Game of Thrones (2011)


Season 1
Game of Thrones

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Its intricate storytelling and dark themes may overwhelm some viewers, but Game of Thrones is a transportive, well-acted, smartly written drama even non-genre fans can appreciate.

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Critic Ratings: 225

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Air date: Apr 17, 2011

A Night's Watch deserter is tracked down; Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark learns that his mentor has died; Viserys Targaryen plots to win back the throne; Robert arrives at Winterfell with his family; Ned prepares to leave for King's Landing.

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Air date: May 1, 2011

Ned learns of the Crown's profligacy; Jon Snow impresses Tyrion; Catelyn follows her husband to King's Landing; Arya studies swordsmanship.

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Air date: May 8, 2011

Ned looks for clues; Robert and his guests witness a tournament; Viserys clashes with Daenerys; Sansa imagines her future as queen.

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Air date: May 15, 2011

Robert orders a preemptive strike on the Targaryens; Tyrion helps Catelyn; Sansa is charmed by Ser Loras Tyrell; Arya overhears a plot against her father.

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Air date: May 22, 2011

Ned sits for the king; Tyrion confesses and demands a trial by combat; Joffrey apologizes; Viserys receives his final payment.

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Air date: May 29, 2011

Tywin and Jaime prepare for battle; Ned confronts Cersei; Jon takes his Night's Watch vows; Drogo vows to lead the Dothraki.

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Air date: Jun 5, 2011

The Lannisters press their advantage over the Starks; Robb rallies his father's allies.

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Air date: Jun 12, 2011

Ned makes a decision; Robb captures a prized prisoner; Daenerys finds her reign in jeopardy.

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Air date: Jun 19, 2011

A new king rises in the north; a Khaleesi finds new hope in the season finale.

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Sean Bean
Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark

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Mark Addy
King Robert Baratheon

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Peter Dinklage
Tyrion Lannister

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Lena Headey
Queen Cersei Lannister

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Michelle Fairley
Lady Catelyn Stark

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Ser Jaime Lannister

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Emilia Clarke
Daenerys Targaryen

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Harry Lloyd
Viserys Targaryen

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Richard Madden
Robb Stark

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Sophie Turner
Sansa Stark

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Maisie Williams
Arya Stark

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Jack Gleeson
Prince Joffrey Baratheon

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Iain Glen
Ser Jorah Mormont

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Alfie Allen
Theon Greyjoy

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Aidan Gillen
Petyr Baelish

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Rory McCann
Sandor Clegane

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Ron Donachie
Rodrik Cassel

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Julian Glover
Grand Maester Pycelle

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David Benioff
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D.B. Weiss
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Carolyn Strauss
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Guymon Casady
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Vince Gerardis
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Ralph Vicinanza
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George R.R. Martin
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Critic Reviews for Game of Thrones: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Game of Thrones: Season 1

  • 3d ago
    I wish I could find where to rate the full show. I love GOT! Best ever! HOTD will never be this great and is actually pretty bad. But GOT is excellent! I love everything about it: casting, costumes, scenery, dialogue, CGI... absolutely brilliant! It's sad that House of the Dragons is so awful. I was hoping for another Game of Thrones, but HOTD will never take GOT's crown!
  • Jan 04, 2023
    This is a brutal fantasy world full of injustice but its also one of the best.
  • Jan 03, 2023
    Writing : 10/10 Acting : 10/10 Cinematography : 8/10 Costume design : 10/10 Set design : 10/10 CGI Effects 8/10 Artistic vision 10/10 Adaptation ranking : 9/10
  • Dec 31, 2022
    One of the best cliffhangers of TV history.
  • Dec 27, 2022
    The first time I watched this season I couldnt really follow the plot as the volume on the old Dvd format was really low, but after the first rewatch it was definitely extremely entertaining and kept me glued to the screen the whole time, a solid 10/10 series, no wonder it still receives so much love and attention to this day.
  • Dec 17, 2022
    One of the best shows ever made.
  • Dec 13, 2022
    Seasons 1, 2, 3, and 4 have very good material to work with. The others do not. Skip those and read.
  • Dec 09, 2022
    Amazing! So many characters that you love (or hate). So many different personal stories as well as the overall story bringing them altogether. The way it is told moves you from one character/location to another, and it's perfect. This is one of my favourite shows ever!
  • Dec 08, 2022
    What started everything! This isn't your everyday show. Not for the faint-hearted indeed.
  • Nov 25, 2022
    as everyone says the first 4 seasons are good

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