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HBO's Game of Thrones has brought epic fantasy into the mainstream. With interweaving storylines shot in multiple countries, this show is proving that magic and dragons can be sophisticated. Viewers love the complex plot, gorgeous backgrounds and ample nudity so typical of HBO shows.
Every week, Game of Thrones manages to shock viewers with incest, murder and betrayal. As five would-be kings battle for a single throne, royalty is killed, innocent men are tortured and dark magic is created in shadows. Heroes discuss assassinating teenage girls, monarchs kills infants and noble girls disguise themselves as pageboys. Even fans of the book series on which the show is based have been surprised by dramatic twists created by the show's producers.
Part of fans' love for Game of Thrones is due to the show's attention for detail. Producers hired a conlinguist to create a fantasy language for one set of characters. Lavish costumes and set pieces bring the medieval world to life. Truly ugly actors are cast for parts that demand unsightly appearances. A little person is one of the most popular characters. HBO truly brings the Game of Thrones world to life.
Magic is common on the show. Zombies and ice creatures threaten from the North. Dragons and a powerful princess are growing strong across the Narrow Sea. Face-changing assassins are penetrating the kingdom, and the Lord of Light's devotees are bringing fire and death to the capitol city.
Despite the dragons, shadow assassins and magical priestesses that populate Westeros, adults are enthralled by Game of Thrones. HBO's decision to gamble on a series of fantasy novels is paying off as the network infuses the show with frequent nudity and violence to keep viewers hooked.
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Game of Thrones Full Episode Guide
In the sixth season finale, Tyrion directs Daenerys on the imminent campaign; Jon and Sansa discuss their future; and Cersei's trial begins in King's Landing.
Ramsay catches his audience off guard. Jon counterattacks. Dany honors her word.
While Jaime weighs his options, Cersei answers a request. Tyrion’s plans bear fruit. Arya faces a new test.
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The series didn't win all the awards it was nominated for this year, but it still won plenty.
It was hard to imagine how mild-mannered Angela Lansbury would fit into the harsh world of GoT. The answer is, she won't.
We don't know yet when season seven of GoT will hit the air, but now we know one new face that will be part of the new season.
The recently announced superhero series will be nothing like the super-hot swords-and-sorcery epic, but the involvement of GoT's popular creator could create significant buzz around the new series.
The series will, without doubt, end after its eighth season, but an HBO exec has left the door open to the possibility of a spin-off series to fill the void left when the original GoT departs.
HBO confirmed this week that the worst fears of GoT fans are coming true. Winter may be coming, but the next season of the series isn't, at least not soon.
GoT's showrunners don't want to start production during sunny, vacation-friendly weather, so you're going to have to be patient as you wait for season seven.
Game of Thrones is a big money maker for HBO, and the actors who make it happen will get a bigger piece of the financial action starting next season.
The beginning of GoT's sixth season, with its backpedaling cliffhanger, was on thin ice dramatically, but the series' latest episode, based on fan reaction, is entirely back on track.
HBO's epic fantasy series is already one of the most-watched series on TV, but more people are watching it now than ever have before.
Last season's Game of Thrones finale ended with a cliffhanger, and viewers had to wait until the second episode of this season for the cliffhanger's resolution. Was it worth the long wait?