15 TV Shows You Must Watch If You Love ‘Game of Thrones’

Game of Thrones is a series which starts slow and steady. But after Episode 8 of Season 1, it holds you tight and hits you right between the eyes. You can’t expect what’s going to happen next which is what its true beauty is. The unconventional and graphic approach to storytelling where there is no regard for favorite characters and anybody can die at any time (just like life), may be brutal and heartbreaking, but is as sure as your soul. Though it is very difficult, we have tried to create a list of 15 TV shows similar to Game of Thrones.

 

15. Marco Polo (2014-2016)

Welcome to 13th century Mongolia where the court of Kublai Khan is replete with power struggles, manipulation, betrayal, and sexual intrigue. Amongst these people who have seemingly lost their way comes Marco Polo, the Italian explorer, and writer. Watch as the famous traveler while being Kublai Khan’s prisoner slowly proves his loyalty towards the aspiring emperor of the world and gains his trust enough to write his life story.

 

14. Supernatural (2005-Present)

A renowned horror TV series, Supernatural tells the stories of two brothers who are in constant battle with the supernatural forces of this world. With quite intricate plotlines and many high-ranking mystical personalities appearing in the series including the Devil, Angels, and God himself, it gives us a great insight into the extent of divine intervention in humanity’s existence. The dynamics between the two brothers and their strange past also gives the series a much needed personal touch, making it a full package for the audience.

 

13. The Tudors (2007-2010)

Focusing on the extravagant and controversial life of King Henry VIII (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), this series is one that you will surely enjoy if you’re interested in history especially individuals known for leaving their notorious mark on it. King Henry VII was famous for his unorthodox ruling style and his approach towards the domination of Holy Roman Church over the entire English sovereign. More than anything else he was renowned for his six marriages to the most beautiful dames of the English countryside. Once Henry tried to annul his marriage to his first wife because he fell in love with Anne Boleyn, who was later executed by him when he lost interest. Talk about random mood swings. A juicy retelling of King Henry’s scandalous lifestyle with GOT fame Natalie Dormer playing the role of Anne Boleyn, this is a series which is sure to whet your appetite for a Game of Thrones doppelgänger.

 

12. Da Vinci’s Demons (2013-2015)

Leonardo Da Vinci is famous for many reasons. The prominent of those is his expertise in almost all of the disciplines that he put hands on, be it astronomy, human anatomy, cartography, architecture, music, chemistry, or pyrotechnics. Notice I haven’t even mentioned his painting as of yet. The masterpieces like Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, and Vitruvian Man are some examples of this polymath’s creations. But what people don’t know and the historians love debating is how Leonardo lived. His constant tussle with Michelangelo and the church, his revolutionary response to the current regime, and even his sexual inclinations; all are subjects of discussion. Touching upon these topics and controversies is the series called Da Vinci’s Demons. It delves deep into the mysterious life of Leonardo Da Vinci and illuminates the rest of his life’s works, the problems he faced, what his family was like, and how he rose to become a hero for the Roman Catholic Church as well as its adversaries. History, sex, betrayal, and magic; it has everything you need to fulfill your hunger for entertainment.

 

11. Outlander (2014-Present)

A tale of time travel, this series tears the fabric of reality to present a love triangle that exists beyond two timelines. Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), a combat nurse in 1945, gets mysteriously transported to the Scottish countryside of 1743 while visiting the Craig Na Dun (google it) stone circle in the Scottish Highlands with her husband, Frank. In the past, she meets Frank’s double Randall who is, in fact, his ancestor. Randall is a sadistic redcoat bent on crushing the Scottish Highlanders’ rebellion. While trying to go back to her husband, Claire has to face many difficulties alongwith a love affair with a Highlander called Jamie. In a quest to deal with her strange life which is stretched across two war-ridden times, will Claire be able to decide who she wants to spend her future with finally?

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