh?) as the U.S. Secretary of State and a lowly Foreign Serive Officer, respectively, the show revolved around a fictional geopolitical crisis in Pakistan, with the idea that every season of the show would feature a new crisis in a new place.
Unfortunately, those dreams were never realized. Despite originally renewing the series for a second season, HBO backtracked on that decision and cancelled The Brink after just 10 episodes. It was a decent concept, but simply poorly executed.