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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 111
  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. May 27, 2015
    10
    Probably my favourite season of any tv show I have have ever watched. There is so much at stake throughout, and each episode succeeds inProbably my favourite season of any tv show I have have ever watched. There is so much at stake throughout, and each episode succeeds in making me crave for the next. Packed with crucial plot points and thrilling set pieces, this season never fails to leave you in awe. Left me in anger when my two favourite characters were killed off in consecutive episodes, but those are the stakes that make this show so good. Expand
  4. Jun 20, 2014
    10
    The acting is beyond brilliant and engaging, as well as are the story-lines. The juxtaposition of putting all these characters together addsThe acting is beyond brilliant and engaging, as well as are the story-lines. The juxtaposition of putting all these characters together adds chemistry that would otherwise be lacking in most adaptations of books. This is victorious over Lord of the Rings by far. Expand
  5. 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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  6. Apr 12, 2015
    9
    A wonderful set up to what is supposed to be one of the most action packed seasons to date. With the premiere of season 5 tonight, Season 4A wonderful set up to what is supposed to be one of the most action packed seasons to date. With the premiere of season 5 tonight, Season 4 really did a good job of setting the table for what is to come. I personally am a fan of the fact that they are going to change it up from the book a bit, as long as it's with Martin's blessing. The show is going to finish the series long before the books do, if they ever do, and it has now caught up to the point that it's starting to become its own thing. I would like for them to implement the characters they are supposed to but wherever they go from here, which will be different from the books soon, I have faith that that they will pull it off. The show is one of the best on T.V. and easily the best medieval-esque show on television period. I can trust them to finish the series on a good note eventually, meaning I have full confidence they will make season 5 and beyond wonderful beyond reproach. 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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