Written by Trent Johnson. Media by Stephen Hillrich.
SPOILER ALERT! If you have not watched Seasons 1-3 of Game of Thrones or read the books like a nerd, there may be spoilers. You’ve been warned.
“If you’re looking for justice, you’ve come to the wrong place.” With Westeros still recoiling in the wake of the Red Wedding, the only justice to be found in the Seven Kingdoms is the poetic kind in the upcoming Season 4 premiere of Game of Thrones on HBO.
Speaking as one of the aforementioned nerds who read all the books, I can say that the parts of the book this season covers are some of the best and in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, showrunners Dan Weiss and David Beinoff seem to agree. According to the interview, this season will contain more intense action sequences than any of the previous seasons, and with the books firmly in memory, I can say that they will blow the watchers’ collective minds.
Speaking as a gushing fan, I have never been more emotionally invested in a book than I was in the two that this season covers. It was the only time I ever cheered, cried, and threw my book all within a few chapters of each other. Keeping with George R.R. Martin’s penchant for killing off characters (beloved and otherwise) I can say that this season will not disappoint. The one thing that brings solace to me, a man who struggles to remember faces, this is the season where the cast finally gets smaller instead of exponentially increasing.
That’s enough of my fan-girlish enthusiasm for now though. Make sure you catch the Season 4 premiere “Two Swords” on Sunday April 6th at 9E/8C on HBO!