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There are plenty of reasons why Game of Thrones should not have worked as a TV show, and one of them is Daenerys Targaryen. Or Daenerys Stormborn, or the Mother of Dragons, or Dany, or Khaleesi, or whichever nickname honorific you prefer. The adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series was always going to have a massive cast, but at least in the early days, most of that massive cast is located in roughly the same place. We meet the Starks and Lannisters in a memorable get-together at Winterfell; and even now, three seasons into the TV show, most of the key characters on the show are still living on the same continent.
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