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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Premiere: Essential Reading Before Sunday Night

'Game of Thrones' Season 6 Premiere: Essential Reading Before Sunday Night

 Season 6 of “Game of Thrones” kicks off Sunday night, and while the thought of a new season is exciting, it means viewers have to remember everything that’s happened over the past five years. That’s no easy task, especially in this time of peak TV. Even if you’re sick of reading about whether Jon Snow is dead, we’ve got a handy list of informative “GOT” posts for you to check out to get up to speed:

Now, Where Were We?

Breaking down where we left off with everyone in Season 5. (New York Times)

An interview with “Game of Thrones” executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who take you behind the scenes and tease what’s to come this season. (Variety)

Sneak peek at some “Game of Thrones” Season 6 photos. (Variety)

Everything we know about Season 6 of ‘Game of Thrones.” (IGN)

Entertainment Weekly’s video series “Game of Theories” will get your brain back into gear with the multiple GOT storylines. (Entertainment Weekly)

“Game of Thrones” writer-producer Bryan Cogman discusses the new season. (Entertainment Weekly)  

A look at possible contenders for the Iron Throne. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Why Bran’s powers will be a game changer this season. (TVGuide.com)

More details on the Starks. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Will The Show Still Follow the Books? 

Alan Sepinwall takes a look at why George R.R. Martin’s tardiness in finishing the “Game of Thrones” books might be a good thing for the TV show. (HitFix) 

Mary McNamara examines the constant shroud of secrecy surrounding “Game of Thrones” as the show goes “off book” in Season 6. (Los Angeles Times)


“Game of Thrones” cast are asked spoilers at the show’s recent Los Angeles premiere. (Nerdist)

Seven things you missed in the ‘Game of Thrones’ trailer. (Nerdist)

An essential “Guide to Recognizing the Hunky Dothraki of Season 6.” (Vanity Fair)

On a romantic tip, a look at the love stories of “Game of Thrones.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

Looking back at all of the major  “Game of Thrones” deaths. (Decider)

Here’s who the “Game of Thrones” cast would like to see resurrected. (Vulture)

After Your Study Session

See if you know the final words of the characters who died on the show. (TV Insider)

Ever wonder which GOT house you’d belong to? There’s a quiz for that! (TV Insider)

A special cocktail menu to mix up while you watch the season premiere. (Buzzfeed)

And after you study up, take Indiewire’s “Can You Name the Landmark GOT Episode?” quiz! 

“Game of Thrones” returns Sunday night at 9/8c on HBO.

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