Game of Thrones has captivated audiences ever since it debuted on our screens in 2011, but sadly it has to end. It was the show where no character was safe, everyone was an enemy, and there was so much plotting behind people’s backs no one knew who was really in charge. The epic fantasy says goodbye to our screens in 2019, but don’t worry, these shows will be perfect for life after Game of Thrones.
Although Game of Thrones is fantasy-based, sci-fi Battlestar Galactica follows some pretty close themes. Humans have been hunted to almost extinction after being attacked by robots that they created called Cylons.
The remaining humans live onboard the ship Battlestar Galactica and have been chased to the edge of space by the Cylons, and it’s time to stop running. It’s what life in Westeros could look like if the White Walkers take control and convert the living to their side.
If you want to transport yourself back to a world before modern technology, then Vikings is the show for you to help you over the post-Game of Thrones blues. It is very much a tale of character development as we follow the trials and tribulations of a seemingly humble farmer on his rise to power.
Some of the characters you begin disliking soon change, and you’ll find yourself rooting for people you had no idea you would like. Think Jaime Lannister, who we all pretty much despised in season one of Game of Thrones, but by the end, he was a totally different character.
The Last Kingdom
One of the things that made Game of Thrones so captivating was the power struggle between the characters. In The Last Kingdom, you get all of the struggles without the magic and mystery found in Westeros.
If the brutal battle scenes in Game of Thrones were what you tuned in for then get ready to get stuck into The Last Kingdom, where there are battles aplenty. The show revolves around Viking efforts to overthrow the people living in England during the medieval era.
When Game of Thrones first found success, pretty much every TV network wanted their own period drama to rival it. Everything about Starz’s Black Sails seemed to scream Game of Thrones as it was a big budget production filled with relatively unknown acting talent. The story is linked to Treasure Island so is already set in a world many of us are familiar with, plus it was produced by Michael Bay.
There is a lot of violence and intimate relations that draw comparisons with the early Game of Thrones seasons and then some major plot development in the following seasons. Black Sails tackles politics and characters desperately grasping for power, much like Game of Thrones, but with way more pirates!
It’s difficult to imagine life without your favorite show in it, but there’s always something else to replace it. Check these gripping dramas once you’ve gotten over the conclusion of Game of Thrones, if you even can.