Game of Thrones (2011- )
HBO’s fantasy show, adapted from the best-selling collection of books A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, created a cult phenomenon. The epic battles between warring kingdoms of Westeros began by cementing the despicable nature of the golden-haired Lannister family with a highly controversial relationship between Jaime (Waldau) and sister Cersei (Lena Headey) at its core. He has since become a series regular the father to the merciless Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson) and brother to Tyrion (Peter Dinklage). In this volatile world, being a recurring character has proven to be a rarity as the fate of well-known actors, including Sean Bean, are never safe from an violent and untimely demise.