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Will the New Game of Thrones Season Be Even Better Than the Last?

All signs point to some bloody awesome episodes.
Source: HBO

The tagline for the fourth season of HBO's Game of Thrones is "All men must die." Given how brutally the series has unfolded to date, I think it's important to note that despite the overall accuracy of the statement—both as a general acknowledgement of human mortality and as a specific advertisement for the show's high mortality rate—it doesn't mean that all men (or women) must die this season. Based on the first three episodes and my knowledge of the George R.R. Martin novels, I'd say the overall body count will be—well, let's just say fewer than a dozen but more than none.

came out of the gate with murderous speed, a massacre that essentially ended the Stark family as a political force (at least for now) and spawned a million shocked-response videos on YouTube.

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