Spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7, episode one follow. So, ya know, don’t read if you haven’t watched. I was there. I rode with Ayra Stark, fresh from poisoning a whole room of terrible men, on her horse through the Westerosi woods.
And then she heard someone singing.
If you caught the season premiere of Game of Thrones Sunday night then you know that it was Ed Sheeran singing that song, sitting on a log, dressed in some Seven Kingdoms armor, like he totally belonged in this weird world of ice zombies, dragons, and wildfire. Except, he completely, 100 percent didn’t.
Ed Sheeran’s rando cameo last night was the worst thing that the show has ever done, pop culturally speaking.
For one idiotic useless scene, what was once a hand-crafted, surprising, and often-times painful show turned into a ham-fisted Ed Sheeran showcase his voice. It was insultingly distracting and the least subtle cameo I’ve seen on television since the Beach Boys just happened to show up on Full House.