What to watch after Game of Thrones

What to watch after Game of Thrones

While Game of Thrones was not my personal cup of tea, it’s impact on popular culture is UNDENIABLE. Because of GOT, fantasy shows are even more popular, and I am Here. For. It. So if you’re looking to fill that fantasy hole in your heart, here are some of my favorite fantasy shows.

The Witcher
Where to watch: Netflix

Poster for the tv show The Witcher featuring the three main characters, Geralt, Ciri, and Yennifer. The tagline reads "The worst monsters are the ones we create".

If you’re looking for something that’s just as gritty as GOT, check out The Witcher on Netflix. Originally a book series, and then a game series, The Witcher follows the life of Geralt whose sole purpose in life is slaying monsters and grunting at others. While Geralt might be the main character, the show is filled with other characters that are even more interesting and charismatic. Filled with traditional fantasy tropes and interesting character development, The Witcher is a fun ride.


Where to watch: Netflix

Poster for the tv show Merlin featuring Merlin in the center surrounded by the characters Arthur, Gaius, Gwen, and Morgana. The tagline reads "The die is cast".

I’m a fan of King Arthur stories, and Merlin features a fun twist on the tale. What if the greatest wizard of all time was a teenager when he met Arthur? And on top of that, magic was actually banned, and Merlin could barely use it? If any of that appeals to you, then Merlin is the show for you. While a bit cheesy at times, Marlin is lots of fun and features a ton of character form the King Arthur lore.


The Dragon Prince
Where to watch: Netflix

Poster for the tv show The Dragon Prince featuring the three main characters, Rayla, Callum, and Ezran with their backs toward the viewer staring at a large dragon.
If you’re open to animated shows, then I totally recommend checking out The Dragon Prince. Set in a world where humans and magic users live separately, an unlikely group unites to bring peace to both sides. I have to say, my absolutely favorite part of this show is how inclusive it is. One of my favorite characters is a deaf general who completely kicks ass. I will warn, the animation style isn;t typical, but if you hang in there, I promise you’ll be rewarded!

Good Omens
Where to watch: Amazon Prime

Poster for the tv show Good Omens featuring the two main characters, Crowley and Aziraphale sitting on top of the planet earth drink tea and wine.
While not a traditional fantasy, this show tries to answer the question, what would happen if an angel and a demon united to try and save the world? I’m a huge fan of the characters and love seeing how their friendship developed over time. I also get major Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy vibes, which hopefully speaks to how fun the show is. The best part? It’s all finished, so binge with the knowledge that you won’t be hanging waiting for the next season.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Where to watch: Netflix


If you were a fan of the original Dark Crystal movie, or Jim Henson, then this is the show for you. It’s a prequel and follows the lives of the Gelfling and Skesis leading up to the events of the original film. That being said, because it is a prequel, the episodes aren’t always happy. But the puppetry is AMAZING, and once you’re done with the season, I highly recommend watching the behind the scenes documentary.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Where to watch: Crunchyroll

Poster for the anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba featuring the characters Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, Inosuke, and Giyu
Now this list wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t include one of my favorite animes. Again, if you’re open to non live action shows, I REALLY recommend checking out Demon Slayer. Set in early 1900s Japan, the show follows a brother and sister who have only just discovered that demons are real. I personally watch A LOT of anime, and this immediately became one of my all time favorites. Even better, it doesn’t include a lot of the tropes that usually turn me off when watching a show.

If that’s not enough to whet your appetite, check out this article by Rotten Tomatoes of all the fantasy shows that are in the works!


There are a few on this that I literally CANNOT wait to watch. What about you? What’s your favorite fantasy series? What are you looking forward to?