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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

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Season 5, Ep. 4 : Sons of the Harpy May 3, 2015

The Faith Militant grow increasingly aggressive; Jaime and Bronn head south; Ellaria and the Sand Snakes vow vengeance.

  • Season 5, Ep. 3 : High Sparrow Apr 26, 2015

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    In King's Landing, Queen Margaery enjoys her new husband; Tyrion and Varys walk the Long Bridge of Volantis.

  • Season 5, Ep. 2 : The House of Black and White Apr 19, 2015

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    Arya arrives in Braavos; Brienne runs into trouble on the road; Cersei fears for her daughter's safety in Dorne; Ellaria Sand seeks revenge; Stannis tempts Jon.

  • Season 5, Ep. 1 : The Wars to Come Apr 12, 2015

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    Cersei and Jaime adjust to a world without Tywin; Varys reveals a conspiracy to Tyrion; Dany faces a new threat; Jon is caught between two kings.

  • 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.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • It's stunningly rendered and very well-acted, and though the first few episodes have a tendency toward telling rather than showing, the pace rarely feels slack. show more

  • The characters are so richly-drawn, and so wonderfully-played, that the exposition ultimately isn't that great a stumbling block. I wanted to know more about these characters, and within an episode or so was eager for any bit of backstory that helped better clarify all the relationships. show more

  • While the first episode is a solid and visually rich scene-setter for the tale to come, there's a lot of dry, sometimes clunky exposition to get through before the story really gets going in the fifth episode, which is far and away the best hour of Game of Thrones I've seen. show more

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