Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for HBO. It is based on A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin, the first of which is A Game of Thrones. The series premiered on April 17, 2011, and concluded on May 19, 2019, with 73 episodes broadcast over eight seasons.
The series takes place in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, where war is waging between various noble houses for control over the Iron Throne. At the center of it all is the Starks of Winterfell; their female head of the house, Cersei Lannister; their exiled last ruler, Robert Baratheon; his brother Stannis Meriweather; Tyrion Lannister; Daenerys Targaryen; Jon Snow; Arya Stark; Sansa Stark; Bran Stark; Samwell Tarly and Gilly while they are in Braavos as well as at Castle Black during their journey to King’s Landing after leaving White Harbor along with Samwell’s wife Gilly who is carrying her child who was conceived during the journey through wights that attacked them on their way north towards Castle Black when they were fleeing south towards King’s Landing along with Sam.
The series is set in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, a continent far to the east of the Known World. Westeros is divided into many kingdoms, with the largest being the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, which is ruled by House Targaryen, House Lannister, and House Baratheon. The first book focuses on the War of the Five Kings, where various nobles jockey for control over Westeros.
The second book follows Tyrion Lannister as he travels through Essos to seek support for his claim to King’s Landing. During this time period (A Game of Thrones), he comes across Daenerys Targaryen on her way back from meeting with Khal Drogo; they have sex and she gives him dragon eggs that hatch into baby dragons. He also meets Jon Snow, a bastard son of Ned Stark who was raised by his mother in secret after his father was executed by Lord Bolton during Robert’s Rebellion led by Robert Baratheon. As Jon begins training at Castle Black under Maester Aemon Targaryen and Ser Alliser Thorne, he encounters Bran Stark who has been pushed out of a tree when he was attacked by White Walkers.
- Season One: A Game of Thrones
- Season Two: Forget about Patchface
- Season Three: We’re Still Kinda Basing This on the Books
- Season Four: Doing our Own Thing
- Season Five: Let’s Start Adding Fanfiction to the Plot
- Season Six: Looks Like We’re On Our Own
- Season Seven: We’re Literally Making This All Up
- Season Eight: The Deadening