Years after a rebellion spurred by a stolen bride to be and the blind ambitions of a mad king, Robert of the house Baratheon sits on the much desired Iron Throne. In the mythical land of Westeros, nine noble families fight for every inch of control and every drop of power.
The King’s Hand, Jon Arryn, is dead. And Robert seeks out his only other ally in all of Westeros, his childhood friend Eddard Stark. The solemn and honorable Warden of the North is tasked to depart his frozen sanctuary and join the King in the capital of King’s Landing to help the now overweight and drunk Robert rule.
However, a letter in the dead of night informs Ned that the former Hand was murdered and that Robert will be next. So noble Ned goes against his better desires in an attempt to save his friend and the kingdoms.
But political intrigue, plots, murders, and sexual desires lead to a secret that could tear the Seven Kingdoms apart. And soon Eddard will find out what happens when you play the Game of Thrones.
Do not believe any of those negative reviews. I honestly cannot understand why some reviewers have given this such a low rating. I think some people love the sound of their own voice and think their opinion is worth something and will be disagreeable simply for the sake of it.
Having said that, this show is stunning. I have never read the books and now I want to. There is so much crap on TV that is renewed year after year (CSI, House, etc.) which uses cheap gags, pointless and sometimes ridiculous plots, unbelievable and many times one-dimensional character and yet all the truly great shows get canceled.
There is enough brain-dead television. But once in a while, a show comes along that transports you to another world and makes you believe in the magic of television again. Game of Thrones is one such show.