Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere: Why Dragonstone Has Failed To Impress Us

After the humungous hype and am exceptionally long wait, the premiere episode of Game of Thrones Season 7 was finally aired on July 17. However the season premiere has been more or less a sheer disappointment for us. Not only do we see too little of Daenerys Targaryen but also nothing much happens in terms of action. Even though Arya’s “The North remembers” and Daenerys’ “Shall we begin?” gave us goosebumps, rest of the episode did not give the Game of Thrones feel and failed to live up to its own standards. Here are four things that I think, made Dragonstone not worth the wait.

Daenerys Targaryen’s absence: Well, the makers may have thought that presenting the Mother of Dragons in a special ending scene with just one powerful dialogue would be a smart move on their part, but sadly that is not how fans have perceived the decision. This short scene has left us wanting more, not in the sense that we want to see more of Dany in the next episode but that we were routing for her to set the screen on fire in this one itself. The audience has been accustomed to seeing Dany in the fore front and this surprise has definitely been a failed attempt.

Season 6 Recap: After spending almost an hour and a half with our eyes glued to the screens, we realise that the episode has been nothing but a recap of the previous season, that too with failed surprises and minor goosebumps. With no battles, no thrillers, the only saving grace has been the opening scene with Arya Stark and the concluding one with Daenerys.

Ed Sheeran’s Cameo: Right after Arya has successfully been able to blow away our minds with committing a clever mass murder of the Freys, we see her short cameo with Ed Sheeran. And we can’t help but wonder the point of it because it is seriously hard to find. Not only does it seem far more stretched than it should be, but Arya telling Lannister soldiers that she is there to kill the queen seems completely pointless.

Nothing actually happens: We just can’t decide on what actually happens in this episode. It seems like the entire thing was a grand build-up and the makers just forgot to give us the climax. And yes, we know that the scene ends on Dany’s “Shall we begin?” And ironically, it looks like the makers have actually not begun with the season.

Well, we do hope that the next episode meets the expectations of the fans! And yes, we agree that the episode may not be impressive but it still is Game of Thrones. The fact of the matter is that the show has previously been so awesome that we have started to expect a lot more from it.

Saurodeep Basak

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