Best TV Shows to Watch on HBO Max Right Now – May 14, 2022

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First, look at what’s coming to HBO Max this week. As a reminder, you can read about what’s new on HBO Max every week with our weekly roundups. The latest Movies scheduled to hit HBO Max this Week are below.

Friends

Creators: David Crane, Marta Kauffman
Genres: Comedy, Romance
Cast: Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow

Synopsis: The misadventures of a group of friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in Manhattan.

One Piece

Creators: Tatsuya Nagamine
Genres: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Cast: Mayumi Tanaka, Kazuya Nakai, Akemi Okamura, Kappei Yamaguchi, Hiroaki Hirata, Yuriko Yamaguchi, Ikue Otani

Synopsis: There once lived a pirate named Gol D. Roger. He obtained wealth, fame, and power to earn the title of Pirate King. When he was captured and about to be executed, he revealed that his treasure called One Piece was hidden somewhere at the Grand Line. This made all people set out to search and uncover the One Piece treasure, but no one ever found the location of Gol D. Roger’s treasure, and the Grand Line was too dangerous a place to overcome. Twenty-two years after Gol D. Roger’s death, a boy named Monkey D. Luffy decided to become a pirate and search for Gol D. Roger’s treasure to become the next Pirate King.

The Big Bang Theory

Creators: Mark Cendrowski
Genres: Comedy, Romance
Cast: Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch, Mayim Bialik

Synopsis: An adventure of a father and his young daughter, searching for a long lost book that will help reunite a missing, close relative, this fantasy takes a darker side whenever we hear Mo ‘Silvertongue’ Folchart reading out aloud from books.

Rome

Creators: Bruno Heller, William J. MacDonald, John Milius
Genres: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Cast: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Ciarán Hinds, James Purefoy, Polly Walker, Tobias Menzies, Lindsay Duncan

Synopsis: A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Game of Thrones

Creators: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Cast: Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams

Synopsis: In the mythical continent of Westeros, several powerful families fight for control of the Seven Kingdoms. As conflict erupts in the kingdoms of men, an ancient enemy rises once again to threaten them all. Meanwhile, the last heirs of a recently usurped dynasty plot to take back their homeland from across the Narrow Sea.

Tokyo Vice

Creators:
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Ken Watanabe, Rinko Kikuchi, Rachel Keller, Ella Rumpf, Hideaki Ito, Sho Kasamatsu

Synopsis: In 1999, When he was hired as a rookie reporter for Yomiuri Shimbun. As a cadet, he describes being taken under the wing of Sekiguchi, an older detective. Adelstein was initially assigned to “tacky” Saitama, and the memoir covers his next 12 years as a staffer for the paper, describing 80-hour work weeks, relationship difficulties, and the interactions between crime reporters and the police. Specific cases involve the search for the killer of Lucie Blackman, and the memoir also details death threats after he published an expose on Tadamasa Goto. He also uncovered that Saitama Prefecture was altering scientific data on dioxin contamination.

You Knock on My Door

Creators: Ender Mihlar
Genres: Comedy, Romance
Cast: Hande Erçel, Kerem Bürsin, Bige Önal, Çagri Çitanak, Neslihan Yeldan, Alican Aytekin, Başak Gümülcinelioglu

Synopsis: Eda, who pins all her hopes on her education, confronts Serkan Bolat, who has cut off her international scholarship, which leaves her with a high school diploma only. Serkan offers Eda to give her scholarship back on condition that she pretends to be his fiancée for two months. Although Eda initially rejects the offer out of hand, she sees herself compelled to accept it when conditions change overnight. While pretending to be engaged, Serkan and Eda embark on an insanely passionate yet challenging relationship that will make them forget all they know that is right. Love may be difficult, but that is why it is so amazing.

The Staircase

Creators: Antonio Campos
Genres: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Cast: Colin Firth, Toni Collette, Michael Stuhlbarg, Dane DeHaan, Olivia DeJonge, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sophie Turner

Synopsis: Tells the story of Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused of killing his wife Kathleen after she is found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home, and the 16-year judicial battle that followed.

Westworld

Creators: Richard J. Lewis, Neil Marshall
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Thandiwe Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Tessa Thompson, Ed Harris, Aaron Paul

Synopsis: This science-fiction Western series from Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy was inspired by Michael Crichton’s Westworld (1973) and is set at a Wild-West theme park created by Dr. Robert Ford (Sir Anthony Hopkins) with human-like androids, where guests are encouraged to indulge their fantasies and desires.

The Vampire Diaries

Creators: Julie Plec
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Cast: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen, Kat Graham, Candice King, Zach Roerig

Synopsis: After centuries of quarreling, Stefan and Damon Salvatore return to their original town of Mystic Fall, Virginia. Stefan, the selfless, brave, guilt-ridden brother, meets a high school girl named Elena Gilbert whom he instantly falls in love with, while Damon, the gorgeous, dangerous and selfish vampire, is after his brother’s girl to pay him back for making him turn into a vampire in 1864.

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