Here we go again. Another year of me tuning in, hoping for the best and the inclusion of Lady Stoneheart. Game of Thrones has the first trailer for season 6 out and I already question two things and that is just to do with marketing.
Vinyl underwhelmed when it comes to the ratings and that show JJ Abrams is developing for HBO keeps running into trouble. So Game of Thrones is all they have. Yet instead of building the hype and dropping the anticipated trailer before or better - during - Vinyl last Sunday, they drop it in the middle of the week unannounced. Another thing is that they got Ian freaking McShane this season. Sure they are trying to avoid spoilers but they could easily have footage of McShane dropping one epic line in there. But they didn't. What is up with that?
We also didn't get any context as to who is fighting with the Boltons (because they don't want to spoil anything), nothing from Riverlands arc (because they don't want to spoil anything) and what we got is basically the usual - Sansa no doubt in peril of more horrendous writing decisions, girl on girl action and Carice van Houten disrobing and looking like she is dying inside.
Thankfully the music is great, as usual in the trailers. Cersei gets to have a badass line, the trailer does a good job at not really giving much away and finally - Davos. He was the best thing about that trailer and he is really the only decent thing left of Team Dragonstone storyline.
So, check it out:
Yep. Still dead. But amidst the smoke...
Davos standing on what looks like a grave. I hope he finds out exactly how terrible Melisandre's deeds against Stannis and Shireen were and delivers justice to her.
With my luck that will turn out to be Stannis' body.
Daenerys being led as a prisoner by Dothraki
Oh Sansa. We cannot take more atrocities done to you. Hopefully this season will be better for her.
Tyrion on his way to see the dragons.
Cersei being accompanied by Robert Strong and Qyburn.
Jaime and Cersei still going at it. I don't think they can ever make sense of Jame's character on the show again.
Whatever Brienne is doing, I'm sure it's not bringing us any closer to Stoneheart or actual good storyline.
Stop. Just stop. The variation of this shot was included in pretty much every single trailer since season 2.
Yara Greyjoy is a strong independent gal who needs no man. D&D illustrate it with that image *sarcasm sign*
Here is the new character - Euron Greyjoy. For some reason you only see him briefly in 2 quick shots in the trailer.
Here's Tower of Joy flashback!
One of Bran's visions - the fact he has visions now may actually make his storyline interesting
Davos telling the men of the Night's Watch that he isn't much of a fighter and he apologizes for what they are about to see. Let's hope that apology line is not HBO being all meta here. Anyways it looks like Davos is gonna avenge Jon and I just hope Ghost is simply lying down and not being dead in this shot.
Game of Thrones returns on Sunday, April 24th.