“Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season” builds upon a show that I thought was losing steam. After watching Jon Snow return and Maisie Williams become an utter badass, I was hooked for the year. For some reason, each season’s 10 episodes seem to fly for me. That’s even with repeating the Battle of the Bastards on a loop for the last two weeks. But, what exactly made this season sing?

Game of Thrones works best when it embraces the savage nature of its brutal life. These aren’t happy people and the entire show is building to something bloody and awful. In that sense, it mirrors a lot of that deep cut European and Slavic history from the Dark Ages where Western Civilization was formed in a blood stained furnace. Max von Sydow among others show up to lift the cast to the stratosphere of talent. Yet, it feels like something was missing this year.

I enjoyed the Histories & Lore on the Blu-ray because it helped explain a lot of in-season details for me. I was never a big follower of the Martin source novels, so I need every bit of help that I can obtain. Everything with Daenerys bores me to tears, but I know that’s going to change soon. Honestly, I’m not going to be happy until it turns into the Cersei show. But, fan wishes will get you nowhere.


  • In-Episode Guide BLU EXCLUSIVE
  • Histories & Lore BLU EXCLUSIVE
  • Featurettes
  • Commentaries
  • Deleted Scenes


  • 1.78:1 1080p transfer
  • Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible)

RELEASE DATE: 11/15/16

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    Video - 97%
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    Audio - 100%
  • 96%
    Supplemental Material - 96%
  • 97%
    Show Score - 97%

The Plot Thus Far

Familiar faces will forge new alliances to bolster their strategic chances at survival…while new characters will emerge to challenge the balance of power in Season 6 of the blockbuster HBO series.

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