Game of Thrones: Season 4 (2014)

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Season 4
Game of Thrones

Critics 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.

97%

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Critic Ratings: 44

97%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 6096
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Episodes

1
Air date: Apr 6, 2014
2
Air date: Apr 13, 2014
3
Air date: Apr 20, 2014
4
Air date: Apr 27, 2014
5
Air date: May 4, 2014
6
Air date: May 11, 2014
7
Air date: May 18, 2014
8
Air date: Jun 1, 2014
9
Air date: Jun 8, 2014
10
Air date: Jun 15, 2014

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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
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
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
Finn Jones
as Loras Tyrell
Julian Glover
as Grand Maester Pycelle
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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News & Interviews for Game of Thrones: Season 4

Critic Reviews for Game of Thrones Season 4

All Critics (44) | 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.

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…

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…

Audience Reviews for Game of Thrones: Season 4

  • 4d ago
    Again, this season just proves that this show is one of the best out there. I feel like as each season progresses, the character development and action just keeps getting better.
  • Aug 12, 2019
    The absolute best season of game of thrones, the fast paced episodes the shocking twists and turns will satisfy fans and the action is at a high right now with delivering for the most part other than the battle on the wall, season four expands and closes character arcs without losing any steam at all, simply perfection!
  • Aug 12, 2019
    Wonderful. Season 4 is rightly much loved. Its finale continues to be a favorite of mine of the whole show.
  • Aug 09, 2019
    Season four of Game of Thrones constantly subverts our expectations and continues to be as bloody as ever. It's ending, however, shifts the plot in shocking ways and contains one of the best fight scenes thus far.
  • Jun 18, 2019
    Game of Thrones just keeps getting better and better and this season was even better than the first three seasons and it is still my favorite show of all time. Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Rory McCann, Gwendoline Christie, Aidan Gillen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Alfie Allen, Iwan Rheon, and John Bradley gave outstanding leading performances and the supporting performances from Daniel Portman, Hannah Murray, Pedro Pascal, Diana Rigg, Charles Dance, Conleth Hill, Jerome Flynn, Rose Leslie, Michiel Huisman, Kerry Ingram, Jack Gleeson, and Natalie Dormer were terrific. The fighting and battle scenes were excellent and really awesome especially the battle between the Night's Watch and the Wildlings, the fight between Brienne and The Hound, and the fight between Oberyn and Gregor. The writing and storytelling continues to be great. The visual effects were spectacular especially the skeleton Wights, the dragons (specifically Drogon), and Drogon's fire. The makeup effects were very impressive especially the Night King, the White Walker, and the Giants. The costumes were fantastic especially all of Emilia Clarke's outfits, Gwendoline Christie's outfits, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's outfits, Lena Headey's outfits, and Sophie Turner's outfits. The score and all of the music in this season was great. Also the final scene was great it was so cool to Arya finally safe and getting somewhere new. Season 4 of Game of Thrones is another A+ season.
  • Jun 01, 2019
    The last good season
  • May 29, 2019
    This season was just as good as the 1st season you get to see a personal side of Jamie which I liked. Gotta love the Hound. You can tell in this 4th season tables are starting to turn, some good some bad. A great cliffhanger.
  • May 24, 2019
    Best season of the show. Action, writing, soundtrack, and acting are fantastic.
  • May 20, 2019
    Brutal and shocking. Everything you expect from GOT
  • May 19, 2019
    Best season of the series! Shocking yet amazing at the same time, this season is one of the best things to reach a TV.

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