[quote]Description: (from TV series Wikipedia)
The cable television series closely follows the multiple storylines of the A Song of Ice and Fire series,and author George R.R. Martin has stated that the show’s pilot script was very faithful to his work. Set in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, Game of Thrones chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among the kingdom’s noble families for control of the Iron Throne; as the series opens, additional threats from the snow and ice covered region north of Westeros and from the eastern continent, Essos, across a narrow sea are simultaneously beginning to rise.
Further plot description (from the book’s WIkipedia page):
The story of A Song of Ice and Fire takes place in a fictional world where seasons may last for years. Centuries before the events of the first novel, the Seven Kingdoms on the continent Westeros were united under several generations of the Targaryen dynasty, who wielded the invincible power of fire-breathing dragons until their apparent extinction. The last Targaryen king was killed in a rebellion of feudal lords thirteen years before the first novel and young Robert Baratheon assumed power over the Iron Throne. With winter approaching, the books now follow three stories that are divided by geography and participants.[/quote]
This thread is obviously about the TV series, and not the books, so please only discuss the TV series here.