The Most Awaited Television Show Is Finally Back

Game-of-ThronesToday, as the most awaited moment arrives, when the first episode of the new season (Season 6) of television series ‘Game of Thrones’ premiers in India on Star World HD, there is excitement all over. In the US, it was on April 24 that the first episode was telecast, and the social media is abuzz with spoilers, yet Indian fans are no less euphoric.
The first season of Game of Thrones was launched in 2011 based on George RR Martin’s fantasy novel, ‘Song of Ice and Fire’ and the season more or less stayed true to the story. Eventually the television series started becoming more and more popular and intriguing and started to slightly deviate from the books that George RR Martin religiously wrote and published successfully. The first five seasons shot at exotic locations and on large sets, with spectacular war scenes, death, blood and violence caught the fancy of the television audience. While these episodes were based on the books; for the first time in the history of the making of ‘Game of Thrones’, the next season – Season 6 is made before the book. The makers in consultation with the author created the script after much deliberation and since there is no set storyline to follow, the Season does promise a lot of excitement and drama, plots and sub plots. So much so that the author George Martin is believed to have said that Season 6 can be a spoiler for the book.
Indeed, for the first time, fans wondered what would be Season 6 all about, since there was no earlier book to reveal the plot.
Jon Snow gets stabbed in the back towards the end of season 5, and fans can’t wait to know if he is indeed dead or brought back to life in the new season.
Many in India found ways and means to know what happened on the first episode that was already telecast in the west, and much to their disappointment, it is not yet known if Jon Snow is dead, not even after the first episode.
The questions remain – Does Arya continue to be blinded (she lost her eyes in the last season); if Jon will get up at all; (Even though he says no, we aren’t convinced) many thousands of his fans are hoping against hope that Jon Snow is kept alive, or brought back to life by the red priest Melisandre. We may also come to know who his mother is, say some.
The other characters making an appearance this season are Sansa, Daenerys, Tyrion Lannister among others. And the speculation continues (when was the last time so much discussion happened over a TV show?). In fact, Tyrion, the dwarf played by Peter Dinklage is by far the most popular character across the series, and there is a contemplation going on if Season 6’s death of a hero could be that of Tyrion. Bran Stark is back, and he may be given a lot of importance this season. If something has changed for Jamie and Cersei Lannister, after her infamous shame walk last season, it is that they may only became more vengeful.
It looks like the game is only going to get bigger and better. And if you want to be one of those who watch it along with the rest of the world on Sunday, you can catch the uncensored version on ‘Hotstar’ immediately after it is telecast in the US, on subscription.

Medaram Jathara

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