Correct me if I’m wrong, but if it were at all possible, you would NOT do anything else than play your game of the moment, would you? I mean, we all have responsibilities. We all have to make a living – or pay attention to school – but it would be a dream come true to have nothing else to do but play games. Then again, that’s why it’s called a dream.

Of course, there is also the fact that even the most avid of gamers could use a break now and then. Not to mention the fact that there are so many other forms of entertainment that are virtually impossible to ignore – such as the awesome TV shows that exist today.

Truth to be told, I have never been a big fan of TV, but there are some shows that I fell for, hook, line, and sinker. If you’re a gamer looking to take a break and expand your horizons, here are some TV shows that will not fail to capture your imagination.


HBO’s hit series does not need any introduction. The TV show based on George R.R. Martin’s epic A Song of Ice and Fire novels is just as much of a hit as the books, with people from all sorts of backgrounds unable to resist it. If you’re the kind of gamer who likes heavy, intricate plots with fighting thrown in, you’ll quickly join the adoring masses of Game of Thrones fans.


For your dose of mental imbalance, Dexter is your go-to TV show. A serial killer nurtured to follow a code that allows him to blend in with normal people, so much so that he becomes part of the police force – how much sicker can you get? While the cinematics and acting may not be as wild as Arkham Asylum, some of the characters might not be out of place in that institution.


If you like getting lost in the world of fairy tales, then Grimm will delight you. It’s not the sugar and spice kind of stories your mom used to read at bedtime, though. Grimm is packed with intrigue, action, and all sorts of creatures that will scare even the Sandman.


Comic book fans will definitely not want to pass up on the TV version of Green Arrow, which caught my attention from the get go. Whether you know the story of this superhero by heart, or you have absolutely no clue, the TV show will have you wanting more.

For sure, there are many more shows that cater to gamers which I just have not discovered myself. One thing that is crucial in enjoying these shows is having the right TV provider. If you’re looking at satellite TV – which really is a no brainer these days – then check out to make sure you have all the information you need to make a good decision.