It’s already feels like forever since “Game of Thrones” Season 6 finale left us all hungering for more, and the excitement has started to peter out as the hiatus doldrums have set in.

It’s going to be a long wait for April of 2017 to bring us a new season of dragons, kingslayers and iron thrones, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait months and months for good TV. There are plenty of shows that will remind you of Westeros, and they’re all available on Netflix or Hulu.

This extra-long hiatus was practically built for binge-watching, and we’ve got a few suggestions that can fill that “Game of Thrones” shaped hole in your life.

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‘The Walking Dead’


Let’s be honest, half the reason you love “Game of Thrones” is the blood, guts and gore. Graphic violence isn’t for everyone, but if it’s your thing, you absolutely have to binge all of “The Walking Dead” on Netflix. Some of the gore there will make Westeros look downright tame.

‘The Originals’

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If power plays, double-crosses and sudden death is what gets your “Game of Thrones” juices flowing, we’d suggest mainlining the first three seasons of “The Originals.” Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) may not be as nasty as Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) or Ramsay (Iwan Rheon), but he does have a knack for scheming and murder.


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No matter how much you love Arya (Maisie Williams), Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) or even Cersei (Lena Headey), you have to admit there are no just and noble heroes battling for the Iron Throne. “Vikings” is another show that has a cast of characters you’ll love, even if you don’t feel 100% good about rooting for them. Plus … sword fights and duels!

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‘Orphan Black’


The complicated — and sometimes undecipherable — plot twists on “Orphan Black” always keep us on our toes. If you think keeping characters and alliances straight on “Game of Thrones” is hard, we challenge you to figure out who the heck Rachel (Tatiana Maslany) is loyal to these days.

’12 Monkeys’


Ask any Sci-Fi/Fantasy fan what their favorite part of the genre is, and they’ll tell you it’s the intricate storytelling. If you love finding hints dropped years before they become relevant in the narrative — like those teases about Jon Snow’s parents — then you’ve got to watch “12 Monkeys.” Pay close enough attention, and you’re sure to find Easter eggs years later.

Posted by:Lindsay MacDonald

Lindsay MacDonald is a Los Angeles based entertainment reporter with an affinity for CW superheroes. She graduated from Pepperdine University with a major in Media Studies and a borderline unhealthy obsession with TV in 2012. She would much rather spend the day binge-watching ‘The Flash’ or sorting ‘Game of Thrones’ characters into Hogwarts houses than venturing outdoors. TV words to live by: “Never ignore coincidence. Unless, of course, you’re busy. In which case, always ignore coincidence.”