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Game of Thrones

Series Summary
George R.R. Martin's best-selling book series "A Song of Ice and Fire" is brought to the screen as HBO sinks its considerable storytelling teeth into the medieval fantasy epic. It's the depiction of two powerful families -- kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and honest men -- playing a deadly game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, and to sit atop the Iron Throne. Martin is credited as a co-executive producer and one of the writers for the series, which was filmed in Northern Ireland and Malta.

Air Dates: 2011 - Present

Genres: Drama, Fantasy

Network: HBO

  • Season 4, Ep. 10 : The Children Jun 15, 2014

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    Circumstances change after an unexpected arrival from north of the Wall; Dany must face harsh realities; Bran learns more about his destiny; Tyrion sees the truth about his situation.

  • Season 4, Ep. 9 : The Watchers on the Wall Jun 8, 2014

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    Jon Snow and the Night's Watch face a big challenge.

  • Season 4, Ep. 8 : The Mountain and the Viper Jun 1, 2014

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    Unexpected visitors arrive in Mole's Town; Littlefinger's motives are questioned; Ramsay tries to prove himself to his father; Tyrion's fate is decided.

  • Season 4, Ep. 7 : Mockingbird May 18, 2014

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    Tyrion gains an unlikely ally; Daario asks Dany to allow him to do what he does best; Jon's warnings about the vulnerability of the Wall are ignored; Brienne follows a new lead.

  • Season 4, Ep. 6 : The Laws of Gods and Men May 11, 2014

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    Stannis and Davos set sail; Dany meets with supplicants; Tyrion faces down his father.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • It's sexy, violent, witty, emotionally devastating and visually spectacular--those dragons are bigger and more unruly than ever--delivering an experience not unlike how the glorious Diana Rigg (as Lady Olenna, Queen of Thorns) responds when she first lays eyes on the Amazonian warrior Lady Brienne (Gwendoline Christie): "Aren't you just marvelous, absolutely singular!" Yes, she is, and so's the show. show more

  • Even when the show is scene-setting mode (as it is in these early episodes), GoT now excels at slipping exposition into meaty character moments, and the cast is terrific at nailing what's in the scripts and much more beyond that. show more

  • It is--and continues to be in Season 4--a total storytelling masterclass. show more

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