Game of Thrones (2011– )

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

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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Cersei Lannister (36 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Tyrion Lannister (36 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Arya Stark (34 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Daenerys Targaryen (33 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Jon Snow (32 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Jorah Mormont (31 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Sansa Stark (31 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Jaime Lannister (28 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane (27 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Tywin Lannister (26 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Theon Greyjoy (26 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Joffrey Baratheon (26 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Samwell Tarly (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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 Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish (24 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Lord Varys (24 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Bronn (22 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Grand Maester Pycelle (22 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Grenn (22 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Robb Stark (21 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Brienne of Tarth (21 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Barristan Selmy (21 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Hodor (21 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Shae (20 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Ygritte (17 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Gendry (17 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Podrick Payne (17 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Margaery Tyrell (16 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Stannis Baratheon (16 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Eddison Tollett (16 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Loras Tyrell (16 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Missandei (15 episodes, 2013-2014)
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Storyline

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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Thomas Brodie-Sangster, who plays the 13-year-old character Jojen Reed, was 22 when cast in the role. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
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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Fresh and Exciting
19 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Game of Thrones on HBO is a TV adaption of George R.R. Martin's books, a Song of Ice and Fire. For those fans who know and love the books, then you can't help but love the TV adaptation. It is difficult to translate books into movies or TV series, but HBO's GoT made it look easy. The characters, cast, scenery, costume, etc., all looked incredible, and gave me the feeling that I was inside the books themselves. Although not every little detail was translated perfectly, and nor should they be, the pilot episode was a grand achievement.

For all those Nay-Sayers out there: If you don't like the series, then you probably have never read the books or watched the countless behind the scenes trailers that helped those who didn't understand the complex storyline. Yes, this story is complex, its original, its fresh, and it is very exciting. The story line gets better with each episode. You also have to keep in mind that this story is an adult story, and as I said, it is complex. Simply put, HBO didn't dumb the story down, but rather remained true to the core of this epic fantasy. For those who have never read the books and found the pilot interesting, trust me it gets better and better. Stick with it.


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