Game of Thrones: Season 4 (2014)

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Season 4
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Game of Thrones continues to be one of the best shows on TV, combining meticulously-plotted character arcs with the spectacular design of the Seven Kingdoms.

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Critic Ratings: 45

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Air date: Apr 6, 2014

In the Season 4 premiere, Tyrion welcomes a surprise guest to King's Landing for the royal wedding, but fears he's come to the Red Keep for something else. Meanwhile, Jon warns his skeptical Night's Watch superiors about an impending attack; Jaime struggles to regain his status at home; Arya encounters a face from her past; and Daario Naharis discusses strategy with Daenerys on the journey to the slave city Meereen.

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Air date: Apr 13, 2014

A who's who of honored guests turns out for Joffrey and Margaery's wedding in King's Landing, but the king's taste in entertainment rubs many of them the wrong way. Meanwhile, Bronn gives a lesson to an unlikely pupil; Bran's vision helps map out his journey; Stannis loses patience with Davos; and Ramsay takes a perverse delight in his new pet.

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Air date: Apr 20, 2014

In the frenzied aftermath of the royal wedding, Tyrion gets a visit from a loyal subject, but wonders if anyone in his family will help him out of his current predicament. Meanwhile, Tywin offers to work for the common good with a presumed enemy; Sam takes stock of the personnel at Castle Black; the Hound gives another life lesson to Arya; and Daenerys makes a decision outside the walls of Meereen.

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Air date: Apr 27, 2014

Jon welcomes volunteers; Bran, Jojen, Meera and Hodor seek shelter; Jaime and Brienne discuss his honor; Daenerys balances justice and mercy.

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Air date: May 4, 2014

Jon starts a new mission; Cersei and Tywin consider the next move for the Crown; Daenerys makes plans for the future after hearing the latest news from King's Landing; Baelish and Sansa reach their destination.

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Air date: May 11, 2014

Tyrion faces his father in the throne room; Stannis and Davos put their faith in a new strategy; Daenerys' sphere of influence expands.

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Air date: May 18, 2014

Brienne follows a new lead on the road with Podrick; Tyrion finds a surprising ally; Jon's warnings about the Wall's weaknesses are ignored; Daenerys mulls giving Daario a longer leash.

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Air date: Jun 1, 2014

A verdict is reached on Tyrion's fate after a battle between Oberyn Martell and Sandor "The Mountain" Clegane. Meanwhile, Daenerys learns unsettling news about Jorah's past; unexpected visitors arrive in Mole's Town; and Reek assumes his former identity.

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Air date: Jun 8, 2014

The Night's Watch are confronted with the most dangerous challenge to Castle Black ever seen, as Wildlings attack the ancient fortress from both sides of the Wall.

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Air date: Jun 15, 2014

In the Season 4 finale, Daenerys must face harsh realities; Bran learns more about his destiny; Tyrion sees the truth of his situation; and circumstances north of the Wall are altered by an unexpected arrival.

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Season 4 of HBO's monster hit finds the status quo returning to King's Landing as Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) prepares to marry Margaery (Natalie Dormer), though it may be upset by the hot-blooded Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal), a royal-wedding guest who's not shy about wanting revenge on the Lannisters. Elsewhere in the Seven Kingdoms, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) tries to warn the Night's Watch that an invasion by a massive wildling army is imminent; the Hound (Rory McCann) wanders the countryside with Arya (Maisie Williams), hoping to cash in on keeping a Stark alive; Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) follows his visions of the Three-Eyed Raven; and Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) finds the deck stacked against him in a trial for the ages. Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) makes it her mission to free slave populations from their masters, but finds her growing dragons difficult to control.

Cast

Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Charles Dance
as Tywin Lannister
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Peter Vaughan
as Maester Aemon
Ian McElhinney
as Barristan Selmy
Dominic Carter
as Janos Slynt
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Iwan Rheon
as Ramsay Snow
Ellie Kendrick
as Meera Reed
Owen Teale
as Alliser Thorne
Mark Gatiss
as Tycho Nestoris
Ben Crompton
as Dolorous Edd
Tara Fitzgerald
as Selyse Baratheon
Lucian Msamati
as Salladhor Saan
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Pedro Pascal
as Oberyn Martell
Ciarán Hinds
as Mance Rayder
Julian Glover
as Grand Maester Pycelle
Finn Jones
as Loras Tyrell
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson
as Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane
Ian Beattie
as Meryn Trant
Joseph Gatt
as Thenn Warg
Struan Rodger
as Three-Eyed Raven
Brian Fortune
as Othell Yarwyck
Neil Fingleton
as Mag Mar Tun Doh Weg
Paola Dionisotti
as Anya Waynwood
Emilio Doorgasingh
as Great Master
Grahame Fox
as Ralf Kenning
Alisdair Simpson
as Donnel Waynwood
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Richard Doubleday
as Vance Corbray
Kerry Ingram
as Shireen Baratheon
Octavia Selena Alexandru
as Child of the Forest
Gary Oliver
as Braavosi Captain
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Critic Reviews for Game of Thrones Season 4

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (23)

The show proceeds at its own stately pace, telling its own knotty story. Rather than be concerned that future seasons might mar the world that Martin, Benioff, and Weiss have painstakingly created.

Apr 2, 2014 | Full Review…

Still TV's best -- dive in while the water's warm. Winter is coming, after all.

Apr 1, 2014 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

To my taste, the characters and their relationships are the primary draw for Game of Thrones, along with the political wrangling for the Iron Throne.

Apr 7, 2014 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Each of the actors rises to that challenge, whether playing opposite one person or a multitude of extras.

Apr 7, 2014 | Full Review…

HBO very well could hit the 10-season mark with what's become its franchise series. There's no reason to kill this golden calf -- particularly with so many characters still available to be sacrificed instead.

Apr 5, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

One of the best shows of the last several years feels as creatively vital as ever.

Apr 4, 2014 | Full Review…

If anything, this entire season really belongs to Tyrion.

Jul 16, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Like the mechanic gears of the credit titles, everything seems to fit into the series. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 29, 2018 | Full Review…

At its best, the show is completely unpredictable and meticulously detailed in its orchestration of pain and agony. So far as we can tell, season four stands to be its finest frame yet.

Apr 3, 2014 | Full Review…

Every character beat feels like it's been crafted to its finest point, while each scene carries with it the possibility of drastic change - but that is only because the series has done such a fantastic job conditioning the audience to expect such things.

Apr 8, 2014 | Full Review…

Rejoice! Game of Thrones is back in all its epic, sprawling, bloody glory. And Sunday's briskly paced Season 4 opener, "Two Swords," did not disappoint.

Apr 7, 2014 | Full Review…

It's been three seasons since the series premiere, but Game of Thrones still knows how to open with power.

Apr 7, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Game of Thrones: Season 4

  • 4h ago
    Already feels like a genre flick. Probably because it is.
  • Aug 14, 2020
    Hands down the best season of Game of Thrones.
  • Aug 09, 2020
    This season moves, so many great moments. The best season of the series!
  • Jul 24, 2020
    The craft is mastered in the fourth season and with tense plot points and and a ever changing and evolving evil.
  • Jul 14, 2020
    Game of Thrones Season 4 | Detailed note: 9.9
  • May 23, 2020
    Most overrated show of all time I was waiting for some character or even just some welly filmed action but never got either in all of these seasons
  • May 15, 2020
    a complete masterpiece, it may be weird to say, but i personally prefer this season over Lord of the rings!
  • Apr 22, 2020
    what the hell 4 seasons in a row ?
  • Apr 21, 2020
    Even if u hated the ending this is by far the greatest show of all time. Each episode keeps u on the edge of your seat. Never have i ever heard as many people talk about whats gunna happen next week. There was just a lot of people upset because they didn't get what they want but that is what the whole show was, you never got what u want.
  • Apr 08, 2020
    game of thrones is a show like none other it has drama fantasy a fiew funny moments especillt from tyrion and an amazing action set pieces not to mention a spectacle of visuals thanks to its production value that is often rare among other tv show. although some would say that the depiction of violence and sexual content is exessive personnally no show has ever made use of the mature content like game of thrones has but the real aspect of the greatness of this show lies in its intricate writing and story-telling so overall game of thrones in my oppinion is the greatest show ever made. P.S the final episodes of the final season are enjoyable but dissappointing

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