Game of Thrones Season 8: Slightly Underwhelming but Full of Potential

*Spoilers ahead! Read at your own risk!*

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The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones aired on April 14, and I was very excited. I admit, I have only been a fan for a few weeks now since I started the show in January. I have been binging episodes in order to watch the eighth season, so I have not been anticipating the show for almost two years like most people, but I was still excited. When my friends and I sat down to watch the season premiere, I couldn’t wait to see the continuation of a show I had invested so much time in. But when it started, I have to say, I was a bit underwhelmed. I had just finished the jam-packed season 7 finale less than an hour before, so the tame season premiere was certainly not what I expected.

 

Don’t get me wrong, there were some incredible moments. From Arya and Jon reuniting, to the creepy Umber boy screaming and burning, to the magnificent dragons- as an overall episode, it was a bit of a let down. It felt like a short episode, being as it hit just over 54 minutes. When the credits began to roll, I was definitely a bit dissatisfied− Jaime arriving at Winterfell (alone), eyes widening at the sight of the boy he aimed to kill in the very first episode of the show. It ended so abruptly with no words exchanged, but after watching the preview for the next episode, I felt a bit better. It was bound to get better because after all, it is Game of Thrones.

 

So in anticipation for the next episode arriving in a week, here are some of the best moments (in my opinion) from the final season premiere.

1. Jon and Daenerys riding of the dragons together- felt a bit How to Train Your Dragon, but still cinematically beautiful.

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2. All my favorite Starks reuniting and being beautiful

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3. Theon saving Yara and Yara being a boss ass b*tch that she is

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4. Samwell finding out about his father and brother

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5. Jon finding out about his birthright

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While the first episode was a bit of a bummer, I am so excited for next week, and cannot wait for more Game of Thrones!

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