Robert Tanitch reviews the latest DVD box-set
GAME OF THRONES THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON. (HBO).
The epic fantasy history gets more and more epic and wins bigger and bigger audiences. There are dragons, mammoths, cannibal giants, a magnificent ice wall to scale, brutal battles to fight, zombie skeletons rising out of the snow and endless violence.
The deaths are invariably revolting and usually take place on a joyous occasion (like weddings) or just when you think a likeable chap has won his fight against a giant…
There are so many strands, so many characters, so much gore, plus nudity, rape and poor dialogue and longueurs; and yet there is always something to grab the attention and amaze or shock. Think what it would be like to be assassinated whilst sitting in a privy.
No doubt you will be watching the upcoming Fifth Season with millions of others. Charles Dance and Pedro Pascal will be much missed. Surely, nobody will ever dare to kill off Peter Dinklage? He’s too big a star. The series wouldn’t be the same without him. Just imagine the mass protests if he were killed.