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Game of Thrones (2011– )

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Several noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros.

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Series cast summary:
 Tyrion Lannister (47 episodes, 2011-2016)
 Cersei Lannister (45 episodes, 2011-2016)
 Daenerys Targaryen (42 episodes, 2011-2016)
 Jon Snow (41 episodes, 2011-2015)
 Sansa Stark (41 episodes, 2011-2016)
 Jorah Mormont (40 episodes, 2011-2016)
 Arya Stark (40 episodes, 2011-2016)
 Jaime Lannister (37 episodes, 2011-2016)
 Samwell Tarly (36 episodes, 2011-2016)
 Theon Greyjoy (33 episodes, 2011-2016)
 Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish (31 episodes, 2011-2016)
 Bronn (29 episodes, 2011-2016)
 Lord Varys (29 episodes, 2011-2016)
 Brienne of Tarth (28 episodes, 2012-2016)
 Grand Maester Pycelle (28 episodes, 2011-2016)
 Tywin Lannister (27 episodes, 2011-2015)
 Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane (27 episodes, 2011-2014)
 Joffrey Baratheon (26 episodes, 2011-2014)
 Bran Stark (26 episodes, 2011-2016)
 Catelyn Stark (25 episodes, 2011-2013)
 Barristan Selmy (25 episodes, 2011-2015)
 Eddison Tollett (25 episodes, 2012-2016)
 Stannis Baratheon (24 episodes, 2012-2015)
 Missandei (23 episodes, 2013-2016)
 Podrick Payne (23 episodes, 2012-2016)
 Davos Seaworth (22 episodes, 2012-2016)
 Margaery Tyrell (22 episodes, 2012-2016)
 Grenn (22 episodes, 2011-2014)
 Hodor (22 episodes, 2011-2016)
 Robb Stark (21 episodes, 2011-2013)
 Melisandre (20 episodes, 2012-2016)
 Shae (20 episodes, 2011-2014)
 Loras Tyrell (20 episodes, 2011-2016)
 Gilly (19 episodes, 2012-2016)


Ned Stark, Lord of Winterfell, becomes the Hand of the King after the former one, Jon Arryn, has passed away. But before Ned goes to the capital, Kings Landing, a letter arrives from his wifes sister Lysa, who was the wife of Jon Arryn. There it says that her husband was murdered, and it is up to Ned to find out what's going on. But that isn't everything. The White Walkers has been seen, and they seems to go down south.

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While the first two seasons roughly cover the novels "A Game of Thrones" and "A Clash of Kings" respectively, the third season covers about two-thirds of the third novel "A Storm of Swords." The fourth season covers the rest of "A Storm of Swords" and chapters from the fourth and fifth novels "A Feast for Crows" and "A Dance with Dragons". Finally, the fifth season covers almost entirely "A Feast for Crows", "A Dance With Dragons", and even early events of the unreleased sixth novel "The Winds of Winter". See more »


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Melisandre: The night is dark and full of terrors.
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Crazy Credits

The opening pictures on the revolving metal rings show part of the history of Westeros. It begins with the conquest of Westeros by Aegon the Conqueror of House Targaryen, followed by Robert's Rebellion (where the Targaryens are deposed), and ending with the crowning of Robert Baratheon as King of the Seven Kingdoms. See more »


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Excellent adaptation.
17 April 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Readers who come to this review later in the series must note that, at the time of this writing, I have only seen the inaugural episode.

It's probably safe to say, when dealing with a series of novels as beloved as The Song of Ice and Fire, the most scrutinized aspect of the T.V. adaptation will be how well it holds to the source material. I am here to confirm, as a fierce devotee to the books, that we have nothing to fear.

While certain scenes play out differently in execution, the plot remains perfectly intact (so far). The characters have been transplanted well from page to screen, and the actors (most notably Peter Dinklage) nailed their personalities quite well. However; it is only fair to point out some of the acting seemed a little wooden at times.

Special effects were well done, though nothing mind-blowing, but the scenery and props perfectly captured the feel of the novels (in my mind at least). It also must be noted that there was just the right amount of nudity, violence and vulgarity to let the audience know they were watching a tale woven for mature viewers without using said nudity, violence and vulgarity as a crutch.

All and all, I am very, very pleased with this adaptation, and I went into it expecting to be disappointed. If I were to gripe about anything, it would be that newcomers who have not read the books might not know what to think of this fantasy story for adults. Some may shrug it off as fodder for geeks, while others might take offence to what they may see as a defiling of a genre usually meant for children.


After watching the entire first season, I can safely say this is perhaps the BEST adaptation of book into film/TV. While many moments in the show do not match the moments in the book action for action and word for word, the plot is never sacrificed when doing this, and the alterations simply make the story a better fit for a one-hour television time slot.

In addition, new scenes (by which I mean scenes which never happened in the book at all) fit seamlessly into the greater plot, and help the audience with information they would only otherwise get via the narrative of the novel (EG: asides which explain character/world history).

Top form, HBO. Top form.

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