5 Shows to watch while waiting for Game of Thrones season 8

Hearing any update from the Game of Thrones alone sparks excitement from binge watchers and fans alike. I mean, can you blame them? The show sports an amazing cast, beautiful cinematography, and an ever twisting story. With Season 7 ending on a high note, fans of the series are waiting for the epic conclusion to the world of Westeros. Unfortunately, they have to wait longer because the final season Game of Thrones’ release has been delayed to 2019. But don’t you fret, PSST.ph is here to recommend alternative shows that can make the long wait bearable. Here are some of them:

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Image from: history.com

Vikings

The hit show from the History Channel tells the tale of Ragnar Lothbrok who goes across the ocean to conquer the lands in the west. The show has received many positive reviews and a 93% score at Rotten Tomatoes. Fans of Game of Thrones can feel right at home with Vikings as the show tackles power struggles, bloody combat, and mature themes.

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Image from: starz.com

Black Sails

Sex, violence and nudity-one of the many key elements in any Game of Thrones series. The Starz’ series is said to be the prequel for treasure island. The show’s plot follows the tale of the notorious Captain Flint as he brings order to an island filled with cutthroats and thieves. The first season might appear a bit flashy but the story picks up the pace in the following seasons.

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House of Cards

Do you like the backstabbing intrigue of Game of Thrones without the violence? Then House of Cards is just for you! The political drama follows the tale of multiple politicians of various rank and influence in Washington D.C. The show is very unapologetic, as some of these characters follow their own moral compass (some worse than others).

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image from: starz.com

Spartacus

This is a show that many remember for its intense action, drama and nudity-like Game of Thrones. Spartacus tells the tale of a lone gladiator that rose the ranks as the greatest revolutionary in ancient Rome. The show lasted for 3 seasons, thanks to its great story and many plot betrayals. You can watch Spartacus through Netflix.

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The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom is based on author Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Series. The show is set in 9th century England, where King Alfred must defend his kingdom from the Viking Danes. Meanwhile Uhtred, a young man obsessed with revenge; must choose between siding with his bloodline (Anglo-Saxon) or the people who raised him. Critics praise this as a proper history drama, some say that even though The Last Kingdom has Game of Thrones-like qualities, it is said to be more serious. Rotten Tomatoes gave the show a 86% critic rate while audiences gave it a large score of 91%.

Any other shows that you would recommend a Game of Thrones fan? Share it here in the comments below.

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