Game of Thrones is an adaptation of the extremely popular fantasy novels written by George R. R. Martin. It revolves around seven noble families who are constantly fighting for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Many of these struggles are extremely violent. One of the things fans love about this series is you never know which one of your favorite characters might get killed off. Unlike many other shows in this genre, while it does feature violence, use of magic, and more it really focuses on the political system and how people always try to climb to the top.