The impeccable timing of the Jumia Samsung madness and the incredible tension as Game of Thrones season six opened with the camera swooping low over Castle Black, alighting on the scene of noble Jon Snow’s bloody run-in with the traitorous Night’s Watch. One thing I can tell you is that you must watch it on a Samsung LED Tv.
Alas, the Bastard of Winterfell (Kit Harington) was, for the time being at least, staying very dead indeed, as confirmed by a haunting close-up of his waxy visage and the pool of scarlet arranged like a skewed halo.
One thing I can tell you is that depriving your self of savouring every inch of excitement the latest season of the Game of Thrones on a Samsung LED Tv would be very disheartening.
Melisandre was a changed woman
When the “The Red Woman” was announced as the title of the season premiere, many assumed Melisandre’s sacrificial magic would be put to use wrenching Jon Snow back from the dead.
Well, there WAS a major surprise involving everyone’s favourite cherub-torching spiritualist. Yet it had nothing to do with restoring life to the recently sliced ‘n’ diced Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch.
Arya is being punshed heavily
Blind and homeless, Arya (Maisie Williams) is paying a heavy price for breaking with her tuition at the House of Black and White. She was reduced to begging on the streets and endured a nasty pummelling from Jaqen H’ghar’s star pupil (Faye Marsay).
Hurrah for Sansa finally seeing sense
Gallons of hot air was expended last year to the effect that Sansa (Sophie Turner) had shed her teenage silliness and become a responsible adult.
But this didn’t tally with her rejection of Brienne in favour of skulking back to Winterfell with icky Lord Petyr Baelish. And that’s without factoring in her marriage to Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon), the Westeros equivalent of a Tinder date with a serial killer.
Daenerys’s reunion with the Dothraki didn’t go as planned
As widow of the great Khal Drogo, Daenerys (Emilia Clark) had leaped to the entirely reasonable assumption that the Dothraki would be respectful towards her.
Unfortunately, tradition decreed that, upon the death of their husbands, bereaved Khaleesi were required to live out their days in pious servitude in the horse barbarian capital Vaes Dothrak. It was an interesting tit-bit Drogo had neglected to mention back when he was suffering an excruciating death in series one.
Tyrion has no idea what he’s supposed to be doing in Meereen
You’ve got to feel for the Royal Imp (Peter Dinklage). He spent the entirety of last year tracking down Daenerys only to watch helplessly as she was attacked by insurgents and swept off into the yonder by an angry dragon.
Now the Lannister dwarf has been parachuted into Meereen as de facto ruler and doesn’t seem entirely sure what he should do (other than obviously rooting out the Sons of the Harpy – and he hardly needs Varys around to tell him that).
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