Awesome Shows To Watch While Waiting For The Game Of Thrones Premiere

With the seventh season of Game of Thrones not set to premiere until this summer, do you find yourself longing for Westeros? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. If you’re finding yourself with a GOT-shaped hole in your TV schedule this spring, try checking out some of these other binge-worthy shows.

If you’re missing the politics of King’s Landing, take a look at #6 and #3. If it’s the grand battles, swordplay, and call of blood that you’re longing for, then #8, #5 and #1 will definitely be right down your ally.

10. 11.22.63

This time traveling science fiction miniseries might just be what you need to hold you over until you can take your own trip back to Westeros. Based on the book by Stephen King, it’s about a man who travels back to try and prevent the JFK assassination, only to jeopardize his mission by becoming too attached to the life he builds in the past.

9. Better Call Saul

This critically acclaimed prequel to Breaking Bad returns to AMC in April for its third season. The dark comedy follows the early years of small-time lawyer Saul Goodman, six years before his appearance on Breaking Bad. If you’re a fan of the original show, be sure to keep an eye out for familiar faces making guest appearances. 

8. Daredevil

This Netflix series based on the Marvel comic book character of the same name follows the story of Matt Murdock, a lawyer by day, masked vigilante by night who, by the way, also happens to be blind. GOT fans will enjoy the brutal fights Daredevil finds himself in, as well as the gray moral areas Matt finds himself confronting as he lives his dual life.

7. Deadwood

HBO has long been known for its critically acclaimed dramas, and Deadwood played a big part in establishing that reputation. Set in the 1870’s, it follows the growth of Deadwood, South Dakota from a small camp to town and featured many historical figures appearing as characters, such as Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and Wyatt Earp. Oh, and the “F” bomb is dropped 43 times in the first hour of the show. Just saying.

6. House Of Cards

Game of Thrones is as much about court politics and machinations as it is about sword fights and dragons, and this Netflix political drama starring Kevin Spacey is all about the quest for power. One reviewer described it as such: “Deeply cynical about human beings as well as politics and almost gleeful in its portrayal of limitless ambition.” Sound like a certain golden family you might know?