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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 3: Lord Snow

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.
Recommended

Review

The colourful and expensive fantasy epic almost grinds to a halt 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

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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
Prince Joffrey BaratheonJack Gleeson
Petyr `Littlefinger' BaelishAidan Gillen
VarysConleth Hill
Grand Maester PycelleJulian Glover
Benjen StarkJoseph Mawle
Lord Commander Jeor MormontJames Cosmo
Syrio ForelMiltos Yerolemou

Crew

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DirectorBrian Kirk
WriterDavid Benioff
WriterDB Weiss

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  • Episode 3

    Lord Snow

    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.
    Recommended

    Review

    The colourful and expensive fantasy epic almost grinds to a halt 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

    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
    Prince Joffrey BaratheonJack Gleeson
    Petyr `Littlefinger' BaelishAidan Gillen
    VarysConleth Hill
    Grand Maester PycelleJulian Glover
    Benjen StarkJoseph Mawle
    Lord Commander Jeor MormontJames Cosmo
    Syrio ForelMiltos Yerolemou

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorBrian Kirk
    WriterDavid Benioff
    WriterDB Weiss

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