The Game of Thrones season five premiere aired in the US on Sunday night, and unless you managed to stave off sleep and stay up late to watch the first Sky Atlantic showing in the VERY early hours of Monday morning, you probably tuned into the second showing here last night… with the possible addition of the three extra episodes that leaked online.
Through some superhuman feat of will, we avoided Twitter enough yesterday to prevent seeing any spoilers, and we won't include any big ones here in case you haven't gotten around to watching the premiere just yet.
What we have done instead though, is rounded up some of the very best Twitter reactions to the GOT return – and there were a LOT to choose from, for example…
1. A few words from the most patient husband of all time
"Is he yer man from Love/Hate?"
Top 5 questions asked by my wife during #GameofThrones 5. Who is that? 4. Who is that? 3. Who is that? 2. Who is that? 1. Who is that?
— Kevin Klein (@TheKevinKlein) April 13, 2015
2. The woman who forgot she was still in the office (not Westeros)
An easy mistake to make…
"ALL MEN MUST DIE," I yell as I leave work. I circle back into the office and clarify "that was a Game of Thrones reference, not a threat."
— Deanna Weber (@deannaweber) April 13, 2015
3. This viewer who summed up our feelings on GOT in 140 characters
Hit the nail on the head.
Game of Thrones is great in its ability to entertain and thoroughly nauseate me all at once. Additionally, I'm in love with Lena Headey.
— Heluva Bottom Carter (@OreoSpeedwagon_) April 14, 2015
4. That theme tune… give us two weeks and we'll be fast-forwarding again
But right now it's like sweet sweet nectar to our ears.
The Game of Thrones intro is usually unbearably long, but when you're hearing it for the first time in a while, it's THAT jam.
— Pamela Nonga (@pamnonga) April 13, 2015
5. This smarmy fecker generally being a smarmy fecker
Oh just GO AWAY WOULDJA.
Good morning Ireland and the UK. I've already seen Game of Thrones. In. Your. FACE!! @skyatlantic
— Karl Harpur (@KarlosTweets) April 13, 2015
6. This wise fan who chose NOT to watch the leaked eps.
Smart…we wish we'd had the same restraint!
So if you watched the leaked #GameofThrones eps, that means you have to wait 5 weeks for the next one? I'd rather watch them weekly…
— Ruairi Carroll (@RadioCarroll) April 14, 2015
7. This viewer who learnt a lot about womankind last night
Game of Thrones taught me that when a woman tells another that "they look good", they really mean that they are a bitch/whore. #lifelessons
— Ben Robinson (@BeneficialBen) April 13, 2015