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Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while a forgotten race returns after being dormant for thousands of years.
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Series cast summary:
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 Tyrion Lannister (56 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Cersei Lannister (55 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Daenerys Targaryen (52 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Jon Snow (51 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Sansa Stark (49 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Arya Stark (49 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Jaime Lannister (46 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Jorah Mormont (44 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Theon Greyjoy (40 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Samwell Tarly (40 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Lord Varys (37 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish (36 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Brienne of Tarth (34 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Davos Seaworth (31 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Bran Stark (31 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Missandei (31 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Grand Maester Pycelle (31 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane (30 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Bronn (30 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Eddison Tollett (30 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Podrick Payne (28 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Tywin Lannister (27 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Melisandre (27 episodes, 2012-2017)
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 Margaery Tyrell (26 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Joffrey Baratheon (26 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Grey Worm (26 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Catelyn Stark (25 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Tormund Giantsbane (25 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Barristan Selmy (25 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Stannis Baratheon (24 episodes, 2012-2015)
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 Hodor (23 episodes, 2011-2016)
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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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Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish: The realm. Do you know what the realm is? It's the thousand blades of Aegon's enemies. A story we agree to tell each other over and over until we forget that it's a lie.
Lord Varys: But what do we have left once we abandon the lie? Chaos? A gaping pit waiting to swallow us all.
Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish: Chaos isn't a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some are given a chance to climb; they refuse. They cling to the realm or the gods or love. Illusions. Only ...
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One of the most stunning shows on television
19 April 2011 | by (Australia) – 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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