Watch Game of Thrones
- 8 Seasons
In the fantasy adventure series Game of Thrones, rival families struggle for control of Westeros. It's a continent that bears a resemblance to medieval Europe, except for the presence of dragons and mysterious zombie armies. The competition is far from a light-hearted game, though. The competitors are more than willing to rape, torture and kill to get what the want. Game of Thrones is roughly based on the storylines of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series by George R. R. Martin, set in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and the continent of Essos. The series follows several simultaneous plot lines. The first story arc follows a war of succession among competing claimants for control of the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, with other noble families fighting for independence from the throne. The second concerns the exiled scion's actions to reclaim the throne; the third chronicles the threat of the impending winter, as well as the legendary creatures and fierce peoples of the North. Showrunner David Benioff jokingly suggested "The Sopranos in Middle-earth" as Game of Thrones' tagline, referring to its intrigue-filled plot and dark tone in a fantasy setting of magic and dragons.