‘Rome’ Should Be The Next Great Binge Watch For ‘Game Of Thrones’ Fans
By: Alyssa Fikse 04.29.16
Game of Thrones is without a doubt HBO’s most popular show ever. By “telling human stories in a fantasy world,” Game of Thrones has become the obsession of fantasy enthusiasts and laymen alike. The new season is finally here, but the week long wait between episodes can feel just as painful as the yearlong gap between seasons. We’re supposed to see Melisandre’s true form and just wait until next week??? If Thrones fans are going to maintain even the slightest bit of chill (which they are not exactly known for), they’re going to need something to fill their evenings as they wait to find out whether or not Jon Snow will rise again.
Enter Rome. A swords and sandals epic of the highest order, Rome was the very expensive jewel in HBO’s crown from 2005-2007. Covering the tumultuous period in which Rome transitioned from Republic to Empire, the series let viewers experience this war-torn time through the perspective of two Roman soldiers, Lucius Vorenus (Kevin McKidd) and Titus Pullo (Ray Stevenson). While it was canceled after two seasons and rumors of a film have so far led nowhere, HBO GO and Now have made the series more accessible than ever. While we wait to see Sansa take control of the North, Rome has more than enough similarities to Game of Thrones (and merits of its own) to warrant a binge watch.