So the fifth season of Game of Thrones is nearly upon us, it’s debuting on April 12. The first big review is in, and the verdict?
Brian Lowry writes in Variety that the show should be called “when worlds collide” this season, a reference to the classic sci-fi story. “Operating on a scale like nothing else on TV, and creatively liberated to play a long game stretching into the future, perhaps no project better distinguishes HBO’s status as the leading premium player than [this] meticulous adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy world.”
Lowry adds, “Thrones exemplifies the perfect model for victory in the pay-to-view, subscription-model age – a program that combines prestige, mass appeal, and the kind of cultish devotion often reserved for much narrower properties.”
So it looks like Game of Thrones is still a big winner five seasons in. It’s remarkable that a show can keep up its quality and consistency this long, and we’re sure ratings are going to be enormous.