Thousands of shows have been aired on Television and other platforms over the years but only an infinitesimally small number of shows have gained popularity and following as much as the HBO’s series ‘Game Of Thrones’. A show that was unique and outstanding in all aspects be it the storyline, plot, locations, performances, premise, special effects, music or direction. We all wished that the show would go on forever. But now since the show has ended and as a GOT fan you would like to check out other similar shows that exist. There cannot be a better time than this lockdown period to watch all those captivating that you have missed. So sit back and let the countdown begin!!
The life of Spartacus, the gladiator who led a rebellion against the Romans. From his time as an ally of the Romans to his betrayal and becoming a gladiator, to the rebellion he leads and its ultimate outcome. Torn from his homeland and the woman he loves, Spartacus is condemned to the brutal world of the arena where blood and death are primetime entertainment. But not all battles are fought upon the sands. Treachery, corruption, and the allure of sensual pleasures will constantly test Spartacus. To survive, he must become more than a man, more than a gladiator. He must become a legend.
IMDb rating: 8.5/10
Westworld (Hotstar premium)
Westworld is an exclusive theme park where those who can afford a ticket can live without limits. Partners Arnold Weber and Robert Ford created lifelike robots that pass for humans called hosts. The hosts allow guests to live out their fantasies (without harming humans) in the park. In a futuristic Western-themed amusement park, Westworld, the visitors interact with automatons. However, all hell breaks loose when the automatons begin malfunctioning.
IMDb rating: 8.7/10
Succession (Hotstar Premium)
Succession, which is about to retake the mantle of the best show currently on television, tells the story of the Roy family and its titanic media empire. The show’s first season followed the family’s patriarch, Logan Roy, as he struggled, King Lear-style, to divide his empire among his children and hand over control.
IMDb rating: 8.5
The Witcher (Netflix)
The witcher is Netflix’s attempt to make a Game of Thrones like fantasy epic. Based on Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series the moody, violent, treachery-drenched series from Lauren Schmidt Hissrich revolves around Geralt of Rivia (Cavill), a famed monster hunter who becomes embroiled in a sprawling saga of magic, murder, and mystery.
IMDb rating: 8.3/10
The Outlander ( Netflix)
Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. The “Outlander” series spans the genres of romance, science fiction, history, and adventure into one epic tale.
IMDb rating: 8.4/10
The Vikings (Netflix)
Vikings is a historical drama television series, written and created by Michael Hirst for the television channel History. The series broadly follows the exploits of the legendary Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok and his crew, and later those of his sons. Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods: legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors.
IMDb rating: 8.5/10
Rome (Hotstar Premium)
The series attempted to tell about the caste system and patriarchy prevalent in Roman Empire, making it something of a semi-prequel to ‘Claudius I’, as we witnessed the rise and fall of Gaius Julius Caesar (Ciaran Hinds), and then the many years of warfare between the various parties in the wake of his death—including a young Octavian (first Max Pirkis, then Simon Woods)—as well as Rome’s transition from republic to empire.
IMDb rating: 8.7/10
Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars in this original, history-based drama series as the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigour and justifiable suspicion.
IMDb rating: 8.1/10
The Last Kingdom (Netflix)
Set in the 9th century, the seBlakte kingdoms which once made up England have fallen to the invading Vikings. Only the great Kingdom of Wessex – the last kingdom – stands defiant under its visionary King Alfred the Great. Against this turbulent backdrop, who loses his Saxon father in battle, is kidnapped by the Vikings and raised as one of their own.
IMDb rating: 8.4/10
Black Sails (Netflix)
The Starz drama series Black Sails has been one of the grandest, impressive productions and high budget shows on television. Its impeccable storytelling, expert production design and terrifically talented cast of actors gave us heroes whom you’re surely going to love, and ruthless villains that we could hope those heroes ultimately escaped. It’s sad to see some of our beloved heroes die, but we can still rejoice about those who survived and sailed off to next.
IMDb rating: 8.2/10
The series follows the events leading up to the congiura dei Pazzi (The Pazzi Conspiracy) in 1478. At this time the enemies of the Medici, including the Pope himself, were uniting with the Pazzi family in a plot to murder the Medici brothers, Lorenzo and Giuliano. We see Lorenzo rising into power after the death of his father Piero. The series also touches on the passionate love story between Lorenzo the Magnificent and his lover Lucrezia, and the fatal story of Giuliano and Simonetta, unhappily married to Vespucci.
IMDb rating: 7.9/10
Into The Badlands (Alt Balaji in India, prime video in US)
Into the Badlands is a genre-bending Martial Arts series loosely based on the classic Chinese novel “Journey to the West”. In a land ruled by Feudal Barons, Into the Badlands tells the story of Sunny (Daniel Wu), a great warrior and M.K. (Aramis Knight), a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. Smallville creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar serve as Showrunners, Writers and Executive Producers for this series. Executive Producers also include Daniel Wu and Action Director Stephen Fung.
IMDb rating: 8/10
Once Upon A Time (Netflix)
This drama series revolves around a woman with a troubled past. Her destiny unfolds when she arrives in a mysterious modern-day town populated by fairy-tale characters. But when the son she gave up years ago finds her, everything starts to change. This is a place where fairytale characters like Snow White are alive, even though they don’t remember who they once were. The epic battle for the future of all worlds is beginning.
IMDb rating: 7.7/10
Peaky Blinders (Netflix)
In Birmingham, England, in 1919, the PEAKY BLINDERS are known for their lethal habit of sewing razor blades into the brims of their distinctive caps and ready to head-butt (and maybe blind) their opponents when violence is called for. Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) is the fearless leader of the gang at a moment when it’s at a crossroads. After the Blinders steal a cache of guns during a robbery, the gang comes to the attention of Chief Inspector Chester Campbell (Sam Neill), a detective in the Royal Irish Constabulary. Campbell’s orders are to find the guns, break up the Blinders, and clean up crime and corruption in Birmingham.
IMDb rating: 8.8/10
Mahabharat (Hotstar free)
This Epic is ideally beyond any comparisons and considered to be one of the greatest Indian epics. Based on the plot and storyline it fits well in this list. Mahabharat is the story of the power struggle of five brothers (Pandavas) fighting their own cousins (Kauravas) to acquire what was rightfully theirs but deceitfully taken away from them in a gamble. The story teaches the most valuable life lessons in a very appealing and helps us resolve our inner conflict. The show is brilliantly executed in all aspects and hence a must-watch.
IMDb rating: 8.9/10
Each and every show in this compilation is unique in itself and captivating and definitely worth your time. Finally, if you are unwilling to let go GOT so easily then you may also watch the show ‘The Last Watch’ that covered all the work put in behind the scenes to bring you this great show. It’s available on Hotstar premium. If that still doesn’t satisfy you, all the 8 seasons of Game OF Thrones are available on Hotstar premium.