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Game of Thrones

  • 2011
  • Season 1
  • 10 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond.

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Episode 4: Cripples, B****rds and Broken Things

Summary

Ned searches for the truth about Jon Arryn's death, but is far from certain he can trust Pycelle or Littlefinger. The balance of power between the exiled Targaryens shifts dramatically, Jon Snow befriends a vulnerable new recruit at the great Wall, and Bran's recovery is made more difficult by a series of disturbing dreams. Fantasy drama, starring Sean Bean, Aiden Gillen and Julian Glover.
Recommended

Review

The medieval theme park of Game of Thrones certainly has a superior class of strolling player. Look among the non-vital, middle-ground characters and you’ll see Julian Glover as wispy-bearded sage Pycelle, and Iain Glen as exiled knight Ser Jorah Mormont. Such is the fun to be had from watching this expansive saga in its more leisurely moments, and there have been plenty of those up till now.
Fortunately, the overall momentum is picking up as the plot threads begin to converge. This week Daenerys — a sort of blonde Xena — has some meaty spats with her debased blackguard of a brother, Viserys; Stark’s bastard son Jon makes enemies when he stands up for a thin-skinned new recruit on the Night Watch; and the hedonistic ways of caustic dwarf Tyrion look like coming to an end.
There’s plenty of quality on show, and some sort of award is due to the designer of the opening credits, which are like a JRR Tolkien map brought spine-tinglingly to life.

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Lord Eddard `Ned' StarkSean Bean
King Robert BaratheonMark Addy
Queen Cersei LannisterLena Headey
Jaime LannisterNikolaj Coster-Waldau
Tyrion LannisterPeter Dinklage
Jon SnowKit Harington
Lady Catelyn StarkMichelle Fairley
Robb StarkRichard Madden
Bran StarkIsaac Hempstead Wright
Sansa StarkSophie Turner
Arya StarkMaisie Williams
Daenerys TargaryenEmilia Clarke
Viserys TargaryenHarry Lloyd
Khal DrogoJason Momoa
Illyrio MopatisRoger Allam
Petyr `Littlefinger' BaelishAidan Gillen
VarysConleth Hill
Grand Maester PycelleJulian Glover
Samwell TarlyJohn Bradley West
Ser Alliser ThorneOwen Teale
Theon GreyjoyAlfie Allen
Tywin LannisterCharles Dance

Crew

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DirectorBrian Kirk
WriterBryan Cogman

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  • Episode 4

    Cripples, B****rds and Broken Things

    Summary

    Ned searches for the truth about Jon Arryn's death, but is far from certain he can trust Pycelle or Littlefinger. The balance of power between the exiled Targaryens shifts dramatically, Jon Snow befriends a vulnerable new recruit at the great Wall, and Bran's recovery is made more difficult by a series of disturbing dreams. Fantasy drama, starring Sean Bean, Aiden Gillen and Julian Glover.
    Recommended

    Review

    The medieval theme park of Game of Thrones certainly has a superior class of strolling player. Look among the non-vital, middle-ground characters and you’ll see Julian Glover as wispy-bearded sage Pycelle, and Iain Glen as exiled knight Ser Jorah Mormont. Such is the fun to be had from watching this expansive saga in its more leisurely moments, and there have been plenty of those up till now.
    Fortunately, the overall momentum is picking up as the plot threads begin to converge. This week Daenerys — a sort of blonde Xena — has some meaty spats with her debased blackguard of a brother, Viserys; Stark’s bastard son Jon makes enemies when he stands up for a thin-skinned new recruit on the Night Watch; and the hedonistic ways of caustic dwarf Tyrion look like coming to an end.
    There’s plenty of quality on show, and some sort of award is due to the designer of the opening credits, which are like a JRR Tolkien map brought spine-tinglingly to life.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Lord Eddard `Ned' StarkSean Bean
    King Robert BaratheonMark Addy
    Queen Cersei LannisterLena Headey
    Jaime LannisterNikolaj Coster-Waldau
    Tyrion LannisterPeter Dinklage
    Jon SnowKit Harington
    Lady Catelyn StarkMichelle Fairley
    Robb StarkRichard Madden
    Bran StarkIsaac Hempstead Wright
    Sansa StarkSophie Turner
    Arya StarkMaisie Williams
    Daenerys TargaryenEmilia Clarke
    Viserys TargaryenHarry Lloyd
    Khal DrogoJason Momoa
    Illyrio MopatisRoger Allam
    Petyr `Littlefinger' BaelishAidan Gillen
    VarysConleth Hill
    Grand Maester PycelleJulian Glover
    Samwell TarlyJohn Bradley West
    Ser Alliser ThorneOwen Teale
    Theon GreyjoyAlfie Allen
    Tywin LannisterCharles Dance

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorBrian Kirk
    WriterBryan Cogman

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