With dragons and White Walkers on the hoof, it’s likely to be a spectacle-packed
year on Game of Thrones. So it made a certain amount of sense that the
returning HBO blockbuster would open on a note of muted contemplation.
This wasn’t quite an Episode where nothing happened: Jon Snow and Sansa’s
sibling rivalry looks certain to develop a sharp edge very soon and, golly, didn’t
Daenerys appear determined as she inspected the facilities at her new lodgings
at Dragonstone (definitely a fixer-upper with potential). Nonetheless, the tone
was one of bleak understatement. Winter is here – and before the fireworks kick
off, Game of Thrones wants us to stick out our tongues and taste the
Download Episode 1 here.