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If you’re a fan of the HBO’s Game Of Thrones like I am, you probably already know that it’s returning for its ten-episode fifth season this Monday, April 13 at 9AM exclusively on HBO. Yup, that’s right — it will be shown here in the Philippines at the same time as the U.S. telecast. This saves us from idiot spoilers online!! Don’t you agree that there’s a special place in Satan’s pwet for people who spoil TV shows, movies, and books?

Well I got the privilege to see the first episode of the newest season just this Wednesday, April 8 at Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street, and lucky for you I am totally anti-spoiler! Plus, I signed a nondisclosure agreement so technically I could get sued if I say anything too revealing about what I saw. Lelz.

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I sat at the very first row with Jim, Maxx, mom, Lauren and Robbie!

It was a great experience to be one of the select few to be the first Asia to watch the new episode of Game of Thrones days ahead of its worldwide broadcast!!

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Thank you, HBO, for being the coolest!!

Thank you, HBO, for being the coolest!!

Spotted some cosplayers after the screening. And that's a King Joffrey pop figure I won in the trivia game hehe

Spotted some cosplayers after the screening. And that’s a King Joffrey pop figure I won in the trivia game hehe

Bumped into Tessa Prieto-Valdes who most probably won the Best Costume award if they handed out one! Career as always!:))

Bumped into Tessa Prieto-Valdes who most probably won the Best Costume award if they handed one out! Career as always!:))

To celebrate the return of the series and its April 13 world premiere, HBO Asia has brought a life-sized replica of the Iron Throne to Manila!

Hey, Maxx!!

Hey, Maxx!!

From April 8 to 23, you can take photos sitting on the throne which you can find at the ground floor of my favorite bookstore FULLY BOOKED Bonifacio High Street. When you take a photo, don’t forget to use the hashtags #HBOAsiaGoTS5 and #IronThronePh so we can all see it!!

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My mad king

My mad king

This is where you should stop reading if you haven’t finished season 4 of Game of Thrones. Bye, Felicia!

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark – photo Macall B. Polay/HBO

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark – photo Macall B. Polay/HBO

I want to go into more detail about GoT because OMG I am so excited for the fifth season!! Here’s a reminder of where we left some of the characters last season:

  • ARYA STARK (Maisie Williams) – She killed the Hound, just as she said. Man, I was really starting to like them together. Arya wanted to go to The Wall to see Jon Snow but she boarded a boat that was on its way to Braavos which is a city we’ve never seen in the series before.
  • BRIENNE OF TARTH (Gwendoline Christie) – She found Arya but lost her while dueling with the Hound. She’s stuck with Podrick Payne the super nice but malas squire.
  • JON SNOW (Kit Harrington) – Poor Jon Snow lost Ygritte when the wildings attacked Castle Black. Huhuhu feels.
  • SAMWELL TARLY (John Bradley) – Currently still in the friend zone with Gilly who’s now residing in The Wall with her baby.
  • MANCE RYDER (Ciaran Hinds) – The wildling king is now Stannis’ prisoner.
  • STANNIS BARATHEON (Stephen Dillane) – Ugh I hate this guy. Yeah, he saved the Night’s Watch from the wildlings but he brought that stupid bitch witch Melisandre with him.
Carice van Houten as Melisandre – photo Helen Sloan/HBO

Carice van Houten as Melisandre – photo Helen Sloan/HBO

Conleth Hill as Varys and Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister – photo Helen Sloan/HBO

Conleth Hill as Varys and Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister – photo Helen Sloan/HBO

  • TYRION LANNISTER (Peter Dinklage) – Killed his traitor of an ex-girlfriend and his dad. He killed his dad pa while he was on the toilet. In all fairness to everyone’s favorite Lannister, those two totally deserved to die!!
  • VARYS (Conleth Hill) – Helped Tyrion get away by hiding him in a box and jumping on a boat with him to a far away land. I’m so excited for the two of them!!! #TeamTyrion
  • JAIME LANNISTER (Nikloaj Coster-Waldau) – Helped Tyrion escape. Grabe yung turn of events noh from the pilot episode where we hated this guy because he pushed Bran Stark out the window tapos now we love him na because he’s really a good guy naman. Or is it just me?!
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister – photo Helen Sloan/HBO

Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister – photo Helen Sloan/HBO

  • CERSEI LANNISTER (Lena Headey) – I know I said Tyrion’s everyone’s favorite Lannister but I’m kind of torn. I LOVE CERSEI. Last time we saw her, she tried to have Tyrion killed because she really believes Tyrion killed Joffrey. Guys, hindi ba to pwedeng pag usapan?? Puro kutob nalang ba at chismisan kaya nauuwi sa patayan?! Use your words. Lelz.
  • KING TOMMEN (Dean-Charles Chapman) – Cutie baby boy Lannister is now king after Joffrey’s death.
Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell – photo Helen Sloan/HBO

Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell – photo Helen Sloan/HBO

  • MARGAERY TYRELL (Natalie Dormer) – There’s something about fictional scheming bitches that I super love!! That’s why she clashes with Cersei because pareho lang sila haha. King Joffrey’s dead so now she’s been seducing King Tommen so she is still queen.
  • LADY OLENNA TYRELL (Diana Rigg) – The actual King Joffrey killer fled King’s Landing.
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark and Aidan Gillen as Littlefinger – photo Helen Sloan/HBO

Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark and Aidan Gillen as Littlefinger – photo Helen Sloan/HBO

  • SANSA STARK (Sophie Turner) – She’s now in the Eyrie with Baelish, accepting the fact that the man who married her aunt but who’s always been in love with her mom is now trying to get with her. I think she’s finally going to stop being such a basic bitch. Girl looked fierce at the end of season 4.
  • PETYR BAELISH (Aidan Gillen) – Killed his wife and Pervy McPerv is now totally macking on Sansa. I think he’s the cleverest gameplayer though. Smart, well-thought moves.
  • THEON GREYJOY (Alfie Allen) – A.K.A. Reek is still totally brainwashed by Ramsay Bolton.
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen – photo Helen Sloan/HBO

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen – photo Helen Sloan/HBO

  • DAENERYS TARGARYEN (Emilia Clarke) – She put two of her dragons in the catacombs because of bad behavior. They’re just being teenagers. Lelz. Khaleesi is so perfectly nice and smart, I really feel like it’s too good to be true. Take note that I haven’t read any of the books ha so please don’t spoil it for me but I think Khaleesi is bound to f— up some time soon.
  • MISSANDEI (Nathalie Emmanuel) – Khaleesi’s pretty translator is super flirting with Grey Worm the Unsullied.
  • ELLARIA SAND (Indira Varma) – She saw her beloved Oberyn’s death at King’s Landing.

A lot of people are also getting very excited about the fact that an Asian actress is joining the cast for the fifth season. Jessica Henwick plays Nymeria Sand, one of the bastard daughters of Ellaria Sand and Oberyn Martell. About the first episode of season 5, I will say this: it totally pushed a lot of storylines forward.

Are you excited to watch the premiere on Monday? Don’t forget that it airs on April 13th at 9AM with a primetime telecast of 9PM on HBO. It’s also available on HBO GO on the same day. Feel free to discuss below but no spoilers unless you’d like to enter Satan’s butt! Teehee.

♥,
Saab

Saab

27 Comments

  1. Reply

    Nica

    April 11, 2015

    Goodness! I’m so envious of the oppurtunity you guys had. Haha. To be honest, I was really waiting for you to blog about this (stalker mode on).

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      Saab

      April 13, 2015

      Haha well there ya go!:)

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    Jamie

    April 11, 2015

    Did you dye your hair brown again? Bakit parang iba!! Love the “color” still!

    • Reply

      Saab

      April 13, 2015

      Nah it just faded to a sort of brown, purple, gray hybrid haha!

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    Justine

    April 11, 2015

    You are so lucky!!!! I can’t wait for Monday!!! I’m bringing my laptop in the office so me and my friends can watch it by lunch time. Hihi :)

    Also, ang ganda ng shoes mo.<3

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      Saab

      April 13, 2015

      Thank you!!

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    j valencia

    April 11, 2015

    Is it Oberyn Tyrell or Martell? I dunno which one is correct. http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0392307/

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      Saab

      April 13, 2015

      Martell, sorry! Fixed na :)

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    Reena

    April 11, 2015

    Thanks for the recap. Now, there’s no need for me to watch the last episode again. :) BTW, we’re totally on the same page re: Jamie Lannister. Didn’t think I’d actually like him this time. Also, I’ve seen some photos of the “new” Arya and Sansa Stark, and they both look totally badass. No more little ladies, those two. And what about Hodor? :)

    Thanks again, Saab! I always come by your site, like almost everyday. You’re bookmarked in both my PC and phone. Looking forward to the next post. Cheers! <3

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      Saab

      April 13, 2015

      I think no Bran and Hodor in this season from what I’ve read! Yayyyy thank you!!

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    Vikky Mavs

    April 11, 2015

    Sand snakes! GoT’s very own Charlie’s Angels. hihihi. Sorry, i didn’t read the whole post, no spoiler please! ;-)

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      Saab

      April 13, 2015

      Reviews say the 3 girls’ acting is mediocre daw though… Hahaha we’ll see!! Oh don’t worry, no spoilers in this post!:D Just a recap!

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    Adeth Usares

    April 12, 2015

    I LOVE YOUR SHOES!!! :) <3 <3 <3

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      Saab

      April 13, 2015

      HIHIHIHIHI :)

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    Eissen

    April 13, 2015

    Hi Saab! Thank you for the photo. I was the Cersei cosplayer <3 It was nice meeting you!

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      Saab

      April 13, 2015

      Oh yay good job :)

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    yan

    April 13, 2015

    grabe i can’t wait to watch season 5! everything is just so exciting! you’ll probably hate the idea but the first 4 eps have been leaked already even before the premiere XD btw, i think it’s Oberyn Martell (not Tyrell) on the 2nd to last paragraph hehe <3

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      Saab

      April 13, 2015

      Yeah I heard about the leak!!! Nakakaloka!! Thanks for the correction!!!!<3

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    Cara

    April 13, 2015

    Hi Saab! Your #IronThronePH post on Instagram says it will be up at Fully Booked BHS until the 23rd but when we went there last Saturday they told the last day was Friday (Apr 10). Do you have any idea if they will bring it back? :(

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      Saab

      April 14, 2015

      Hey Cara! I just got word from Fully Booked that they had a miscommunication with the organizers so plans changed and it was pulled out last Friday. Don’t know where they trasferred the Iron Throne :( Sorry!

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    Love

    April 14, 2015

    Saab, you’re not the only one. I love Jaime Lannister too! I hope his character will not be killed. I think it will break my heart. </3

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      Saab

      April 14, 2015

      Yes!!!!!!

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    Ellie

    April 14, 2015

    No offense, but I can’t find reasons to love Cersei. I want to! From your perspective. Help me please. Haha.

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      Saab

      April 15, 2015

      She is so smart and cunning. Strong woman. Her only weakness: her children. LOVE.

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    Vane

    April 15, 2015

    Saab may i know the brand of you shoes? ang ganda! thank you

    • Reply

      Saab

      April 15, 2015

      Topshop :)

  14. Reply

    Angela

    April 20, 2015

    Hi Saab and Cara

    Just an update that #IronThronePH is now at National Book Store, Glorietta 1 till April 28, and its locations will be broadcast via Twitter @HBOAsia. Cheers!

    https://twitter.com/HBOAsia/status/589694561376567296

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