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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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Language:

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Release Date:

17 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Song of Ice and Fire See more »

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Iceland See more »

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In Westeros, bastards (also "natural child" or "baseborn") born to nobles are given surnames different than their father's, according to the region where they were born. The surnames are mostly associated with the geographic or climatic features of the respective regions: Flowers (The Reach), Hill (The Westerlands), Pyke (The Iron Islands), Rivers (The Riverlands), Sand (Dorne), Snow (The North), Stone (The Vale), Storm (The Stormlands), or Waters (The Crownlands). Special surnames apply only to noble-born bastards who are openly acknowledged by their noble parent. Noble-born bastards unacknowledged by their noble parent (like Gendry), or those whose parents are commoners, can't use the special surname. A noble-born bastard can be legitimized by royal decree and change their surname to the father's. However, the social stigma may not always be lifted even after legitimization. See more »

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Ramsay Snow: My mother taught me not to throw stones at cripples... but my father taught me: aim for their head!
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One of the most stunning shows on television
19 April 2011 | by paulday98See 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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