Even those who've watched every "Game of Thrones" episode and read all the books still can get confused by the complex family histories and endless shifting loyalties. Here's your 7-minute solution: watch this new HBO video, narrated by none other than Samuel L. Jackson (warning: features profanity, because Samuel L. Jackson, but it's charming profanity, because Samuel L. Jackson).
More than once in Woody Allen’s 1930s-set romantic comedy-drama – the opening film at this year’s Cannes Festival – he uses an elegant tracking shot: the camera glides through a swanky Manhattan nightclub, floating past polished Art-Deco tables and stylish patrons, while Allen’s voiceover fills us in on who those patrons are and what their crimes and misdemeanours have been. In a way, that’s what happens throughout the film. Café Society drifts from character to character, from theme to theme, and from subplot to subplot, and while it never fails to look gorgeous, it doesn’t stop drifting long enough to show us anyone or anything in detail.
Every Game of Thrones season premiere needs its shock reveal – and season six is no different. As the name of the episode – The Red Woman – hints, this one pertains to red priestess Melisandre, to whom, it turns out, there’s much more than meets the eye (don’t worry, no spoilers ensue).