Sunday, 3 July 2016

Anyone else suffering GoT withdrawals?

Monday used to be our (me and hubby's) favourite day of the week.

GoT Season 6 brought happy Mondays and winter to Australia

'Cause that's when Game of Thrones aired in Oz. We'd cook a dish of pigeon pie and pour ourselves a horn of ale (well, pasta and a glass of wine, but you get the picture), prime the telly and settle down on the couch to see which character would be knocked off. It's winter here too, so, extra relevant. Monday was suddenly a favourite day of the week. Weird.

Alas, now Season 6 has finished. How can one overcome GoT withdrawals? Perhaps a little reflection will help. I've put together my 'top ten' moments for the Season. There's some popular ones, and some pretty obscure ones you may have forgotten, but I'm sure you'll enjoy them all. So, sit back with a horn of ale or a glass of Arbor Gold and enjoy.

Aderyn's Top Ten moments in Game of Thrones, Season 6


#10 Smalljon Umber tells Ramsay exactly what he thinks

Likeable antagonists are a popular inclusion in fantasy tales, and Smalljon Umber is a classic example of why. His actions are rather deplorable in this scene, but the way he tells Ramsay Bolton exactly what he thinks of him is satisfying in the extreme.



#9 The Queen of Thorns tells those annoying little sand snakes to "let the grown women speak."

Old women usually get ignored in television and Hollywood films. Lady Olenna of House Tyrell destroys that stereotype with flair. She's smart, sharp, powerful and doesn't suffer fools. I love her dialogue in this scene. She gives those annoying little girls a good tongue lashing, that's for sure.




#8 Lady Lyanna Mormont, a little girl and a force to be reckoned with

While Lady Olenna smashes some annoying stereotypes about old women, Lady Lyanna Mormont is doing the same at the other end of the age spectrum. As a young girl, she's supposed to be interested in being beautiful and playing with dolls, probably. But she couldn't give a flying crow crap about all of that.




#7 Samwell steals his father's sword

That moment when Samwell Tarly stands up to his bully father in the best possible way – he steals the family sword. Can't wait to see what happens next with Heartsbane. It's one of the few Valyrian steel swords left in the kingdom. No doubt, it'll meet some white walkers in the future, and will Samwell be the one to wield it?




#6 Sansa and Jon are reunited

After all they'd been through, this was such a touching scene, perfectly executed. Have your kerchiefs at the ready *sniff*.




#5 The Red Woman

This was such a 'wow' moment. No one predicted this. Just how old is Melissandre?




#4 Dany burns the temple

When the Mother of Dragons outsmarts those smarmy Khals I was cheering from the couch!




#3 That battle

It took 25 days, 600 crew, 500 extras and 80 horses to make, and covers a huge 22 minute chunk of the penultimate episode – and I was glued to it for every second. This is quite simply the best fantasy battle scene ever.



#2 That resurrection

Wasn't it a happy day :D And don't you love the wolf's acting? Did I mention I want a direwolf for Christmas this year?




#1 Dragons!

Number one was always going to be about those dragons.




Okay, my withdrawals feel somewhat appeased now. Have you got a favourite Season 6 GoT moment you'd like to share in the comments? I'd love to hear it.





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