The best Max series in 2024 (so far) that you shouldn’t miss

2024 is the year of Max. That of the total transformation in its new identity of the platform that we once knew as HBO. Beyond the implications of this business decision, what we are left with are the series with the usual seal of quality (as always, some more than others) that have been released throughout the year.

the dragon house has returned as one of the great premieres of the season, but before returning to Westeros there have been other titles for which it has been worth paying the subscription along with the unbeatable catalog of television fiction classics that is the historical catalog of HBO.

Since you already have enough to keep track of their name changes, let us remind you of the best original series which, in our opinion, Max has released so far in 2024.

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ season 12

Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)

Larry David assures that this is the final goodbye to the series that has remained relentless on HBO (when it was still called that) since 2000, with a short hiatus of eight years from which it returned more caustic than ever. In this season, which has a lot of moving farewell to friends (Richard Lewis, RIP), Larry messes up in Atlanta until he ends up being judged in a mirror image of the end of Seinfeld that is too good not to end up considering it as another candidate for best sitcom of all time. — DDP

‘The sympathizer’

Robert Downey Jr. and Hoa Xuande in ‘The Sympathizer’

Park Chan-wook with his usual visual expertise and narrative virtuosity, he directs the first three episodes of this adaptation of the award-winning novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen about a North Vietnamese agent infiltrated in the United States. The pace slows when the Korean is replaced by other filmmakers (among them, Fernando Meirelles) in the final stretch of the miniseries, but that does not take away one bit from the enjoyment of meeting the Robert Downey Jr. more reckless, playing different roles that always symbolize the worst side of North American capitalism. — DDP

‘Tokyo Vice’ season 2

Ansel Elgort in 'Tokyo Vice', season 2
Ansel Elgort in ‘Tokyo Vice’, season 2

Once it is assumed that nothing is going to recover the brio of the pilot directed by Michael Mann, It remains to be appreciated how well the creator J. T. Rogers resolves the closure of the series based on the journalist’s book Jake Adelstein about his time at the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbund during the 90s at the height of the police siege on the yakuza. Maybe Tokyo Vice It never lived up to that beginning, but Ansel Elgort, Ken Watanabe, Rachel Keller and company ensures that the bow is well placed. — DDP

Still from 'Tokyo Vice'

‘True Detective: Polar Night’

Jodie Foster and Kali Reis in 'True Detective: Polar Night'
Jodie Foster and Kali Reis in ‘True Detective: Polar Night’

The detective anthology created by Nic Pizzolatto reached its zenith ten years ago, in that first season elevated (in a spiral) to the heavens by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Once that is assumed, it remains to celebrate the revitalization of the “franchise” now in the hands of Issa Lopez, that with a superlative Jodie Foster and Kali Reis has taken her through frozen terrain adjacent to The thing. If you know what we like, it’s that the formula works. How not to fall into its tentacles? — DDP

Jodie Foster and Kali Reis in 'True Detective: Polar Night'

‘Feud: Capote vs. the Swans’

Tom Hollander in 'Feud: Capote vs. The Swans'.
Tom Hollander in ‘Feud: Capote vs. The Swans’.

After a first season that infuriated Olivia de Havilland new servings of salsa arrive at the highest level courtesy of Ryan Murphy. With a little help from Gus Van Sant behind the camera, the showrunner recreates the duel of egos between Truman Capote (Tom Hollander) and several ladies of New York high society (Naomi Watts, Diane Lane and Chloë Sevigny, among other divas) after some indiscretions by the writer. Maybe the script of the series is a little fanciful, but se non è vero, è ben trovatto. –YG

The protagonists of 'Feud: Capote vs. The Swans'

‘The Jinx – Part 2’

'Making a Murderer' and 'The Jinx', two true crime hits.
‘Making a Murderer’ and ‘The Jinx’, two true crime hits.

The Jinx investigates murder cases attributed to Robert Durst, that of his wife Kathy Durst, his friend Susan Berman and a neighbor from his stay in Galveston (Texas). And it would have been a true crime like so many others if it weren’t for that chilling ending in which, with the microphone open during a visit to the bathroom, Durst confessed all of her crimes. A new trial would be based on that evidence, which is what documents The Jinx – Part 2. –– AGB

'Making a Murderer' and 'The Jinx', two true crime hits.

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