Who doesn’t know about the Game of Thrones? If not the whole story of 8 seasons, everyone has a certain idea of what all factors were present in the series, like dragons, a silver haired queen, Jon Snow, a dwarf, some army of the dead, endless battles and more. And those who have watched it from the start till the end know the craze surrounding the series. Even though the series did disappoint the viewers at multiple points but that didn’t stop it to break as many records of cinematic projects are there. Be it the amount of viewers or number of streaming hours, GoT has a considerable number of credits to its name.
If you’re someone who loved GoT despite the flaws or someone who is fascinated by the fantasy world it created, here’s a list of shows that are worth binge-watching:
Vikings (on Netflix)
Released in: 2013
Directed by: Michael Hirst
Cast: Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Alexander Ludwig, John Kavanagh
Historically, Vikings were a group of people from Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway and Sweden) who were primarily farmers and traders but eventually took to raiding on the lands and piracy in the seas. The 2013 series is based on the very same Vikings and follows Ragnar Lothbrok, a viking and one of most known Norse heroes. The story starts from Lindisfarne raid in 793 which eventually marked the starting of the Viking Age.
Ragnarok (on Netflix)
Released in: 2020
Directed by: Mogens Hagedorn, Jannik Johansen, Mads Kamp Thulstrup
Cast: David Stakston, Jonas Strand Gravli, Theresa Frostad Eggesbø, Herman Tømmeraas, Emma Bones
Ragnarok is a Norwegian fantasy series that reimagines Norse mythology in a present day setting. The story follows Magne, reincarnation of Thor and his fight against the Jutul family of Edda, who are actual four Jötunn posing as a family. The Jutul family is responsible for deteriorating natural conditions in and around the city due to the industrial pollution caused by their factories.
Wheel of Time (on Amazon Prime)
Released in: 2021
Directed by: Uta Briesewitz, Wayne Yip, Sanaa Hamri, Salli Richardson
Cast: Rosamund Pike, Daniel Henney, Zoë Robins, Madeleine Madden
Based on Robert Jordan’s book series by the same name, The Wheel of Time follows Moiraine, a member of the Aes Sedai, on her journey to find the Dragon Reborn. According to the prophecy, The Dragon Reborn will have the power to either save the world from The Dark One or break the world into pieces once again.
The Witcher (on Netflix)
Released in: 2019
Created by: Lauren Schmidt Hissrich
Cast: Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Eamon Farren, Anya Chalotra, Joey Batey, MyAnna Buring
The Witcher is based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s books of the same name, which follows Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. Geralt is a monster hunter called ‘Witcher’ who has been enhanced through magic and is still treated as a monster himself by other people. The Witcher is mystically connected to Crown Princess Cirilla of Cintra as his ‘destiny’ as she was bestowed upon him as a reward by an element of surprise.
Disenchantment (on Netflix)
Released in: 2018
Created by: Matt Groening
Voice Cast: Abbi Jacobson, Eric André, Nat Faxon, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille
The animated series is a satirical adult sitcom which follows Princess Bean of Dreamland who is rebellious and alcoholic and chooses to live life on her own terms. The series covers Bean’s adventures with her elf companion Elfo, and her destructive but caring “personal demon” Luci across the lands of the kingdom and across, finding herself and figure herself out. It has a certain dark humor to it which can be a good escape if one gets fed up by seriousness in regular historical or fantasy dramas.