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  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 17, 2011
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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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: 4 out of 114
  1. Jun 30, 2014
    10
    Epic. Fantastic. Beautiful. Horrifying. Terrible. Heartbreaking. Twisted. Unexpected (I'm not YET a book reader). These are all words thatEpic. Fantastic. Beautiful. Horrifying. Terrible. Heartbreaking. Twisted. Unexpected (I'm not YET a book reader). These are all words that could aptly describe this show, and Season 4 continues what is turning out to be arguably my favorite television show. Now excuse me while I mourn both the death of one of my favorite characters (not another one! ughh...) and the fact that Season 5 isn't until next year. Expand
  2. 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
  3. Jul 6, 2015
    10
    Easily the best season so far. Packed with the best visuals on tv right now, along with flawless acting and all the controversial and flawedEasily the best season so far. Packed with the best visuals on tv right now, along with flawless acting and all the controversial and flawed characters you can expect, with just as many deaths and living up to the red wedding of the previous season AND easily being the most emotional, this season tops them all. With the Hound and Arya scenes being some of the best of the series! This season is badass, brutal, emotional, dangerous, mysterious, and only racking up the tension even more for winter. This also has some of the greatest fight choreography on TV, and also showcasing some great tracking shots which aren't too common on TV (episode 9 track shot). Beautiful tv. And to those who say it's too violent and sexual, that's how it's meant to be to show it's brutality as in medieval times it could've been like that in real life not just a fictional land. And brutality is needed in these times, as WINTER IS COMING. Expand
  4. Jun 14, 2014
    10
    Somethings can't be put into words without taking from their value.
    Watch it. Now.
    This is where I write some more, and even though you
    Somethings can't be put into words without taking from their value.
    Watch it. Now.

    This is where I write some more, and even though you see the dramatic value of my review has been broken- that's the nature of the 150 character minimum rule.
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  5. May 16, 2014
    10
    Great season up there with 1 and 2. Not as much nudity but makes up for it in drama and action. To me it's Season 2,1,4,3 all great someGreat season up there with 1 and 2. Not as much nudity but makes up for it in drama and action. To me it's Season 2,1,4,3 all great some better than others. One issue is...............where are the damn Dragons!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  6. Mar 17, 2015
    9
    This season has highest body count so far. The writing is a masterfully handled as ever and big moments happen left and right. It just keepsThis season has highest body count so far. The writing is a masterfully handled as ever and big moments happen left and right. It just keeps shocking at every turn. Even it's slower moments push things forward in some way. The season concludes perfectly leaving us satisfied with the conclusions to it's plot-lines and pointing towards big things on the horizon.

    The biggest improvement this season has is probably with the action. There's more of it than there has been before. Minor battles rival the all out wars in other media. The big battle here is unbelievable. Impressive effects and extremely high-stakes. It had me sitting on the edge of my seat with fear and anticipation. Same goes for the several one-on-one duels in this season. They are just as tense and incredibly brutal. To put it simply as I can the action is as flawless and believable as the writing.

    This simply another excellent season for this masterpiece of a show. Some plot-lines can be a little slow at times, but it doesn't matter because even it's slower moments are gripping and involving. When it comes to handling multiple plots, characters, and events Game of Thrones is second to none. This season only amplifies that fact and spills more blood than it's predecessors in the process. Game of Thrones is still on top in season 4.

    I give season 4 a 9.8/10.
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  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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