Game of Thrones, season 6
random lord: “We should ride home and wait out the coming storms."
Jon Snow: “The war is not over. And I promise you, friend, the true enemy won't wait out the storm. He brings the storm."
release year: 2016
genre: TV fantasy/drama
viewing setting: home Bluray 3/20-24/19
synopsis: This can't be done without spoiling anything; see general notes below.
impressions: More of the same: a medieval soap opera with violence and sex and magic and monsters. I've realized that I can't really effectively summarize events of any of these seasons without spoiling things, so I won't try. I will say that in this season, different major characters finally start meeting up and working together. Also the religious group gets really bad/powerful in this season. As always, the plot and events are extremely complex, and accordingly, stupid people shouldn't watch this show.
acting: One thing that won't change in any of my season reviews of this show: there's a huge ensemble cast, and I'm no longer going to talk about any or all of the characters. There are dozens of significant and memorable cast members, and this is one of those shows where you often have to check things on wikipedia after an episode.
notable scenes: Episode 4 features yet another entertaining, bad-ass consolidation of Daenerys' power. Episode 9 features a great, realistic battle. Episode 10 features the culmination of a wide-reaching master plan.
final word: Good, if complex, medieval intrigue and mayhem.
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