Game Of Thrones
EW says: Sean Bean! Enough said! Seriously though this is a great epic series- could be described as a slightly more adult Lord Of The Rings "The Sopranos in Middle-earth" is the tagline David Benioff, writer and producer jokingly created!
Game of Thrones is an American medieval fantasy television series created for HBO, based on author George R. R. Martin's best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels, the first of which is called A Game of Thrones. The production is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, with additional locations elsewhere in Europe also being used. The show's cast is mainly British and Irish.
Set in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, where "summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime," 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 across a narrow sea are simultaneously beginning to rise.
Sean Bean leads the first season cast as Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark, patriarch of the protagonistic family of the series, the Starks. His wife, Catelyn Stark, is played by Michelle Fairley. King Robert Baratheon is played by Mark Addy, and his wife, Queen Cersei Lannister, is played by Lena Headey. Cersei has two brothers; her twin, Ser Jaime Lannister and the clever dwarf Tyrion.
Across the Narrow Sea are Viserys and Daenerys "Dany" Targaryen , exiled children of the previous king that King Robert overthrew, on the run for their lives and trying to win back the throne. Dany is married to Khal Drogo , the leader of the Dothraki, for the promise of an army for Viserys.