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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 67 episodes, 2011-2019
Lena Headey ...  Cersei Lannister 64 episodes, 2011-2019
Emilia Clarke ...  Daenerys Targaryen 62 episodes, 2011-2019
Kit Harington ...  Jon Snow 62 episodes, 2011-2019
Sophie Turner ...  Sansa Stark 60 episodes, 2011-2019
Maisie Williams ...  Arya Stark 59 episodes, 2011-2019
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ...  Jaime Lannister 55 episodes, 2011-2019
Iain Glen ...  Jorah Mormont 49 episodes, 2011-2019
Alfie Allen ...  Theon Greyjoy 44 episodes, 2011-2019
John Bradley ...  Samwell Tarly 44 episodes, 2011-2019
Conleth Hill ...  Lord Varys 42 episodes, 2011-2019
Aidan Gillen ...  Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish 41 episodes, 2011-2017
Isaac Hempstead Wright ...  Bran Stark 41 episodes, 2011-2019
Gwendoline Christie ...  Brienne of Tarth 38 episodes, 2012-2019
Liam Cunningham ...  Davos Seaworth 37 episodes, 2012-2019
Jerome Flynn ...  Bronn 35 episodes, 2011-2019
Nathalie Emmanuel ...  Missandei 35 episodes, 2013-2019
Rory McCann ...  Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane 34 episodes, 2011-2019
Julian Glover ...  Grand Maester Pycelle 31 episodes, 2011-2016
Ben Crompton ...  Eddison Tollett 31 episodes, 2012-2019
Daniel Portman ...  Podrick Payne 31 episodes, 2012-2019
Kristofer Hivju ...  Tormund Giantsbane 29 episodes, 2013-2019
Jacob Anderson ...  Grey Worm 29 episodes, 2013-2019
Carice van Houten ...  Melisandre 28 episodes, 2012-2017
Charles Dance ...  Tywin Lannister 27 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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1.78 : 1
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The series first premiered in 2011, which also was the 15th anniversary of the publishing of the very first "A Song of Fire and Ice" novel by George R.R. Martin in 1996. See more »

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[repeated line]
Ygritte: You know nothing, Jon Snow.
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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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