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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 5, Ep. 10 : Mother's Mercy Jun 14, 2015

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    Stannis begins to march; Dany is surrounded by strangers; Cersei seeks forgiveness; Jon is challenged.

  • Season 5, Ep. 9 : The Dance of Dragons Jun 7, 2015

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    Stannis faces a difficult decision; Jon returns to the Wall; Mace visits the Iron Bank; Arya encounters someone from her past; Dany oversees a celebration of athleticism.

  • Season 5, Ep. 8 : Hardhome May 31, 2015

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    Arya makes progress with her training; Sansa confronts an old friend; Cersei finds herself struggling; Jon travels.

  • Season 5, Ep. 7 : The Gift May 24, 2015

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    Jon prepares for conflict; Sansa tries to talk to Theon; Brienne waits for a sign; Stannis remains stubborn; Jaime tries to reconnect with family.

  • Season 5, Ep. 6 : Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken May 17, 2015

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    Arya begins training; Jorah and Tyrion encounter slavers; Trystane and Myrcella make plans; Jaime and Bronn reach their destination; the Sand Snakes attack.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • The storytelling by executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and their writing staff is increasingly assured and judicious; the first-rate cast continues to mine the full depth of the material; and the show itself is visually commanding, especially in the hands of Alan Taylor, who directed the first two episodes of the season. show more

  • This is a show worth watching, and worth the effort it might take for newbies to get up to speed. show more

  • The Game is worth it. Really. show more

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One of the few deaths we were almost certain about in the "Game of Thrones" Season 5 finale was Myrcella Lannister Baratheon. She was poisoned by the Sand Snakes before leaving on a ship with her dadd...

Warning: 'Game of Thrones' Will End With 'Bittersweet Victory'

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Gina Carbone on Aug 12th, 2015 12:00PM

One does not simply expect a happy ending on "Game of Thrones." It is known. Fans are on standby for the sixth book in George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, aka the source material for...

'Game of Thrones' Fan Demands Trial by Combat in Court Case

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Gina Carbone on Aug 10th, 2015 9:40AM

Prince Oberyn is out. Bronn, are you free? A fan of HBO's "Game of Thrones" checked the books and decided it's fair game to demand a trial by combat in his court case, where he's accused of aiding and...

'Game of Thrones' Adds Max Von Sydow as Three-Eyed Raven

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