"Game of Thrones" is a fantasy drama series, based on the fantasy novels by George R.R. Martins, "A Song of Ice and Fire". The story depicts Lord Eddard Stark, the adviser of King Robert, and the threats he encounters to his rule from traitors and foreign attackers, as well as malevolent supernatural influences and creatures. The show chronicles a continual struggle for the Iron Throne, and control of the continents of Westeros (home of the Seven Kingdoms) and Essos. "Game of Thrones" has intelligently-written scripts, and talented, professional acting and cinematography. It has been nominated for 109 Primetime Emmy Awards, and has received 38, as of the 2016 season.