GAME OF THRONES Showrunners Say Season 6 is The Best Yet: "There is Not a Weak Episode"
A couple of months ago, I finally finished reading all of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire saga — all that's currently been released, that is — and it's pretty obvious in hindsight that the fifth season of Game of Thrones dropped the ball in a big way when it came to everything involving Dorne. The Sand Snakes were supposed to be fan-favorite characters, but the writing let them down...and that was far from the show's biggest sin last year (though the season did have some high moments). But in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Emmy-winning showrunner David Benioff talked about how the upcoming sixth season doesn't have any weak episodes at all, saying that it's their best one yet. When asked what was the most exciting aspect of the new season, Benioff said:
“The whole season. [Co-showrunner] Dan [Weiss] and I talk about this a lot. This is not us trying to hype it. Usually there’s an episode or two we’re kind of nervous about, that didn’t turn out as well as we hoped. This season there is not a weak episode. We had great directors who knew what they were doing, paired with excellent [directors of photography]. We thought at the script stage it might be our strongest season. Then the episodes came in better than we hoped. We’re always reluctant to say it’s ‘the best season yet’ because so much of that is in the eyes of the beholder. And Dan and I are so close to it that it’s impossible to be unbiased. But that’s my sense – watching them all together now, this is the best one we’ve done. It’s also the one I’m proudest of, because it was the hardest.”
Sounds like Emilia Clarke wasn't just full of hot air when she said season 6 will have "the biggest moments on television that have ever existed." What do you think — are you buying into the hype, or are you more cautious heading into the first full season where they've gone beyond Martin's books in a major way? Game of Thrones returns to HBO on April 24th.