“I told you to watch.”
The war is over! With that in mind, viewers should find peace with a slightly slower season of Game Of Thrones, with less eventful storylines and more spread out characters. Season 5 is all about setting the board for the wars to come. At the center of the drama this year are the Boltons, whose mere existence is an annoyance for both the characters and viewers because, unlike so many fan favorites, they simply refuse to die.
The fifth, Emmy-winning season of Game Of Thrones is the first to not actually feature the Iron Throne. As “the few” stop fearing “the many” and even Kings start to lose control, it becomes more and more clear that the battle for power is irrelevant. It’s these stories that the show continues to excel at. While Season 5 might have been the show’s most controversial so far, it’s still the same old, spectacular show everyone should be talking about.
In its fifth season, Game Of Thrones adds Jonathan Pryce to its cast as the wonderful High Sparrow – a Holy man who proves a challenge for the likes of Cersei Lannister, Petyr Baelish and Olenna Tyrell in terms of verbal sparring. It surprised viewers with an epic-scaled eighth episode, Hardhome, which featured a dramatic battle sequence unlike anything ever seen on television. Now that the show is all caught up with (and set to outpace) George R.R. Martin‘s series of books, it’s anyone’s guess where the story will take us next.