The Game Of Thrones Season Premiere last night (or yesterday morning for those watching instantaneously) came after a longer than usual wait, so it's not surprising everyone had something to say about it — some good and some bad. The premiere wasn't just the most watched episode, but the most tweeted as well, so we've gathered some of the best tweets, memes and reactions.
Season 7 has officially landed! We have the full recap of episode 1 below for your reading pleasure. Let's get cracking, cause there's a lot to unpack.
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) July 17, 2017
Twitter has revealed the three most tweeted moments from the premiere, in order:
- Disguised as Walder Frey, Arya Stark poisons the remaining Frey family during the opening scene
- Ed Sheeran’s (slightly controversial) cameo
- Daenerys and Tyrion land at Dragonstone in the episode’s final scene
It also named the five most mentioned characters throughout the entire episode (surprisingly Ed Sheeran doesn't make the cut):
- Arya Stark
- Daenerys Targaryen
- Sansa Stark
- Cersei Lannister
- Jon Snow
The most tweeted moment was also the one that opened the whole show: Arya Stark being a total badass. It's probably the first time mass murder has been met with a cheer in this show, but fans were 100 per cent behind it:
— Lynette Jenkins (@lynette12356) July 17, 2017
Season 7 Kill-Count:
Jon Snow - 0
Daenerys - 0
Dragons - 0
White Walkers - 0
Cersei - 0
The Mountain - 0
Arya Stark - 50+ #GameofThrones
— Hosam Z. Issa (@hosam_issa) July 17, 2017
ARYA STARK WITH THE PLAY OF THE GAME
— Chaotic Good (@SageTerrence) July 17, 2017
— Black Girl Brunch (@blkgirlbrunch) July 17, 2017
People were also digging her hard-earned disguise skills, learned from the Faceless Men.
things arya stark did: T H A T pic.twitter.com/EauEJkRDAQ
— Virginia e Cecilia (@jaimelsnnister) July 17, 2017
— Malcolm?? (@mal_diggy) July 17, 2017
— KC (@iomck) July 17, 2017
In what's quickly becoming a theme, the next scene had more of our favourite badass Northerner, Lyanna Mormont. Turns out Twitter loves little girls who can also kick ass. Who knew?
— Jon Snow (@LordSnow) July 17, 2017
— Amy Schienschang (@mrs_schang) July 17, 2017
— Illie Burge (@illie_burge) July 17, 2017
— Crystal Ro (@crystalro) July 17, 2017
Who needs gratuitous tits and violence when you have this level of sass playing out on screen?
"Lyanna Mormont sasses a dude five times her age" is my kind of fanservice #GameOfThrones
— Rose Bridges??? (@composerose) July 17, 2017
I can't believe lyanna mormont invented feminism #GameOfThrones
— Justin Jay ??? (@_DubzyWubzy_) July 17, 2017
Next we moved down to King's Landing where Euron Greyjoy had just landed his gigantic fleet of ships. We uh... had some questions about that particular detail.
— Queen Petty (@ClassyVintage) July 17, 2017
Reactions to the new (and improved?) version of Euron were varied. People were generally impressed by the level of shade directed at Jaime:
— Sword Of The Morning (@nyikuri_) July 17, 2017
Cersei: You killed your brother
Euron Greyjoy: You should try it
— Muscles & Mimosas (@honeybstew) July 17, 2017
They were not, however, at all impressed by his grungy Hot Topic look, complete with Johnny Depp levels of guyliner.
— Rosa (@smartassrosa) July 17, 2017
Euron Greyjoy is General Zod if he fronted an emo band pic.twitter.com/VAVChKFscF
— Cowherd: (@davelozo) July 17, 2017
— Kyle Fairlie (@EA7Lad) July 17, 2017
Euron Greyjoy just looks like his actor walked on set after a punk rock concert and they said "your outfit is good enough" #GameOfThrones
— Caston (@CastonTheBoss) July 17, 2017
Thank god we got to rest our eyes next up by going to Sam in the Citadel who was... no wait, I'd rather go back to Euron Greyjoy's awkward emo rock swagger. Fans were grudgingly impressed by the fact that this scene was somehow more confronting than all the prior sex, violence and beloved character deaths in Game Of Thrones put together.
I've seen some horribly violent things over the years, but remarkably a Sam Tarly chamber pot montage is the only one that crossed the line.
— Tyrion Lannister (@Tyrion_Halfman) July 17, 2017
Impressive that on a show as brutal & graphic as GoT that the most disguising scene ever involves a montage of Sam Tarly. #WinterIsHere
— Jake Stein (@Jstein2469) July 17, 2017
Can we talk about the uncomfortably long montage of Sam Tarly cleaning all the runny poo now?
— Alisha Boe (@AlishaBoe) July 17, 2017
— Misty James (@MistyDJames) July 17, 2017
— Jess Lek (@jessrekk) July 17, 2017
Others felt some level of kinship with Sam and his (literally) shitty job.
So basically, Sam Tarly is now a grad student. #GameOfThrones
— Christopher (@DrLockett) July 17, 2017
— G. Elliott Morris? (@gelliottmorris) July 17, 2017
"Haha this whole restricted section thing sounds like Harry Potter." "Oh. Really?"
So Sam Tarly is asking Horace Slughorn for access to the restricted section....
— Adam (@adamnilz) July 17, 2017
Despite Slughorn turning up in a very Slughorn-y role, there was just one cameo in last night's episode that really got people talking. Yes, you know who it is.
*a man is singing*
Sounds like Ed Sheeran but how can he be in game of thrones.
— Lana Is Back (@DivijPawar) July 17, 2017
"oMFG IS THAT ED SHEERAN" pic.twitter.com/nQgFZG3Esh
— beyy 149 (@dracvryn) July 17, 2017
Let's just say the majority of Thrones fans were not keen on the Sheeran cameo. It was supposedly bad enough that Ed has even deleted his Twitter account.
Audibly groaned when Ed Sheeran came on screen in #GameOfThrones because it was entirely unnecessary and not subtle in the slightest
— Adam Valentine (@Adam86Valentine) July 17, 2017
When you think you're safe from Ed Sheeran but he even weasels his way in to the seven kingdoms of Westeros pic.twitter.com/2PoMwV6k6H
— Adam (@AdamOhReilly) July 17, 2017
"Was that ed sheeran on Game of Thrones?"
"Right there" pic.twitter.com/F7OlINX9Q1
— dong perignon (@UnburntWitch) July 17, 2017
Barista: How are you today Jeremy?
Me: I'm still a little upset about that Ed Sheeran cameo on Game of Thrones last night.
— cinemasins (@cinemasins) July 17, 2017
Some people didn't mind the cameo.
Me: why is Ed Sheeran in Game of thrones?
Also me: this song is a bop pic.twitter.com/uZ3IxCxmNw
— Jack Mull (@J4CKMULL) July 17, 2017
— Hayley (@HayleyDowns88) July 17, 2017
Ed Sheeran on Game of Thrones wasn't nearly as bad as that time Courtney Love was on Downton Abbey
— Steve Zaragoza (@stevezaragoza) July 17, 2017
— Rebecca (@nota_regularmom) July 17, 2017
Others thought that putting him in the Riverlands was missing out on a wonderfully cringeworthy opportunity...
Only way to justify Ed Sheeran's #GameOfThrones cameo is for him to greet Bran with: "When your legs don't work like they used to before..."
— Charlie Potter (@Charlie_Potter) July 17, 2017
Some people just didn't care (but they still tweeted about it anyway)
If u were really cool,like me,the Ed Sheeran cameo wouldn't have bothered u because u wouldn't have even known who it was. Like me.Im cool.
— Moshe Kasher (@moshekasher) July 17, 2017
Despite Ed, the general consensus seemed to be that the season has been set off to a banging start — that is, if you could actually watch it at all. Whoops.
Game of Thrones S07E01 recap, Australian edition: pic.twitter.com/ieN4xyqoVU
— Ketan Joshi (@KetanJ0) July 18, 2017