Game of Thrones kicked off its seventh season on Sunday night with “Dragonstone,” an episode that picked up at the outer edge of what’s shaping up to be a very bloody winter in Westeros. Forces are aligning all across the continent, and everyone seems to be fixing for a fight with someone else.
It’s almost got the feel of that climactic stand-off in Reservoir Dogs. Who will pull the trigger first?
The expert Game of Thrones voices on the web all share a common sentiment: Dragonstone was a whoooole lot of setup. There’s surely blood and warfare to come, but critics agree that our first hour back in George R.R. Martin’s world was about reintroducing the labyrinthine web of murder politics.
Common cries of “table-setting!” aside, here’s what the broader conversation looks like on this, the morning after.
Mashable’s own Laura Prudom noted that the ladies are coming into power this season — and we’re here for it. “After multiple seasons of mansplaining, rape and abuse, the women of Westeros are finally in positions of power in the Season 7 premiere, and it’s every bit as exhilarating as watching Wonder Woman stride through No Man’s Land with bullets bouncing off her gauntlets.”… see more