(CNN) -- If you thought the Red Wedding was rough, "Game of Thrones" promises more blood and brutality when it returns to HBO for its fourth season on Sunday night (April 6).
The season picks up in the aftermath of the devastating wedding reception from hell, which proved, in case it was still unclear to anyone, that in the world crafted by novelist George R.R. Martin in his "A Song of Ice and Fire" fantasy series, no one is ever safe.
Unlike some series, this season does not take long to heat up. In King's Landing, brutal King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) is due to be married in an elaborate affair that will bring together a slew of characters, some old and some new, to -- er -- celebrate.
So, yes. A wedding in Westeros. What could possibly go wrong?
Fuckin Game of Thrones, man. Love this show. I don't really know why I love it because they refuse to ever fucking kill anyone I want them to and always savagely murder the people I actually am rooting for, but nonetheless, love it. Which brings me to my next point: Fuckin HBO, man.
Look, we all know what this time of the year is. That's right, NOT-football season. Sundays absolutely suck during not-football season. You wake up hungover, you have nothing to take your mind off of the mistakes you inevitably made the night before, you have no excuse to start drinking (not that you don't, you just feel more like an asshole), and in the back of your mind you're just counting down the minutes until work starts the next morning. But HBO has decided to come in to our lives in the past few years and totally flip the switch on not-football Sundays. Oh, January and February are the worst months of the year? BOOM, True Detective. Oh, March Madness is almost over and you have no reason to function on the last day of the week? BOOM, Game of Thrones in your grill.
Not a day goes by that I don't thank HBO for making shows that are better than most films. And what's really cool is now we're starting to see the entertainment industry really take notice. I mean do you really think 10 years ago guys like Woody and Matty wood have jumped on board to do a TV series? Fuck no. But people are starting to recognize more and more that the best stories are being pumped out of this beautiful little premium network, and I guarantee you start seeing more and more big name actors tossing their hats in to get on board with a good HBO series. And I will love every second of it, especially if they keep pushing off the not-football season hangover until September rolls back around and my terrible eating and drinking habits can rule the day yet again.
P.S. If you don't watch Game of Thrones cus you're a hardass who thinks it's fantasy bullshit then take a step back there, killer. I have plenty of nerdy qualities, but an affinity for fantasy stuff like Lord of the Rings or whatever is not one of them. The show is about humans doing terrible human shit in a world where magic just happens to exist. Does it play a role? Sure, but it's not the show, and anybody who likes crazy action, incessant scheming, insanely hot sex scenes (tons of hanging dong), and epic cinematography can get behind this show.