Winter Is Coming

Season 1, Episode 1 -  Air Date: 4/17/2011
15 Ratings

Synopsis

A Night‘s Watch deserter is tracked down; Lord Eddard ``Ned‘‘ Stark learns that his mentor has died; Viserys Targaryen plots to win back the throne; Robert arrives at Winterfell with his family; Ned prepares to leave for King‘s Landing.

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Many of my favorite HBO dramas had to grow on me. Shows like Rome, Deadwood and The Wire had rich, complex stories and it took me a while to fully understand and appreciate all of them. That‘s exactly how I feel about HBO‘s newest show, Game of Thrones.The epic fantasy show based on a popular book series tried to cram one hour of exposition and about two or three dozen characters into the premiere, and while I felt confused at times (how can I be expected to keep track of all of Ned Stark‘s children?), I started to get a grasp on everything as the episode ended. Like the other great HBO shows, this one will have to give me time to catch up.
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