Game of Thrones, season 4

"Money buys a man's silence for a time. A bolt in the heart buys it forever." - Lord Petyr Baelish

release year: 2014
genre: TV fantasy/drama
viewing setting: home Bluray 3/11-16/19

synopsis: a king gets what's coming to him; Daenerys captures another city; Tyrion goes to trial; the Wall is attacked.

impressions: More of the same: a medieval soap opera with violence and sex and magic and monsters. New monsters this season: animated skeletons! Plus the giants actually fight this time, and of course the dragons are still growing. I've realized that I can't really effectively summarize events of any of these seasons without spoiling things, so I won't try. This season did have a lot more battle though. As always, the plot and events are extremely complex, and accordingly, stupid people shouldn't watch this show.

acting: One thing that won't change in any of my season reviews of this show: there's a huge ensemble cast, and I'm not going to talk about all of the characters. In fact, this time I'm not going to talk about any of them. There are dozens of significant and memorable cast members, and this is one of those shows where you often have to check things on wikipedia after an episode.

notable scenes: Episode 6 is the trial of Tyrion. Episode 9 is the battle with the Mountain.

final word: Good, if complex, medieval intrigue and mayhem.

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