Game of Thrones’ Season 5 trailer: Must see or total bust?

Posted at 5:09 PM, Jan 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-31 17:09:17-05

RICHMOND, Va. — The “Game of Thrones” Season 5 trailer officially landed Friday on the Internet, days after debuting in IMAX theaters nationwide.

The two-minute trailer made a big splash on the show’s Facebook page, drawing more than 11 million views as of Saturday afternoon.

But was the trailer really that great? Was it everything we could hope for? Do those questions even matter?

Fans cheered its arrival, scouring the spliced scenes for clues to what this season holds. On the “Game of Thrones” Facebook page, fans had several key observations after viewing the trailer, some unrelated to the plot.

First, who was in charge of the music choice of the band TV on the Radio’s cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes”?

“I feel that the person who picked the song for this trailer has neither watched the show nor read the books,” one Facebook commenter pointed out.

Another fan said it did not fit the tone of the HBO series: “Makes it feel like some knockoff cable TV drama instead of the epic fantasy book it is.”

Also, we have further proof that the rest of the world hates the way Americans write out dates. Several fans took issue with the decision to write out the debut date as 4.12.15, saying it created confusion as to whether it would kick off in December or April.

“Am I the only one who thought they meant the 4th of December? Not cool Americans, not cool…!” another commenter wrote.

Probably one of the biggest points fans made is that Sansa Stark may finally do something on the show.

“So, going by the trailer, is it safe to assume Sansa will take the role of Lady Stoneheart in exacting revenge against Frey scum? Anyway, not a great trailer but am so stoked for more GOT that I almost don’t care,” one fan wrote.

We also don’t really care that the trailer is so-so at best, but the chance to see the remaining Stark members exact revenge is tantalizing. Not to mention how Varys suggests to Tyrion that a woman may be destined for the Iron Throne. Daenerys?

That would be too easy.