It’s gripping, gory, and beautiful. From dark dungeons to snowy mountains, the contrasting landscapes are captivating, each with a new story to tell. With its strong narrative and jaw-dropping visuals, there is no wonder that it has broken all sorts of records. The acting might seem a little wooden at times, but this is perfectly in keeping with the medieval look and feel of the show. Yes, it is dark and gloomy, but again in keeping with the narrative. Yes, some scenes can be hard to stomach for some people. If you can digest the heart-wrenching deaths, and shocking betrayals, though, Game of Thrones is just the thing.

But once the season is over, you’re always left wanting more.  Here are some shows that will help fill the void when the show is on hiatus.