George R.R. Martin wrote a series of best selling fantasy books and they have been adapted into a series on HBO. A terrific series by HBO. In this world the summer last decades and winters can last a human lifetime. It is a world of the Seven Kingdoms and ruled over by the man that sits on the Iron Throne. The north is frozen, the south is powerful, the east is a violent place and an ancient towering wall protects the kingdom from what lies beyond. Like most kingdoms the Seven Kingdoms is filled with deceit, betrayal, honor, control, nobility, and victory. It all makes for great television.
Episode 1: Winter is Coming: A Night’s Watch deserter brings some troubling news to Lord Ned Stark (played by Sean Bean), King Robert (played by Mark Addy) and all the Lannisters arrive at Winterfall, and Viserys Targaryen (played by Harry Lloyd) makes an alliance with the Dothraki.
Episode 2: The King’s Road: After seeing something he shouldn’t Bran (played by Isaac Hempstead Wright) is rendered “silent” by Jaime Lannister (played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), Jon (played by Kit Harington) heads to the Wall to be a Night, and Ned has a family crisis on his hands on the way to King’s Landing.
Episode 3: Lord Snow: Tyrion (played by Peter Dinklage) is impressed by Jon, Ned has to face his past and future at King’s Landing, and Daenarys (played by Emilia Clarke) butts heads with her brother, Viserys.
Episode 4: Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things: Ned investigates Arryn’s death, Jon figures out a way to protect Sam (played by John Bradley) and Tyrion is caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Episode 5: The Wolf and the Lion: Ned refuses to carry out an order from the King, Tyrion manages to escape from a dangerous situation and then finds himself in another.
Episode 6: A Golden Crown: Ned makes a contentious decree, Tyrion is forced to confess to his crimes and Viserys demands his final payment for his sister, Daenerys.
Episode 7: You Win or You Die: Ned confronts Cersei (played by Lena Headey) about her secrets, Jon takes his Night’s Watch vows, Drogo (played by Jason Momoa) vows to lead the Dothraki in an invasion of King’s Landing.
Episode 8: The Pointy End: The Lannisters use their advantage over the Starks, Robb (played by Richard Madden) gathers his father’s armies and begins to travel south to war.
Episode 9: Baelor: Ned makes a decision that will have large repercussions, Robb takes on an important prisoner and Daenarys finds her time as Queen of the Dothraki in peril.
Episode 10: Fire and Blood: There is a new king in the North and the Khaleesi goes through a tragedy to find hope on the other side.
Special Features: In-Episode Guide, Complete Guide to Westeros, Character Profiles, Anatomy of an Episode, Making Game of Thrones, From the Book to the Screen, Creating the Show Opening, Creating the Dothraki Language, The Night’s Watch