‘Survive the day’ – Game of Thrones season 7 hype hits Russia

A scene from "Game of Thrones."

A scene from "Game of Thrones."

“Winter has come” – TV channel HBO premiered Game of Thrones season 7. Russian fans preferred not to go to bed and watched the first episode on Monday night together with the entire world. Here is what they're tweeting about it.

The seventh season of the most expensive TV series in history, Game of Thrones, premiered July 16 on HBO, and fans in Russia watched the first episode at 4 a.m.

So many wanted to watch the premiere that the Russian online TV service, Amediateka, was overloaded and faced some technical issues (HBO's website also struggled with the huge traffic). 

Anyway, those who truly wanted to watch the premier managed to do so. On Monday morning social media were full of spoilers and enthusiastic comments by Russian fans. This got the attention of even those who were long indifferent towards all the carnage over the Iron Throne. 

“After checking stories in Instagram, I feel like I am the only person left who hasn't watched the premiere.”

“So much hype around the Game of Thrones that even I wanted to watch it for a second.”

So much buzz on social media that it's not easy to avoid spoilers before Monday evening, when the first episode will be accessible in Russian. 

“Goal: to get through the day without any spoilers for Game of Thrones”

“Where to escape from Game of Thrones?”

“It is impossible to escape from Game of Thrones spoilers”

Attention, spoilers are coming next. The first episode has way too many things for which fans love the film adaption of George Martin’s novels - ruthlessness of the characters and brutal murders. Viewers mock:

“The first episode of Game of Thrones is way too cute”

“I started screaming un the 7th minute of the new episode of Game od Thrones”

“Long awaited season, first episode and more than 15 people dead during the first three minutes. Yes, it’s Game of Thrones style”

“HBO made the main spoiler by firing 125 actors from the 7th season of Game of Thrones”

“Winter has come for the House of Frey.”

Some, however, found the episode frivolous.

“First episode of the Game of Thrones is like the the first minute of a pan on a stove. Just a warm up.”

“So, the first episode of Game of Thrones is quite relaxing and good. In fact, it’s just the introduction”

“First episode of Game of Thrones is ok so far. I pray the gods, old and new ones, for Daenerys not to be with John (that’s what they like to ask for)”

However, there are more people who were very impressed by the new season.

“Just turned on the new episode of Game of Thrones and can't get rid of the goose bumps”

“I had a dream that me and my friend accidentally triggered the launch protocol of the white walkers in game of thrones”

“I can say that the previous 6 seasons are nothing compared to the first episode of the new Game of Thrones season,” writes Estise.

“You and I, 17 July”

Ed Sheeran’s appearance as one of the characters left the Russian fan army in ecstasy, despite the fact that many knew about this. He was not invited for millions of fans, but rather, he was invited to make Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) happy on set. 

“Wow, Ed Sheeran in the new episode of Game of Thrones is crazy”


“In the new episode of Game of Thrones there is someone who looks like Ed Sheeran. Turned out it was Ed Sheeran”

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