Game of Thrones: Season 3 (2013)

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Season 3
Game of Thrones

Critics Consensus

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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Critic Ratings: 45

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Audience Score

User Ratings: 5424
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Episodes

1
Air date: Mar 31, 2013
2
Air date: Apr 7, 2013
3
Air date: Apr 14, 2013
4
Air date: Apr 21, 2013
5
Air date: Apr 28, 2013
6
Air date: May 5, 2013
7
Air date: May 12, 2013
8
Air date: May 19, 2013
9
Air date: Jun 2, 2013
10
Air date: Jun 9, 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.

Cast

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
Kelly Long
as Joyeuse Frey
Lucian Msamati
as Salladhor Saan
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 (45) | 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…
Top Critic

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…

Combines a sophisticated and beautifully shot narrative maintaining a vastly conceived, intricate pattern of diverging and converging plot streams but it is also very, very simple... It may be the purest escapism ever devised.

Oct 19, 2018 | 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…

"Game of Thrones: Season 3″ is the most challenging and the most rewarding of the seasons so far, and the Blu-ray/DVD combo available now does it justice.

Feb 26, 2014 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Game of Thrones: Season 3

  • Oct 11, 2019
    Iconic and shocking moments abound in a story that has only been getting better so far. Nearly faultless television.
  • Oct 03, 2019
    Amazing character arcs and overall story.
  • Sep 23, 2019
    Back and stronger then ever, Game of Thrones Third Season proves why it is the best show around. With dark twist and turn, the characters and their stories continue in the best way possible. The war continues and Season Three ends in the bloodiest way possible.
  • Sep 22, 2019
    brutal los combates te enamora de los combates
  • Sep 19, 2019
    Really great actors, writing and well done special effects.
  • Sep 09, 2019
    Season 3 of Game of Thrones features some of the most incredible moments in television history (as well as fantasy history). One scene in particular, is probably the best that Game of Thrones has ever been in terms of writing and subverting tropes. This is the high point of the series by far!
  • Sep 07, 2019
    Best show ever, at the time.
  • Sep 06, 2019
    For me this is the show's low point, where it revels the most in its HBO-iness - gratuitous sex and violence which serves virtually no point other than as a crutch for uneven storytelling.
  • Sep 06, 2019
    Another great season from this fantasy epic!
  • Sep 05, 2019
    Needless to say Season 3 was the most dramatic Season in the entirety of the show. The ending was almost as perfect as the beginning. Too many great moments for this not to be considered one of the best seasons in the show. In my opinion it's a tie between this or Season 4 for the best season in the show.

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