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Many hardcore Game of Thrones fans go through the depressing fact that their show won’t show a new episode till spring of next year. So fans need a frontrunner till then, but they don’t have to look far to watch Rome, which aired on HBO from 2005 to 2007. Rome chronicles power historic characters such as Julius Caesar, Mark Anthony, Cleopatra and Gaius Octavian.

They both feature a ridiculously talented cast, incredible sets and cinematography, and detailed narrative. Rome is so far from modern times that it almost feels fantasy just like Game of Thrones. There are great supporting cast members, who are more interesting than the main characters. For instance, Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo (Kevin McKidd and Ray Stevenson), two Roman Soldiers, who’s rise and fall in the ranks of the Roman aristocracy comprises a interesting part of the series. With the high scale battles, traumatic assassinations and historic seductions, Rome is a perfect fix to your Game of Thrones wait.

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