10 New Shows to Watch Now that 'Game of Thrones' is Dunzo
With not a bang but a whimper (amidst the sighs of a million disappointed fans somewhere in the background), HBO’s Game of Thrones has officially ended forever. Well, maybe not quite forever forever; they are working on like, 5 spin-off series, but for now it’s goodbye to all the characters we’ve grown to love over the past decade.
To fill the wight Giant-sized hole in your heart and help you find your new thing, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best new series out now.
Gentleman Jack (HBO)
Decorated writer Sally Wainwright’s new drama brings the secret coded diaries of historical figure Anne Lister to life after nearly 20 years waiting in pre-production. The series follows Anne’s life in 19th century England, where she defies convention through her dress, her no-nonsense business savvy, and her (gasp!) romantic relationships with women. Oh, and the closing theme is a banger, just FYI.
It’s a simple yet unique premise: invite aspiring song-writers to demo their tracks to famous musicians, and compete to have their work chosen and recorded by them. So far, the show’s only been out for a couple of weeks, but the reviews have been stellar so far!
Good Omens (Amazon Prime)
Ah, Neil Gaiman. Anything adapted from your books is bound to be great, but Good Omens is spectacular. The 6-episode mini-series follows angel Aziraphale and demon Crowley as they race to find the Anti-Christ and stop Armageddon. Naturally, chaos set to a ‘Best of Queen’ soundtrack ensues.
If you’re looking for more über grimdark content after GOT, HBO’s dramatization of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster might be just what you’re looking for. With writers and producers from the likes of Black Mirror, Broadchurch, and Game of Thrones itself, the series is unlikely to disappoint.
Dead to Me (Netflix)
Netflix’s hit new dark comedy explores trauma and loss through the unlikely relationship built between an impulsive widow and the eternally optimistic woman she meets at a grief-support group after the death of her husband.
Russian Doll (Netflix)
Imagine the plot of Groundhog Day, but twice as odd. Add in a wicked sense of humor, a heart of gold at its core, and the je ne sais quoi of Natasha Lyonne, and you’ve got Russian Doll. Best enjoyed in a binge-sesh with a bottle of rosé and a gaggle of friends.
Black Mirror: Series 5 (Netflix)
The fifth series of this techno-futuristic horror franchise is finally out, and it’s creepier than ever. In fact, it just might make you want to give up technology for good.
Killing Eve (Hulu)
Like Dead to Me, Killing Eve is a dark ‘dromedy’ following the exploits of two women. Unlike the previous, however, one of Killing Eve’s main characters is a psychopath assassin. Lovely!
The OA (Netflix)
Netflix’s sleeper-hit The OA is hard to describe; it’s complex, layered, and ethereally cinematic. It’s also one you’ll be discussing and theorizing with your friends until S3 comes out!
It’s SNL’s Bill Hader as an assassin turned aspiring actor. Need we say more? Also, rumor has it that season 2 is where the show really begins to shine, so buckle in for the long-haul with this one!
Good luck, and happy watching!