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Game of Thrones Season II

by HBO

Synopsis

The Seven Kingdoms are at war. The King in the North, Robb Stark, who is fighting to win independence for his people, decides that he must win the allegiance of the fiercely independent Ironborn to dethrone Joffrey Baratheon who holds the Iron Throne with the backing of the powerful House Lannister.

Joffrey’s uncle Renly also has claims to the throne with the support of House Tyrell, whose armies are significantly larger. As they struggle for ascendancy Tyrion Lannister arrives in King’s Landing to take matters in hand, only to face opposition from his scheming sister, Cersei, now the Queen Regent.

Yet another faction enters the picture claiming sovereignty. Stannis Baratheon, Robert’s younger brother and Renly’s older is a proven battle commander and veteran of several wars, known to be utterly without mercy to his enemies. Advising him is Melisandre, an enigmatic priestess from the east, who believes Stannis is bound for a greater destiny.

Far to the east, Daenerys Targaryen has hatched the only three dragons in the world. They will grow into terrifying monsters capable of destroying cities at her command, but for now they are still hatchlings and vulnerable. With her Khalasar gone, Daenerys and her loyal knight Ser Jorah Mormont accompanied by a small band of followers must find a way across a forbidding wasteland and find new allies to support her claim to the Throne.

Forgotten by all in the distant north, the Night’s Watch has mounted an expedition beyond the Wall, searching for missing rangers and investigating rumours of wildlings amassing in the mountains. For Jon Snow this will be a rite of passage as he is asked to make difficult choices, for the realm and for himself.

Reviews

. . . pulls you in – and doesn’t let go. . .a great and thundering series. . .intrigue bristling with vivid characters, cross-hatched with tantalizing plotlines. . . wild and bewitching . . .rare alchemy. . .

Los Angeles Times

A cinematic feast . . . Definition of Epic Television.

Los Angeles Times

Grade A+ . . . Thrones rules all on the tube . . . the best show on television . . . the rarest of the rare.

Newsday

So engrossing, everything from the acting and the writing to the sumptuous sets and creative storytelling is top-notch.

Chicago Times

Gorgeous and hypnotic . . . magnificent.

The Wall Street Journal

Masterful Epic . . . impossible not to succumb to its visceral dark magic.

TV Guide

Gripping and rule breaking television.

Rolling Stone

. . . what elevates Game of Thrones above the gratuitous cut and thrust of Rome and its HBO stable mates, is the wit and complexity of David Benioff and D. B. Weiss’s script and the quality of the acting from mainly British cast.

The Times

Awards

Game of Thrones was one of the most celebrated dramas of the year.

Screen Actors Guild Awards: Nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
12 Emmy Awards or Nominations including Outstanding Drama Series

Credits

Peter Dinklage
Tyrion Lannister
Emilia Clarke
Daenerys Targaryen
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Jaime Lannister
Michelle Fairley
Catelyn Stark
Lena Headey
Cersei Lannister
Iain Glen
Jorah Mormont
Conleth Hill
Lord Varys
Aidan Gillen
Petyr Baelish
Kit Harington
Jon Snow
Sophie Turner
Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams
Arya Stark
Richard Madden
Robb Stark
Alfie Allen
Theon Greyjoy
Isaac Hempstead-Wright
Bran Stark
Jack Gleeson
Joffrey Baratheon
Sibel Kekilli
Shae
Rory McCann
Sandor Clegane
Charles Dance
Tywin Lannister
John Bradley
Samwell Tarly
Robert Pugh
Craster
Stephen Dillane
Stannis Baratheon
Liam Cunningham
Davos Seaworth
Oliver Ford Davis
Cressen
Claris Van Houten
Melisandre
Natalie Dormer
Margaery Tyrell
James Cosmo
Jeor Mormont
Ian McElhinney
Barristan Selmy
Jerome Flynn
Bronn
Donald Sumpter
Maester Lumin
Julian Glover
Gand Maester Pycelle
Writer/Producer
David Benioff
Writer/Producer
D.B. Weiss
Original Books
George R R Martin
Directors
Alan Taylor, Alik Sakharov, David Petrarca, David Nutter
Exec Producer
Carolyn Strauss
Exec Producer
Frank Doelger


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Gloriously staged, magnificently acted, brilliantly directed.