Review: The battle continues on “Game of Thrones”


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Garrett Klausner, Staff Writer

Winter has come and millions of Game of Thrones fans can finally sit down on a Sunday night and watch their favorite show.


HBO, the home of Game of Thrones, launched episode one of season six on April 24, ten months after the last episode of season five.


Fans were left with one of the largest cliffhangers the show has ever seen at the end of season five, and they have waited almost a year to see the fate of their favorite characters. If there is one thing that Game of Thrones does well, it’s making their viewers want more and keeping them on their toes, because you never know what’s going to happen next.


The show is based off books written in 1996 by George R.R. Martin. Martin is currently working on his next book in the series, titled Winds of Winter.


This show is not like any other show you have seen before. This isn’t the typical plot where the main character is surrounded by enemies and manages to escape. Martin makes fans fear for the lives of their favorite characters every time you watch an episode. Just when you think everything is going well and it’s another happy ending, everything can change in the blink of an eye.


Game of Thrones is set in a medieval time period but with a twist. The show has magic, dragons, and zombie-like creatures known as “white walkers.”  The land they live in is called “Westeros,” a kingdom that has seen its fair share of war and battles. All of the characters that live in this kingdom share the same goal: to usurp the coveted throne (hence, Game of Thrones).


When the show opens, King Robert Baratheon has been ruling for years after he took the throne from the king before him, who went mad. Westeros is peaceful until Robert Baratheon’s hand of the king (the king’s assistant) mysteriously dies. He then travels north to ask a man named Eddard Stark to be his new hand of the king. During the meeting a confrontation occurs between two noble houses and war breaks out across the land. The question is, who will sit on the throne at the end of the show?


Game of Thrones is very unique in multiple ways. There isn’t one main character that you follow around the whole time. There are multiple characters that you follow in each episode and see what the characters go through.


This show is recommended to the people who like action, drama, and people with a good memory because there are hundreds of names in the show.

But parental advisory: this show is for mature audiences, as it contains extreme graphic violence, profanity, nudity, and strong sexual content.