You can finally take a break, Game of Thrones is over. At least for the next year or so. The seventh season concluded on August 27, 2017, and we have yet to wait for the next season in 2018 or 2019. So many love affairs broken, so many deaths of favorite characters, and we are still hoping to see a lot in the next season. Although fans are not sitting still, as they recently even discovered something weird about Sophie Turner, we can chill and search for some other great shows out there. Here are some great (although not as great as GoT) show you might consider watching while on a break from GoT.
Because getting back to normal life is a total mystery for you, join some more shows to get started on the TV fantasy again.
1. Peaky Blinders
This show is absolutely the best thing showing up on TV lately. The clothing, the music, the cinematography and the cast make the perfect match. Through Tommy Shelby (portrayed by the excellent Cillian Murphy), the show’s writers have created one of the greatest anti-heroes on screen. This show is for all fans of violence, sex, gangsters and scenes of an incredibly tense nature.
You might call the show GoT without the dragons. Produced by the History Channel, Vikings follows the rise of Ragnar Lodbrok, a legendary figure in Norse mythology. He transforms from a small-time farmer to a Viking raider throughout the show. Go on and start watching it!
You may not like Taboo at first, but this BBC drama will progress in an interesting manner. Taboo was co-created by and stars Tom Hardy, and focuses on the travails of James Delaney, who is a gritty traveller. The events that follow involve great violence, magic, and politics, as Hardy finds himself in a game of cat and mouse with the East India Company and the Royal family. Satisfied enough?
Westworld is based on a 1973 film by the same name. The show broke records when it became the most watched premiere since True Detective in 2014. The series centres around an amusement park populated by robotic hosts. Visitors who come there can do anything to them without retaliation (including murder and rape). Intriguing enough!
5. Mr. Robot
This series focuses on computer hacking. Starring the fantastic Rami Malek as Elliot, it’s about a hacker with severe mental illness and social anxiety. Elliot is recruited by “Mr Robot”, who has a team of hackers waiting to take down the world’s financial market so as to cause utter carnage. There are too many good twists for you to miss if not watching this great show.
6. Stranger Things
The show premiered on Netflix in 2016, and the anticipation for the second series is becoming huge. The Spielberg-inspired show focuses on a group of kids who begin investigating a series of supernatural occurrences. This happened after their friend goes missing and it’s great for all adrenaline lovers.
It’s possibly the most violent TV show to have ever existed. Its creators work as hard as possible to find new ways to kill off its characters. It also has some interesting plot lines, however. Focusing on the gladiator-slave’s rebellion against the Romans, the show explores politics and loyalties as well.
Having a hard time putting GoT on break? Then this is arguably the closest match that you’re going to get. Rome features some violent, but seemingly psychologically stable characters. The series explores the power struggles that took place in Rome during the days of Julius Caesar’s reign. Good and evil are constantly intermingled in the show, too. Also, most importantly, Rome has a tendency to kill off main characters out of nowhere, just like GoT.
9. Marco Polo
The historical drama series is inspired by the early years of Marco Polo and focuses on his travels after he was abandoned by his father. The show explores themes such as intrigue drama and political relations, and might intrigue you.
10. House of Cards
Politics was a major issue in GoT, and House of Cards is probably the greatest political show of all time. The show collected two Golden Globes, six Emmys, a Peabody and a host of other awards. Have you started watching yet?