6 TV Shows to Watch if You’re Starting to Miss Game of Thrones

After years of waiting (8 years to be exact!), Game of Thrones fans finally found a conclusion to their favorite fantasy series a few weeks ago. Like any other series finale, there were a lot of mixed reactions from viewers. Some people thought it was just right while some even petitioned for the whole season to be remade. Whether you’re from the team “the ending is just right” or from team “petition to remake!”, there’s no denying that we miss the folks from Westeros. To help fill the void, here are 6 alternative TV series to look out for that are quite similar to our beloved Game of Thrones.

6. Vikings

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We’re not talking about the buffet restaurant here. Many people were drawn to Game of Thrones for its action-packed fighting scenes and Vikings delivers the same adrenaline rush. Set in the Viking Age, it follows the story of Ragnar Lothbrok, a famous Viking Warrior who wanted to raid and discover lands in England. Aside from the thrilling fight scenes, it also gives you an overview of how the Vikings lived.

5. The Last Kingdom

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This one is based on Bernard Cornwell’s novel The Saxon Tales. Like the previous TV show on this list, The Last Kingdom is the medieval ages. What makes it different from Vikings is that it shows the other side of the coin. While the other TV show focuses on Ragnar’s raids in England and other places, this one focuses on the happenings in England. Using real historical figures like Alfred the Great, it tells the story of how England was formed from 7 separate kingdoms. This is your best bet if you find it exciting to watch people fighting for the throne.

4. Spartacus

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Set in Rome, this series also features a lot of gore, blood, and nudity. It features the story of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who paved the way to a major slave rebellion against the Roman Republic. It is also loosely based on historical events and characters so it is a must-watch for history buffs.

3. The Tudors

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It is known by many fans that Game of Thrones was heavily influenced by British history. This includes monarchs like Henry VIII, who fans compare a lot to Robert Baratheon. He is also the main character in The Tudors. In this show, viewers will find themselves in the turbulent period of England’s 16th-century royal court when King Henry VIII ruled notoriously. Here’s a bonus: Our beloved Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell) is also in this show!

2. Black Sails

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If you’re into some swashbuckling pirate action, then this show is the one you’re looking for. It aims to be a prequel of the novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson and is set around two decades before the events of the book. Viewers will find it easy to swoon over Captain Flint as he rounds up a crew to fight for the survival of New Providence island. Now let’s see those breathtaking fight scenes at sea!

1. Merlin

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Much like Beric Dondarrion and Melisandre from Game of Thrones, this fantasy-adventure drama consists of magic. But here’s the catch–anyone who’s seen using magic will be punished. Merlin, the main character of the show, is then forced to use his magic in secret. This show will definitely quench your thirst for magic and dragons.

The next time you miss the fire-breathing dragons or the cute direwolves, you can check out a few of the shows listed here. It will surely give you the action-packed scenes you are craving for.

Which TV series are you planning to watch next? Comment your answers down below!


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