We’re two episodes into the new Game of Thrones season, and we promise not to reveal any spoilers (except: Raise your hand if you DIDN’T see the end of episode two coming). Need to fill the long seven days between each episode? We’ve got four TV show recommendations for every Thrones addict. (Check out what to stream this weekend too!) And while we’re not thrilled that we have to wait a week to find out what happens, let’s just say that we’re that thrilled winter is here. FINALLY!
IF YOU LIKE ROYAL FAMILY DRAMA, WATCH THE TUDORS
Much like the Lannisters, the Tudors are a powerful family that gets wrapped up in scandal — although a Tudor may not always pay his debts. And if you need any more reason to watch The Tudors, just remember that a lot of stars got their big breaks on this show: Henry Cavill, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Natalie Dormer (yep, Queen Margaery to GoT fans!), just to name a few. You can get it from ShowTime, Amazon and Hulu. (Photo via Showtime)
IF YOU LIKE MEDIEVAL BATTLES, WATCH VIKINGS
If your favorite parts of Game of Thrones are the intense battle sequences — and honestly, don’t blame you; they’re fantastic — there’s plenty more where that came from in Vikings. The show features many of the same power grabs as GoT, minus all the mysticism. You can get it now from Amazon. (Photo via History Channel)
IF YOU LIKE NEVER KNOWING WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT, WATCH TRUE DETECTIVE
If there’s one thing you can say for Game of Thrones, it’s that the show ALWAYS keeps you on your toes. If you love having no idea where a show is going next, you have to watch the gripping first season of True Detective with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. You can watch it now on HBO Go or Amazon. (Photo via HBO)
IF YOU LIKE DUELING EMPIRES, WATCH ROME
Sometimes the best part of GoT is watching how far characters will go for power — looking at you, Cersei. Rome follows Julius Caesar through the fall of his reign and all the issues in his empire that ensue. Stream it from HBO and Amazon. (Photo via HBO)
What’s been your favorite Game of Thrones moment so far? Let us know @BritandCo!
(Featured photo via HBO)