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Best Is Yet To Come For Game Of Thrones Season Four

April 29, 2014 by admin

A Review

By Dennis Miller
     Game of Thrones has taught us many lessons over the past three seasons of the show’s history. The first of them being that in no way should you ever trust anyone who is in a position of power, another being that weddings are never a good idea, and lastly that when you least expect it your favorite character could be be-headed. 
     These amongst the extraordinary fictions of dragons, “White Walkers” which are basically super-zombies, and of course one cannot help but notice the extreme levels of sorcery and other forms of the dark arts. Yet, it has something in store for each and every one of us.
     For starters, the show has over a dozen main plot lines, there is no true main character for the series, it evolves episode-by-episode between its numerous storylines that are all taking place at the same juncture of time. There is of course the wonderfully delightful bloodshed, the never-ending war so it seems. The vast nudity that takes place everywhere in Westeros and the Far East as the two main geographical locations of the show, no male has ever complained about that. Yet it is not all lust, every show needs a good love story here and there, and Game of Thrones does not falter on that part.
     Lastly, and my personal favorite part of the show is the political aspect. One cannot help but be captivated by the extraordinary exchanges between the numerous characters as alliances are forged, then broken, then re-forged, then someone is killed, then someone is imprisoned, it is truly a fascinating thing to behold. As the shows character Petyr Baelish said it best “Chaos isn't a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some are given a chance to climb; they cling to the realm or the gods or love. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is."
     Which brings me to the first two weeks of the shows fourth season that has just gotten underway, Game of Thrones, or Thrones as the hardcore fans call it, has picked up right where it left off, hitting the ground running yet again. Season four began with fans getting to see a few of the fan favorites in Jon Snow, Tryion Lannister, and Daenerys Targaryen and what it is they have been up to. For fans such as myself who have actually read the books and know what is going to happen, yet even with knowing the future, the on-screen adaptation of it is always so on point with the novels that it doesn’t remove any luster from the show itself.
     As Jon Snow is having a hard-knock time of it in Castle Black, Daenerys and her horde of soldiers/peasants are traveling across the vast desert in search of the next city to conquer, Tryion is still faced with the hideous position of being married to a girl whose family was murdered by his own. But everything pales in comparison to the moment all of us fans have been waiting for…
     Fans all knew the inevitable, that the tyrannical, idiotic young king Joffrey Baratheon would be killed at some point, but for the hardcore fans we have been waiting to see the on-screen adaptation of his painful, beautiful death as he stood at his own wedding feast. A good old poisoning, no stranger in the Thrones world as a solid method of murder. 
     All of these things combined have made season four of Thrones already extremely wonderful, and the best has yet to come for season four. I will not be a spoiler for those who have yet to read the novels but I will say, Joffrey’s death isn’t such a simple plot as it seemed to be… and you shall see.   
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