Game of Thrones: Season 5 (2015)

SEASON:

Season 5
Game of Thrones

Critics Consensus

Bloody action and extreme power plays return full throttle, as Game of Thrones enjoys a new-found liberation from the world of the source material, resulting in more unexpected thrills.

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Critic Ratings: 50

90%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 5526
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Episodes

1
Air date: Apr 12, 2015
2
Air date: Apr 19, 2015
3
Air date: Apr 26, 2015
4
Air date: May 3, 2015
5
Air date: May 10, 2015
6
Air date: May 17, 2015
7
Air date: May 24, 2015
8
Air date: May 31, 2015
9
Air date: Jun 7, 2015
10
Air date: Jun 14, 2015

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Series 5 sees Daenerys Targaryen continue to grow in power which is not going unnoticed by those in Westeros. Elsewhere, Jon Snow faces some major changes on the wall and Aryr Stark continues on her quest for revenge.

Cast

Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Tom Wlaschiha
as Jaqen H'ghar
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Michiel Huisman
as Daario Naharis
Iwan Rheon
as Ramsay Snow
Kristofer Hivju
as Tormund Giantsbane
Nell Tiger Free
as Myrcella Baratheon
Owen Teale
as Alliser Thorne
Ben Crompton
as Dolorous Edd
Dean-Charles Chapman
as Tommen Baratheon
Faye Marsay
as The Waif
Enzo Cilenti
as Yezzan zo Qaggaz
Peter Vaughan
as Maester Aemon
Joel Fry
as Hizdahr zo Loraq
Deobia Oparei
as Areo Hotah
Indira Varma
as Ellaria Sand
Hannah Waddingham
as Septa Unella
Jonathan Pryce
as The High Sparrow
Alexander Siddig
as Doran Martell
Ian McElhinney
as Barristan Selmy
Michael Condron
as Bowen Marsh
Toby Sebastian
as Trystane Martell
Ross O'Hennessy
as Lord of Bones
Elizabeth Webster
as Walda Bolton
Dominic Carter
as Janos Slynt
Tara Fitzgerald
as Selyse Baratheon
Kerry Ingram
as Shireen Baratheon
Ian Whyte
as Wun Wun
Diana Rigg
as Olenna Tyrell
Eugene Simon
as Lancel Lannister
Brian Fortune
as Othell Yarwyck
Nicholas Boulton
as Pit Announcer
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News & Interviews for Game of Thrones: Season 5

Critic Reviews for Game of Thrones Season 5

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (26)

Many shows are starting to run out of gas by Season 5. Game of Thrones, partly because it's as cold-blooded as its characters in treating personnel turnover as the natural order, seems to have little trouble keeping its pedal to the metal.

Apr 2, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

No, Season 5 of Game of Thrones won't be a joy ride. But it's sure to be a thrill ride.

Apr 13, 2015 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

"Game of Thrones" is also looking to expand our understanding of these characters and their psychology in a deeper and more complex way, which is exactly where we kick off the season.

Apr 13, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Given the issues of pace and focus that bedevil Martin's later novels, Benioff and Weiss's impulse to both compress and juice up the material makes eminent sense. The result is a season of Game of Thrones that promises to be bigger than ever.

Apr 11, 2015 | Full Review…

Both my inner fan and inner critic agree: The fifth season is superb.

Apr 10, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Essentially, this was an exercise in scene setting, the chess pieces being laid out on the board.

Mar 20, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

If the first four hours of Season 5 are any indication, it's a more compelling, faster-paced and less frustrating journey than fans were treated to in "A Feast for Crows" and "A Dance With Dragons."

Apr 13, 2015 | Full Review…

Season 5 of Game of Thrones boasts some of the series' best surprises, particularly as storylines converge and start to wrap inward

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

This really is such a rich, satisfying, fantastically put together series, isn't it?

Apr 8, 2015 | Full Review…

It's a lot to digest, but well worth the effort.

Apr 14, 2015 | Full Review…

Season 5 doesn't feel like more of the same; it feels like a Game of Thrones played at a new, more intense level.

Apr 13, 2015 | Full Review…

Beginners, forget it. Loyal fans, however, will be overjoyed.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Game of Thrones: Season 5

  • Oct 11, 2019
    As GoT begins to run out of source material, the storytelling and characterisation are a bit less consistent than in previous seasons. However, season 5 contains some mind-blowing individual episodes, and the overall story still keeps you hooked in.
  • Oct 07, 2019
    And here is where I run into trouble rating Okay I have too many thoughts I feel like everyone else's opinions on the later seasons got into my heads
  • Oct 03, 2019
    Good, like season 2 it had a slow plot but they were just building up for the next season
  • Sep 23, 2019
    My absolute favourite season of Game of Thrones, it is dark, bloody, action packed, strong in plot and story, full of character growth, and so many surprises you can't imagine.
  • Sep 22, 2019
    empieza genial y la muerte de jon nieve no me la esperaba por eso me encanta esta serie
  • Sep 19, 2019
    One of my favourite shows.
  • Sep 09, 2019
    I think season 5 is when most people started to notice some problems in Game of Thrones. Notably, there were several things that were presented in a certain way, only to be contradicted later. I really like season 5, but to me its obvious that it is the true start of the downward spiral. But even with its problems, it was still one of the greatest shows on television.
  • Sep 08, 2019
    Full of surprises and plenty of violence, Season 5 of Game of Thrones is the best season the series has done yet.
  • Sep 07, 2019
    All very amazing unless you count the Sand Snakes and the Sansa- Ramsey marriage.
  • Sep 06, 2019
    There's no denying the greatness of this show, but man they really screwed up the landing with Stannis.

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