Season 6 of Game of Thrones ended with a bang, and now there you sit, with no idea what to do with the next year. Well luckily for you, we've compiled a list of great TV shows that you can binge watch right now!
Mr. Robot | Amazon Prime
Mr. Robot is launching its second season in July on the USA network, and it is absolutely the best show that no one seems to be talking about. Cerebral, provocative, and amazingly performed, the first season of Mr. Robot is just as compelling as AMC's big hitters and Game of Thrones. It is only a matter of time until the world is talking about how amazing actor Rami Malek truly is. The stellar writing pulls you into the show so much, that in its beginning moments you realize that we, the audience, are actually characters in the show itself. "What? That doesn't make sense." Oh, but it does, and in such a beautiful fashion. For those of you who like to develop theories, look no further. We are also getting a live talk show following each episode of season 2 as well!
Doctor Who | Amazon Prime
We know what you might be thinking, "Doctor Who is too nerdy of a show for me." Sorry to break it to you, but if you've made it this far into Game of Thrones and know who owns what sword and what that sword is made of, and how many kinds of those swords exist in the world, YOU ARE AS NERDY AS IT GETS. Doctor Who is one of the longest running shows, and for good reason. It has all of the twists and turns that you enjoy in Game of Thrones, without taking itself quite as seriously. That's not to say there aren't some extremely emotional moments, but the humor is consistent. We suggest that you start at the "fifth season" with Matt Smith and continue moving closer to recent episodes. Once you have fallen in love with the universe established in the show, it will be easier to overlook the dip in production value in earlier seasons.
Sherlock | Netflix
Another British show? You bet! We have to admit that this won't take up too much of your time, though. Sherlock would probably fall into the mini-series category instead of your standard television show. Each "season" contains three episodes, but with the third season having an additional Christmas special. Each episode lasts about 90 minutes, and while there is an overarching story, each episode does feel like its own film. If you enjoyed the Sherlock Holmes films staring Robert Downey Jr., you are more than likely going to love this modern telling of the great detective.
After the Thrones | HBO Now
If you didn't know, Game of Thrones has a talk show following each episode, and it's actually pretty good. With it only having started this past season, there are still some clumsy transitions from segment to segment, but it is a really great place to get your Game of Thrones fix, especially if you don't have a group of friends to discuss the show with. They often mention a few things that you might not realize after an initial watch, and can help you connect the dots pretty nicely. Game of Thrones lore can be overwhelming at times, so it's nice to know that HBO is providing a show that should assist its fans.
The Wire | HBO Now and Amazon Prime
Did you really think we were not going to mention The Wire? It's definitely not a show for everyone, but it is arguably one of the best shows of all time. Much like Game of Thrones, the lingo and characters can be hard to keep up with from time-to-time. The show is a tangled web that may be intimidating to some, and just plain boring to others, but very rewarding to those who power through. For you Game of Thrones fans, Little Finger becomes a very important character to The Wire come season 3, and you'll be glad to hear that he is not a complete creep here. If this wasn't enough to convince you, we had a podcast discussing the show at length.
This is just a short list of shows that you can check out while you wait for Season 7 of Game of Thrones. Let us know in the comments bellow if there are other shows that Game of Thrones fans should watch during this waiting period!