10 Shows To Watch If You’re Missing Game of Thrones


So, Game of Thrones has come to a close, and it leaves you hungry for more. You have probably been scavenging Netflix, Hulu, and HBO for more shows but have been overwhelmed by the options. Lucky for you, I have ten shows that you will love if you enjoyed Game of Thrones.

1. Supernatural (2005-)

This is probably the top pick as far as “top-rated” shows go. There has yet to be someone who has watched a season of Supernatural that didn’t like it. If you were to give one show a chance, it’s this one. Although it is a real-world, modern day pick, the supernatural elements make it feel like a world apart. The characters are dynamic, the plot is exciting, and the monsters are intense!
Watch it on: The CW, Netflix

2. The 100 (2014-)

If you want something a little hardcore with lots of deaths, blood, and betrayal, then this one is for you. It may be TV-14, but it’s worth just as much. From episode one, the plot will have you captivated…if, you enjoy post-apocalyptic shows. Yes, The 100 takes places 200 years from now on an earth that was hit by a nuclear disaster. If that sounds like something you’re into, then you won’t be disappointed.
Watch it on: The CW, Netflix

3. The Shannara Chronicles (2015-)

Although it hasn’t been around long, the Shannara Chronicles has built up its own cult fanbase of diehards. While it doesn’t have the following that Supernatural or Game of Thrones have, it’s quite the breath of fresh air. It reminds me of the best medieval fantasy shows from the ‘90s. Although it isn’t technically medieval, it takes place thousands of years in the future, which is always the new “Dark Ages” right?
Watch it on: MTV, Netflix

4. Lucifer (2015-)

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What happens when the devil is tired of reigning in Hell and seeks humanly pleasures on Earth? In Lucifer, we get to see the Prince of Darkness get in touch with both his humanity and angelic nature. Is he a good guy or a bad guy? This puzzle is what intrigues fans and newcomers alike. What does it mean to be human?
Watch it on: Netflix, Fox

5. Outlander (2014-)

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Outlander has quickly become a Starz classic, and with good reason. It has accurate history, romance, humor, and much more. Not to mention, all of the “adult content” that Game of Thrones offered. If you are a diehard Game of Thrones fan and don’t want to branch out too much, then Outlander is probably your best bet.
Watch it on: Starz

6. Once Upon a Time (2011-2018)

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Finally, a fantasy show the whole family can enjoy. If you want a medieval-era show that tones things down enough to share, then Once Upon a Time should do the trick. There’s something so feel-good about OUAT, and more humor than you’ll see in most shows of its kind. If you want a family show with a lot of action, then you’ll definitely want to watch this diamond.
Watch it on: Netflix

7. The Vampire Diaries (2009-2017)

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The Vampire Diaries is one of the best vampire depictions of our time. These vamps have it all: sex appeal, an insatiable appetite, and personalities that we can relate to. So far from Twilight yet so far from Dracula, The Vampire Diaries finds its own bar and sets it just right.
Watch it on: The CW, Netflix

8. Dark (2017-)

This German hit has the similar “dark” aura that Game of Thrones has. It has claimed its spot as the “most-watched entirely non-English show” in the country. With so much mystery, twists, and puzzles, it’s hard to resist Dark’s charms. But if you’re not into foreign shows, then you probably will bore of Dark before you begin.
Watch it on: Netflix

9. Into the Badlands (2015-2019)

Ella-Rae Smith as Nix, Aramis Knight as M.K. – Into the Badlands _ Season 3, Episode 8 – Photo Credit: Aidan Monaghan/AMC

Who doesn’t like martial arts? Into the Badlands is one of the most unique shows to arrive on AMC since The Walking Dead. In this one, we don’t get to see flesh-eating zombies, but rather, teen boys trained as warriors in an area ruled by rival barons. It has a unique plot, and is very well done (although as an AMC original, we’re not surprised).
Watch it on: AMC

10. The Last Kingdom (2015-)

This last one is tricky. The spot goes to The Last Kingdom simply because the era is most similar to Game of Thrones. In fact, all in all, the show is probably the most similar to Game of Thrones out of the entire list. Though, with a historical twist much more similar to the Dark Ages than the fantasy show we so love. However, if you’re looking for something a little different, Spartacus, Rome, and The Tudors will all suite you just fine.
Watch it on: Netflix