• Game of Thrones is a medieval/fantasy/drama, with a
lot of sex thrown in. Definitely not a common form of
television. Katherine covers the mis’en’scene after me
but in terms of the series as a whole the costume and
props from the show clearly represent a kind of period
piece. The dialogue is clearly from a medieval/fantasy,
with all it’s vague references to unknown locations
and dragons. The sets are nearly always on location.
Filming in Croatia, Morocco, Northern Ireland and
Iceland. The producers clearly want as much
authenticity as possible.
The episode Baelor is the second last episode of season 1
of Game of Thrones. It sets up the continuing tradition of
episode 9 being the culmination of all the seasons
tensions. While episode 10 is a kind of epilogue.
Essentially, the main tension this season has been the
struggles between Lannister and Stark. In this episode
these struggles finally come to a head in the form of
battle and ultimately, death. Final victory is not achieved
by either side, setting the tone for the next season.
• After the usual epic opening credits, the episode proper begins with Eddard Stark in the
dungeons of Kings Landing. Varys, the spy master visits him and attempts to convince
Eddard to confess to crimes he didn’t commit. Ned rebuffs him saying his honor is more
important to him than his life. Varys mentions his daughters though, leaving us unsure as
to what Ned is going to do. Eddard son meanwhile is attempting to cross a bridge so he
may face Tywin Lannister in the field. Catelyn, Eddard’s wife, eventually finds a way for her
sons army to cross by offering her sons hand in marriage to the Frey’s, who control the
• On the other side of the battlefield we see Tyrion Lannister getting ready for his first battle
by befriending a camp follower by the name of Shae. He tells her a story about his
childhood, culminating in more embarrassment for him. We cut away from the main story
of the episode a couple of times, with both Jon in the far north and Danaery’s in the east.
Jon is given a new sword that is admired by the rest of the nights watch, while Danaery’s
tries to save her husband from death by enlisting a witch of sorts to preform some “blood
• Back in Westeros, the the battle between Tywin Lannister’s and Robb Stark’s armies
commences, it turns out that Robb is a better tactician than Tywin thought. He tricked the
Lannister army and captured Jamie Lannister, Tywin’s other son. After this victory of sorts
we now come up to the scene that we have decided to analyse. Ned facing up to his
• There are two types of TV series:
episodic and serial, with Game of
Thrones definitely being of the latter.
• Game of Thrones have important plots in
almost every episode, if not every scene.
• Its complex and twisted storyline stir up
heated discussions among viewers