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S1-E3 Lord Snow

S1-E3 Lord Snow

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Review

The colourful and expensive fantasy epic almost grinds to a halt tonight in an episode that’s chunky on exposition but feather-light on action.
Arriving in the capital city, the grim, granite-jawed Lord Stark (Sean Bean) locks horns with the monarch’s advisers — among them the scheming Baelish (Queer as Folk’s Aidan Gillen looking spookily like Gary Oldman). Stark’s situation isn’t improved by the sudden appearance of his wife Catelyn (Michelle Fairley) with news of a further attempt on their son’s life.
With its elaborate sets and carefully carved world, this earthy cousin of Lord of the Rings is a lovely-looking series, anchored by the central performances of Bean and Fairley. But by gum, it’s slow

Summary

Ned finally takes up his role at the side of the king, but struggles to deal with the political power games of Robert's cunning advisers. The weary lord is asked to organise a tournament, but finds the royal finances in a dire state - and his job is made even harder by troubling news from home. Meanwhile, Tyrion's visit to the Wall reveals the men of the Night's Watch are in desperate need of reinforcement, and relations between Daenerys and Viserys become increasingly strained. Fantasy drama, starring Sean Bean and Mark Addy.

Cast & Crew

Lord Eddard `Ned' Stark Sean Bean
King Robert Baratheon Mark Addy
Queen Cersei Lannister Lena Headey
Jaime Lannister Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Tyrion Lannister Peter Dinklage
Jon Snow Kit Harington
Lady Catelyn Stark Michelle Fairley
Robb Stark Richard Madden
Bran Stark Isaac Hempstead Wright
Sansa Stark Sophie Turner
Arya Stark Maisie Williams
Daenerys Targaryen Emilia Clarke
Viserys Targaryen Harry Lloyd
Khal Drogo Jason Momoa
Illyrio Mopatis Roger Allam
Prince Joffrey Baratheon Jack Gleeson
Petyr `Littlefinger' Baelish Aidan Gillen
Varys Conleth Hill
Grand Maester Pycelle Julian Glover
Benjen Stark Joseph Mawle
Lord Commander Jeor Mormont James Cosmo
Syrio Forel Miltos Yerolemou
Director Brian Kirk
Writer David Benioff
Writer DB Weiss
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