Game of Thrones : Season 4

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  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 17, 2011
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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94

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9.2

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  • Summary: The fourth season finds King Joffrey preparing to wed Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer), as Jaime Lannister seeks to rekindle his relationship with his sister Cersei, while Daenerys add more people to her army, and Castle Black is about to be attacked by Wildlings.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Fantasy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Mar 31, 2014
    100
    The sharply written, slow-paced premiere ratchets up the tension on what’s reported to be the bloodiest 10-episode season yet.
  2. Reviewed by: Tim Molloy
    Apr 4, 2014
    100
    The acting is delightful, the visuals are sumptuous, the stories couldn't be more surprising.
  3. Reviewed by: Andrew Romano
    Apr 2, 2014
    100
    It is--and continues to be in Season 4--a total storytelling masterclass.
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Apr 4, 2014
    100
    It's sexy, violent, witty, emotionally devastating and visually spectacular--those dragons are bigger and more unruly than ever--delivering an experience not unlike how the glorious Diana Rigg (as Lady Olenna, Queen of Thorns) responds when she first lays eyes on the Amazonian warrior Lady Brienne (Gwendoline Christie): "Aren't you just marvelous, absolutely singular!" Yes, she is, and so's the show.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark Dawidziak
    Apr 4, 2014
    100
    "Justified" and Game of Thrones, each in its own way, has done its share to raise that bar to dizzying heights.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Apr 4, 2014
    91
    Game remains one of the more challenging shows to follow, but one of the most rewarding.
  7. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Apr 4, 2014
    60
    This narrative pokiness is redeemed, as usual, by the machine-tooled professionalism of the production, the lavish attention to the mock-medieval costumes and setting, and the mostly crisp, understated acting by the international cast.... More than ever, though, you may find yourself impatient for the plot to wind around to the more engaging story lines.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 121
  1. Apr 7, 2014
    10
    By knowing what happens from reading Book 3, this second half has the potential to be the greatest season of television ever. The show justBy knowing what happens from reading Book 3, this second half has the potential to be the greatest season of television ever. The show just keeps topping itself and Benioff & Weiss stay incredibly true to the books. Possibly more-so than any other book-to-TV/Film adaptation ever. Expand
  2. May 4, 2014
    10
    I can imagine anyone that starts watching this season without having seen the first three can get a little confused. My advice however, wouldI can imagine anyone that starts watching this season without having seen the first three can get a little confused. My advice however, would be to go and watch them ASAP. This is one of those shows that just gets better and better. Those familiar with the books will know that as the seasons progress, they deviate more and more from the original material, and season four is certainly in line with this. Whether this is good or bad will really depend on your point of view. This season has everything; well scripted dialogue, well-developed characters and a story line that leads you to think "Aw... It's already over" after 50 or so minutes with eyes being glued to the screen. Season four in particular has some of the best twists to date and being only 4 episodes in, expect plenty more still to come. Expand
  3. Feb 20, 2015
    10
    Season 4 of "Game of Thrones" was superb. The question is how can Season 5 top it? Simply brilliant on every level. Whilst not reaching theSeason 4 of "Game of Thrones" was superb. The question is how can Season 5 top it? Simply brilliant on every level. Whilst not reaching the horror level of "The Red Wedding", Season 4 holds enough great moments to keep old fans happy. Expand
  4. Apr 18, 2014
    10
    People that give this a 10 really REALLY bother me.
    True, it's the best of the season (out of the 2 episodes so far)
    But it's not phenomenal
    People that give this a 10 really REALLY bother me.
    True, it's the best of the season (out of the 2 episodes so far)
    But it's not phenomenal by an means, doesn't match up to Justified or even come close to shows like Breaking Bad.

    What makes the show worth watching is the intelligent writing, the plot twists and the great CGI, let alone all the unwariness of whose the next to die? All the betrayals and **** up deaths are extremely entertaining.

    This show is a great show, but I want people to please be aware that there's much better shows out there.

    The best way to explain this show is that it's just like The Walking Dead. Over hyped and over dramatized.
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  5. Oct 5, 2014
    9
    The show is very well built. The actors and the screen plays are fantastic. The set is just amazing. Directors focus their attention on every details.
  6. Apr 9, 2014
    9
    -1 for have to wait a week to see next ep. cant wait cant wait cant wait cant wait cant wait cant wait cant wait cant wait cant wait cant wait-1 for have to wait a week to see next ep. cant wait cant wait cant wait cant wait cant wait cant wait cant wait cant wait cant wait cant wait cant wait cant wait. Expand
  7. May 11, 2014
    0
    It was slow and boring and I am not really into these types of shows. I'd rather have a live action Call of Duty.
    I feel that this show does
    It was slow and boring and I am not really into these types of shows. I'd rather have a live action Call of Duty.
    I feel that this show does not meet the potential that it has shown to post-viewers via advertisements and other ways of attention.
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