Game of Thrones

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Name: Game of Thrones
Creator: David Benioff and Dan Weiss, based on the novels by George R. R. Martin
Date(s): April 17, 2011 - present
Medium: Television
Country of Origin: USA
External Links: Official HBO site
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Game of Thrones is a television series produced for HBO based on George R. R. Martin's novels in the A Song of Ice and Fire series.


The series is set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos and interweaves several plot lines with a large ensemble cast.


Fandom started buzzing about the series when initial casting was announced and some familiar faces were in the mix—Sean Bean (LOTR, Sharpe), Lena Headey (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and Jason Momoa (Stargate Atlantis). Many members of the cast have appeared in Doctor Who.[1] Even before the first episode aired meta was being written[2] about the show, which only increased after airing. Popular topics include the faithfulness (or not) of the adaptation, aging up of the children, misogyny in the show compared with the books, and why Tyrion (played by Peter Dinklage) is so awesome.[3]

The show itself picked up a significant proportion of male viewers, as well as the female-dominated transformative works fandom areas.

In 2016, Game of Thrones was ranked number three in the Top 20 "most reblogged" live-action television show on Tumblr, gaining five ranks in popularity from the previous year[4].


Some of the more popular ships are


Game of Thrones Research Project at


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  1. List of actors who have appeared in Game of Thrones AND Doctor Who, and their roles by Major-Clanger (accessed 8 June 2015)
  2. Working blue: advance worries about HBO's series of A Game of Thrones by hradzka, 16 April 2011. (Accessed 26 April 2011)
  3. For example, Game of Thrones Episode One by facetofcathy, 20 April 2011, and The things I do for love. by marina, 24 April 2011 (both accessed 26 April 2011).
  4. 2016′s Top TV Shows - Live Action