Game of Thrones: Season 3 (2013)


Season 3
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Game of Thrones continues to deliver top quality drama for adults, raising the stakes even higher and leaving viewers hungry for more.



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Air date: Mar 31, 2013
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The War of the Five Kings continues to claim more victims, as Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) licks his wounds after a humiliating defeat and Robb Stark (Richard Madden) pushes for a risky offensive against the Lannisters. In other plotlines, Joffrey plans to marry Margaery (Natalie Dormer), Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) works to liberate a city whose economy is built on slavery and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) finds his undercover mission complicated when he falls in love with a woman from the tribe living beyond the wall.


Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Michelle Fairley
as Catelyn Stark
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Richard Madden
as Robb Stark
Charles Dance
as Tywin Lannister
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Jack Gleeson
as Joffrey Baratheon
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
Ian McElhinney
as Barristan Selmy
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
James Cosmo
as Jeor Mormont
Diana Rigg
as Olenna Tyrell
Tobias Menzies
as Edmure Tully
Finn Jones
as Loras Tyrell
Iwan Rheon
as Ramsay Snow
Ellie Kendrick
as Meera Reed
Richard Dormer
as Beric Dondarrion
Ed Skrein
as Daario Naharis
Clive Russell
as Brynden Tully
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
David Bradley
as Walder Frey
Ciarán Hinds
as Mance Rayder
Julian Glover
as Grand Maester Pycelle
Ben Crompton
as Dolorous Edd
Art Parkinson
as Rickon Stark
John Stahl
as Rickard Karstark
Robert Pugh
as Craster
Tom Brooke
as Lothar Frey
Ben Hawkey
as Hot Pie
Tim Plester
as Black Walder Frey
Ian Beattie
as Meryn Trant
Kerry Ingram
as Shireen Baratheon
Patrick Malahide
as Balon Greyjoy
Peter Vaughan
as Maester Aemon
Ramon Tikaram
as Prendahl na Ghezn
Sean Buckley
as Old Man
Alexandra Dowling
as Roslin Frey
Grace Hendy
as Marei Frey
Lucian Msamati
as Salladhor Saan
Kelly Long
as Joyeuse Frey
Paul Bentley
as High Septon
Will Champion
as Musician
Tara Fitzgerald
as Selyse Baratheon
Oddie Braddell
as Wendel Manderly
Ross Mullan
as White Walker
Gemma Whelan
as Yara Greyjoy
Edward Dogliani
as Rattleshirt
George Georgiou
as Razdal mo Eraz
Ian Whyte
as The Giant
Jamie Michie
as Steelshanks
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Critic Reviews for Game of Thrones Season 3

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (21)

By Episode 3, though, the action is as riveting as ever. And a superb addition to the new season is Diana Rigg as Lady Olenna.

Feb 7, 2014 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Game of Thrones gives us much to ruminate on regarding power, honor, and family. But it also reminds us that whether one is rich or poor, man or woman, honorable or evil, in Westeros life ain't fair.

Feb 7, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Hinds' performance underscores one of the continuing remarkable achievements of Thrones. Even though it has dozens of characters bundled in the same nondescript robes or skins, particularly for the winter scenes, it keeps them remarkably well sorted out.

Feb 7, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I'm happy to report Sunday's premiere is outstanding, a globe-spinning, breast-baring, bug-stabbing blast that nimbly reminds us where we've been while hinting at big things to come.

Sep 16, 2013 | Full Review…

Just as HBO blew open the western genre with Deadwood and the crime drama with The Wire, the channel, with Martin and executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, expands the potential of fantasy with Game of Thrones.

Mar 28, 2013 | Full Review…

GoT is an exploration of the human heart -- don't blame the series if what it finds there is often so ugly.

Apr 1, 2013 | Full Review…
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Game of Thrones offers a stern rebuke to genre elitism: it is not only a grand adventure, but a series that pushes the medium of television drama into new fields.

Mar 6, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

[Game of Thrones] is dark, ribald, dramatic and sometimes awe-inspiring; it may not be Tolkien, and that may be a blessing.

Jul 22, 2018 | Full Review…

What makes the show so enjoyable is how bored it is with the usual solemn father-son hoo-ha.

Jul 12, 2017 | Full Review…

For season three, there was no other way to end. After The Red Wedding, an event so monumentally brutal that it instantly became one of the cornerstones of this show's very legacy, the only way to go would be softer, quieter, warmer.

Feb 28, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Game of Thrones: Season 3

  • Jun 14, 2019
    Game of Thrones season 3 is just another A+ season. Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams, Lena Headey, Charles Dance, Michelle Fairley, Sophie Turner, Richard Madden, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Rose Leslie, Carice van Houten, Kit Harington, Jack Gleeson, and Alfie Allen gave phenomenal leading performances. The supporting cast also gave wonderful performances especially from Diana Rigg, Gwendoline Christie, John Bradley, Rory McCann, Liam Cunningham, Natalia Tena, Natalie Dormer, Paul Kaye, and Jerome Flynn. The storytelling and writing continues to be terrific. The makeup effects were very impressive this season especially the White Walker, Jamie's cut wound, and all of the other stab and cut wounds. The visual effects were fantastic especially the three dragons, they are so awesome looking. The fighting scenes were excellent especially the fight scene between The Hound and Beric and the fight scene in episode 9. The music in this season was great especially the songs It"s Always Summer Under the Sea and The Bear and the Maiden Fair. Also the last scene of the season was great, it was cool to see Daenerys getting more people to help her. Game of Thrones just continues to be my favorite tv show of all time and this season was even better then the first two seasons.
  • Jun 03, 2019
    I'll remember that episode for the rest of my life!
  • May 29, 2019
    Great 3rd season GoT delivers a stunning story again! Tyrion continue to rock the show! Episode 9 blew me away! GoT is going to be one of the best shows on tv!
  • May 19, 2019
    If you are a fan of fantasy, and have not yet seen this season, then what are you doing?
  • Apr 29, 2019
    This show is going to go down as one of HBO's best.
  • Apr 14, 2019
    Finally a show without those stupid Hollywoodish, PG-13 happy endings. Something serious.
  • Apr 04, 2019
    Keeps us coming back for more in this great universe, making us show all different kinds of emotion throughout the season.
  • Mar 13, 2019
    this is no where near as good as fn
  • Mar 03, 2019
    now we got dragons. the world is something new. lets see whats next.
  • Jan 06, 2019
    Bigger and certainly more ambitious than any season before it, Game of Thrones entertains with its big bloody clashes and at times shocking twists.

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