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Trailer Reaction: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5

Yes, the trailer leaked a few days before, but doesn’t particularly care for shaky-camera recorded trailers for the shows we love. HBO’s release of the first official HD trailer for Game of Thrones Season 5 was worth the wait though, as it seems that this season of the gritty-fantasy epic is looking suitably dramatic, bloody and heart-crushingly tragic.




Like every season of Game of Thrones, there’s sure to be fallout. With countless character deaths and the rise of some suitably twisted individuals to power (looking at you Ramsay); the fifth season is set to address the most burning questions every viewer has on their minds right now.


First of all, Peter Dinklage is sporting quite the impressive beard. After his confrontation with his father, Tyrion probably isn’t feeling all too good about himself and his situation at the moment. I imagine living in a very small box surrounded by your own shit and piss for months, thinking about how you strangled your former lover would have that effect on you. Still, he must love rocking that beard! His conversation with Varys (Conleth Hill) heavily implies that the two of them will attempt to aid Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and her bid for the Iron Throne. Last time we all saw Daeny, she was having a significant amount of trouble ruling a single city, let-alone an entire region. She’ll need all the help she can get, but with the assistance of the Master of Whispers and Tyrion’s intellect, her chances of becoming a competent ruler will certainly improve.

The short glimpses of Arya (Maisie Williams), Sansa (Sophie Turner) and their half-brother Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) reveal that their lives will most likely be a living hell…again. Arya seems to be seeking a guild of assassins in Bravos, Sansa is conspiring with Peter “Little Finger” Baylish (Aiden Gillen) and Jon has his hands full with “King” Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) and the mysterious Melisandre (Carice van Houten).

Oberyn Martell’s (Pedro Pascal) little head trauma certainly caused a bit of a stir in Season 4, and it seems that his family will take steps to ensure that the Lannisters and anyone who dares cross them will pay their debts in full. Doran Martell (Alexander Sidding) and Obara Sand (Keisha Castle-Hughes) are just some of the fresh faces that will be appearing this season. I’m sure the snake statue they sent to Cersei (Lena Headey) was a gesture of goodwill, right?

What about you reader? What about the trailer excited you? Any concerns? Let us know in the comments below!

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