Season Six Episode 1:The Board is Set
Season Six of The Game of Thrones has finally arrived and here at Ronin we are glad this epic show of death, sex, and medieval plotting is back. Last season ended with many story lines open. With John Snow dead, what would happen to the Watch? On the other side, Arya was blinded and Sansa had made her jump with Theon. So now that season 6 has arrived how did the show kick off? First of all my expectations going in weren’t set too high. The first episode of a show such as this is almost never incredible, especially for a show that juggles so many characters. My prediction was that not much was going to unfold and that the show was going to introduce what the characters are going to be facing this time around. This is exactly what happened.
The show kicks off right where it left us in 2015, the death of John Snow. Thank god they got the ball rolling on his storyline with it being one of the most talked about deaths in the show's history. From there, character after character gets their wheels rolling. Theon and Sansa finally caught a break, this time, around, which personally I think is good because I would love to see these two not be the punching bag of every asshole in the show. Arya definitely got the least amount of screen time this episode but her time on screen was just enough to peek my interest. Daeneryis gets the boring badge this episode because her time on screen was just mainly walking and a few lines. Other than her, most characters got enough time on screen and storyline to satisfy my hunger for a week. Even though this how the people behind The Game of Thrones have started their season premiers in the past, I felt that this one of their better premiere episodes.
It may not have been the most exciting episode of the show; it really showed the magnitude crap our beloved characters will be facing. The table is set, now how will the pieces move. It got me excited for what looks like to be one of the best seasons of the show.