Game of thrones is amazing , almost too much hype though
Sons of anarchy - violent dark realistic. Fantastic show.
Breaking bad- Great show but not as good as it's made out to be imo
Prison break- Amazing first season , great show overall
Spartacus- First 2 episodes cgi is a bit like 300..it gets a lot better. If you look past the blood gore and sex , it's actually got a great plot
Lost- mysterious and exciting. First season is great.
24- Old but gold , gets better and better
Vikings- Great show , similar to game of thrones in a way
The walking dead- great show but loses its touch every now and again. Death death death
Vikings and Spartacus cover everything u asked for imo @wolfie. Think both are on Netflix.
Game of thrones does too but it's not on Netflix