Series as good as GAme of Thrones?!

(55 Posts)
AngryBeaver Sun 28-Jul-13 01:33:12

Only recently watched it, and we loved it so much we watched all the seasons in 2 weeks!
Now looking for something as gripping.

Have tried true blood.
It was alright but a bit daft.

It kinda lost me when one vampire said " i need someone on my JOHNSON!"? At which point a young woman ever so kindly obliged.

Dh now finds it very amusing to boom randomly "i need someone on my Johnson" winewinewine

Sooo, then we tried The Borgias? Yawn.

And Breaking Bad, also yawn, although admittedly we only watched the first one, and they're often a bit shaky.

So, anyone have any good recommendations?

NeedSomeSun142 Sun 28-Jul-13 01:34:06

Tudors. ?

swannylovesu Sun 28-Jul-13 01:39:56

The Tudors, Rome, da vincis demons, Spartacus..love them all :-)

AngryBeaver Sun 28-Jul-13 05:24:33

Oh yes, heard of the Tudors..might give that a go.
What's the demon one about? Or is that silly question!

welshfirsttimemummy Sun 28-Jul-13 05:36:03

Greys anatomy?

swannylovesu Sun 28-Jul-13 08:36:25

its about a young leonardo da vinci...probably got no historic facts but its great.

IrisWildthyme Sun 28-Jul-13 08:51:47

No - The Tudors, Rome, Spartacus - all kind of fun but nowhere near the same quality as the truly excellent Game of Thrones. Not well scripted and very clunky in places (Spartacus gets better after about episode 6 - the first few episodes are dreadful).

Have you watched Dexter? If you don't mind going back a decade or so, Battlestar Galactica (new version). The Wire. Six Feet Under. West Wing.

Sorry that these are all old - There hasn't been much lately that meets the highest standards though.

CoTananat Sun 28-Jul-13 08:59:32

Fringe (SF), The Good Wife (Political), The Wire (Drama)

Fantasy is harder. Mostly it's rubbish, which grieves me!

EatYourCrusts Sun 28-Jul-13 09:04:22

I think Rome is very similar to GOT actually.
I don't really love either of them though to be honest.

RobotBananas Sun 28-Jul-13 09:05:24

Dexter is as good I think. First few series are available on Netflix as well.

True Blood is quite daft,but its a good series if you get into it. its got about as much shagging in it as GoT as well!

AngryBeaver Sun 28-Jul-13 09:12:02

Thanks guys, a few new ones there.
Dexter lost me the series after Deb found out.
It just dragged for me then!

Six feet under was great smile

Think we'll try Fringe, and The Wire, and maybe Rome.

Thanks for the suggestions smile

tinypolkadot Sun 28-Jul-13 09:13:11

I'd urge you to give breaking bad another try. We love our boxsets and are addicted to this series at the minute, it does get better!

Also loved Rome and spartacus (agree with the postser above - spartacus is poor for the first few episodes! )

OTheHugeManatee Sun 28-Jul-13 09:14:56

Falling Skies is not bad at all if you like scifi.

JulesJules Sun 28-Jul-13 09:15:19

True Blood is great once you get into it, although I think the most recent series was not as good.

Would also agree with Battlestar Galactica - brilliant.

If you haven't seen them already I would also recommend The Killing (Danish) and The Bridge (Danish/Swedish) - crime, or Borgen - politics.

RobotBananas Sun 28-Jul-13 09:16:20

Ahh I'm going to try Breaking Bad again.. I only watched a few and didn't like it. Hmm.

Have you been watching The Returned on C4? If not, watch that. Its brilliant.

JulesJules Sun 28-Jul-13 09:16:53

Oh, and Firefly. Love that too.

Cooroo Sun 28-Jul-13 09:18:02

Go back to Breaking Bad. That and GOT are my absolute faves. Rome is excellent - clever writing and excellent acting. Spartacus I thought total shit, not in same league.

Battlestar Gallactica, Tudors and Firefly.

BigW Sun 28-Jul-13 09:21:26

Supernatural! It's daft, but it pokes fun at itself and Sam and Dean are hilarious. The white queen on Bbc at the moment.

True blood is quite good once you get into it and I completely agree about Dexter. I also didn't like breaking bad, can't see what all the fuss is about.

Not at all like GoT, but I loved entourage. Have you seen that?

BigW Sun 28-Jul-13 09:22:35

Goes without saying that the best tv show ever made is West Wing.

jennieflower Sun 28-Jul-13 09:24:34

The walking dead?

RonaldMcDonald Sun 28-Jul-13 09:37:47

Keep going with Breaking Bad..the first series is meh..but it becomes excellent

West Wing

Sopranos

Justified

Forrin stuff like forbrydelsen, the Bridge in Danish/Swedish, Spiral, Borgen

The NewsRoom

Oh please stick with Breaking Bad! It took me a little while to get into it, but it truly is one of the best, most gripping, tightly-plotted, dark, Shakespearean TV dramas ever made grin

Also agree with recommendations for Battlestar Galactica, Spiral and Firefly (sadly Firefly only has 12 episodes though sad )

Possibly controversial, but I really rate Dollhouse. First 5 episodes are iffy - I gave up around episode 3 when it first aired, as it was really quite poor - but then it kicks into gear, and quickly becomes addictive. You may or may not like the lead, Eliza Dushku, but even if you don't, the supporting cast is utterly fantastic, really first-rate, and the plot and the questions it raises are fascinating.

Episode Sun 28-Jul-13 13:45:16

The Wire, The Wire, The Wire!

SorrelForbes Sun 28-Jul-13 13:49:23

Rome
Mad Men

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