Yesterday the world bore witness to the most expensive episode of television ever made. Well, the parts you could see, anyway.
A hell of a lot happened and you better believe that the internet was rife with opinions and hot takes.
Hoo boy, it’s the big one. Strap in folks, because not only is this the biggest ever battle scene in the history of television, but it’s also the biggest episode of Game of Thrones ever at a whopping 82 minutes long. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready with my waterproof mascara for the inevitable feels when EVERYONE I LOVE PROBABLY DIES GRUESOMELY AND MY HEART SHATTERS.
Sadly for HBO a huge chunk of social media commentary was reserved for how damn dark the entire episode was. And don't even get me started about how bad it looked at 720p.
But there was also much love for Arya Stark and Lyanna Mormont, as well as the usual jabs at Bran and Jon.
The screen is dark and full of errors
— Nora Dominick (@noradominick) April 29, 2019
— Deanne Mullins (@worleygirl_74) April 29, 2019
Me trying to watch the first 30 minutes of the Battle of Winterfell pic.twitter.com/53ytE3ERP1
— rob fee (@robfee) April 29, 2019
— Leön Cörriea (@goonerleon10) April 29, 2019
— Hicham Youna (@CSGOchamyouN) April 29, 2019
I'm not saying Game Of Thrones was dark this week but I think Bran saw more than I did.
— Matt Lucas (@RealMattLucas) April 29, 2019
Beric Dondarrion is the Battle of Winterfell's true MVP, because he carries a flaming sword everywhere he goes, so you can actually see who's fighting in his scenes, and what's actually going on. #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/CbJtSOPCpP
— Tasha Robinson (@TashaRobinson) April 29, 2019
My favorite scene from today’s episode of #GameOfThrones
ffs why is it so dark pic.twitter.com/mlOAF73pED
— Lil Stick (@iamAndeesh) April 29, 2019
— LA White (@OrangeMoon_2002) April 29, 2019
Season 1: Man, this show is so dark!
— neontaster (@neontaster) April 29, 2019
Arya. Fucking. Stark
Next week on #GameofThrones
Jon: Wait... so you just killed the Night King?
— Jo (@MissGloop) April 29, 2019
— ???????????????? ☽ (@inbroco) April 29, 2019
— | Fahad Al-Mutairi | (@FAHHADKSM) April 29, 2019
So, the biggest lesson we can take away from last night's #GameofThrones is that most creepy white dudes with a bunch of brainless followers might seem intimidating, but they're actually pretty fragile when a competent woman shows up.#AryaStark #BattleOfWinterfell pic.twitter.com/IU0sHOAD5d
— Jay Bertovich (????????)(????????✡????) (@JayFromTheBurgh) April 29, 2019
— Shweta Mahadevan (@shwetamahadevan) April 29, 2019
— James Cooksey (@jamescooksey_) April 29, 2019
Okay yes some other stuff happened too
— Nuno (@hereisnuno) April 29, 2019
— Aishwarya (@Aishanki) April 29, 2019
— ???? (@yeehoemd) April 29, 2019
— Cranjis McBasketball (@jodibwithoutane) April 29, 2019
— Lily (@Lilybb3tts) April 29, 2019
"the battle of winterfell is gonna make the red wedding looks like a rehearsal dinner" https://t.co/DMP9LXtPEg
— jammy loves theon (@regulusvblack) April 29, 2019
— GameOfThrones (@GOTseasonfinale) April 29, 2019
— SeattleDataGuy (@SeattleDataGuy) April 29, 2019
Going to fight Cersei and some mercs after the Battle of Winterfell is like beating the main story campaign and being way overleveled for a sidequest you forgot to do in the opening zone
— Paul Tassi (@PaulTassi) April 29, 2019
— Fedeguitar (@Fedeguitar) April 29, 2019
— Ibrahim Younas (@ibrahimyounaspk) April 29, 2019
— Kieron (@KieronJW) April 29, 2019
Last night’s Game of Thrones supposedly showcased the largest battle ever shot for TV. I say supposedly because I couldn’t see most of the action—nor could a lot of other people, who complained all over Twitter that the episode was too dark.