The characters and plot points in the HBO series Game of Thrones enthralled me. I anxiously awaited the new episode every Sunday. Every episode left me wanting more.
Side note, I miss Kahl Drogo.
But now it’s over. What do I do?! First, I went to Audible and purchased Game of Thrones: A Song of Fire and Ice, Book 1. I am loving listening to this in my spare time. It’s 33 hours of Game of Thrones! If you haven’t joined Audible, check out my review and get your first book free.
But still, I needed something physical to watch. If you are like me and need something to fill your Sunday night gap, check out these three shows.
All three of them are historical based – simply because the themes and style of the characters in these shows more closely matches that of Game of Thrones.
The Tudors is a series based on the history of Henry VIII and his many lovers. It’s a fascinating story. I am not a history buff but it doesn’t seem like they took as many liberties as other historical history programs I’ve seen. Don’t quote me on that though, I’m hardly an expert on Henry VIII. It’s a story of love, royalty, and betrayal. Also, the fashion! It aired on Showtime from 2007-2011.
This historical drama is based on the story of Ragnar Lothbrok – a norse viking and his extended family rising to power through raiding neighboring lands. This show is currently in production, having just finished it’s second season on the History Channel. I don’t know a thing about vikings so it has been interesting seeing these characters develop in an underdeveloped, and sometimes cruel, world.
The most silly of the three, is Reign. Reign is loosely (very, very loosely) based on Mary Queen of Scots and her love life in France. I love Reign for it’s fashion and it’s drama, not for it’s historical merit. If you love teen based shows like Pretty Little Liars, you’ll love this show. Reign airs on CW and just finished it’s first season.
Tell me in the comments:
What is your favorite historical drama TV series or movie? I’d love more recommendations!