Game of Thrones is based on the storylines of a novel “A Song of Ice and Fire” which is set in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and the continent of Essos.
It is the story of several royal families who desire the Iron Throne to gain control of Westeros. It is actually an American fantasy drama television created by David Benioff and D.B.Weiss.
Game of Thrones actually takes place on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos in a setting that very much resembles to the Middle Ages of Earth — though, as in many fantasy novels, there’s no specific correlation to Earth history.
While the story contains some common fantasy elements, such as swordplay, magic, and fantastical creatures like dragons, those elements are downplayed in favor of political intrigue and human drama.
Its first episode was created in April 2011 and till now seven seasons of GOT have been telecasted on HBO channel. Every year 10 episodes are created and telecasted on HBO. These 10 episodes combined together is called a season.
The show depicts the three core storylines of the book series “A Song of Ice and Fire”. The first is the continuing civil war between the various houses of Westeros, each trying for the Iron Throne and control of the Seven Kingdoms of The Westeros — hence, the name is Game of Thrones.
The three principle houses which are involved in this civil war are the Starks of Winterfell, the Lannisters of Casterly Rock, and the Baratheons of Dragonstone.
At the beginning of the series, the Baratheons control the Iron Throne. However, after the death of King Robert Baratheon, the Lannisters seizes the power when Robert’s wife Cersei Lannister becomes queen-regent after her son assumes the throne; Cersei’s brother, Tyrion Lannister, becomes their chief advisors.
After that, many of the other houses rose up to fight Lannister control and claim their own right to the Iron Throne.
The second storyline takes place in Essos, a warm land of mostly desert. Daenerys Targaryen, the exiled daughter and last surviving heir to House Targaryen (which used to rule the Seven Kingdoms before the Baratheon), seeks to build an army and return to Westeros to reclaim their Iron Throne.
At first sold into marriage to the Dothraki tribal leader Khal Drogo by her older brother (who was later killed), Daenerys had become a powerful queen and has in her possession the three dragons — a species thought instinct since the rule of the Targaryens.
With her dragons and the massive army she’s building, Daenerys plans to cross the Narrow Sea, which separated two continents, and defeat those who deposed and then killed her father.
The third storyline takes place in the Northern part of Westeros at a massive ice structure called the Wall, which protects the southern lands from some “wildling” humans and supernatural creatures (such as White Walkers) who live “beyond the Wall.” Jon Snow, the illegitimate son of Ned Stark (head of House Stark) lives with the Night’s Watch, the small army that is stationed at the Wall is charged with protecting the southern lands.
With the approach of a long winter season, the Wall and the Night’s Watch are under siege from wildling invaders who are seeking to overtake the Seven Kingdoms. What’s happening at the Wall is mostly not known to the rest of Westeros, and the people of the Seven Kingdoms are not prepared of the coming threat.
How to Watch Season 8 Game Of Thrones?
Season 8 of Game of Thrones will be the last and final season. The season is scheduled to be telecasted on April 14, 2019. This final season was announced by HBO in July 2016 and its filming officially began on October 23, 2017.
It has been officially announced that the final season will only have six episodes. However, each episode is a feature-length i.e. anything from 60 mins to 120 mins.
Game of Thrones fans will have to wait for few more days to see how the HBO drama will come to an end. It has been one of the most famous and loved drama of the recent times. Hope we all will like the last season the most and will watch it again and again.