10 Shows to Binge on Netflix During This ‘Game of Thrones’ Hiatus

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10 Shows to Binge on Netflix During This ‘Game of Thrones’ Hiatus

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10 Shows to Binge on Netflix During This ‘Game of Thrones’ Hiatus

We have a year — if not two — to wait for Game of Thrones Season 8. What’s a TV-starved fan to do?

Don’t worry, you can still get your fill of violent, power-grabbing, not-safe-for-work historical dramas on Netflix.

Click through the slideshow above to see 10 shows similar to Game of Thrones, and then start binging this hiatus away!

10 Shows to Binge on Netflix During This ‘Game of Thrones’ Hiatus
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1. ‘Marco Polo’

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1. ‘Marco Polo’

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“Set in a world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue, and rivalry, Marco Polo is based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s court.”

Netflix’s thirst for a Game of Thrones-level show is so evident here, and the first season alone cost $90 million.

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2. ‘The Crown’

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2. ‘The Crown’

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“This drama follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.”

Political intrigue aside, this show also beat Game of Thrones at the Golden Globes this year, so you know it’s gotta be good.

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3. ‘Reign’

3. ‘Reign’

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“This vivid historical drama series tells of the rise of power of Mary, Queen of Scots, amid a court full of sexual and political intrigue.”

Emphasis on the “sexual.” It’s basically Gossip Girl in 16th-century Scotland.

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4. ‘Spartacus’

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4. ‘Spartacus’

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“A Thracian man is condemned to a brutal death in the arena, only to outlast his executioners and be reborn as the enslaved gladiator Spartacus.”

Between the bloodshed, this series boasts well-oiled men enjoying copious sex… often with each other!

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5. ‘The Tudors’

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5. ‘The Tudors’

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“All the splendor and scandal of England’s 16th-century royal court comes to life in this series that follows notorious Tudor monarch Henry VIII.”

Bonus: Margaery Tyrell actress Natalie Dormer plays Anne Boleyn here… you know, until Anne’s beheading.

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6. ‘The Last Kingdom’

6. ‘The Last Kingdom’

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“As Alfred the Great defends his kingdom from Norse invaders, Uhtred — born a Saxon but raised by Vikings — seeks to claim his ancestral birthright.”

The Independent found this series to be “less silly than Game of Thrones.” (We’re throwing side-eye to that comment.)

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7. ‘Narcos’

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7. ‘Narcos’

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“The true story of Colombia’s infamously violent and powerful drug cartels fuels this gritty gangster drama series.”

Bonus: Oberyn Martell portrayer Pedro Pascal plays DEA agent Javier Peña.

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8. ‘The Borgias’

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8. ‘The Borgias’

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“Follow the lives of the notorious Borgia family, a clan headed by plotting patriarch Rodrigo and his beautiful but treacherous daughter, Lucrezia.”

Jeremy Irons went from playing Scar in The Lion King to playing the equally scheming Pope Alexander VI in this historical drama.

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9. ‘Frontier’

9. ‘Frontier’

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“In 18th-century North America, ruthless trappers and entrepreneurs fight to wrestle control of the fur trade from the mighty Hudson’s Bay Company.”

Main draw: Khal Drogo portrayer Jason Momoa is the star of this drama, getting down and dirty on the small screen again.

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10. ‘Medici: Masters of Florence’

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10. ‘Medici: Masters of Florence’

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“After his father’s murder, banking heir Cosimo Medici battles opponents of his artistic, economic, and political visions for 15th-century Florence.”

Not only does your boy Richard Madden (aka Robb Stark) star in this show, he’s also kissing his Game of Thrones murderer, David Bradley (aka Walder Frey).

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We have a year — if not two — to wait for Game of Thrones Season 8. What’s a TV-starved fan to do?

Don’t worry, you can still get your fill of violent, power-grabbing, not-safe-for-work historical dramas on Netflix.

Click through the slideshow above to see 10 shows similar to Game of Thrones, and then start binging this hiatus away!