Disclaimer: major spoiler alert!
Winter is here and Game of Thrones is back. The season seven premiered Sunday night and the world, just like every year, hasn’t stopped talking about it. The much-anticipated HBO series has one of the largest fan followings in the world and Pakistanis are not excluded from it.
Every season premiere causes a frenzy as the show has the whole world in its hands. The latest season promises many twists and turns, betrayals, murders, and the most anticipated war in the show’s history. Watching Game of Thrones feels like balancing your heart on a spoon in your mouth – you know you’re bound to drop it sooner or later.
Pakistani fans had their hearts out too, while watching the season premiere.
After the first episode, one local fan, Zargham Shah told The Express Tribune, “The long-awaited season premiere had me super hyped for what is to come next and how it would be depicted. Although, it built suspense just like most season premieres of most TV shows do, I felt it was quite lagging. Ed Sheeran’s cameo was one way to spice things up for them though. It was the highlight of the episode. Looking forward to more.”
Another avid fan of the show, Raza, who is currently pursuing his education in Melbourne, said, “To be honest, the first episode hasn’t got much to it. It only shows that Dany has reached Dragonstone where she was born, and Bran has reached Castle Black which will obviously leads him to unite with Jon and Sansa. Arya was seen taking revenge on the Frays, who helped Roose Bolton in slaughtering her family at the red wedding. That’s basically the gist of the episode.”
A journalist by profession, Rahima too was sounded very excited for the season. Talking about the first episode, she said, “I absolutely love how Arya and Sansa are taking control. Sansa especially because her character development has been great and she blew me away in the first episode. Also on a side-note, Lyanna Mormont continues to be a badass!!”
Harris, a videographer by profession, talked about the hype every season of the loved show creates. “Opening of the Season 7 with execution of Walder Frey’s people was enough to accept the GoT’s hype. But first episode didn’t have too much to cheer about, as it was just to reassure the characters and their stories. Hoping for the coming episodes to be filled with more blood and action since winter is already here.”
Twitterati reacted to the season premiere in the most epic memes and tweets possible.
Let’s take it scene by scene. Shall we?
That mind blowing introduction when Arya eliminate the House Frey. All hail, Arya.
THE KING IN THE NORTH!
Lady Mormont for the Queen!
Mad Queen makes her way to the throne…
The much awaited Ed Sheeran cameo
TOTALLY SHIPPING BRIENNE AND TORMUND!
Daenerys lands at Dragonstone and everybody loses it!
Meanwhile, those who haven’t watched it, be like…
Happy Game of Thrones month everyone!
Note: Since GoT is not legally available in Pakistan so The Express Tribune will not be reviewing the show.
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