HBO’s Christmas Gift Wrapping Tips

We’re big HBO fans here at Flicks And The City and the premium broadcaster has just some of the very best TV shows around. So what could be better than gifting your loved ones an HBO boxset this Christmas!

And to make your gift extra special why not take a look at some great ideas from gift wrapping expert Arona Khan on how to wrap a Game of Thrones or True Detective boxset!

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One of the biggest TV shows ever, Game of Thrones showcases some of the most daring moments in TV and twisted plot shifts. Whether for the ultimate super fan or those yet to discover Game of Thrones, this box set should thrill both.

Based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire books, this sweeping fantasy saga has continued to be one of the most talked about TV series worldwide. Combining  a mythical kingdom with a generation of family feuds, bloody war, treachery, murder, lies and lust, Game of Thrones has defined a world so unique, complex and compelling that any preconceived notions of the genre fall away. It has created an accessible fantasy epic for the small screen and is one of the most watched show on Sky Atlantic.

Game of Thrones continues to shock us with mind-blowing storylines as we follow the ruthless and fearless on their epic journey to claim the Iron Throne. The stellar cast includes Peter Dinklange, Sean Bean, Charles Dance, Lena Heady and Kit Harrington amongst many others in their fight to rule the seven kingdoms of Westeros.

The next must-see box set is Emmy Award winning existential drama True Detective. The truly unsettling cinematic epic in long form stars Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) and Emmy Award winner Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games). The protagonists, Rust Cohle and Martin Hart, are partners on a sinister case that takes place in the pits of rural Louisiana, contending with religious zealots and satanic sacrificial murders.

Created and written by Nic Pizzolatto (The Killing) and with every episode shot on 35mm film by director Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre), who uses the southern Louisiana landscape to achieve an eerie film noir effect, the brilliance of True Detective is that it asks viewers to also be the detectives. It’s time-shifting structure creates a hugely intriguing show that has won over critics and viewers around the world and makes for a gripping and addictive experience as the onscreen events are played out to a conclusion that will have you guessing right until the very end.