Game of Thrones (Game of Thrones), also commonly known as GoT, is an American fantasy drama television series created by producers and screenwriters David Benioff and D.B. Weiss based on the saga of novels Song of Ice and Fire (A Song of Ice and Fire) by author George R.R. Martin.
The fiction premiered in 2011 and ended in 2019 with a total of 8 seasons and 73 episodes broadcast on HBO, the channel through which Game of Thrones can be seen.
Fiction has become a reference series and a true phenomenon that, despite the passage of time, continues to arouse the interest of many people around the world.
From the comparison with the books, the admiration or revulsion for some of its characters, the aspects and themes of the series, to its unexpected ending. Any element can be a reason to love or hate this series. But what is Game of Thrones about? What are your characters? What are the Seven Kingdoms? What topics does it deal with?
Game of Thrones Synopsis
In a fantastic world and in a medieval context, several families, related to the nobility, dispute the power to dominate the fictional territory of Poniente (Westeros) and take control of the Seven Kingdoms from the Iron Throne, where the king exercises the power.
As a civil war for power rages, behind the Wall that divides the kingdom of Westeros and the north, the dead threaten to wage battle against the living.
Meanwhile, Daenerys Targaryen, the daughter of the former king, returns to Westeros to claim her place and thus avenge the death of her ancestors in the previous civil war.
Summary by seasons
In this season the Seven Kingdoms are ruled by House Baratheon, with King Robert sitting on the Iron Throne.
The Baratheon family visits the Starks at Winterfell. There Robert proposes to his friend Ned, father of the Starks, to be his hand and adviser.
During this trip, Bran Stark, one of the youngest sons, discovers Cersei and Jaime Lannister, brothers, having relations. Later, Jaime decides to throw the boy out the window and leaves him paralyzed.
Ned accepts Robert’s proposal and becomes Hand of the King. Therefore, he travels with his daughters, Sansa and Arya, to King’s Landing. Once there, Ned betroths Sansa to Joffrey, son of King Robert.
Likewise, Jon Snow, Ned’s bastard son, decides to enlist in the Night’s Watch and heads to the Wall.
For his part, Vyserys Targaryen, son of the mad king, hands over her sister Daenerys to the leader of the Dothraki tribe. Although this act ends up costing him his life. Later, Daenerys becomes a widow and loses her baby, but in return, she becomes the mother of three dragons.
At the end of the season, King Robert dies and the Lannisters blame Ned as the only one to blame. Joffrey becomes king and has Ned Stark executed.
In this season the brothers Renly and Stannis Baratheon fight for the throne after the death of their brother Robert.
Robb Stark declares war on the Lannister family and, with the support of his mother, proclaims himself “King in the North”. He also captures Jaime Lannister as revenge.
In King’s Landing, Joffrey subjects Sansa to different tortures while her little sister, Arya, manages to flee the city thanks to Gendry, the bastard son of King Robert. In her adventure, the young Stark meets Jaqen H’ghar, a man who tells her about the Faceless Men.
For her part, Daenerys travels with her advisor and her dragons to the city of Qarth.
In Winterfell, Theon Greyjoy betrays the Starks and orders the killing of Robb and Rickon, the couple’s youngest children, but is unsuccessful.
Finally, the “Battle of Blackwater” takes place, where Stannis attacks the city of King’s Landing, although Tyrion manages to defeat his army.