In the land of Winterfell, Lord Ned Stark begins to believe that something is amiss. A deserter from the Night Watch, the guardians of the giant ice wall at the northern boundary of their territory, says he's seen the white walkers. Later, Ned and his sons find animals slain in the woods, including a she-wolf whose six pups they keep, one for each of Ned's children. They also welcome the arrival of Ned's good friend King Robert who was once betrothed to Ned's sister. She was killed before they could marry and he wed Cersei Lannister who has given him a son, Joffrey. Along with them are Cersei's two brothers, the handsome Jaime and Tyrion, a dwarf with very large appetites. The King wants Ned to return with him to his capital, King's Landing, and become the King's Hand. Ned accepts but his young son Bran accidentally sees something he should not have and suffers a serious fall as a result. Meanwhile, in the land across the narrow sea, Viserys Targaryen needs an army to attack King's ...Written by
When the camera pans over the dead stag that killed the direwolf, it shows its horns completely unimpaired. But when the camera shows the direwolf that was killed, it shows one of the very same stags horns embedded into the direwolf. See more »
Let me give you some advice, bastard. Never forget what you are, the rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor and it can never be used to hurt you.
What the hell do you know about being a bastard?
All dwarfs are bastards in their father's eyes.
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The cities and places featured in the opening credits change as the series progresses. For example, in the first episode, Pentos is shown whereas in later episodes, because it is not pertinent to the episode's narrative, it is not. See more »
Incest, Death and Alcohol. All the ingredients for a perfect series (to some).
The first episode of what now has turned out to be one of the most popular and most talked about tv-shows, shows us exactly why Game of Thrones has become this popular. From the great visuals of castles and a hauntingly scary forest. The only thing that is might pull someone away is all the characters that have been introduced. For what is meant to be an episode that shows off what the storyline is about. I feel like there are to many characters introduced in the first episode, it is very hard to keep up with the pace of the series, and for someone who doesn¨t watch many tv-shows , this massive introduction of characters gets way to hard to keep up with.
For a first episode it was not perfect, but showing off great cinematics and a plot that is explorable to the max, Game of Thrones really showed a lot of potential for a big hitter.
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