Game of Thrones:
The Complete Sixth Season
review by Bobby Blakey
I have to admit that while I do enjoy Game of Thrones the series has been a bit hit and miss with me. The first season was a bit hard to initially get into but then it found its pacing I was sucked right in. Sadly as the series has gone on I haven’t found myself as riveted as I once was. I enjoyed the second half of the fifth season quite a bit so was once again kind of looking forward to the new season and now Warner Bros. is bringing it home with Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season.
After the shocking developments at the end of Season 5 – including Jon Snow's bloody fate at the hands of Castle Black mutineers, Daenerys' near-demise at the fighting pits of Meereen, and Cersei's public humiliation in the streets of King's Landing – survivors from all parts of Westeros and Essos regroup to press forward, inexorably, towards their uncertain individual fates. Familiar faces will forge new alliances to bolster their strategic chances at survival, while new characters will emerge to challenge the balance of power in the east, west, north and south. As usual this latest season offered up both hit and miss moments in the season, but one thing that it has going for it is that they have finally started bringing some of the character back together as well as offering up some great epic battles. This is a series that can be hard to follow just due to the sheer amount of characters that are the focal point. Not all of their stories are all that compelling, but those that are work a lot better this season than they have in the last couple. I loved finally getting to see more dragons in action in ways that we have been eagerly waiting for. Sure it wasn’t enough of it, but at this point we will take what we can get.
As with every season of this show there are shocking deaths and plot twists that will keep fans gasping and tugging at the heartstrings. I was a bit disappointed the direction they went after the events of last season despite pretty much figuring what they were going to do. I love that much like the walking dead you never know who is safe, but it doesn’t seem they are willing to veer too far from the book to really shock the audience. This was an effects heavy season like most, but it seemed to be like maybe more so and had some of the best uses to date. There is one battlefield sequence in particular close to the end of the season that is outstanding to watch in every way. This season really seemed to be wrapping up loose ends in anticipation of whatever direction it is heading into the new seasons and was a lot of fun to watch.
I will have to say that this season kind of kick started my interest in this series again and I hope it can keep the moment into the next season as well. This release not only includes all 10 episodes of the season it hosts a slew of special features including deleted scenes, commentaries, and numerous featurettes taking you further inside this fantastical world. Grab your copy of Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth season available now from HBO Home Entertainment.