The fight for the Iron Throne continues. Jon Snow is still the most talked about character, despite the fact that his living status was unclear in the trailers and photo teasers. April 25, 2016, was a red letter day on everyone’s calendars. Millions the world over finally tuned in at the same time to watch the same episodes. No country was spared, and every viewer was on the same page! Game of Thrones in its sixth season has seen a surge in its fan following and strengthening interest from audiences across all ages, gender, and intellect.
There are, however, a lot of departures from the books in this season, and despite all that, the show is a record breaker! Everyone’s watching – either on network TV, online at HBO’s website (commercial and censorship free), and even torrents. Of course, from a rating point of view, all interest is good interest. All viewing is good for the channel and its bottom line.
A lot of audiences have joined the wagon in season five and have got hooked. The finale of season 5 left a lot of things in the thin air. A lot of developments had no consequence. A few characters were seen slain while some were perceived as indomitable and almost about to capture the Iron Throne.
HBO released a photographic teaser to its Season Six which was well received by waiting for fans. The photo teaser worked to increase the curiosity of the viewers who kept guessing what the images meant and what significance they held to the plot. For example, from the photographs, there seemed to be a big face-off between Jamie and High Sparrow. Jamie is seen sitting on a white horse with High Sparrow is considered in a towering position in the background.
Old foe comes back
In Blood of the Blood, Gilly meets Sam’s family. Arya knows that she has a hard decision to make. She is faced with a moral dilemma in choosing whether to kill her target or leave it. Meanwhile, Jaime, who is pitted against High Sparrow in another plot that is unfurling along sideway. Arya’s target, Lady Jane looks like she will finally be slain in the season by Arya. Also, Deerio and Deanery seem to have been inducted into Dothrak’s army.
Dany’s growing dragons
Dany’s dragons grow to a gigantic 120 feet from one end to another from the egg size that they were in the show’s season 5. They form a valuable weapon this season.
New characters are coming in, and old characters are resurrected.
There are lots of newcomers and also old characters who were believed to be dead and who are resurrected. At one point the plot seems to be going in so many directions that it becomes difficult to keep up. Jon Snow is back from the land of the dead.
The Three-Eyed Raven is killed
Bran while training under the three-eyed raven learns that the white walkers are actually the creation of the children of the forest. Bran sees the night’s king in a vision and gets marked. This helps the white walkers in tracing the cave where Bran is training. In the encounter, the Three-Eyed Raven, Leaf and Bran’s dire wolf, Summer is killed.
Despite the intricate plotlines, and deviation from the books, GoT continues to be the most-watched show, and why not? It has everything you need from fantasy television – opulent sets, a plot that keeps you coming back for more, a plot that has you emotionally invested in the lives of the characters, Jon Snow, and a consistent mind game with the viewer! Who knows that the next episode will bring? What new treachery will be played, how can our hearts take it!