Game of Thrones is one of the most successful TV series aired on British television and also in 29 other countries; created by American production company HBO, this fantasy-drama series has been on our televisions for four seasons, 39 fantastically written episodes, and (so far) three emotionally wrecking season finales. And it doesn’t stop there: this wonderful and exciting TV series has already been renewed for another two seasons, taking us up to six in total! The combination of David Benioff’s and D. B. Weiss’s writing has made Game of Thrones so successful, with two million viewers for season one and over triple that amount (seven million) by season four.
The series is set in the world of Westeros, which contain seven large kingdoms with a city – the capital - in the south called Kings Landing; this is where the King of Westeros sits on the iron throne. The main conflict within Game of Thrones is the feud between two families, house Stark and house Lannister, while in the east the Targaryen family rises once again; and to the North, a place called Castle Black must defend the wall from any type of invaders and defend the wall with their life.
The cast have definitely improved in their skills as the series has gone on. In particular Kit Harington (Jon Snow) has really adapted to his character and in every scene he is exciting and entertaining. But the highlight character in my opinion is Tyrion Lannister, played by Peter Dinklage. His scenes in Kings Landing are always comic and gripping, his quarrels with his sister, Queen Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) are the most entertaining and dangerous story lines during the first two seasons, and Dinklage really adapts to his character. Another favourite of mine, and one of the best actresses of the show, has to be Emilia Clark (Daenerys Targaryen.) Her character develops into a caring yet ferocious leader and over the four seasons so far she has become one of my all-time favorites; no one else could play the role of Daenerys better than Emilia has.
Game Of Thrones has most certainly improved since season one. From season two onwards each character has been able to develop and the overall plot of each season has dramatically improved. Although season one was the start of it all, the story line over time became boring until the season finale, however, since then, each story has been exciting, interesting and also emotional; Weiss and Benioff have done a brilliant job of creating an emotional attachment to each of the characters, whether they are sinister and evil or noble and heroic.