The first season based on George R.R. Martin hit series of novels was a smash success. Game of Thrones was one of the highest rated drama series on cable. Filled with twists, interesting characters and cool mythology it had people riveted. Of course, murder, incest and sinful behaviour usually does do the trick when done well. This incredibly adult series is done well – script, direction, set, costumes and acting is all great. Be warned that there is plenty of graphic sex and violence, so if you are easily offended stay away.
Episode 1: The North Remembers: Tyrion (played by Peter Dinklage) arrives in King’s Landing to stand in for his father as ruler. Robb Stark (played by Richard Madden) continues his attempt at waging war against the Lannisters.
Episode 2: The Night Lands: A scout of Dany’s (played by Emilia Clarke) returns and doesn’t have the best of news. While on the road north Arya (played by Maisie Williams) lets Gendry (played by Joe Dempsie) know who she is.
Episode 3: What is Dead May Never Die: The offer of marriage brings potential allies to Tyrion. Cat (played by Michelle Fairley), on behalf of Robb, tries to make an ally of King Renly (played by Gethin Anthony).
Episode 4: Garden of Bones: Tyrion finds help from the Queen’s servants. Joffrey (played by Jack Gleeson) takes out his anger about Robb’s lack of success in the field on Sansa (played by Sophie Turner).
Episode 5: Ghosts of Harrenhal: Cat has to run which brings about a quick reaction by Littlefinger. The Night Watch’s at the ancient fortress make a stand against the wildlings.
Episode 6: The Old Gods and the New: Joffrey meets his subjects. Jon (played by Kit Harington) is afforded the opportunity to prove his worth.
Episode 7: A Man Without Honor: While in the wilds Jon’s vows are questioned. Sansa awakes to something horrifying.
Episode 8: The Prince of Winterfell: Robb is faced with a betrayal. Jaqen (played by Tom Wlaschiha) has to repay his debt to Arya.
Episode 9: Blackwater: Stannis (played by Stephen Dillane) begins his attack on King’s Landing. Tyrion and the Lannisters have to fight for their lives at the Blackwater Rush.
Episode 10: Valar Morghulis: Jaqen gives Arya a gift. The winner at Blackwater gives his supporters their reward.
- Audio Commentary
- Creating The Battle of Blackwater Bay
- Character Profiles
- The Religions of Westeros
- War of the Five Kings
- In-Episode Guide
- Hidden Dragon Eggs
- Histories and Lores