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Airing Tonight: “Game Of Thrones” Season 5 (4/12/2015)

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With “The Walking Dead” season just ending a couple of weeks ago the fan boys and girls are slavering for the next show to sate their fantasy hungers and I am happy to report that Season 5 of the HBO Original Series “Game Of Thrones” will air tonight. Have you been watching? If not then you can still sign up for HBO and catch all of the past seasons on HBO Go which is pretty sweet.

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The premise is light according to the show’s Wiki entry and simply states that “The fifth season of the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones was ordered by HBO in April 2014, together with the sixth season, and is scheduled to premiere on April 12, 2015. It adapts material from A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, the fourth and fifth novels in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.” Now let’s take a look at the massive cast of characters that we shall see during the fifth season.

Main Cast:
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ser Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey as Queen Regent Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke as Queen Daenerys Targaryen
Kit Harington as Jon Snow
Aidan Gillen as Lord Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish
Natalie Dormer as Lady Margaery Tyrell
Stephen Dillane as King Stannis Baratheon
Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth
Carice van Houten as Melisandre
Indira Varma as Ellaria Sand
Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy / “Reek”
John Bradley-West as Samwell Tarly
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark
Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane
Hannah Murray as Gilly
Conleth Hill as Varys
Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth
Jerome Flynn as Ser Bronn
Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton
Michael McElhatton as Lord Roose Bolton
Michiel Huisman as Daario Naharis
Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei
Dean-Charles Chapman as King Tommen Baratheon
Diana Rigg as Lady Olenna Tyrell, the “Queen of Thorns”
Tom Wlaschiha as Jaqen H’ghar
Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont

Guest Cast:
In Dorne
Alexander Siddig as Doran Martell
Toby Sebastian as Trystane Martell
Nell Tiger Free as Myrcella Baratheon
Keisha Castle-Hughes as Obara Sand
Jessica Henwick as Nymeria Sand
Rosabell Laurenti Sellers as Tyene Sand
DeObia Oparei as Areo Hotah

In King’s Landing
Jonathan Pryce as the High Sparrow
Hannah Waddingham as Septa Unella
Nell Williams as a young Cersei Lannister
Jodhi May as Maggy the Frog
Ian Beattie as Ser Meryn Trant
Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Lord Mace Tyrell
Finn Jones as Ser Loras Tyrell
Anton Lesser as Qyburn
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson as Ser Gregor Clegane
Julian Glover as Grand Maester Pycelle
Charles Dance as Lord Tywin Lannister

In the Vale
Daniel Portman as Podrick Payne
Lino Facioli as Lord Robin Arryn

In Slaver’s Bay
Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm
Ian McElhinney as Ser Barristan Selmy
Enzo Cilenti as Yezzan
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Malko
Nicholas Boulton as Pit Announcer

In the North
Elizabeth Webster as Lady Walda Bolton
Charlotte Hope as Myranda

At the Wall
Ciaran Hinds as Mance Rayder
Owen Teale as Ser Alliser Thorne
Dominic Carter as Janos Slynt
Michael Condron as Bowen Marsh
J. J. Murphy as Ser Denys Mallister
Tara Fitzgerald as Queen Selyse Baratheon
Kerry Ingram as Princess Shireen Baratheon
Brenock O’Connor as Olly
Zahary Baharov as Loboda
Ross O’Hennessy as the Lord of Bones

Beyond the Wall
Richard Brake as White Walkers’ master

In Braavos
Mark Gatiss as Tycho Nestoris
Sarine Sofair as Lhara

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I think I have said this before but I was not behind this show at the onset but got more into it by the second season. Now its rather enjoyable to me and so many of my friends are digging it that I try to tune in to be a part of the discussion. Its well acted by most of the cast and the characters compelling and with that being said I am very much looking forward to the fifth season. What are you readers thinking about this one? Have you been tuning in at all or care you not? I am interested in hearing what you think.

The official Wikipedia entry for the show will line out a lot of additional information but be aware that spoilers might be in there as well so have a care when digging around on the link below. Speaking of spoilers I am hoping to avoid any of those who enjoy putting every detail on Facebook the moment after it happens this evening since I will be at a crushing Metal show and unable to watch until I return from it. “The Walking Dead” has taught me to stay off Facebook when it comes to popular shows among Geekdom. Ciao for now.

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