Our coverage of the U.K. premiere of Season 5 Game of Thrones began last night and since then the news keeps pouring in. The full Red Carpet interviews have been pulled together in addition to more new reviews, recaps and articles of the first episode.
Let’s start with the Red Carpet interviews after the jump.
This video has all the AP Live interviews, including Sophie Turner, Ian Beattie, Mark Gatiss, Kit Harington, John Bradley, Jonathan Pryce, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Aidan Gillen.
The London Evening Standard has a brief but positive episode summary. It’s not terribly spoilery but if you are trying to avoid such things, be careful. The Telegraph also has a summary with quotes from various stars like Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington and Michael McElhatton, someone who we don’t get to hear from too often. Heatworld has a review (beware of spoilers here). However, if you are looking for a spoiler free one, go to the article at CNet. They seemed to have liked the first episode.
HBO’s fantasy saga is back with a swaggering episode that brings new characters to the fore and something long absent from Westeros — hope. (Luke Westaway, CNet.com)
RadioTimes also has a positive, spoiler free review for your reading pleasure. GamesRadar also has a review, which admits to mild spoilers. And lest I leave my fellow nerds out of the list, let me not forget Louisa Mellor at Den of Geeks who says that:
HBO would hardly have tricked out the Tower Of London with all the trappings of last night’s glitzy premiere if the episode was a dud. You could say – to put it in terms that the Iron Bank of Braavos might understand – that Game Of Thrones is simply too big to fail.
Keep it coming HBO. We’re loving it!