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The show returns in April 2016...

 

I can't wait!

 

I've renamed the post as *US pace* since we're getting the show over here at the same time (2am Mondays), it's easier to mark it that way. Anyone who will be watching the 9pm episode should be avoiding this thread until after you've seen it!

 

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Were you planning on watching it closer to when season 6 airs?

I originally was going to watch it after the season finished and binge the whole season in a day but that kept getting more and more delayed and facebook, twitter and the like spoilt the ending of S5 so now I will watch it the week before S6 comes out and then be fully up to date.

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Great to have the show back!

 

I've renamed the post as *US pace* since we're getting the show over here at the same time (2am Mondays), it's easier to mark it that way. Anyone who will be watching the 9pm episode should be avoiding this thread until after you've seen it!

 

There was a lot going on but with the way they ended season 5 they needed to cover quite a few characters.

 

I'm so glad Brienne and Sansa are finally on the same page, that was a nice scene, I quite like the idea of those 4 together.

 

I was fully expecting Ellaria to be dead by the end of the episode so it was a total shock to see them kill off Prince Doran and Trystane. Was it explained where Trystane was? I would have assumed Jamie would have wanted to keep him close after what happened with Myrcella. Yet the sand snakes got to him so I wasn't sure if he returned to Dorne or was in Kings Landing. Oh and the way they killed Trystane :omg: - poor guy

 

Wow at that ending!!

 

Wasn't expecting that either! That was quite the scene :lol: I wonder how old she actually is! I'd love to see some of her backstory but I doubt we'll get much of it. I still thinks she'll be directly involved in Jon Snow's resurrection.

 

Can't wait for next episode as usual.

 

On COW, Spencer will be reviewing the episodes, so the first is up now:

 

Game of Thrones S06E01 Review: The Red Woman

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I wonder how old she actually is!
Anything between 100 and 400 yrs old.

 

I loved this episode, which had pretty much everything you want from GoT (except dragons) outside of big battles. Tyrion "wanting to eat the baby" had me laughing, as did the Dothraki trying to do his best "What is best in life" speech from Conan.

 

Also, when Brienne turned up, I genuinely whooped, then shouted "YAY! PODRICK!" to no-one in particular.

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Ratings news...

 

From the USA via TV.com

A record-setting audience saw Melisandre's true form on Sunday night, as Game of Thrones set a new high for total viewers. Legal viewers, I should say. The Season 6 premiere of HBO's fantasy bonanza was watched by a total of 10.7 million viewers on Sunday night when the flagship channel and online streaming numbers were added up, says The Hollywood Reporter. That's more than the previous record of 10.3 million viewers who watched li'l Olly be a total dick to Jon Snow in the Season 5 finale.

 

Approximately 7.94 million viewers watched old-fashioned style on regular premium cable, with the rest coming from encore presentations of the episode and streams from HBO Go and HBO Now. According to TorrentFreak, the premiere was downloaded more than 1,000,000 times in half a day.

 

But how does that 10.7 million number compare to the rest of television? The biggest show on TV, The Walking Dead, just wrapped up its sixth season with 14.2 million viewers. But considering that's on basic cable's AMC, one could argue that 10.7 million viewers on a premium cable network is just as, if not more, impressive.

 

From the UK via Digital Spy:

The season six premiere of Game of Thrones confirmed that Jon Snow is dead (at least for now), but it also drew record numbers for Sky Atlantic.

 

A massive 2.19 million tuned in to watch the episode on Monday. That's the biggest overnight audience for the channel ever (including catch-up and everyone who recorded and watched the episode within 24 hours).

 

Interestingly, more people watched the 2am simulcast (1.38 million) than the 9pm broadcast (816,000).

 

The overnight figure is expected to increase by around 70% as it consolidates over the next week.

Amazing ratings for Sky - over 2 million, and wow at the 2am showing getting 1.38 million! :eek:
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Great to have the show back!

 

I've renamed the post as *US pace* since we're getting the show over here at the same time (2am Mondays), it's easier to mark it that way. Anyone who will be watching the 9pm episode should be avoiding this thread until after you've seen it!

 

There was a lot going on but with the way they ended season 5 they needed to cover quite a few characters.

 

I'm so glad Brienne and Sansa are finally on the same page, that was a nice scene, I quite like the idea of those 4 together.

 

I was fully expecting Ellaria to be dead by the end of the episode so it was a total shock to see them kill off Prince Doran and Trystane. Was it explained where Trystane was? I would have assumed Jamie would have wanted to keep him close after what happened with Myrcella. Yet the sand snakes got to him so I wasn't sure if he returned to Dorne or was in Kings Landing. Oh and the way they killed Trystane :omg: - poor guy

 

 

 

Wasn't expecting that either! That was quite the scene :lol: I wonder how old she actually is! I'd love to see some of her backstory but I doubt we'll get much of it. I still thinks she'll be directly involved in Jon Snow's resurrection.

 

Can't wait for next episode as usual.

 

On COW, Spencer will be reviewing the episodes, so the first is up now:

 

Game of Thrones S06E01 Review: The Red Woman

I was hoping Stannis would be with Brienne, my only hope for the one true King now is that Brienne left him go off to the wall instead of killing him, Lord Commander Stannis has a nice ring to it.

 

Why did you expect Ellaria to be dead? I'd assumed Trystane was in Dorne seeing as there was no sign of him on the boat to Kings Landing but I could be wrong.

 

I wonder is Milisandre going to use the necklace to resurrect Jon Snow? The implication seemed to be that the necklace was what was keeping her looking so fine :lovesign:, even though she wasn't wearing it in one scene in season 5.

 

Though I still have a feeling that they'll burn Jon's body and he'll emerge from the flames unburnt and resurrected (thus proving the R+L=J theory).

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I was hoping Stannis would be with Brienne, my only hope for the one true King now is that Brienne left him go off to the wall instead of killing him, Lord Commander Stannis has a nice ring to it.

 

Why did you expect Ellaria to be dead? I'd assumed Trystane was in Dorne seeing as there was no sign of him on the boat to Kings Landing but I could be wrong.

 

I wonder is Milisandre going to use the necklace to resurrect Jon Snow? The implication seemed to be that the necklace was what was keeping her looking so fine :lovesign:, even though she wasn't wearing it in one scene in season 5.

 

Though I still have a feeling that they'll burn Jon's body and he'll emerge from the flames unburnt and resurrected (thus proving the R+L=J theory).

 

I've re-watched the scene with Trystane and realised how idiotic my last comment was :oops2:.

Clearly Trystane is in the belly of the ship painting those things they put over dead peoples eyes at funerals. From what I can see online the ship is in the harbour at Kings Landing, though this is very poorly explained in the show.

 

Also, anyone get the impression that the writers decided to kill off lots of Dornish men because they made such a mess of that storyline last season?

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Why did you expect Ellaria to be dead?
It was just because of the failed attempt last season and the warning Prince Doran gave her. I was expecting there to be more going on with Trystane this season so I though'd they'll kill off Ellaria with her daughters trying to avenge her...

Also, anyone get the impression that the writers decided to kill off lots of Dornish men because they made such a mess of that storyline last season?
Yeah...the more time I've had to think about it, the women showcased in Dorne were the stronger characters so I think they just decided to fastrack things :lol:
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It was just because of the failed attempt last season and the warning Prince Doran gave her. I was expecting there to be more going on with Trystane this season so I though'd they'll kill off Ellaria with her daughters trying to avenge her...

Yeah...the more time I've had to think about it, the women showcased in Dorne were the stronger characters so I think they just decided to fastrack things :lol:

Speaking of fastrack, they really caught tv show watchers up on a lot book chapters where the Iron Islands are concerned.

 

With Dorne, I really want to like the Sand Snakes but I think the writing and acting is awful and doesn't fit with the show. Not that the actors playing the Sand Snakes themselves are doing a bad job but I just feel like the characters are trying too hard to be cool or something 0_O O_0

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Holy shit what a great episode.

 

So much to love!

 

Speaking of fast tracking - Roose, Walda, baby Bolton and Balon all getting killed off! You knew things were bad for Walda as soon as she announced she was pregnant. When Ramsay was holding the baby...all I could think was just grab the baby and run! What a way to go...

 

I was expected the Arya stuff to keep going for a few more episodes yet, it felt like episode 1 was the first time they 'fought' and today was the 2nd yet that was all that was needed to get back to the House of Black and White.

 

With Theon heading back to the Iron Islands and Euron disposing of Balon...things could get interesting. I like Yara so probably not much hope for her :lol:

 

Great scene with Tyrion and the dragons, seems like he's building some trust with them.

 

Great to see Bran back and with the flashbacks too! Can't wait to see more...

 

We all knew it was going to happen but they really kept you hanging on until the final few seconds - loved every second of it!

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So much to love!

 

Speaking of fast tracking - Roose, Walda, baby Bolton and Balon all getting killed off! You knew things were bad for Walda as soon as she announced she was pregnant. When Ramsay was holding the baby...all I could think was just grab the baby and run! What a way to go...

 

I was expected the Arya stuff to keep going for a few more episodes yet, it felt like episode 1 was the first time they 'fought' and today was the 2nd yet that was all that was needed to get back to the House of Black and White.

 

With Theon heading back to the Iron Islands and Euron disposing of Balon...things could get interesting. I like Yara so probably not much hope for her :lol:

 

Great scene with Tyrion and the dragons, seems like he's building some trust with them.

 

Great to see Bran back and with the flashbacks too! Can't wait to see more...

 

We all knew it was going to happen but they really kept you hanging on until the final few seconds - loved every second of it!

Great to see Bran, I was like a kid in a candy shop when I saw Ned, Lyanna and Benjen. Hopefully this story line will start living up to it's potential. Bran's chapters are some of the best in the books and I really felt that Jojen an Meera did't connect with the audience in the way they have done in the book.

I guess A Song of Ice and Fire is so vast and the show is limited with time, budget etc. Not a whole lot of room for back stories or character development. Hopefully Bran's visions might let us see some Westeros history with Ned and Arthur Dayne and co.

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