Got a GoT hangover? These shows might help.
It’s over! We now officially live in the PGTE (Post Game of Thrones Era).
After eight seasons and countless hours spent being wrapped up in the world of Westeros, the little matter of the iron throne is settled for good, and now we all just have to try and move on with our lives.
But after getting so attached to the brilliantly written characters and incredible plot twists, it can be pretty hard to say goodbye – there’s a void in our lives now.
While there may never be another show like Game of Thrones again, we think this selection of series are pretty decent substitutes and might just soften the blow of a life without GoT.
Here are our picks:
Starring iconic GoT character Jason Mamoa , Frontier is a gripping show set in 1700’s Canada at the height of the fur trade battles.
Momoa plays a part-Irish, part-Cree outlaw Declan Harp who is hell bent on crippling the British Hudson Bay Company’s hold over the fur trade, and getting revenge for the murder of his wife and child.
The show already has three seasons under it’s belt, so you can spend a bit of time catching up with this one.
Frontier is currently streaming on Netflix.
The Last Kingdom
Like GoT, The Last Kingdom is based on a series of novels known as The Saxon Stories by Bernard Cromwell.
But unlike George R. R. Martin’s world, there’s no fantasy element… so no dragons.
The Last Kindom has actually been described as historically accurate version of GoT, and features a lot of the same style of medieval intrigue – we like the sound of that.
The show is set in the 9th century when what is now England was divided among warring groups of Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, and follows a young nobleman’s attempts to reclaim his homeland and avenge the death of his father.
You can check it out on Netflix.
Staying with the historical theme, Outlander is a compelling series that focuses on World War II nurse Claire Randall, who finds herself transported back in time to 1743 Scotland.
Based on Diana Gabaldon’s series of novels, the show jumps between Claire’s own time period and the life she leads in the past where she’s fallen for a Scottish Highlander warrior.
The infamous Jacobite risings and the American Revolution are both shown in the series – plus there’s plenty drama, political intrigue, and steamy adult only scenes.
Season 3 began airing on Starz on November 4th, 2018 and is due to wrap up on January 27th, 2019. And there’s rumbling the show may be heading to Netflix.
Ok, so far we’ve clearly been sticking with more historical shows that share little things in common with GoT, but Chernobyl was too good to leave out – even though it doesn’t really fit the script.
Based on the nuclear disaster of the Chernobyl nuclear plant in the former U.S.S.R (Now Ukraine), the series is a tense almost horrific dramatization of the real-life terror experienced by thousands of people on that fateful April 1986 morning and the years that followed.
An eerie sense of dread encapsulates the entire series, which only has three episodes to date.
At times it’s almost difficult to watch, which is what makes it so good… this is one that’ll have you yelling at the screen.
It’s available to watch for customers of Sky.
Just like GoT, Vikings is filmed predominately in Ireland and has been up and running for a similar amount of time.
Based on the historical saga of legendary Viking Ragnar Lothbrok and his sons, a farmer who became a legend through his exploits in England and the surrounding regions.
Vikings is perfect for GoT fans who loved the violent battle aspect of the show, while it also has it’s fair share of scheming to become the King of all of Norway and the Scandinavian world.
With 5 seasons done and dusted and season six on the horizon, it’s great for those after a more long term fix.
The series is available to stream on both Amazon Prime Video and Hulu.