October 1, 2022

12 Best Shows Like House Of The Dragon That Fans Should Check Out

The History Channel’s first-ever scripted series, “Vikings” delivers six seasons of all the blood and glory any “House of the Dragon” or “Game of Thrones” fan could ask for. It loosely follows the sagas of Ragnar Lothbrok, a legendary figure present in Norse poetry. Ragnar comes to life in a memorable visceral performance from Australian actor Travis Fimmel. A larger-than-life character who would be at home in Westeros, Ragnar plagues the coasts of medieval England and France, launching raids on cities like Northumbria, Wessex, and even Paris.

With no dragons, sorcery, or undead to interrupt the story, “Vikings” draws a rich tapestry of betrayal and ruthlessness in its best episodes. Unlike the brisk and sometimes drawn-out pace of ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Vikings’ uses multiple time jumps to great effect during its run, ultimately showing Ragnar’s sons as they attempt to take control of his kingdom and live up to his legacy. If six seasons isn’t enough, there’s even a spin-off called “Vikings: Valhalla,” which is set over 100 years after the events of the first show. The spin-off follows the adventures of Leif Eriksson, a warrior and explorer from Greenland who is said to have set foot in North America some 500 years before Christopher Columbus.