"Before there was Game of Thrones, there was HBO's Rome, an underrated two-season binge-worthy epic that was canceled all too soon," says James Hibberd. "So many shows are vying to be 'the next Game of Thrones,' yet one of your best options to feel a bit like you're returning to Westeros is this title from 2005." Rome shared several actors with Game of Thrones: Ciarán Hinds, Tobias Menzies and Indira Varma. ALSO: What is George R.R. Martin doing on a sports podcast instead of working on The Winds of Winter?