Game of Thrones Season. Picture: Helen Sloan

Cinema houses around the country were filled with die-hard "Game of Thrones" fans in the early hours of Monday morning. 

Dressed as their favourite characters, the adrenalin rush at finally watching the long-awaited first episode of the final season was everything. 

Others chose to watch it in their PJs from the comfort of their couch. 

Bottom line - the wide-awake walkers, so to speak, were glued to the screen.

Of course, the social media reactions afterwards were insane. 

“The boys locked us out. they won’t let us watch #GoT because we talk too much @jenatkinhair @mrmikerosenthal,” tweeted Chrissy Teigen.

“I’m not a Stark! Somebody lied. I got a dragon in my blood! Rick Ross grunt.” added local author Khaya Dlanga.

"Have a very important date with my couch tonight... excited is an understatement!!!!!! #GameofThrones #MotherofDragons", Reese Witherspoon shared on Twitter.

Along with GoT supporters sharing their thoughts, hilarious memes were doing the rounds on social media. 

The Stark reality is that GoT is the Mother of Shows for the next five weeks. Deal with it and don't Snow on our parade!


Where to watch "Game of Thrones" 

Watch it on Mondays at 3am on  (repeat at 10pm) on M-Net, or straight after with the   DStv Now app  . 

You can also binge-watch all previous seasons of "Game of Thrones" on Showmax. Sign up for a 14-day free trial at