Game of Thrones: Season 3 (2013)



Critic 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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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
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Michelle Fairley
as Catelyn Stark
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Alfie Allen
as Barristan Selmy
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Richard Madden
as Robb Stark
Charles Dance
as Tywin Lannister
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Jack Gleeson
as Joffrey Baratheon
Rory McCann
as Loras Tyrell
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
James Cosmo
as Jeor Mormont
Ian McElhinney
as Barristan Selmy
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
Clive Russell
as Brynden Tully
David Bradley
as Walder Frey
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Ciarán Hinds
as Mance Rayder
Julian Glover
as Grand Maester Pycelle
Ben Crompton
as Dolorous Edd
Art Parkinson
as Rickon Stark
Ed Skrein
as Daario Naharis
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
Will Champion
as Musician
Paul Bentley
as High Septon
Tara Fitzgerald
as Selyse Baratheon
Ross Mullan
as White Walker
Oddie Braddell
as Wendel Manderly
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…
Top Critic

[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


Ominous, blood-drenched & powerful in its story, Game of Thrones Season 3 continues the momentum and provides its best season to date. Continuous thrills and complexities combined with the ensembles outstanding performances slays competition and assumes the series' position as king of all drama shows. 4.5/5


Super Reviewer

The most well realized and polished Season so far (which is saying a lot, since what came before was already excellent), this is an unbelievable game changer at every turn. Most people will remember this Season because of the infamous Episode 09 but everything before and after is brilliant, showcasing the talent at everyone involved in this show. As a book reader of A Song Of Ice And Fire, I can tell you with confidence that the next Season is gonna top this one, easily. Is that even possible? You bet.

Francisco G

Super Reviewer

Season 3 lived up to the standard of previous seasons but had a focus on shock values (pretty predictable really). Each episode had really great quality and didn't feel like they were dragging the show on.


Super Reviewer


Not as strong as the seasons either side of it, but still some of the best viewing on television.


Super Reviewer

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