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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:
Peter Dinklage ...  Tyrion Lannister 61 episodes, 2011-2017
Lena Headey ...  Cersei Lannister 58 episodes, 2011-2017
Emilia Clarke ...  Daenerys Targaryen 56 episodes, 2011-2017
Kit Harington ...  Jon Snow 56 episodes, 2011-2017
Sophie Turner ...  Sansa Stark 54 episodes, 2011-2017
Maisie Williams ...  Arya Stark 53 episodes, 2011-2017
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ...  Jaime Lannister 49 episodes, 2011-2017
Iain Glen ...  Jorah Mormont 48 episodes, 2011-2017
Alfie Allen ...  Theon Greyjoy 43 episodes, 2011-2017
John Bradley ...  Samwell Tarly 43 episodes, 2011-2017
Aidan Gillen ...  Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish 41 episodes, 2011-2017
Conleth Hill ...  Lord Varys 41 episodes, 2011-2017
Gwendoline Christie ...  Brienne of Tarth 37 episodes, 2012-2017
Liam Cunningham ...  Davos Seaworth 36 episodes, 2012-2017
Isaac Hempstead Wright ...  Bran Stark 35 episodes, 2011-2017
Jerome Flynn ...  Bronn 34 episodes, 2011-2017
Nathalie Emmanuel ...  Missandei 34 episodes, 2013-2017
Rory McCann ...  Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane 33 episodes, 2011-2017
Julian Glover ...  Grand Maester Pycelle 31 episodes, 2011-2016
Ben Crompton ...  Eddison Tollett 30 episodes, 2012-2017
Daniel Portman ...  Podrick Payne 30 episodes, 2012-2017
Carice van Houten ...  Melisandre 28 episodes, 2012-2017
Kristofer Hivju ...  Tormund Giantsbane 28 episodes, 2013-2017
Jacob Anderson ...  Grey Worm 28 episodes, 2013-2017
Charles Dance ...  Tywin Lannister 27 episodes, 2011-2015
Natalie Dormer ...  Margaery Tyrell 26 episodes, 2012-2016
Jack Gleeson ...  Joffrey Baratheon 26 episodes, 2011-2014
Michelle Fairley ...  Catelyn Stark 25 episodes, 2011-2013
Ian McElhinney ...  Barristan Selmy 25 episodes, 2011-2015
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Storyline

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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Five Kings. One Throne. See more »


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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Song of Ice and Fire See more »

Filming Locations:

Iceland See more »

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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Home video release)

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In the novels the title of the King of Westeros is "King of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm." In the show, "the Rhoynar" is omitted from the title. The Rhoynar is a reference to the Dornish, who immigrated to Westeros from the River Rhoyne. The writers believed this would cause confusion since the Dornish did not appear until later seasons so it was left out. See more »

Quotes

Robert Baratheon: I'm simply asking you to run my kingdom while I eat, drink, and whore myself into an early grave.
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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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Finally, a Show that stays true to it's written roots
18 April 2011 | by Jschool03See all my reviews

As an avid reader, I am often disappointed by what is represented by the silver screen. I initially get excited to see one of my favorite series on the big screen, and eventually walk away disgusted. For whatever reason, most shows and movies that are based on epic book series absolutely butcher the original content.

So when I saw the preview for "Game of Thrones" on HBO, I was immediately skeptical. Oh, I was going to watch it, but I didn't have high expectations. I did hold a little hope because HBO is known for their high quality shows.

I was absolutely shocked to watch the Pilot and realize that it followed the book almost to perfection. The language that is used by the actors is very similar to the way that it was written in the book, and events were not skipped. It stayed very true to the story without adding to it or removing from it.

The acting is superb and I actually felt like I was looking into Winterfell for the first time. I feel like I've actually got faces to add to the characters that I've been reading about for a long time.

If you have not read the books, you may feel as though the blatant sexuality is an addition from HBO to add some spice to the series. This is not the case at all. The books contained all of the sexuality that is shown in the Pilot. I am very proud of HBO for producing an amazingly accurate product. I will be watching every week for sure.

If you enjoyed what you saw in the Pilot, know that there are many other plot twists and action filled evenings to come. "Game of Thrones" has a ton of potential to be one of the greatest series that has ever been produced. I would highly recommend it to fans of the series and newcomers alike.

UPDATE:

I have now watched 3 Episodes and I wanted to come back and report some more. Even after 3 Episodes, the series is staying true to the written story. Overall the acting is still very good. I hate to watch a show that makes it look like the actors are reading a script. I don't get this impression with this HBO adaptation.

Each episode of this series leaves me itching for the next weekend. I really hate watching shows in real time because I enjoy absorbing several hours of a show at one time. But, a good show will keep you looking forward to it the whole week.

A special note to viewers that have not read the books... Keep watching! This series has numerous twists and turns and full of epic battles and action. It may seem like it's taking a little while to develop, but the reward is well worth the wait.

Even after 3 episodes, I would still highly recommend this to anyone.


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