It’s pretty much impossible to review Game of Thrones without spoilers, particularly if you need to avoid spoilers for previous series, too. But I’m going to give it a go:
Eeek! Death, kill, maim, nasty, WHAT?!, oh, aah!
To be honest, much as I love the series, it’s starting to feel a little too fragmented to me: too many characters (which may be why GRRM keeps killing them all off!), so many plot threads, etc. I also wasn’t finding myself consistently keen to go watch the new episode, as it’s all very dark and occasionally depressing.
Still: very well made, looks gorgeous, and cast (or the remainder of it 😉 ) are all doing fabulously. We’re diverging more from the novels, and think we may have run out of those for now, so it becomes a whole different beast of finding out new stuff instead of spotting the differences and/or knowing more than is seen.
My rating: still a solid 7/10, despite some diminishing returns, perhaps