Well, well, well look who’s back in the game.
If (like us) you have been patiently waiting for the return of the biggest (and most pirated) TV show in the world, you would have been rejoicing earlier this week.
Not only did the first episode arrive, but a leak online provided savvy viewers with the first four episodes of Game of Thrones Season Five.
We wanted to stay on Santa’s good list so we have only watched the first episode, and despite the seemingly slow pace, it was very exciting.
Game of Thrones is one of those shows that slowly lower their toes, ankles and knees into the pool rather than bomb dive in all in one go, it’s one of the reasons it is so great. HBO don’t rush the story, they let moments land, tension build and characters become more than people we watch and forget about every week, but who we will yell at, cry for and rejoice in the victory (or in some instances; deaths) of each and every one of them.
Just like seasons before, this year there are many balls in the air. We have seen most characters and checked in with what they are up to (I’m being intentionally vague) from the first episode, but as usual there is one who we are yet to enocounter; Arya Stark. Who arguably is one of the crowd favourites. Usually it is Daenrys Targaryen (Khaleesi) who we are teased with tiny portions of, but it seems this year little Arya Stark is going to be the one who keeps us all waiting.
Readers of the books will no doubt be looking forward to the VAST array of new characters who come into play this season, for those who haven’t read, you will want to lay close attention or it’s going to get incredibly confusing, very fast. HOWEVER all of those (myself included) smug jerks who have read the books, you are not as all knowing as you may think. HBO have confirmed that some characters who have survived the books (so far) will face their deaths this season… So, you had better all be on the edge of your seats, as another ten episodes of glory unfold before your eyes!
As usual the acting, editing, writing, set design, cinematography, costumes and pretty much everything else is on point, this show does not fuck around.
We will be eagerly awaiting the next episode… Valar morghulis