As with many epic fantasies, the show’s heroes are framed as liberators and defenders of the common people—despite holding absolute power.
A complete refresher on the HBO epic’s many shaky story lines as the show heads into its long-awaited final season
Lessons from the hit HBO series, and from other recent pop culture and fiction
The Game of Thrones character joins a long line of fictional oracles: inscrutable, all-knowing, and troublesome to the narrative.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss "The Dragon and the Wolf," the Season 7 finale.
Absurd plot twists. Unanswered questions. Could Game of Thrones go the way of Lost?
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “Beyond the Wall,” the sixth episode of the seventh season.
In its current season, Game of Thrones is exploring the life of another kind of monster: the alternative fact.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “Eastwatch,” the fifth episode of the seventh season.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “The Spoils of War,” the fourth episode of the seventh season.
In a show deeply concerned with the morality of its killings, toxic potions have been weapons of last resort.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss the third episode of the seventh season.
The show has had a complicated relationship with the women in its world. As it looks toward its conclusion, it is trying to simplify things.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “Stormborn,” the second episode of the seventh season.
Wait, is that—?
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “Dragonstone,” the first episode of the seventh season.
As the show returns for its seventh, penultimate season, what will become of Westeros?
The composer Ramin Djawadi leads a concert tour that’s less a musical showcase than a rewind through the HBO drama’s six seasons.
Three Atlantic staffers discuss “The Winds of Winter,” the tenth and final episode of the sixth season.
The death that offers both justice and catharsis has been, for one character in particular, an elusive thing. But Game of Thrones found a way to achieve both.