Since Game of Thrones ended earlier this year, many of us have been left with a Westeros-shaped hole in our hearts. The fantasy epic quickly rose to small-screen stardom and attracted a huge fanbase over the years.
It's been over 5 months since that opinion-dividing finale and it's safe to say that fans are feeling the effects of the absence of their weekly Game of Thrones fix, many of whom are now on the lookout for something similar to satisfy their craving.
Netflix's brand new show has been turning the heads of fantasy fanatics and it looks like it may be even better than Game of Thrones.
If the prospect of a new show pushing its way ahead of GOT has you feeling intrigued, keep scrolling to find out more.
Game of Thrones first hit screens in 2011.
via: imdbIt ran for an epic 8 seasons before finally reaching its conclusion earlier this year.
The show was set in the fictional world of Westeros.
via: imdbAnd although it certainly had many fantastical aspects, it really centered around the deeply human characters.
It was really huge in scale.
via: imdbThe dedication showrunners put in to create believable settings and well-rounded characters (and seemingly hundreds of them) made the fantasy seem oddly believable.
Of course, there were some unbelievable aspects.Although even the dragons seemed somehow par for the course in this epic, political drama.
The show wasn't totally original, though.Game of Thrones was based on a series of fantasy novels called A Song of Ice & Fire, by esteemed writer George R.R. Martin.
There was a lot to love about the show.
via: imdbIt undoubtedly has some of the greatest characters ever seen onscreen. Each of the Game of Thrones characters had shades of good and evil in them, which made for very compelling viewing.
Not to mention its stellar cast.
via: imdbThe likes of Sophie Turner, Maisie Willians, Jason Momoa, and Emilia Clark have all plummeted into the public eye following the profound success of the show.
The smash-hit fantasy spectacle closed its doors in May.The show had become a top-pick within the fantasy genre, with millions of fans across the globe tuning in to get their fix, so it's no surprise that fans were pretty devastated to see it go.
Although the finale did somewhat flop...
via: imdbThe long-anticipated finale episode didn’t quite live up to expectations. In the U.S. alone, over seventeen million viewers tuned in to watch the final episode “The Iron Throne," but it seems like they weren’t impressed – taking to imdb to award the finale low marks. The episode has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 10 – which is pretty dire compared to the others, which have earnt respectable 8s and 9s.
Though it's still safe to say fans are feeling the effects of missing their weekly dose of Westeros.
i miss game of thrones so much, im watching clips of my fav scenes on youtube and it’s making me even sadder that it’s over:(— olivia schmidt (@olivia schmidt)1575226283.0
But it looks like there may be something better on the cards, thanks to Netflix.
via: imdbThe streaming giant's new series, The Witcher, has been whipping up a lot of attention from fantasy fans.
Sure, there's a lot of shows out there that could compare to Game of Thrones...
via: imdbBut The Witcher is proving to be a huge frontrunner, and it's not hard to see why.
The all-new fantasy epic is set in the vast world of "The Continent."
via: imdbComplete with humans, elves, witches, gnomes, and monsters, Netflix's fantasy offering truly looks to be a visual spectacle. And there's one specific aspect of the show that fans are saying completely trumps Game of Thrones. Keep scrolling to find out.
The show chronicles the story of the intertwined destinies of three individuals.
via: imdbThough the show primarily centers on protagonist Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter known as, you guessed it, a Witcher who travels the countryside slaying various spine-chilling beasts.
Just like Game of Thrones, The Witcher is also based on a bestselling novella.
The fantasy epic is based on the popular medieval book series by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.
Though there are some differences in Netflix's adaption that slightly stray from the books.
via: imdbFor the show, the story will also look at Princess Ciri and Yennefer of Vengerberg's arcs.
Unbelievably, the show has already been renewed for a second season...
via: imdbThe medieval extravaganza has already been lavished with praise by critics who've had the chance to view the show early before its global debut.
But there's one thing that people are saying makes it way better than Game of Thrones...
via: imdbThere's no denying that Game of Thrones reigns supreme in the fantasy genre, but it looks like The Witcher may be giving it a run for its money, with viewers saying the battle scenes are putting GOT to shame.