Game of Thrones Opens Seventh Season
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Many people watched the first program in the seventh season of Game of Thrones Sunday night.
This was the beginning of the second-to-last season for the award-winning television series.
The series is the creation of American cable and satellite television network HBO, or Home Box Office. Game of Thrones is available mainly in the United States and other English-speaking countries, such as Australia and Britain.
About 8 million people watched the last episode of season six, which came out last June. Add in people who watched the show on a computer or electronic device, and the total was over 20 million.
With that many people watching, it is no surprise that "Game of Thrones" was a hot subject Monday morning.
In the U.S. alone, over 5 million people searched Google for keywords related to the show. Game of Thrones was also the top entertainment subject on Facebook.
Game of Thrones is based on a series of books by George R.R. Martin. The book series is known as A Song of Ice and Fire.
The first book, called "A Game of Thrones," came out in 1996.
The first episode of the television show came out in 2011. To date, 61 episodes have been released.
The show's actors have become famous and appeared in movies. Some of the best-known actors are Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke.
So what did people think of Sunday night's episode?
Entertainment Weekly called it "terrific." The magazine wrote that almost every important character made an appearance and "set the stage for ... an epic end game in Westeros."
Westeros is the make-believe continent within which much of the action takes place.
Many people reacted to the appearance of a fairly new character, Euron Greyjoy. He is the new king of the Iron Islands. He wants to make an alliance with Cersei Lannister, played by Headey.
Greyjoy is played by Danish actor Pilou Asbaek. Lots of people reacted on social media to his leather clothing. They said he looked like a rock music star or someone about to go out dancing.
Fans of the TV series enjoyed connecting with their favorite characters after more than a year. In addition, many fans reacted to the appearance by British singer Ed Sheeran. He was singing at a campfire.
Most people thought it was funny to see the singer on the show.
The online magazine Slate publishes a report on each week's "Game of Thrones" episode. It is called "This Week's Worst Person in Westeros."
This week, the magazine nominated Sheeran for the honor.
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该剧由美国有线和卫星电视网络HBO（家庭影院频道）制作播出 。《权力的游戏》主要在美国以及澳大利亚、英国等其他英语语言国家播出 。
去年6月底，该剧第六季最后一集的观看人数约达800万人 。再加上电脑和其他电子设备端的播放量，收视人数超过了2000万 。
仅在美国，就有超500万人用谷歌搜索与该剧有关的关键词 。《权利的游戏》登上Facebook娱乐版的热门话题榜首 。
《权利的游戏》改编自乔治R.R.马丁系列小说 。该小说名为《冰与火之歌》 。
2011年，《权力的游戏》第一集开播 。至今已播出了61集 。
该剧的演员成名后还出演了多部电影 。其中最著名的演员有彼特·丁拉基（Peter Dinklage），琳娜·海蒂（Lena Headey），基特·哈灵顿（Kit Harington）以及艾米莉亚·克拉克（Emilia Clarke） 。
《娱乐周刊》称，该剧“内容丰富” 。该杂志写道，几乎每个关键人物都出场了，“为维斯特洛大陆史诗般的故事结局埋下了伏笔” 。
新增的角色席恩·葛雷乔伊（EuronGreyjoy）引起观众的热烈讨论 。他是铁群岛的新国王 。他意图与瑟曦·兰尼斯特（海蒂饰演）联姻 。
葛雷乔伊一角由丹麦演员皮鲁（Pilou Asbaek）饰演 。很多网友在社交媒体上讨论他的皮衣 。网友们表示，他看起来像个摇滚明星，或者随时准备出去跳舞 。
时隔一年多回归的《权利的游戏》让众多“心有所属”的剧迷们欢欣不已 。此外，众粉丝对英国歌手艾德·希兰（Ed Sheeran）的惊喜客串表示意外 。在剧中，他围着营火边唱歌 。
网络杂志Slate将针对每周播出的《权力的游戏》发布报告 。报告名为《本周维斯特洛大陆最差劲的人》 。