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!!Season One (April 17th, 2011 through June 19th, 2011)

The first season of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' is based off Book One of the fantasy novel series ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. The book title, ''Literature/AGameOfThrones'', is being used as the overarcing title for the whole TV series. The first season consists of ten episodes, written by the show creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, as well as Jane Espenson, Bryan Cogman and the author of the novels himself, Creator/GeorgeRRMartin (who wrote episode #8, "The Pointy End").

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#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS1E1WinterIsComing}} Winter Is Coming]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS1E2TheKingsroad}} The Kingsroad]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS1E3LordSnow}} Lord Snow]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS1E4CripplesBastardsAndBrokenThings}} Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS1E5TheWolfAndTheLion}} The Wolf and the Lion]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS1E6AGoldenCrown}} A Golden Crown]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS1E7YouWinOrYouDie}} You Win or You Die]][[note]]Episode [[YMMV/GameOfThronesS1E7YouWinOrYouDie YMMV]][[/note]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS1E8ThePointyEnd}} The Pointy End]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS1E9Baelor}} Baelor]][[note]]Episode [[Trivia/GameOfThronesS1E9Baelor trivia]][[/note]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS1E10FireAndBlood}} Fire and Blood]]
[[/index]]

!!Season Two (April 1st, 2012 through June 3rd, 2012)

The series was renewed for a second season only a few days after the premiere of the first episode. The season is based off of Book Two, ''Literature/AClashOfKings''. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss continued to write most of the episodes, with George R.R. Martin writing one episode as well (#9, entitled "Blackwater"). There are ten episodes.

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#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS2E1TheNorthRememebers}} The North Remembers]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS2E2TheNightLands}} The Night Lands]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS2E3WhatIsDeadMayNeverDie}} What is Dead May Never Die]][[note]]Episode [[YMMV/GameOfThronesS2E3WhatIsDeadMayNeverDie YMMV]][[/note]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS2E4GardenOfBones}} Garden of Bones]][[note]]Episode [[Trivia/GameOfThronesS2E4GardenOfBones trivia]][[/note]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS2E5TheGhostOfHarrenhal}} The Ghost of Harrenhal]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS2E6TheOldGodsAndTheNew}} The Old Gods and the New]][[note]]Episode [[Trivia/GameOfThronesS2E6TheOldGodsAndTheNew trivia]][[/note]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS2E7AManWithoutHonor}} A Man Without Honor]][[note]]Episode [[YMMV/GameOfThronesS2E7AManWithoutHonor YMMV]][[/note]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS2E8ThePrinceOfWinterfell}} The Prince of Winterfell]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS2E9Blackwater}} Blackwater]][[note]]Episode [[Trivia/GameOfThronesS2E9Blackwater trivia]][[/note]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS2E10Valar Morghulis}} Valar Morghulis]][[note]]Episode [[YMMV/GameOfThronesS2E10ValarMorghulis YMMV]][[/note]]
[[/index]]

!!Season Three (March 31st, 2013 through June 9th, 2013)

The show's ratings actually improved in season two, so that a third ten episode season was quickly greenlit. As the third book, ''Literature/AStormOfSwords'' is too long to properly fit into that time (having a similar word count to the entirety of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''), and the ambitious scope of the series precludes making more within a year, Season Three will not contain the entirety of the third book. George R.R. Martin wrote episode #7, "The Bear and the Maiden Fair." Though it should be noted that the writing credits for this season aren't exactly accurate, as many scenes got swapped between episodes.

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#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS3E1ValarDohaeris}} Valar Dohaeris]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS3E2DarkWingsDarkWords}} Dark Wings, Dark Words]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS3E3WalkOfPunishment}} Walk of Punishment]][[note]]Episode [[YMMV/GameOfThronesS3E3WalkOfPunishment YMMV]][[/note]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS3E4AndNowHisWatchIsEnded}} And Now His Watch Is Ended]][[note]]Episode [[Trivia/GameOfThronesS3E4AndNowHisWatchIsEnded trivia]][[/note]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS3E5KissedByFire}} Kissed By Fire]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS3E6TheClimb}} The Climb]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS3E7TheBearAndTheMaidenFair}} The Bear and the Maiden Fair]][[note]]Episode [[YMMV/GameOfThronesS3E7TheBearAndTheMaidenFair YMMV]], [[Trivia/GameOfThronesS3E7TheBearAndTheMaidenFair trivia]][[/note]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS3E8SecondSons}} Second Sons]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS3E9TheRainsOfCastamere}} The Rains of Castamere]][[note]]Episode [[YMMV/GameOfThronesS3E9TheRainsOfCastamere YMMV]][[/note]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS3E10Mhysa}} Mhysa]][[note]]Episode [[YMMV/GameOfThronesS3E10Mhysa YMMV]], [[Analysis/GameOfThronesS3E10Mhysa analysis]][[/note]]
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!!Season Four (April 6th, 2014 through June 15th, 2014)

The ratings exploded in season three, setting a new record with almost every episode, so naturally a fourth season was quickly approved. It covers roughly the last third of ''A Storm of Swords'', and also adapts some elements of ''Literature/AFeastForCrows'' and ''Literature/ADanceWithDragons'', which take place simultaneously. George R.R. Martin wrote episode #2, "The Lion and the Rose."

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#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS4E1TwoSwords}} Two Swords]][[note]]Episode [[YMMV/GameOfThronesS4E1TwoSwords YMMV]], [[Trivia/GameOfThronesS4E1TwoSwords trivia]][[/note]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS4E2TheLionAndTheRose}} The Lion and the Rose]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS4E3BreakerOfChains}} Breaker of Chains]][[note]]Episode [[Trivia/GameOfThronesS4E3BreakerOfChains trivia]][[/note]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS4E4Oathkeeper}} Oathkeeper]][[note]]Episode [[YMMV/GameOfThronesS4E4Oathkeeper YMMV]][[/note]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS4E5FirstOfHisName}} First of His Name]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS4E6TheLawsOfGodsAndMen}} The Laws of Gods and Men]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS4E7Mockingbird}} Mockingbird]][[note]]Episode [[Trivia/GameOfThronesS4E7Mockingbird trivia]][[/note]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS4E8TheMountainAndTheViper}} The Mountain and the Viper]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS4E9TheWatchersOnTheWall}} The Watchers on the Wall]]
#[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS4E10TheChildren}} The Children]]
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