Fans seem to be a bit divided in terms of how they feel about season 7 of Game of Thrones. The general consensus seems to be that the premiere was good, the second episode was bad, and the third episode was pretty great.
I’ve heard some say that last week’s episode was one of their best Game of Thrones episodes ever, and I’ve heard rumblings that tonight’s fourth episode may be an all-time great. And that’s from people who have watched it in horrible, low-res pirate quality.
I thought this would be an interesting moment to stop and take stock of where Game of Thrones has been so far, and what the most beloved episodes are to date. Have any season seven episodes made the top ten? I won’t keep you waiting, no, they haven’t, though last week’s was highly rated.
Using IMDB ratings, what I imagine to be the best metric we have, these are the ten best episodes of Game of Thrones so far. Many of the episodes are tied in rating, but I’ve arranged them based on number of votes, as it’s tough to keep up that high of an average. Overall, Game of Thrones is way, way more highly rated than a show like The Walking Dead on average, as there isn’t an episode under a 9.7/10 on this list. Judging by what I’m seeing here, Game of Thrones may have seen a quality peak in season 4, which has 5 episodes in the top 11, but seasons 5 and 6 are represented frequently as well.
Take a look at the ten best Game of Thrones episodes to date. Obviously spoilers follow.
Blackwater (Season 2, Episode 9) – 9.7 (24,5000 votes)
The Children (Season 4, Episode 10) – 9.7 (25,000 votes)
The Laws of God and Men (Season 4, Episode 6) – 9.7 (28,000 votes)
The Mountain and the Viper (Season 4, Episode 8) – 9.7 (31,000 votes)
The Lion and the Rose (Season 4, Episode 2) – 9.7 (32,000 votes)
The Door (Season 5, Episode 5) – 9.7 (44,000 votes)
The Rains of Castamere (Season 3, Episode 9) – 9.9 (58,000 votes)
Hardhome (Season 5, Episode 8) – 9.9 (62,000 votes)
The Winds of Winter (Season 6, Episode 10) – 9.9 (98,000 votes)
Battle of the Bastards (Season 6, Episode 9) – 9.9 (143,000 votes)