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

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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Tyrion Lannister (46 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Cersei Lannister (44 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Daenerys Targaryen (41 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Jon Snow (41 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Sansa Stark (40 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Jorah Mormont (39 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Arya Stark (39 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Jaime Lannister (35 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Samwell Tarly (35 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Theon Greyjoy (32 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish (30 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Bronn (28 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Lord Varys (28 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Tywin Lannister (27 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane (27 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Brienne of Tarth (27 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Grand Maester Pycelle (27 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Joffrey Baratheon (26 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Catelyn Stark (25 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Bran Stark (25 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Barristan Selmy (25 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Stannis Baratheon (24 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Eddison Tollett (24 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Missandei (22 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Grenn (22 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Podrick Payne (22 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Davos Seaworth (21 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Robb Stark (21 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Margaery Tyrell (21 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Hodor (21 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Shae (20 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Melisandre (19 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Loras Tyrell (19 episodes, 2011-2015)
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Nine noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Political and sexual intrigue is pervasive. Robert Baratheon, King of Westeros, asks his old friend Eddard, Lord Stark, to serve as Hand of the King, or highest official. Secretly warned that the previous Hand was assassinated, Eddard accepts in order to investigate further. Meanwhile the Queen's family, the Lannisters, may be hatching a plot to take power. Across the sea, the last members of the previous and deposed ruling family, the Targaryens, are also scheming to regain the throne. The friction between the houses Stark, Lannister, Baratheon and Targaryen and with the remaining great houses Greyjoy, Tully, Arryn, Tyrell and Martell leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war and political confusion, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night's Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and icy horrors beyond. Written by Tfilm78 and Cajunman

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Natalie Dormer revealed on The Jonathan Ross Show (2011) that she originally auditioned for another unnamed character before she was offered the role of Margaery Tyrell. See more »

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Eddard Stark: Winter is coming.
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One of the most stunning shows on television
19 April 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Do not believe any of those negative reviews. I honestly cannot understand why some reviewers have given this such a low rating. I think some people love the sound of their own voice and think their opinion is worth something and will be disagreeable simply for the sake of it.

Having said that, this show is stunning. I have never read the books and now I want to. There is so much crap on TV that is renewed year after year (CSI, House etc.) which uses cheap gags, pointless and sometimes ridiculous plots, unbelievable and many times one dimensional characters and yet all the truly great shows get cancelled.

There is enough brain-dead television. But once in a while a show comes along that transports you to another world and makes you believe in the magic of television again. Game of Thrones is one such show.

It is complex, multi-layered, surreal, vibrant, imaginative and it draws your eye in to the surprising level of detail, from the sweeping vistas, to the narrow dungeons, from the beautiful castles and magnificent trees, to the contrasting landscapes. It is worth watching just for the scenery alone.

Yes the acting seems a little cold and even wooden at times, but this is perfectly in keeping with the medieval look and feel of the show. Yes it is dark and gloomy, but again in keeping with the narrative.

The scripting is intelligent and well delivered by competent acting, led by Sean Bean perfectly cast as Lord Edard. Although Sean Bean is better known for brooding bad guys, he strikes the perfect balance between father, husband and Lord and soldier. He is well supported by other well known actors and many new to the scene.

After watching and sometimes enjoying Camelot, this show makes that one look more like "Merlin" by comparison. And where Camelot lacks in depth and scripting, Game of Thrones strikes the perfect balance between brooding medieval angst and wonderful fantasy story telling.

Even if you have never watched a fantasy show before, you should not miss this.


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