Game of Thrones finale: 11 TV shows to watch after the bloodshed ends

CNET | 5/18/2019 | Bonnie Burton
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The final episode ever of Game of Thrones airs Sunday, May 19, which means you'll need a new TV obsession to fill the giant, dragon-shaped hole left in your heart.

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As we bid goodbye to Westeros, here's a list of quality TV shows full of fantasy, violence and enough thematic similarities to justify a hearty binge.

Based on Bernard Cornwell's Saxon Series novels, The Last Kingdom is set in England during the 10th century, when Viking invasions were commonplace. The series centers around a character named Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon), a Saxon noble captured and raised by the Vikings who fights for the English. Like Game of Thrones,

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The Last Kingdom has plenty of family drama, power struggles, complicated relationships and bloody battles. The violence is extremely graphic -- eye-gouging, beheading, stabbing and crucifixion are just some of the ways people die on this show.

Get ready for more Viking action. In Vikings, Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) is a farmer who becomes king of Denmark and develops a habit of terrifying the citizens of France and England with violent raids. His troubled brother Rollo (Clive Standen), his first wife Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) and shipbuilder Floki (Gustaf Skarsgard) also play major roles.

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As with Game of Thrones, the characters are far from predictable as heroes and villains constantly switch allegiances.

The martial-arts fantasy series Into the Badlands takes place in a post-apocalyptic world 500 years after a devastating war that left civilization in ruins. Modern tech like electricity and cars survived, but this society has outlawed guns, so everyone uses knives, katana swords and crossbows. That means tons of spectacular martial arts battles among warriors, as well as power struggles between the barons who control the wealth, drugs and much-needed...
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