A five disc dvd box set containing all ten episodes of season six of fantasy drama Game of Thrones.
This is not a jumping on point. New viewers should start with season one.
Season six does present you with a couple of dilemmas. The packaging style has changed from the first five years, and is a bit cheaper and thinner. So it won't all match up on your shelves nicely. Wait for the inevitable complete show box set instead? Or find more important things to worry about and just get it now? That's up to you.
Also, the show has now gotten beyond the point that the books from which it has been adapted have gotten up to. Even though it has diverged a fair bit from them, there are still major revelations here that probably won't be any different whenever the next book should come out. So book readers; risk dying of old age waiting for that rather than watch this? Or say I've been waiting long enough and find out all this stuff by watching the show? Decisions, decisions.
Episodes run from fifty to sixty five mins [approx].
Some said season five didn't go anywhere much. That is not a criticism that you can level at this one. Consider that there will only be thirteen more episodes in total after this season, so the story really has to go somewhere now. And it certainly does. All the storylines move along. A lot. As ever you will get weeks when some aren't touched on, and often you only get back to them every other episode. But things really have developed and moved on so far by season end. Even Daenerys' storyline actually does that.
There's the most impressive battle sequence the show has done yet. Some real punch the air moments. We get back to Bran's story. And a whole lot of characters who haven't been seen in a while all pop their heads up again as well. All ends with the biggest cliffhanger the show has done so far, that will make you really eager to see what is going to come next. This is far and away the best season yet.
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On disc two, a twenty minute feature: 'recreating the Dothraki World.' Looks at the show getting back to the tribespeople seen in season one. A fascinating watch, both for the world building on display and the character insights it offers.
On disc four, three deleted scenes. The first and third of these are actually extended ones though. They can be watched all in a row or individually. If the former they run for ten minutes. If the latter, two four and four respectively. The first is pretty good. The second is excellent and funny, and does fill in one small plot hole. And the third takes a fun scene and makes it even more fun.
Disc five has two more features:
An in depth look at the making of the ninth episode. Which runs for twenty eight minutes. And is very engrossing watching. As is the twenty five minute long 'eighteen hours at the paint hall', which shows production of the show at it's main base on one busy day indeed. An excellent look at life behind the scenes.