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Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

HBO 2011

Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night's Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and icy horrors beyond.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones - S8E6

#1 - The Iron Throne

6.66

Season 8 - Episode 6

In the aftermath of the devastating attack on King's Landing, Daenerys must face the survivors.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Game of Thrones from 10109 votes.

Game of Thrones - S8E5

#2 - The Bells

7.60

Season 8 - Episode 5

Varys betrays his queen, and Daenerys brings her forces to King's Landing.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Game of Thrones from 8993 votes.

Game of Thrones - S5E6

#3 - Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

7.69

Season 5 - Episode 6

Arya trains. Jorah and Tyrion run into slavers. Trystane and Myrcella make plans. Jaime and Bronn reach their destination. The Sand Snakes attack.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Game of Thrones from 10617 votes.

Game of Thrones - S8E4

#4 - The Last of the Starks

7.70

Season 8 - Episode 4

In the wake of a costly victory, Jon and Daenerys look to the south as Tyrion eyes a compromise that could save countless lives.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Game of Thrones from 9575 votes.

Game of Thrones - S5E3

#5 - High Sparrow

7.86

Season 5 - Episode 3

In Braavos, Arya sees the Many-Faced God; In King's Landing, Queen Margaery enjoys her new husband; Tyrion and Varys walk the Long Bridge of Volantis.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Game of Thrones from 11357 votes.

Game of Thrones - S5E5

#6 - Kill the Boy

7.90

Season 5 - Episode 5

Daenerys makes a difficult decision in Meereen; Jon recruits the help of an unexpected ally; Brienne searches for Sansa; Theon remains under Ramsay’s control.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Game of Thrones from 10385 votes.

Game of Thrones - S5E2

#7 - The House of Black and White

7.91

Season 5 - Episode 2

Arya arrives in Braavos; Podrick and Brienne run into trouble on the road; Cersei fears for her daughter's safety in Dorne as Ellaria Sand seeks revenge for Oberyn's death. Stannis tempts Jon; an adviser tempts Daenerys.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Game of Thrones from 11662 votes.

Game of Thrones - S5E4

#8 - Sons of the Harpy

7.95

Season 5 - Episode 4

The Faith Militant grow increasingly aggressive. Jaime and Bronn head south. Ellaria and the Sand Snakes vow vengeance.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Game of Thrones from 11393 votes.

Game of Thrones - S6E7

#9 - The Broken Man

7.97

Season 6 - Episode 7

The High Sparrow eyes another target. Jaime confronts a hero. Arya makes a plan. The North is reminded.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Game of Thrones from 17995 votes.

Game of Thrones - S5E7

#10 - The Gift

8.01

Season 5 - Episode 7

Jon prepares for conflict. Sansa tries to talk to Theon. Brienne waits for a sign. Stannis remains stubborn. Jaime attempts to reconnect with family.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Game of Thrones from 10881 votes.

Game of Thrones - S5E1
#11 - The Wars to Come
8.01
Season 5 - Episode 1

Cersei and Jaime adjust to a world without Tywin; Varys reveals a conspiracy to Tyrion; Daenerys faces a new threat to her rule; Jon is caught between two kings.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Game of Thrones from 12599 votes.

Game of Thrones - S6E1
#12 - The Red Woman
8.01
Season 6 - Episode 1

Jon Snow is dead. Daenerys meets a strong man. Cersei sees her daughter again.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Game of Thrones from 18683 votes.

Game of Thrones - S1E3
#13 - Lord Snow
8.02
Season 1 - Episode 3

Arriving at King’s Landing, Ned is shocked to learn of the Crown’s profligacy from his new advisors. At Castle Black, Jon Snow impresses Tyrion at the expense of greener recruits. Suspecting the Lannisters had a hand in Bran’s fall, Catelyn covertly follows her husband to King’s Landing, where she is intercepted by Petyr Baelish, a.k.a. “Littlefinger,” a shrewd longtime ally and brothel owner. Cersei and Jaime ponder the implications of Bran’s recovery; Arya studies swordsmanship. On the road to Vaes Dothrak, Daenerys finds herself at odds with Viserys.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Game of Thrones from 11429 votes.

Game of Thrones - S3E2
#14 - Dark Wings, Dark Words
8.04
Season 3 - Episode 2

Sansa says too much. Shae asks Tyrion for a favor. Jaime finds a way to pass the time, while Arya encounters the Brotherhood Without Banners.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Game of Thrones from 10200 votes.

Game of Thrones - S4E5
#15 - First of His Name
8.04
Season 4 - Episode 5

Jon starts a new mission. Cersei and Tywin consider the next move for the Crown. Daenerys makes plans for the future after hearing the latest news from King's Landing. Lord Baelish and Sansa reach their destination.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Game of Thrones from 10976 votes.

Game of Thrones - S2E2
#16 - The Night Lands
8.05
Season 2 - Episode 2

In the wake of a bloody purge in the capital, Tyrion chastens Cersei for alienating the king’s subjects. On the road north, Arya shares a secret with Gendry, a Night’s Watch recruit. With supplies dwindling, one of Dany’s scouts returns with news of their position. After nine years as a Stark ward, Theon Greyjoy reunites with his father Balon, who wants to restore the ancient Kingdom of the Iron Islands. Davos enlists Salladhor Saan, a pirate, to join forces with Stannis and Melisandre for a naval invasion of King’s Landing.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Game of Thrones from 9744 votes.

Game of Thrones - S2E8
#17 - The Prince of Winterfell
8.05
Season 2 - Episode 8

Theon receives a visitor. Arya asks her third and last death from Jaqen. While Stannis' army is reaching its destination, Davos is offered a reward. Betrayal befalls Robb.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Game of Thrones from 8937 votes.

Game of Thrones - S1E4
#18 - Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things
8.06
Season 1 - Episode 4

Ned looks for clues to the death of his predecessor, and uncovers one of King Robert’s bastards. Robert and his guests witness a tournament honoring Ned. Jon takes measures to protect Sam from further abuse at Castle Black; a frustrated Viserys clashes with Daenerys in Vaes Dothrak; Sansa imagines her future as a queen, while Arya envisions a far different future. Catelyn rallies her husband’s allies to make a point, while Tyrion finds himself caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Game of Thrones from 10906 votes.

Game of Thrones - S6E6
#19 - Blood of My Blood
8.07
Season 6 - Episode 6

An old foe comes back into the picture. Gilly meets Sam’s family. Arya faces a difficult choice. Jaime faces off against the High Sparrow.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Game of Thrones from 17998 votes.

Game of Thrones - S2E4
#20 - Garden of Bones
8.07
Season 2 - Episode 4

Joffrey punishes Sansa for Robb’s victories, and Tyrion scrambles to temper the king’s cruelty. Catelyn entreats Stannis and Renly to unite against the Lannisters. Dany and her khalasar arrive at the prosperous city of Qarth. Tyrion coerces a relative into being his eyes and ears. Arya and Gendry are taken to Harrenhal, where their lives are in the hands of Ser Gregor Clegane. Stannis orders Davos to smuggle Melisandre into a secret cove.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Game of Thrones from 9404 votes.

Last updated: apr 18, 2021

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I can tell you that Game of Thrones is phenomenal, visual beautiful, fantastic, exhilarating and action-packed thrilling rollercoaster that in many ways has not been seen yet in a tv show. I could say that and be absolutely right about it, but unless you have been living under a rock without an internet connection for the past 2 years than no doubt you already heard, seen or read for yourself what a masterpiece the books and/or this tv series is. Game of Thrones is exactly like the title says: A game for the throne. Played by the people who think its their right to claim, conquer or inherit it. They all have different goals and different ways of getting to that point, but their goal is in essence in one way or another the same for all of them: to be recognized and remembered for their deeds. Off course that is not so weird since everyone in real life at some level thinks like that. But the main characters in Game of Thrones are different, either through noble descent, the power and money they have, intelligence or sheer luck they have become a member of one of the noble houses that rule the countries and can decide the fate and lives of hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions of people within the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos. The story, setting and characters are all taken from a broad range of European history. Most of what we see of the continent Westeros (castles and tournaments) is taken from High Medieval Western Europe from around the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries. But the story takes bits and pieces from other time periods as well. For example the wildfire that was used in season 2 in a brilliant strategic move of "The Imp" Tyrion Lannister during the Battle of the Blackwater is in fact Byzantine "Greek fire" which was invented and first used in the 7th century during battles between Muslims and Byzantines. This and other historical events, devices and characters based on real people out of history are all as it seems perfectly interwoven into each other into the fictional world of Game of Thrones by the author of the books George R. R. Martin. For the actors who play the characters i have nothing but utmost respect. The performance they manage to show episode after episode is definitely what makes this tv show so popular. There is one in particular that without a doubt is one of the more popular stars of this tv show: Peter Dinklage who plays the role of "The Imp" Tyrion Lannister. In the 1st season he was portrayed as nothing more than someone who took advantage of his noble status and money to do whatever he wanted. But in season 2 (and hopefully the next seasons too) he transformed despite his disadvantage of being born as a dwarf (who during medieval times and in this fictional world are considered "lesser" humans) into a brilliant military and political strategist and someone who can very good and enjoys as he so very accurately said himself "play the game". Game of Thrones is without a doubt the hit tv show of this decade. It started out with a story about medieval times, but slowly with every episode we see the world of the Seven Kingdoms transform into a place where mythical creatures exist, magic and dark powers are used as a weapon against enemies and where the dead are once more walking again.... Winter is coming, and i have no doubt it that it will be as spectacular and story-wise phenomenal as we have have seen in the previous seasons.

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Gonna give this a shot over the weekend. Heard so much about it.

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OMG reading the books now.

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I had to downgrade the rating form 10 -> 9 all is because of Season 8, this is how you almost ruin the best show in the world...! Chapeau Breaking bad :)

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Don't waste your time with this.

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I have seen season 1,2 and 3. But I can't get myself to continue. The series is beautifully made, it really is. But I just can't seem to get into the story.

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Can't wait for season 5!

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Funny, in case of Breaking Bad I am actually one of those people claiming it's sort of the best drama in television history and can't understand most of the criticism that it gets from the "haters" (you know the drill). While in case of Game of Thrones I am on that other side, the "haters" side, I assume. Generally spoken, I am genuinely interested in plot driven shows where you have a complex society and their circumstances explained to you. In lack of a better example, I enjoyed the anime MAOYU (Maoyuu Maou Yuusha) a lot. It focused on the improvement of society in a middle age like time. That involved for example trades for profit as well as for political pressure or education for the common men to improve the live of all. Compared to GoT it was obviously much simpler but you hopefully get the point that I am not condemning GoT for what it is or tries to be. I just can't get into this show. I get where it is coming from, the scenery is actually really good, costumes are very well made, some likeable characters but all that is left after watching an episode are the basically countless breasts, some pointless violence, profanity and a lot of confusion due to the cutscenes that you see in every episode and the sheer endless amount of characters. Cutscenes from one house and plot to another. Because of that it feels like it's not moving forward at all and as a watcher I feel tortured and bored to death with all the unnecessary anecdotes, side characters and sideplots not bringing anything to the table. The whole show tries way too hard and puts too much into the pot to attract as much people as possible. Sex, nudity, portraying women almost only as whores or otherwise pleasure material, incest, profanity, violence, partly even gore, all kinds of characters mixed together, great scenery, outstanding props/environments. As soon as something starts to make just a bit sense another cutscene and you're left hanging in the air until you forgot where you were or what happend before until you get back, resulting in you not caring for a single or at least most of the characters. Having partly awful actors doesn't help this show either (the guy playing Viserys Targaryen for example, wow is he bad). Actors who rigidly recite their text with almost no (plausible) emotion in voice or facial ex-pressi-on (basically every private scene of Eddard and King Robert). In addition it seems like this show is on of those where you have to prepare before watching it to be able to follow it, like reading up on Wikipedia, the books, searching for a relationships chart (which I did, cause I lost track of all the connections pretty fast) and the like. Concluding I must say as a TV show this one fails big time (for me). It's bad. Really bad. After watching 5 episodes, that are roughly 5 hours, a sixth of the whole show for now I can't watch another episode. Getting back to the hater thing, I can't leave this being unsaid: It's a hilariously overrated show. Maybe I am going to take the risk and read the books instead, in some years when the hype is over. Instead of watching this I rather waste my time on Homeland that picked my interest from the start and was actually able to make me care about the characters.

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Started watching this since it was often trending on trakt. Great show. So thanks trakt!

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Out of all the fan theories that circulated over the years, you would be hard pressed to find one that was dumber and more disappointing than what the actual final season turned out to be. You would be better off watching Cats the movie in its place, because then you would at least be able to laugh and cringe rather than feel immeasurable disappointment and emptiness. If you can stop yourself from watching the entire show, you might do well watching seasons one through seven and picking your favourite fan theory to close out the series. Truthfully, even seasons five, six and seven were weaker than the first half of the show, but at the time it seemed forgivable because of the show's strong beginning and the expectation that everything would tie together nicely at the end. Those foolish enough to watch to the end will be faced with an experience similar to the five stages of grief and loss as they make their way through the final episodes. Denial that this episode is actually part of the series and not an out of season April Fool's joke. Anger that you let yourself get so invested in this show after refusing to get on the bandwagon for so many years. Bargaining, that these were fake episodes to "subvert your expectations", or that the season could be remade. Depression, that this is actually the real thing and it somehow turned out so poorly. Finally, acceptance. Just an empty feeling, no anger or sadness over increasingly stupid and illogical scenes and outcomes. Just coming to terms with this really being the end of the show and this somehow managing to get released. It comes together about as well as a project finished in the last hour of the last day before a deadline, despite having had vast resources to pull from over the two preceding years. The only remotely redeemable aspect of the final season is the endless amount of hilarious critical reviews and memes that come at its expense. As for the rating, it would be unfair to give a give a 1 the entire series as a whole because of the incompetence of the writers in the final season. The series did start strong and everyone involved in the project aside from the writers obviously invested a lot of time and quality work into the show. The acting, music composition, cinematography, editing, visual effects, etc. all ranged from great to amazing.

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Best Fantasy TV Shows To Watch (Including Game of Thrones)

  • The best place to start for me is “The Originals”. It’s the spin-off of The Vampire diaries, which we all remember. The first season premiered in 2013. It’s the storyline of power-hungry family, originals of the vampires, who are trying to reclaim their own city as they refer to  - “New Orleans”. But things get complicated when witches and other vampires get involved, who are not ready to give up power. Not surprising after Vampire diaries we saw this coming.

  • The next TV Show we’re gonna discuss is the “Supernatural”. Yes, why not, let’s dive in in our youths. The story revolves around two brothers, who are fighting bad supernatural creatures. Such as demons, monsters, and even fallen gods. It’s some kind of twist when we understand what their motive is, so go on trust me on this to start these series if you have not seen them yet.

  • And last but not least is of course “Game of Thrones”. Probably the most popular series of all.f you have not seen it yet, trust me you’re missing out. It’s the masterpiece written by George. R.R. Martin.  The plot follows the title. Seven kingdoms fighting for one throne, but it’s not that simple. They all have mutual enemies, which will lead them to form a truce and even fight for each other’s lives. This show is full of surprises so you don’t wanna miss it.

So these are my favorite fantasy TV shows, choose one to watch and have fun.

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