Game Of Thrones has proved it’s still the biggest show on the planet, after obliterating HBO’s US viewing records with the season seven premiere.
The show made a huge return on Sunday night, pulling in an incredible 16.1 million viewers in the US and it’s time for another season of fights, hook-ups, and eviscerating burns.
Game Of Thrones season seven continues next Sunday on HBO in the US, and on Sky Atlantic Mondays at 9pm. You can also catch-up on Now TV.
Sunday night’s episode, ‘Dragonstone,’ fits that bill almost perfectly, at least to some degree. At the same time, it’s one of the best, most engaging season openers.
Season 7’s premiere of Game of Thrones was absolutely riveting.
While nobody of any importance died and there were no huge battles, no beheading, or dragons burning the world to ash, there was a ton of great character development and world-building.
As per every premiere episode of “Game of Thrones,” the pace is slow. Setting up each new carefully constructed season — the complex weave of story lines, the huge cast, the breathtaking locations — takes time.
But Benioff and Weiss have pulled it off once again, if not with a bit more humor than in previous seasons. Example: Arya runs into a band of suspiciously friendly soldiers in the woods singing around a campfire led by none other than actress Williams’ favorite singer in real life, Ed Sheeran.
This is the second season since the series outpaced the books. But like its women, “Game of Thrones” seems to get only stronger with each episode.
More than anything, We’re thrilled to be watching this show again.