The Internet Reacts To The Game Of Thrones Premiere

The Internet Reacts To The Game Of Thrones Premiere

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.

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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:

https://twitter.com/lynette12356/status/886831178661212160
https://twitter.com/hosam_issa/status/886992269101989888
https://twitter.com/SageTerrence/status/886754122552270849
https://twitter.com/blkgirlbrunch/status/886758726887198720

People were also digging her hard-earned disguise skills, learned from the Faceless Men.

https://twitter.com/jaimelsnnister/status/886939144953487360
https://twitter.com/mal_diggy/status/886754508721795072
https://twitter.com/iomck/status/886777735892180993

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?

https://twitter.com/LordSnow/status/887026117894385664
https://twitter.com/mrs_schang/status/886775870815424513
https://twitter.com/illie_burge/status/886756948070326272
https://twitter.com/crystalro/status/886775399446794241

Who needs gratuitous tits and violence when you have this level of sass playing out on screen?

https://twitter.com/composerose/status/886755999461388288
https://twitter.com/_DubzyWubzy_/status/886764280430960640

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.

Reactions to the new (and improved?) version of Euron were varied. People were generally impressed by the level of shade directed at Jaime:

https://twitter.com/nyikuri_/status/886854414618828800
https://twitter.com/honeybstew/status/886942585352278016

They were not, however, at all impressed by his grungy Hot Topic look, complete with Johnny Depp levels of guyliner.

https://twitter.com/smartassrosa/status/886760944336080896
https://twitter.com/davelozo/status/886759429869383684
https://twitter.com/EA7Lad/status/886764223002533888
https://twitter.com/CastonTheBoss/status/886759572966387712

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.

https://twitter.com/Tyrion_Halfman/status/886788422861553666
https://twitter.com/Jstein2469/status/886760623966695426
https://twitter.com/AlishaBoe/status/886886083346092032
https://twitter.com/MistyDJames/status/886883583062945792
https://twitter.com/jessrekk/status/886772627422928898

Others felt some level of kinship with Sam and his (literally) shitty job.

https://twitter.com/DrLockett/status/886776505489076226
https://twitter.com/gelliottmorris/status/886762166803730432

“Haha this whole restricted section thing sounds like Harry Potter.”
“Oh. Really?

https://twitter.com/adamnilz/status/886760927412056064

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.

https://twitter.com/DivijPawar/status/886849541487702017
https://twitter.com/dracvryn/status/886925478820446215

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.

https://twitter.com/Adam86Valentine/status/886901352835579904
https://twitter.com/AdamOhReilly/status/887038208306970626
https://twitter.com/UnburntWitch/status/887020544008245248
https://twitter.com/cinemasins/status/886961835190231040

Some people didn’t mind the cameo.

https://twitter.com/J4CKMULL/status/887056479626436609
https://twitter.com/HayleyDowns88/status/886892719406280704
https://twitter.com/stevezaragoza/status/886855076517732352
https://twitter.com/nota_regularmom/status/886794017874341888

Others thought that putting him in the Riverlands was missing out on a wonderfully cringeworthy opportunity…

Some people just didn’t care (but they still tweeted about it anyway)

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.