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Let's not kid ourselves, Ed Sheeran on 'Game of Thrones' was silly AF

Let's not kid ourselves, Ed Sheeran on 'Game of Thrones' was silly AF
From Mashable - July 16, 2017

Hey cool kids, this post has spoilers for Season 7, episode one. So, like, do not read unless you have watched. Duh.

You know when you are watching your favorite high fantasy television show and then this mega famous pop star just shows up in a scene and rips you out of the episode?

That was the feeling of many Game of Thrones fans when Ed Sheeran, of all people, sat in the woods singing a supposedly-Westeros-y song as Arya Stark rode by on her horse. And of course she dismounted, and of course there was a little bonding scene between her and the English pop star.

Yeah, you know, the crazy popular musician who is BFF with Taylor Swift and has been damn near everywhere this year. That guy. In Game of Thrones. Why not?

He even says the song he's singing is a "new one," basically screaming at you that you are watching a fictionalized show and nothing is true escapism here in the sorry realms of late capitalism.

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