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

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Universal acclaim- based on 1207 Ratings

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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
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: Brian Tallerico
    Apr 4, 2014
    100
    As they have for three years, the blend of function and character within the dialogue is breathtaking. One of the best shows of the last several years feels as creatively vital as ever.
  6. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Apr 4, 2014
    91
    In these first three episodes, it shows no signs of getting stale.
  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. Positive: 83 out of 96
  2. Negative: 7 out of 96
  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 31, 2014
    10
    This Season is amazing, I haven't read the books but have been watching Game of Thrones since the first Season.

    Game of Thrones is my
    This Season is amazing, I haven't read the books but have been watching Game of Thrones since the first Season.

    Game of Thrones is my favorite TV Series ever. The acting is amazing, the writing is amazing. There are so many main characters with their own stories than the TV focuses on and I feel so much for these characters, it seems so real (In a Game of Thrones, Seven Kingdoms, Different World kind of way), this isn't afraid to kill off characters really well and unexpectedly for the sake of the story.

    Amazing, 10/10
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  3. Aug 16, 2014
    10
    Apologies for the tired cliche, but simply, Game of Thrones is like a good-aged Scottish whiskey...it just gets better with age - as long asApologies for the tired cliche, but simply, Game of Thrones is like a good-aged Scottish whiskey...it just gets better with age - as long as you don't get too attached to the characters that is! Benioff and Weiss have done a magnificent job of transferring the beloved novels written by GRRM onto our home television sets, and have also done us all a great service in meticulously assembling a mighty fine cast; the best on TV at the moment by a country mile in my opinion. Season 4 of GoT is as good a serial drama you're likely to see, do believe the hype - it really is that great! 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. Jul 21, 2014
    9
    In my opinion the best season since the first one. Having read the books there are some differences but i think in essence the story wasIn my opinion the best season since the first one. Having read the books there are some differences but i think in essence the story was adapted very well. No scenes that i wanted to be in there were left out except Penny at Joffrey's wedding. Expand
  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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