If you like “Game of Thrones”, then you might enjoy…

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Game of Thrones is an splendid form of entertainment. And if you love it as much as I do, then you wil love some of the following TV-shows, Movies and Books.

Noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Political and sexual intrigue is pervasive. They are locked in a battle for the Iron Throne. This is a grand story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honor, conquest and triumph. When you play the Game of Thrones, you either win or you die. While the noble families play their deadly game a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Only a neglected military order of sinners and outcasts, the Night’s Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and this ancient evil.

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Spartacus a Thracian warrior, is together with his tribe enlisted by the Romans to fight. After bad treatment from the Romans he gets his destiny sealed by an act of rebellious violence. As punishment he faces death by being forced to fight in the gladiatorial arena. Watch the story of his rise to become history’s greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and explicit sex. The inspiration behind this series is the historical Thracian Gladiator Spartacus, who led a slave uprising against the Roman Republic.

This is a extremely good series, as long as you are not among the faint of hart.

Swords, fights, blood, gore, dark and full of nudity and sex. They both have plenty of it. But that is not all, they are both excellent shows with deep and gripping stories.

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The two fictional Roman soldiers Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo are the main characters in Rome. They interact with the powerful historical figures in Rome, and both experience and influence with key historical moments. This TV show depict a down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

This is a really good show. It looks like it depict the ancient Roman empire in a realistic fashion, but what do I know, I`m not an historian.

These two series have the same feel to them. They both have a extensive character list, lots of insane violence, deep three dimensional characters. It is newer a simple case of good versus evil in Game of Thrones or Rome, they are both good at operating in shades of grey.

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Vikings are set in historical dark ages, the Viking age of Scandinavia. The series follows Ragnar (a legendary figure from Norse mythology), a former farmer who rises to fame and power by successful raids into England with the support of his family and fellow warriors. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar follows the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods.

I have currently only watched season one, I plan to watch the rest, because this is a good show. Hopefully the other seasons will be just as good.

It is lighter on the brutal violence and disturbing sex acts that is seen in Game of Thrones.

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The Legend Of The Seeker follows the adventures of Richard Cypher the new “Seeker of Truth”, Kahlan Amnell the last Mother Confessor, Zeddicus Zu’l Zorander a wizard of the first order, Cara a warrior (Mord-Sith) as they fight for the people of their realm against tyrants and destroyers. The TV show differ substantially the books (Sword of Truth).

I have only seen season one, I was a little irritated that it differ so much from the book series. However, I do plan to give it another chance.

They are both based on a huge fantasy book series. The sword of Truth (Legend of the Seeker) is finished, but A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) are far from finished. It will probably take years and years before I have to update the previous sentence. Legend of the Seeker is not as good as Game of Throne. That is true for both the book and the TV series, but especially the TV series. But it is still worth watching.

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Da Vinci’s Demons is a fictional account of Leonardo da Vinci’s early life. It follows Leonardo as he is dragged in to the political webb of the Medici and Pazzi families and their relationships with the Catholic Church. In addition to this Leonardo’s has his obsession in obtain the Book of Leaves and finds himself entangled with a cult known as the Sons of Mithras, and the Catholic Church. Da Vinci is ever the “mad” genius with a insane solution to any problem.

Not the best show, but I do watch it. People that like this kind of shows should give it a try.

They both contain plots and intrigues, and are set in fictional medieval times. Da Vinci’s Demons follows only one person as the main character (Da Vinci), and it is a little milder on the violence and sex.

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Ruthless and cunning, Congressman Francis Underwood and his wife Claire stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wickedly dark political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex, corruption and betrayal in modern D.C. politics.

I haven`t seen the original version, but I absolutely love this new version from Netflix. House of Cards is the best political drama show I have ever watched.

Political power struggle, willingness to do whatever it takes to get to the top. This is a common theme for both of these series. The quote “For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there can be no mercy. There is but one rule: hunt or be hunted.” by Frank Underwood from House of Cards could just as likely have been a quote by Littlefinger from Game of Thrones. Frank Underwood from House of Cards would have been a real contender for the throne if he was lucky enough to have been born in Westeros. House of Cards are set in modern USA and it mainly follows one character, Frank Underwood.

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In Tudors we follow the reign of King Henry VIII as he manoeuvres through a series of betrayals and plots against him. His complications with the church and his infamous marriages are also dramatised for us in this dramatic TV series.

This is a splendid TV show, absolute worth watching.

Both are set in medieval times, kings, political plots and grabs for power. The Tudors are a fictional tale of historical events. Most of the main events surrounding King Henry VIII is portrayed in this show.

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Children of Dune is a journey into interstellar intrigue where the Great Houses of the Empire are full with rumours of conspiracy, plotting and betrayal. The story takes place on the desert planet of Dune, where an ancient prophecy has been fulfilled. A miraculous transformation of the arid wastelands has been triggered by the legendary Muad’dib.He no longer wields absolute power as the Emperor, and his son Leto Atreides and daughter Ghanima face the possibility of a devestating civil war and chaos on a galactic scale. And now with the future of the vital Spice trade in the balance, the destiny of humanity itself will depend on the courage, strength and otherworldly wisdom of The Children of Dune!

I remember liking it, but it is so long ago that I cant remember how much I liked it. I might watch it again some time to see if it is actually worth recommending or not.

Both series are full of political intrigue conspiracy, plotting and betrayal. The main difference is that Children of Dune is a sci-fi space opera mini series while Game of Thrones is a mediaeval fantasy series.

Movie

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The tale of Conan the Cimmerian and his adventures across the continent of Hyboria on a quest to get his revenge on the evil warlord who attacked his village and murdered his father when he was a boy. His quest soon turns into epic battles against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as he realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria.

Not among the best movies, but absolutely worth watching. I liked it more than the original Conan version with Arnold as Conan.

Jason Momoa plays both Conan and Khal Drogo (Game of Thrones). I am not exactly sure why else I think they belong together, other than I feel like they do.

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In The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring we are introduces to Frodo as he receives the ring from Bilbo. He starts on his journey to Mordor to destroy the ring in the fires of Mount Doom. On his way there we are in this first part gradually introduced to hi companions that will join him in a fellowship to destroy the ring. This journey will be full of perils, from small skirmishes, to large battles and to internal battles of the mind.

I remember I could barely wait for the next movie in this series when I first watched it. This is the first movie in a really good movie trilogy. It also keeps fairly close to the story told in the books. A must watch for everyone.

They are both based on fantasy books, excellent books I might add. Other than the fantasy setting, they do not have to much in common. But if you like one, you will most likely like the other. Lord of the Rings is not as raw and brutal as Game of Thrones. And the story it mor black and white, good versus evil.

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Before his death, the Emperor chooses Maximus, a powerful Roman general, loved by him and the people, to be his heir over his own son, Commodus. A power struggle leaves Maximus and his family condemned to death while Commodus becomes the new Emperor. Maximus is unable to save his family, and his following loss of will allows him to get captured by Commodus and put into the Gladiator games until he dies. The only desire that fuels him now is the chance to rise to the top so so he has a chance for the revenge of his dreams.

This is a masterly done movie, I absolutely love it.

They do not have to much in common, other than violence, brutality and swords. However, if you like one, you will most likely like the other.

Book

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This is the first book in explores a A Song of Ice and Fire, this series is set in medieval-like fantasy world where summers span decades and winter can last a lifetime. The characters in this epic story are struggling amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror in the only game that matters, the game of thrones. And in this game you either win or you die, there is no middle ground.

This is an excellent book series. It is sadly not finished jet, and it will probably take decades before it is finished, unless the author gets his finger out of his ass. But it is worth to wait on books of this superb quality.

This is the TV show adaptation of the books. This is one of the better book adaptations.

What do you recommend that are similar to Game of Thrones, and why?