HBO Releases The Only Five Minute 'Game of Thrones' Season 1-6 Recap You Need To Watch
Headline: HBO Releases The Only Five Minute 'Game of Thrones' Season 1-6 Recap You Need To Watch
Author: Paul Tassi, Contributor
Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2017 15:29:00 -0400
Hours Ago: 1
There are probably a couple hundred fan-made or entertainment-site made Game of Thrones series recaps out there as we heard toward the premiere of season six tomorrow, but you unless you want to spend a solid chunk of your day catching up on the last sixty episodes of the show, you might want to take a look at the only one that HBO has made itself.
The “series trailer” is a recap of sorts of the last six season, formatted in a way that more resembles a blockbuster movie trailer than anything for a TV show, but that’s the epic nature of Thrones I suppose. The trailer is incredibly adept at dodging around spoilers, as there isn’t a single character death from the show shown. Rather, its focus is on the main players of Game of Thrones and backstory of their characters, namely the Starks, the Lannisters, the White Walker invasion and Daenerys’ claim to the throne, mainly. Jon, Cersei, Arya, Tyrion and Dany get the most screen time, and given the five minute length, many characters are barely there at all like Littlefinger or Sam or Brienne. Even primary characters are only glimpsed like Sansa and Jaime.
Still, it’s a pretty solid look at the over-arching storylines of Game of Thrones since the start, and it’s the only one edited by HBO itself, so that aspect of it is top notch. I’d view it more as the ultimate hype trailer rather than anything that will explain every detail of the last six years. If you want one that’s an outright explainer, and less of a trailer, you might want to check out a decent one that GamesRadar made here. I think these are a bit tricky to make with HBO laying claim to the footage, but this is one of the betters ones I’ve found so far.
It’s fascinating to see how far we’ve come in the last sixty hours of this show, and I don’t think anyone has done a better job than HBO of putting it all together in one blockbuster small package like we see in this trailer. Watch it for yourself below, and I guarantee you’ll be twice as hyped for tomorrow night instantly.