“Game of Thrones” — A Hollywood Reporter Review

The Hollywood Reporter has weighed in on the return of Game of Thrones.

The new season kicks off Sunday evening and it sounds like it’s going to be everything we hoped for.

Fantasy epic makes strong case for being one of TV’s best series.

At their best, genre series tend to be creative and fun and compelling, but held up to the standards of great dramas, they tend to lack gravitas. This is especially true in the science fiction and fantasy categories, where The X-Files broke the mold and received a best drama Emmy nomination four consecutive seasons from 1995 to ’98 but never won. Lost was nominated four times, winning in its first season (2005) in a battle with the unquestionably great Western series Deadwood (which itself only managed one nomination in three seasons). Perhaps the last sci-fi or fantasy series to be truly taken seriously was the now-defunct remake of Battlestar Galactica, which never received a nomination.

You can read the full review HERE.