Ranking Every Game of Thrones Season, From Worst to First

Author Thumbnail Jon Arvedon May 21, 2019 15:25 PM

1Season 5

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Not only does Season 5 of Game of Thrones suffer from poor pacing but all of the biggest moments rely far too heavily on gratuitous violence and nudity, sacrificing good storytelling for simple shock value. Between Sansa’s abuse at the hands of Ramsay, Cersei’s uncomfortably long walk of shame and Shireen being burned at the stake, it felt as though the showrunners were trying to appeal to the lowest common denominator rather than double down on what made the show so captivating during the four previous seasons. Nevertheless, Season 5 did succeed in some respects, such as Daenerys and Jon Snow’s incredible character arcs, Arya’s revenge on Ser Meryn, and who could forget the events of “Hardhome?” Unfortunately, such epic moments were few and far between in a season that largely felt like pieces being moved into place.

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