Synopsis: Westeros deals with the fall out of a war as the real battle rages on.
What Season: 4
Review: So a lot of people have talked about how bad Game of Thrones has gotten in the always hating image of the internet. But I think that depends on what you like about Game of Thrones. Me personally I thought this was one of the better seasons. I mean last season they had the Red Wedding and that’s pretty much the biggest thing that happens in all the books so we’re never going to have a huge event like that for awhile. But that’s good because that’s what makes them so effective.
No this season is all about the aftermath of the war and how everyone is dealing with things. That’s not to say there’s isn’t a lot of things going on. We have some big deaths, a lot of character turn arounds and the trial of Tyrion Lannister. The show continues to be smart and have a world that is mainly shades of grey.
Worst Episode: The Children To me the season finale was probably the weakest but to be fair it always is. I think because after all that, the season finales always feel like a lead up to the next season. That’s not to say it’s bad and this one had more going on than before but it still didn’t compare to the episodes that took before it. It didn’t help that it didn’t wrap up Tyrion until after taking us to Bran and Jon, and after spending a whole episode on the wall it felt like too much of a cock tease. So I kept trying to rush the episode until we got to the real stuff.
Favorite Episode: The Laws of Gods and Men So this is where Tyrion gives his big speech and Peter Dinklage reminds us that he deserves all the awards. He manages to pack so much into so little and remind us what’s important in this show. If there was a main theme in Game of Thrones, it’s that we can’t control destiny. It doesn’t matter how good of a Stark we are or how bad of a Joffery we are, a million other things will always factor into our lives or lack thereof. That’s what makes Tyrion’s speech about trial by combat so important. Because once again, the back dealings and others’ action were about to set his life down a path on the wall. But once he was given the final insult of Shae, he decided that he was going to take destiny into his own hands. He was going to spit in the fact of other’s actions even if it meant his death, because it would be his own. I can’t think of a better thing than that.
Trivia: Next Season will be a mix of the next two books.