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Game of thrones by Peter Dinklage( Visual )

36 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 5,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a world where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime. From the scheming south and the savage eastern lands, to the frozen north and ancient Wall that protects the realm from the mysterious darkness beyond, the powerful families of the Seven Kingdoms are locked in a battle for the Iron Throne. This is a story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honor, conquest, and triumph. In the Game of Thrones, you either win or you die
True blood( Visual )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 2,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, boasts a wide array of colorful locals. Sookie Stackhouse is a sweet and innocent waitress who hides her powerful ability to read minds. Bill Compton is a 173 year-old vampire who's just moved back to town. Sookie's brother Jason is a ladies' man who can't seem to stay out of trouble. Tough-as-nails Tara is Sookie's loyal best friend and Sam is the owner of Merlotte's who tries to keep his feelings for Sookie to himself. Lafayette is a man about town who's always cooking up something illicit
Game of thrones by Peter Dinklage( Visual )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 2,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kings from across the continent of Westeros vie for the Iron Throne. As winter approaches, the cruel young Joffrey sits upon the Throne in King's Landing, counseled by his conniving mother Cersei and his uncle Tyrion, who has been appointed the new Hand of the King. But the Lannister hold on power is under assault on many fronts, with two Baratheons donning crowns, and Robb Stark fighting as the King in the North
Game of thrones( Visual )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This season begins with a power vacuum that protagonists across Westeros and Essos look to fill. At Castle Black, Jon Snow struggles to balance the demands of the Night's Watch with those of the newly-arrived Stannis Baratheon, who styles himself as the rightful king of Westeros. Meanwhile, Cersei scrambles to hold on to power in King's Landing amidst the Tyrells and the rise of a religious group led by the enigmatic High Sparrow, while Jamie embarks on a secret mission. Across the Narrow Sea, Arya seeks an old friend while a fugitive Tyrion finds a new cause. And as danger mounts in Meereen, Daenerys Targaryen finds that her tenuous hold on the city requires some hard sacrifices. This season features some of the most explosive scenes yet, as the promise that "winter is coming" becomes more ominous than ever before."--Container
Game of thrones( Visual )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the shocking developments at the end of season 5 -- including Jon Snow's bloody fate at the hands of Castle Black mutineers, Daenerys' near-demise at the fighting pits of Meereen, and Cersei's public humiliation in the streets of King's Landing -- survivors from all parts of Westeros and Essos regroup to press forward, inexorably, towards their uncertain individual fates. Familiar faces will forge new alliances to bolster their strategic chances at survival, while new characters will emerge to challenge the balance of power in the east, west, north and south
The wire( Visual )

28 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Boardwalk empire by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lavish period drama set in Atlantic City, following the life and times of Nucky Thompson, the undisputed political and criminal mastermind whose grip on power and control of the city's liquor supply is under constant threat
Boardwalk empire( Visual )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlantic City, 1921. In a city whose fortunes have soared in the wake of Prohibition, Nucky Thompson is paying a steep price for wielding ultimate power in 'the world's playground'. Though the 1920 election is over, Nucky finds himself the target of a federal investigation for vote tampering, and an insurrection by those he counted among his closest allies
VEEP( Visual )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former Senator Selina Meyer was a charismatic leader and a rising star in her party with her eye on the White House. Then she became vice president. Veep follows the whirlwind day-to day existence of Vice President Meyer as she puts out political fires, juggles a busy public schedule and demanding private life, and defends the president's interests, even as she tries to improve her dysfunctional relationship with the Chief Executive
True blood by Alan Ball( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maenadian reign of terror may be over, but Sookie Stackhouse and the townspeople of Bon Temps face a new calamity that makes the bacchanalian evils of Maryanne Forrester seem tame by comparison. Sookie desperately tries to locate her fiancé, ending up in a netherworld of human and undead interlopers, among them the powerful Vampire King of Mississippi, Russell Edgington
Rome( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 44 B.C., Julius Caesar has been assassinated and civil war threatens to destroy the Republic. In the void left by Caesar's demise, egos clash and numerous players jockey for position. The brutally ambitious Mark Antony attempts to solidify his power, aligning himself with Atia, but coming to blows with her cunning son Octavian, who has been anointed in Caesar's will as his only son and heir. The conspirator Brutus ponders how to curry favor with the masses that have condemned him as a murderer, while his mother Servilia concocts a deadly plot of her own. Meanwhile, Titus Pullo attempts to pull his friend Lucius Vorenus out of the darkness that has engulfed his soul in the wake of personal tragedy. For once again, the fates of these two mismatched soldiers seem inexorably tied to the fate of Rome itself
True blood by Anna Paquin( Visual )

14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another supernatural force has come to light in Bon Temps - witchcraft - and life for its residents will never be the same. Sookie finds herself entangled in a love triangle - torn between a vengeful Bill, the new Vampire King of Mississippi, and Eric, who's not the former viking he once was
True blood by Michael Lehmann( Visual )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, season five goes deep into the battle between the Vampire Authority and 'vampire fundamentalists': a political power play whose outcome could decide not only the fate of Sookie and her Bon Temps friends, but of all human existence
Boardwalk empire( Visual )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life and times of Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson, Atlantic City's undisputed czar at a time when Prohibition proved to be a major catalyst in the rise of organized crime in America. Season three begins on New Year's Eve 1922-23. The roaring '20s are about to start; though the economy is booming, alcohol has become scarce, competition is fierce, and gangster violence is heating up
Boardwalk empire( Visual )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlantic City, February 1924: Picking up 8 months after the events of Season 3, Nucky Thompson is laying low at the end of the Boardwalk after barely surviving an overthrow by gangster Gyp Rosetti. But the calm will be short-lived, as Nucky faces new challenges, including a clash with a violent Harlem power broker, a battle with his brother Eli over Eli's college-age son, and the irresistible lure of lucrative- and perilous- opportunities in Florida
The newsroom by Jeff Daniels( Visual )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Newsroom takes a behind-the-scenes look at a high-rated cable-news program at the fictional ACN Network, focusing on the on and off camera lives of its acerbic anchor, a new executive producer, and their newsroom staff
Deadwood( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1877. The lawless era in Deadwood is coming to an end. As the town's first elections approach it becomes apparent that, like it or not, civilization is on its way. But a civilized town is not necessarily a peaceful town, and the power struggles that determine the fate of Deadwood have never been more brutal
True blood by Alan Ball( Visual )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Season six introduces several jarring storylines. As "Billith" comes to terms with his newfound powers after emerging from a pool of blood at the end of season five, Louisiana governor Truman Burrell declares open season on vampires, replete with novel anti-vamp weapons and high-tech internment camp. Sookie and Jason steel themselves for an encounter with the killer of their parents; the mysterious and ancient Warlow
True blood( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this final season, raging Hep-Vamps battle with their prey in Bon Temps
Boardwalk empire( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Season 5 begins in 1931, a full six years after the end of Season 4. In stark contrast with the Roaring '20s, the country is in the throes of the Great Depression, and with the end of Prohibition in sight, Nucky is looking to legitimize himself by forging alliances with liquor producers. This season also includes flashback scenes of Nucky, Eli, the Commodore, Gillian and others from 1884-1900 -- childhood experiences that would shape their relationships and their futures
 
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