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Game of Thrones: Season 4 (2014)

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Critic Consensus: 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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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
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Michelle Fairley
as Catelyn Stark
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Charles Dance
as Tywin Lannister
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams
as Arya Stark
Richard Madden
as Robb Stark
Jack Gleeson
as Joffrey Baratheon
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Ian McElhinney
as Barristan Selmy
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Rose Leslie
as Ygritte
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
Pedro Pascal
as Oberyn Martell
James Cosmo
as Jeor Mormont
Dominic Carter
as Janos Slynt
Julian Glover
as Grand Maester Pycelle
Peter Vaughan
as Maester Aemon
Owen Teale
as Alliser Thorne
Michiel Huisman
as Daario Naharis
Ben Crompton
as Dolorous Edd
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Diana Rigg
as Olenna Tyrell
Dean-Charles Chapman
as Tommen Baratheon
Iwan Rheon
as Ramsay Snow
Indira Varma
as Ellaria Sand
Ellie Kendrick
as Meera Reed
Jacob Anderson
as Grey Worm
Thomas Sangster
as Jojen Reed
Finn Jones
as Loras Tyrell
Ian Beattie
as Meryn Trant
Kate Dickie
as Lysa Arryn
Lino Facioli
as Robin Arryn
Michael McElhatton
as Roose Bolton
Kerry Ingram
as Shireen Baratheon
Mark Gatiss
as Tycho Nestoris
Tara Fitzgerald
as Selyse Baratheon
Lucian Msamati
as Salladhor Saan
Tony Way
as Dontos Hollard
Brian Fortune
as Bowen Marsh
Joel Fry
as Hizdahr zo Loraq
Ian Whyte
as Giant
Ciarán Hinds
as Mance Rayder
Alisdair Simpson
as Donnel Waynwood
Will Tudor
as Olyvar
Gemma Whelan
as Yara Greyjoy
Struan Rodger
as Three-Eyed Raven
Ben Hawkey
as Hot Pie
Barry McGovern
as Dying Man
Neil Fingleton
as Mag Mar Tun Doh Weg
Paola Dionisotti
as Anya Waynwood
Grahame Fox
as Ralf Kenning
Ross Mullan
as White Walker
Richard Doubleday
as Vance Corbray
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 (43) | Top Critics (22)

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.

April 2, 2014 | Full Review…

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

April 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.

April 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.

April 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.

April 5, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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

April 4, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Game of Thrones: Season 4

½

Game of Thrones has been one of HBO’s most highly watched and critically acclaimed series since its premiere in 2011, with its fourth season just having begun a few weeks ago. Fans that watch the show religiously, myself included, will always find a way to bring the series into a conversation, particularly when attempting to get non-viewers to watch the show. If you’re a non-viewer and haven’t been in solitary confinement for the past four years, chances are you’ve encountered your fair share crazed fans raving about the brilliance of the series. It is with good reason that Game of Thrones has become a mainstream icon in recent years, because truly, there is nothing on television like it. The series follows a number of corrupt political figures that rule over the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, a fictional continent occupied by a number of “houses”—in more simplistic terms, families distinguished by their last name and a specific sigil, such as a wolf or a lion. From its gruesomely shocking climax in season one, it becomes apparent that Game of Thrones is not playing by the rules. Every consecutive season of the series examines the corruptions, perversions, and cunning acts of deceit that power ensues, especially to those willing to commit the darkest and most murderous acts to attain it. One of the most original aspects of Game of Thrones is its beautifully stylish ambiance and costume design. Because it is a fantasy tale, akin to that of Lord of the Rings, the setting and clothing are reminiscent of medieval times. Game of Thrones is uniquely stunning in its storytelling, filled with sorcery, demonic beings, supernatural abilities, and most grand of all, fire-breathing dragons. Despite its extraordinary originality, Game of Thrones is a darkly woeful series. Good does not always prevail, and fans have found themselves in utter disbelief watching their favorite characters slaughtered in the blink of an eye. No one is safe in Game of Thrones, making it both an exhilarating and anxiety-inducing watch. As of now, Game of Thrones is three episodes into its fourth season, and like every preceding season, it has failed to disappoint. Tensions are high as lies and murders ensue in the game of thrones—no pun intended—making for a largely entertaining and promising season. As stated by Cersei Lannister, one of the main characters of the series, “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” Indeed, the series has had its fair share of war and vengeance in the fight for power—themes that will undoubtedly continue as the show progresses. It may come as no surprise that Game of Thrones has been my favorite television series for the past four years and will likely continue to be in the years to come. Ultimately, Game of Thrones is gripping from the start to its most recent episode and is not a series to be missed. It is a political and mythological masterpiece filled with blood, sweat, and tears for its characters and fans alike—minus the blood for fans, I would hope.

DAZ.

Super Reviewer

½

Season 4 was packed with actions and plot twists, the Black Castle battle was great, not to mention the Purple Wedding.

SylvesterK.

Super Reviewer

The story grows more dark and compelling as the series continues to expand in Game of Thrones Season 4. Vibrant action and riveting portrayals only carries the series' reputation as the best on television. 4/5

EugeneB.

Super Reviewer

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