Game of Thrones

The Escapist's coverage of HBO's adaptation of George R.R. Martins' epic fantasy series continues with recaps and commentary of each episode. Check back here every week to prove to the New York Times that there's more to this wonderful fantasy retelling than just "boy fiction."

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"Boy fiction" my ass.

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Armies assemble in the bid for family and the Iron Throne.

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Ned Stark just doesn't grok this game at all.

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Ned is honorable, brave, and in really big trouble.

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The best part of the series are the minor characters.

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So many good ideas go wrong this week.

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Tyrion and Ned have more in common than they'd like this week.

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Intrigue with a capital "BAM"

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The fourth episode excels in the detail-work but falters in some other areas.

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This week, Tyrion discovers he's not quite as clever as he thought, and Ned meets a very interesting blacksmith.

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The tension starts to rise in the kingdom of Westeros.

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Daenerys gets a visit from The Great Stallion and Ned visits a whorehouse.

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Direwolves, direwolves, direwolves!

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This week, Ned sets out for King's Landing and Catelyn begins to suspect Bran was pushed.

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Does the HBO adaptation work if you haven't read the books?