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Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
...  Tyrion Lannister 61 episodes, 2011-2017
...  Cersei Lannister 58 episodes, 2011-2017
...  Daenerys Targaryen 56 episodes, 2011-2017
...  Jon Snow 56 episodes, 2011-2017
...  Sansa Stark 54 episodes, 2011-2017
...  Arya Stark 53 episodes, 2011-2017
...  Jaime Lannister 49 episodes, 2011-2017
...  Jorah Mormont 48 episodes, 2011-2017
...  Theon Greyjoy 43 episodes, 2011-2017
...  Samwell Tarly 43 episodes, 2011-2017
...  Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish 41 episodes, 2011-2017
...  Lord Varys 41 episodes, 2011-2017
...  Brienne of Tarth 37 episodes, 2012-2017
...  Davos Seaworth 36 episodes, 2012-2017
...  Bran Stark 35 episodes, 2011-2017
...  Bronn 34 episodes, 2011-2017
...  Missandei 34 episodes, 2013-2017
...  Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane 33 episodes, 2011-2017
...  Grand Maester Pycelle 31 episodes, 2011-2016
...  Eddison Tollett 30 episodes, 2012-2017
...  Podrick Payne 30 episodes, 2012-2017
...  Melisandre 28 episodes, 2012-2017
...  Tormund Giantsbane 28 episodes, 2013-2017
...  Grey Worm 28 episodes, 2013-2017
...  Tywin Lannister 27 episodes, 2011-2015
...  Margaery Tyrell 26 episodes, 2012-2016
...  Joffrey Baratheon 26 episodes, 2011-2014
...  Catelyn Stark 25 episodes, 2011-2013
...  Barristan Selmy 25 episodes, 2011-2015
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In the mythical continent of Westeros, several powerful families fight for control of the Seven Kingdoms. As conflict erupts in the kingdoms of men, an ancient enemy rises once again to threaten them all. Meanwhile, the last heirs of a recently usurped dynasty plot to take back their homeland from across the Narrow Sea. Written by Sam Gray

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The Stark children were all aged up for the series. At the start of George R.R. Martin's novels, Robb Stark and Jon Snow are 14 years old, Sansa Stark is 11, Arya is 9, Bran is 7, and Rickon Stark is just 3 years old. At the start of the series, Robb and Jon are 17, Sansa is 13, Arya is 11, Bran is 10, and Rickon is 6. Of the child actors, only Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran) and Sophie Turner (Sansa) were the same ages as their characters when the pilot was filmed; the others were all a year or more older. See more »

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Stannis Baratheon: We march to victory, or we march to defeat. But we go forward. Only forward.
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The credits evolve throughout the series, with different cities being featured depending upon the center of action at that point in the series. See more »


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One of the most stunning shows on television
19 April 2011 | by 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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