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Game of Thrones 

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Nine noble families fight for control over the lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for millennia.
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Top Rated TV #11 | Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 375 wins & 608 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Peter Dinklage ...  Tyrion Lannister 67 episodes, 2011-2019
Lena Headey ...  Cersei Lannister 62 episodes, 2011-2019
Emilia Clarke ...  Daenerys Targaryen 62 episodes, 2011-2019
Kit Harington ...  Jon Snow 62 episodes, 2011-2019
Sophie Turner ...  Sansa Stark 59 episodes, 2011-2019
Maisie Williams ...  Arya Stark 59 episodes, 2011-2019
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ...  Jaime Lannister 55 episodes, 2011-2019
Iain Glen ...  Jorah Mormont 52 episodes, 2011-2019
John Bradley ...  Samwell Tarly 48 episodes, 2011-2019
Alfie Allen ...  Theon Greyjoy 47 episodes, 2011-2019
Conleth Hill ...  Lord Varys 46 episodes, 2011-2019
Liam Cunningham ...  Davos Seaworth 42 episodes, 2012-2019
Gwendoline Christie ...  Brienne of Tarth 42 episodes, 2012-2019
Aidan Gillen ...  Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish 41 episodes, 2011-2017
Isaac Hempstead Wright ...  Bran Stark 40 episodes, 2011-2019
Rory McCann ...  Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane 38 episodes, 2011-2019
Nathalie Emmanuel ...  Missandei 38 episodes, 2013-2019
Jerome Flynn ...  Bronn 37 episodes, 2011-2019
Daniel Portman ...  Podrick Payne 35 episodes, 2012-2019
Jacob Anderson ...  Grey Worm 34 episodes, 2013-2019
Ben Crompton ...  Eddison Tollett 34 episodes, 2012-2019
Kristofer Hivju ...  Tormund Giantsbane 33 episodes, 2013-2019
Julian Glover ...  Grand Maester Pycelle 31 episodes, 2011-2016
Carice van Houten ...  Melisandre 29 episodes, 2012-2019
Charles Dance ...  Tywin Lannister 27 episodes, 2011-2015
Hannah Murray ...  Gilly 27 episodes, 2012-2019

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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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Concerning the growing disappointment of some fans in how the show deviated more and more from the books, writer George R.R. Martin repeatedly stated that books and television shows are two separate mediums, "with different strengths, different weaknesses, different requirements". He explained that there have been small changes between the books and the show since the first season, and like the butterfly effect, some of these changes led to larger changes later on: "the longer the show goes on, the bigger the butterflies become. And now we have reached the point where the beat of butterfly wings is stirring up storms. More and more, they differ, (like) two roads diverging in the dark of the woods, but all of us are still intending that at the end we will arrive at the same place." He did, however, state several times that both the TV show and the book series are heading towards the same ending. See more »

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Maester Aemon: Nothing makes the past a sweeter place to visit than the prospect of imminent death.
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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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Power is Power
Performed by SZA, The Weeknd and Travis Scott
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Seasons 1-6: outstanding. 7: daft but good. 8: disappointing
21 May 2019 | by dholliday-imdbSee all my reviews

Let's say you're reading these reviews and haven't watched GoT yet, but now that it's finished are considering the marathon. What's the consensus? In this case, the consensus is accurate, and that is:

Seasons 1-6: outstanding. Deep world-building, intelligent dialogue, epic set-pieces worthy of Hollywood, expert acting, detailed plotting, genuine surprises, great soundtrack used sparingly. GoT is worth watching for these seasons, definitely.

Season 7: you suddenly notice the writing and plotting has taken a sharp dive downwards in quality. There are inexplicable ideas, inconsistent characterisation and soap-opera dramas. But at least the entertainment value is still very high, so it gets a pass.

Season 8: this drop chasms down to depths you didn't think possible. The writing has got so amateurish that the still-fantastic production values are no longer enough to save it. If you ever enjoyed Lost but were amazed at how bad the final season was, you're in familiar territory here.

The biggest problem with the final season was it took us out of the story and got us thinking about its many weaknesses. We lost our suspension of disbelief. Fatal for fiction. It also ruined the series-arcs to the point where a rewatch of the entire series is pointless.

So can I recommend a GoT marathon for newcomers? Yes, the first 6 seasons are worth the disappointments later on. But best series of all time it is not. It could've been, but dropping the ball in the final stretch puts it behind the following superior series more worthy of your marathon:

  • Battlestar Galactica (2003-2008)
  • Twin Peaks (all 3 seasons, plus the movie)
  • Breaking Bad


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Release Date:

17 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Song of Ice and Fire See more »

Filming Locations:

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